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Discussion Topic  The Linguists: A Documentary (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
I recently saw the document The Linguists, and was quite pleased. It is highly recommended to anyon......
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Discussion Topic  To do their duty be him (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
I'm reading "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes, and there is a passage describing Nei......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limericks that use the eccentricities of English spelling. (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
There is a limerick written by a character in one of Isaac Asimov's Black Widower stories, "Out of S......
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Discussion Topic  RE: A bawdy limerick wanted... (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
One of my favorites is one of the many written by Isaac Asimov. There's something about satyriasis ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: A brief study of letter frequency in English (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I would think a better judge would be a corpus of English text. The letter "e" may not be the most ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 100 Years of Solitude (in WoBoGro) by Seanahan
Gabriel Garcia Marquez likes to include himself in semi-biographical roles in many of his novels. H......
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Discussion Topic  RE: 100 Years of Solitude (in WoBoGro) by Seanahan
A great novel in English, I've often thought of reading it in Spanish, but it has been 8 years since......
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Discussion Topic  RE: boo-ya(h) origins (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
It is one of the catch phrases of SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott....
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Discussion Topic  Personification vs. Anthropomorphism (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
The first is defined as ......
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Discussion Topic  vowel sounds of sleep/deep (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've noticed that when I say "sleep" the vowel is significantly shorter than when I say "deep". The......
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Discussion Topic  Favorite words Website (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: the new pendulum (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
The analogy of the pendulum is used in computational linguistics to describe the varying popularity ......
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Discussion Topic  Lexicographic Agenda (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
A funny joke from the Colbert Report tonight. Why did the gays have to use the word pride? Yet ano......
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Discussion Topic  Sally garden. (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
This term appears to be Irish in origin, but googling doesn't seem to be helpful, as there are numer......
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Discussion Topic  Black Mariah (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've heard this term in a couple on contexts, and was wondering if anyone knows the etymology. I kn......
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Discussion Topic  Schadenfreude joke (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
On the Colbert Report(the Daily Show spin-off), there was a joke that many here would appreciate, al......
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Discussion Topic  We're boned (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've been watching Futurama, and though I've seen all of the episodes many times, I've just now noti......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Google (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: Google (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  Irony (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
We all know irony is "the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention". Ho......
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