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  •  I loved the term 'recountered'! (3+ / 0-)

    It should have a place right next to..

    Deja vu all over again!

    "Hate speech is a form of vandalism. It defaces the environment, and like a broken window, if left untended, signals to other hoodlums that the coast is clear to do more damage." -- Gregory Rodriguez

    by Naniboujou on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:45:26 PM PDT

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    •  You're very kind (3+ / 0-)

      unfortunately the Oxford English Dictionary has gone out of business, so I'll probably never properly be remembered for that gem.

      or was it the Encyclopedia Britannica?  It's very difficult for me to keep these things straight in my old age.

      •  Thank you for cromulent. (2+ / 0-)
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        I keep thinking I have a superlative vocabulary--and then run across such a truly lovely word that has been around for years.

        I was 18 before I ever noticed the word "moot"-- had the same reaction.   63 years ago and I still remember

        Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

        by maybeeso in michigan on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 04:49:14 PM PDT

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        •  Hmm, "moot" is a great word! (1+ / 0-)
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          Although I cannot remember the first time I heard it.

          I do remember the first time I ever paid attention to it (and decided I should figure out what it meant) was when I heard Rick Springfield's song Jesse's Girl.

          I'll play along with this charade
          That doesn't seem to be a reason to change
          You know I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
          I wanna tell her that I love but the point is probably moot
          link

          And I just include the link for that because the first link I clicked on to get the lyrics gave me this:

          I play along with the charade
          There doesn't seem to be a reason to change
          You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
          I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably mute
          link

          That can't be correct, can it?  I may have to re-evaluate the past 30 years of my life if it is.

          •  Don't know about the wording. (0+ / 0-)

            I remember because I was helping a person in the dorm-proofreading a paper for her, and questioned moot.

            Actually, I think moot has to be right.   Mute rhymes, but doesn't really make sense.   Probably someone proofing the wording and "fixed" it.  

            Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

            by maybeeso in michigan on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:18:35 PM PDT

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