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#66648 - 04/23/02 12:38 PM Re: Board Revolutions  
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"The light is on, but no one is home!"

In a similar vein, I've heard "The engine is running, but there's no one behind the wheel."



#66649 - 04/23/02 01:31 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#66650 - 04/23/02 01:44 PM Re: Board Revolutions  
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During my daily routines, now, I often think, "ahh, that would be a good board word"

Within my limited experience, that's exactily how it happens. Post on...


#66651 - 04/24/02 08:55 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#66652 - 04/25/02 01:01 AM Re: Board Revolutions  
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I don't know if I'm allowed here, since I'm an old "newbie," having quit and rejoined, but here goes anyway!

Lady Astor to Dorothy Parker, as they entered a room: "Age before beauty." Dorothy Parker to Lady Astor: "And pearls before swine."

Said of a pretty but vacuous woman: Great cage. Too bad the canary's dead.

How many times do I have to flush before you go away?

Was she referring to her skin tone changing?


#66653 - 04/25/02 04:14 PM Re: Board Revolutions  
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dear ewein,
I wholly agree with you on orientate - an ugly word. Another similar word that I encounter is preventative. I am happy with taking a preventative, but not when the word is used in the sense of taking preventative action, when preventive would do equally as well. These are nearly as bad as that awful redundancy "at this point in time". My feelings there are so strong, I actually hammered the keys in typing it!

dxb.


#66654 - 04/25/02 04:21 PM Re: Irregardless  
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Irregardless of whether or not you do or don't like the use of irregardless or not, when I use it I use it for humorous effect. There are some who think I've driven the joke into the ground. I say, let it take root and flourish! Not to mention the vigor of the emphatic multiple negative against the flaccidity of the logical multiple negative.


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#66656 - 04/25/02 08:46 PM Post deleted by ewein  
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#66657 - 04/25/02 09:34 PM Re: Board Revolutions  
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that awful redundancy

lemme see if I got the idea: would do equally as well can be trimmed to equally well?

ewein, there's a possible answer to your question if you look up <Stales Index> - but don't expect us to all agree unanimously on this particular orientation...


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