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#486 - 08/14/00 07:40 PM Re: Longest word  
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>> that flows about as well as your average palindrome.

True, working with only the vowel 'a' makes for stunted sentences. Reminds me of that curious novella written without the letter 'e' (title currently escapes me). I didn't get past the fourth page because of the evident straining.


#487 - 08/14/00 07:52 PM Re: Longest word  
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>Reminds me of that
curious novella written without the letter 'e'

there is, of course, a word for that kind of writing; to wit, a lipogram. (why *do I know this stuff?!)


#488 - 08/14/00 08:46 PM Re: Longest word  
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that reminds me of one of those keyboarding class workbooks that starts you off with just a few letters, usually the Home key line. a lad; a glad fad; dad had salad . . . yuck!


#489 - 08/15/00 02:32 PM Re: Longest word  
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"lipogram"???

tsunamied again!

in awe...


#490 - 08/16/00 09:22 AM Palindromes  
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>that flows about as well as your average palindrome<

So, shall we have a contest for the longest palindrome, or tsuwm, do you already have a pet site lined up for us?


#491 - 08/16/00 01:59 PM Re: di pet tepid  
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>do you already have a pet site lined up for us?

no; as you may have surmised, I don't much care for palindromes.

A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama!




#492 - 08/16/00 04:35 PM Re: Palindromes  
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Certainly not in the running for longest, but a curious favorite of mine:
1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi


#493 - 08/16/00 07:49 PM Re: Palindromes  
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>>1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi

since when can i and 1 substitute for each other?


#494 - 08/17/00 09:33 AM Re: Palindromes  
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>1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi

since when can i and 1 substitute for each other?<

How serious is this linguistic crime? Is it a capital offence?


#495 - 08/17/00 01:19 PM Re: Palindromes  
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jazzoctopus,

if ML8 can equal "i'm late", i guess anything's possible.



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