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Versing #76821
07/24/02 06:23 AM
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My newest pet hate:

versing; verb; to be competing against. Derived from versus. Eg, If I win the next match, I'll be versing the champion in the final.

Aaaarrrgghh.


Re: Versing #76822
07/24/02 12:38 PM
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Eeewww - I've never heard that before, but it sure ain't poetry to these ears.


Re: you phony #76823
07/24/02 12:43 PM
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This evolutionificationism of the language gets verse and verse...


Re: you phony #76824
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This evolutionificationism of the language gets verse and verse...
No no--we're just diversifying.

Not phony: Hi, doc! <GRIN>


Re: you phony #76825
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In this instance, the trend needs to be reversed


EDIT And if versing is competing against, is co-operating with inversing ??

Re: you phony #76826
07/24/02 02:53 PM
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phony? You're not suggesting that all this is converseation, Mav?


Re: you phony #76827
07/24/02 02:56 PM
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Is "you phony" a euphemism?


Re: you phony #76828
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Sounds good to me!


Re: you phony #76829
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Is "you phony" a euphemism?

Nope, euphony's a sweet sound.


Re: you phony #76830
07/24/02 11:12 PM
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a sweet sound

yay, y'all finally got the real thing... :p :)


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