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by spiritus
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: global warming
Replies: 43
Views: 8799

Re: global warming

Ditto.
by spiritus
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: New-look site
Replies: 11
Views: 2493

Re: New-look site

Uh...Phil, good lookin' site.
by spiritus
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dilemma / dilemna
Replies: 13
Views: 26679

dilemma / dilemna

Ken,
Thanks for the good and solid research.

QUESTION: Would the discomfit one experiences when impaled on both the horns of a dilemma and dilemna, be rightfully termed 'cognitive dissonance'?
by spiritus
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: passed away
Replies: 116
Views: 15745

passed away

I resolve nevertheless to spell it dilemna in perpetuity. Dear Jim, By your resolving, for time without end, on the spelling dilemna, the false dilemma manifested by the usage of 'perpetuity' as the only other measurement of time inspires me to assert that the correct spelling of 'unicorn' is 'unih...
by spiritus
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

trolley,

I'll bet you all the money I have in my pocket at this moment, against all the money you presently have in yours; you can't state in one minute, what the odds on the fight are.

Time's up. You'll have to pay me.
by spiritus
Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

My sincere thanks to each poster. These are more then adequate 'authoritative' resources. Several of your posts pointed me in directions I never suspected. Ken, your efforts are, as always, sincerely appreciated. Moreover, the OED references and your final post are literal lightening rods drawing in...
by spiritus
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9734

what do this say in english

You are welcome, Z.
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9734

what do this say in english

Whoa! Be careful, man. You could put someone's 'I' out with your writing utensils.
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

"Ticked off tout toupeeer", is not available.
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

Erik, what do you call an irate victim who reacts to being cheated by scalping the offending 'ticket tout'?
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

The referee is, Joe ("fair but firm") Cortez. 2007 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and founder of the first and only school for referees. There are none better.
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]
Replies: 23
Views: 4725

scalper ['split' decision, not yet 'spilt'. TY Erik.]

Tickets for the Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton welterweight title fight, to be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada, Dec. 8, were sold out in October, a week after the bout was announced. I made the mistake of not purchasing my tickets immediately. As a long time boxing fan, I knew fro...
by spiritus
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9734

what do this say in english

With a fond nostalgia for what comes easy and no small anticipation, I will gird my lines and sharpen my contumelies.
by spiritus
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9734

what do this say in english

That's as true as the inevitable Decline of the Best.
by spiritus
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9734

what do this say in english

They were superlative examples of a kind that were spawned from that point beyond superlative; the realm of the paracme.