Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 5 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Paragraphs #8064
11/22/01 03:14 PM
11/22/01 03:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
W
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
What I'd like to see is Faulkner's paragraphs laid out in verse. Much of what he writes reads more like poetry than prose... I'll go a-seeking today after the feast for examples...

WW


Re: Paragraphs #8065
11/22/01 05:44 PM
11/22/01 05:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
W
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Forgive my puzzlement. This thread subject is "words from medicine." I see no medical jargon anywhere. Unless "ballroom" is supposed to hint that trousers are too tight.


Re: Paragraphs #8066
11/22/01 08:55 PM
11/22/01 08:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
W
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Listen, wwh, you guys started this thread months ago, and it never was about medicine that I could see in a brief perusal. It has permutated from ballroom balls to a discussion of free verse, so I figured, what the heck, I'll give it a whack with my observation that Faulkner is often poetic in his prose. Now I don't know whether the old Southern bourbon tippler wrote about ballroom balls... If there were a story worth telling about one with ramifications about family secrets, I sure he would have worked it into his convoluted tales.

And anyway: there's the dreaded sports word on the German forum, so there are deep hidden secrets even on this word board. Makes me think of the Hardy boys... And we certainly are a hardy bunch of word hounds, if sometimes illogic (not illogical here in deference to previous posts about Dr. Spock on some other thread in the word lagoon).

Best regards,
WW


Re: Paragraphs #8067
11/22/01 10:32 PM
11/22/01 10:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
W
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
Dear WW: I have been subject to menacing minatory missives about posting in what the deponent declared dubious districts. I was mildly amused that the original gaffer had not been gutted. Anyway, a thing about words from medicine was uninspired, there are so censored deleted expurgated unmentioned unprinted many of them that no board member would ever want to know.Maybe lorenzo was dei Medici, and that explained his choice of place to post. His next question probably would have been what is the name of the ventilation opening in the ceiling above the ballroom, that was central to the stern inquiry:"Where were you when the skat hit the fan?"


Re: Paragraphs #8068
11/23/01 01:39 AM
11/23/01 01:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
W
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
In reading this thread again, I cast my vote for star ball...those glittering reflections of the ballroom walls, windows, mirrors, and tapestries take me right back to Disco Castle, where it was dreadfully difficult for the knights to boogaloo in that clanging armour.

DubDub


Re: Paragraphs #8069
11/25/01 06:27 PM
11/25/01 06:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Jackie Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Jackie  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
This thread subject is "words from medicine." I see no medical jargon anywhere

Forgive the delay--I don't often read "below the equator" these days. I had it on good authority that the initial post was put here due to the person's lack of knowledge of how to use this board.


Re: Paragraphs #8070
11/25/01 08:05 PM
11/25/01 08:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
W
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Wordwind  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 6,296
Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Jackie, There's a dizzying continuity in this thread, however. You check under Medicine--you get the star ball--you dance through the posts here--you get dizzy--you fall down--you go to the doctor 'cauze your head's spinning 'round--he says, "Like a star ball?"--you say, "Yeah, funny your should mention that..."

WiredWeirdly


Best medicine? #8071
11/25/01 10:12 PM
11/25/01 10:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
Caribbean
consuelo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
consuelo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
Caribbean
I come to this thread for the laughter it gives me.


I need a 12 step program #8072
12/15/01 02:40 AM
12/15/01 02:40 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
Caribbean
consuelo Offline
Carpal Tunnel
consuelo  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,636
Caribbean
Hi. My name is Connie and I'm an addict. I am addicted, as are many of you in this ballroom, to AWADtalk. I have to have it every day. I have logged on to other peoples' computers to check the board. I can no longer lurk, but have to post. Sometimes I click to reply and catch myself and force myself to cancel the reply. I am guilty of dittography. I often wear my cloak of invisibility while checking the board. I have met other addictsyou know who you are and we have talked about our posts to the board. I sometimes talk about the board to people that have never been here and say things like "I'll have to post that, that is hilarious." They look at me funny and move slowly backwards. But I know that you here in this ballroom are all saying "Amen, sister." I feel your love.ROTFLMFAO


Re: I need a 12 step program #8073
12/15/01 03:20 AM
12/15/01 03:20 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Jackie Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Jackie  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Hi, Connie. My name is Jackie. Um...I hate to tell you this, but I think it's about 12 steps to becoming Carpal Tunnel...


Page 5 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,884
Posts224,905
Members9,059
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
SaoirseSea, SirNamaan, Lacuna, Nikki1221, Veezkneez
9059 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 88 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,173
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.024s Queries: 13 (0.004s) Memory: 3.1857 MB (Peak: 3.3664 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-07-17 00:09:52 UTC