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#56664 03/05/02 07:08 PM
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Love of learning vs. love of wisdom.


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Dear Faldage: Many learned people are not wise. But few wise people are unlearned.


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So a philosoph will be a philomath but a philomath need not be a philosoph.

Need the learning be formal?


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The wisest man I ever knew was educated in the College of Hard Knocks. But also read a lot, with underatanding.


#56668 03/06/02 11:18 AM
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Did you guys really think I'd leave this one alone? Ithyphallic, coupled with T. S. Elliot's "...not with a bang,..."? ROTFLMAO


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ithyphallic -- been there done that, thanks to dr. bill. We probed this word thoroughly last October.

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=words&Number=43425
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=words&Number=44628

And what a nice thing to wake up to this morning, eh, Connie?

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Dear Keiva: And do you remember the neurophysiology behind the vulgar taunt: I hope you die ithyphallic?


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Remember no; understand, yes! (And you aren't talking about "as in the movie Private Benjamin".)

Well, ithy or ithn't ty?


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A good word to drop at a cocktail party.....or maybe at a parade. " For Zeus' sake, Socrates, start the procession while I'm still ithyphallic."


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could the antonym be moribund ?


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