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  •  While we're digressing... (1+ / 0-)
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    Kysen

    "factoid" can be taken as kind of an insult, as it implies either "true but trivial" or "untrue but repeated so often people believe it" (a Foxtoid, if you will). I know you meant it as "cool nugget of info" here, though. At least I found it a cool nugget -- if I'd ever known it, I'd forgotten.

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      Villanova Rhodes

      Thank YOU for yet another 'cool nugget of info' (as, indeed, I meant to denote).

      I think of 'factoid' as those random bits of interesting info I tuck away in the unlabeled folds of my mind.

      I did not realize some might use the word differently.

      Thanks for the heads up!

      Cheers!

      Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

      by Kysen on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 07:31:50 PM PDT

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