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#8733 - 11/01/00 01:04 PM Re: Words to describe people  
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Welcome to you, blast! Did you choose that name because you expect to have one here? I know I do!

May I recommend tsuwm's website? It sounds like it's right up your alley. It is his Worthless Words for the Day, at:
http://members.aol.com/tsuwm/


#8734 - 11/05/00 01:13 PM Re:Dyslexia  
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Helen, I am dyslexic too. Not to any great degree anymore, but it was hell when I was growing up. It still affects me, though, and that's why it takes me so long to write. My motto is:
"Dyslexics of the world, untie!"


#8735 - 11/08/00 06:02 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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In reply to:

I believe it was H.L. Mencken who voiced a similar sentiment--he said he hated everybody equally. Or was it Mark Twain who said that? Or was it Mark Twain who said he loved mankind but hated people?




I thought it was either Dean Swift who said he hated mankind but loved individual Toms, Dicks, and Harries, or somebody (Dr. Johnson?) who said it of Swift. I have been trying to trace the quotation but can't find it.

Bingley



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#8736 - 11/09/00 04:37 PM Re: Words to describe people  
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Swift hated mankind? I thought he loved the irish-- stewed, roasted, or potted--Well maybe not potted, since they sometimes get that way themselves! Made into pies and sausages...

(yes, i know it was satire! and have read the essay and not just the rants against it by idiots (or eegots!) who didn't have a clue!)


#8737 - 11/09/00 05:13 PM Re: Words to describe people  
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Bingley, a.m. I found this on tsuwm's link, Xrefer:

Swift, Jonathan (Dean Swift) (1667 - 1745)

Anglo-Irish poet and satirist



I have ever hated all nations, professions and communities, and all my love is towards individuals...But principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Letter to Pope, 29 September (1725), in H. Williams (ed.) Correspondence of Jonathan Swift vol. 3 ( (1963))





#8738 - 11/10/00 05:04 AM Re: Words to describe people  
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Thank you, I knew somebody would be able to track it down.

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#8739 - 11/10/00 04:20 PM Dyslexia  
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Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac? She tossed and turned all night wondering if there is a dog.




#8740 - 11/10/00 04:26 PM Re: Dyslexia  
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Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac? She tossed and turned all night wondering if there is a dog.

Oh my God. (no irreverence intended!)






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