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by spiritus
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: abyss gaze not
Replies: 28
Views: 6628

abyss gaze not

"Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem." That's Woody Allen. "Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent." That's Eliot. It's from one of Eliot’s first and most well-known poems, namely, the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, in which he examines, through t...
by spiritus
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9737

what do this say in english

...or adept editing skills.
by spiritus
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9737

what do this say in english

(What the !@#%&! happened?) I had Arabic script fonts on my computer screen where that number stuff appears. The Arabic fonts were still present while I was writing in the WW 'Reply to Topic' window and remained unchanged in the WW preview window. I got the demonic numerology when I clicked the subm...
by spiritus
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9737

what do this say in english

Z,(may I call you Z?), I think your astute observations are correct. I think your comments referencing the many dialects comprising Standard Modern Arabic are specifically relevant. I think your on point statement about Arabic l33t speaks to the readily observable tendency regarding some online disc...
by spiritus
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Stephen Colbert
Replies: 29
Views: 5912

Stephen Colbert

That sounds like truthiness . " Truthiness " was coined in 2006 by Stephen Colbert, who defined it as "truth that comes from the gut, not books." Colbert apparently sensed the need for this word when discussing utterances of President George W. Bush. The publishers of Webster's dictionary declared "...
by spiritus
Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what do this say in english
Replies: 47
Views: 9737

what do this say in english

Kimosabi, have you tried asking Tonto?
by spiritus
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: abyss gaze not
Replies: 28
Views: 6628

abyss gaze not

As rather messy and ephemeral organic entities possessing only a few imperfect sensory mechanisms, it is absurd to entertain the conceit that we actually 'know' anything beyond a narrow interpretation of self-generated electrical impulses, which are themselves merely reflected analogs of an externa...
by spiritus
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newspaper Names
Replies: 59
Views: 23962

Newspaper Names

Figures. Thanks Big S.
by spiritus
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Newspaper Names
Replies: 59
Views: 23962

Newspaper Names

Does anyone know the origin of the title,'The Gray Lady'(New York Times)?
by spiritus
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: global warming
Replies: 43
Views: 8801

global warming

Glenn Beck finds that NBC is wholly owned by GE, a company which will profit billion$ through our responses to NBC's crisis-promotion! John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, and 55-year weather-studier, calls global warming a hoax. Chilling to think that it is a tool for global socialism. A ...
by spiritus
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: logos or logo's
Replies: 36
Views: 16651

logos or logo's

Bananas's what I call a nutty prescriptive grammarian.
by spiritus
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: passed away
Replies: 116
Views: 15746

passed away

...Some very insulting stuff was written as replies to my completely polite posts. These nasty remarks did not even have the saving grace of being clever or elegantly written. ...The anger was palpable, and the pompous refusal to admit error was quite comical. I responded in kind, though (I hope) w...
by spiritus
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: passed away
Replies: 116
Views: 15746

passed away

I am convinced that among the most poetically polite and eloquently dignified euphemisms for death and dying are those from literature. Grandalfbeb, I don't think the sober elegance of these euphemisms is prompted by the speakers' efforts to avoid facing the reality of our mortality. In some small m...
by spiritus
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "Indirect speech"
Replies: 25
Views: 4434

"Indirect speech"

Harry, I hear ya. And to think, I've always felt being born without feet was the only true lifelong shortcoming.
by spiritus
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: tee shirt / T-shirt
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

tee shirt / T-shirt

I've often wondered why none of America's cultural critics or pop culture historians have never provided an intensive and informative body of writing addressing the cultural, political, and historical significance of the silk-screened T-shirt. Perhaps such a thing exists and I have yet to discover i...