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by mongrowl
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: notch up
Replies: 8
Views: 6228

notch up

Phil, your "feeling" is legitimate. One must remember that "purpose" drives all words. The purpose here of holding a totem in the hand of a sumo wrestler with a bite out of it to remind him of his losses, is unclear. It could depend on "Sumo Purpose", where a judge would demote the wrestler and woul...
by mongrowl
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: notch up
Replies: 8
Views: 6228

notch up

Phil, I agree, that it is mostly used in a positive sense, but 'notch' per se is neutral enough not to disallow its negative use. My basic point here is that regardless of its statistical occurrence, the Sumo viewpoint should rule. The Japanese may resent its use in the first place. 'Notch' is a bit...
by mongrowl
Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: notch up
Replies: 8
Views: 6228

notch up

No, I don't think so Phil. If you were pleasuring on an island atoll, knew how many days you could stay, deliberately dispossessed yourself of all modern trappings, and didn't want to be unpleasantly surprised and jerked away, you might want to keep track with a primitive notched stick. The original...
by mongrowl
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A trying puzzle...
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

A trying puzzle...

YES YES It worked. WELL, with a name like "Snitz" its got to be good.!!!
Lneil
by mongrowl
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: A trying puzzle...
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

A trying puzzle...

I thought I might try and see if this new reply attached to bottom topic on page would bubble up to the top, because I tried changing the "sort" method on the bottom, but then could not get it to resort. I am trying to see if it is not the last resort.
lneil
by mongrowl
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How might English have developed without French?
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

How might English have developed without French?

OK, point taken, but I suspect that [ eaze of use ] as the primary criteria for ascendency is too facile. I say this to test out the new system with my first post on it.
2k5jan02sun00:16,lneil