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#56654 02/22/02 03:04 PM
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stocious = drunk, intoxicated

Praps. But I think it goes beyond that.

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The Gershwins and their collaborators were so gifted it is tempting to suppose there is something funny about this name other than just its absurd sound. Perhaps a built in flatus control?


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Not to mention the separate credits for lyrics and libretto.


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Dear Faldage: I wondered about that too. I am so ignorant of music that I thought there was some subtle distinction. In the musical might there not have been spoken text and stage directions that would be called the "libretto" with the lyrics a subset of the whole?

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spoken text and stage directions

I think that's what they're getting at Dr. Bill. Looks like the libretto is everythang but the singing words. Not sure about the stage directions, though.


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A purposeless incompetent in public office.

What can I say? Welcome to Oz... (interesting also that we have the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting coming up here soon - possibly a few too many throttlebottoms in one place at one time). Cynic? Me ... never!

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In Shakespeare's Henry V, before the curtain goes up, the chorus on the proscenium gives about twenty lines about the problems of presenting the play. I don't know why, but I have always remembered this one line:

" Can this cockpit hold
The vasty fields of France? "


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I don't care for "philomath". We already have "polymath". The aftermath may be "philopath".


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Dear Dr. Bill,

But, but, but...philomath and polymath are not the same! That "love" bit in the philomath definition is a crucial distinction. I have an uncle who can only be described as a philomath. The man eats, sleeps, and breathes learning. (He's retired, but he's always been this way. Now he just has more time.) He knows all the libraries in the city, and the specialties of each. He watches televised university classes for fun. He has a complicated system to keep track of which library books are due when. He loves to argue with you over something he's just learned about. So at least in my family, philomath is a very necessary and useful word!


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We have philosopher which once meant the same thing. And only philomaths. but not all, can become polymaths.


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