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'topherscompy
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posted 10 August 2002 06:06 PM      Profile for 'topherscompy        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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clersal
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posted 10 August 2002 08:08 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What is a Lexi?
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nonsuch
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posted 10 August 2002 08:32 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Isn't it Lexum?

What is the singular of gemini?

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Mandos
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posted 10 August 2002 08:46 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lexus is not a Latin word. As such, it would not have a Latin plural, but if it did, it would be one among: 'lexi, lexures, lexus' (possibly more) probably, depending on whether it belonged to the second, third, or fourth declension. And then only in the nominative case.


The singular of gemini is geminus. It is endeed Latin.


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flotsom
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posted 10 August 2002 08:53 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'Endeed' sounds like an exclaiming ejaculation of final authority.

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nonsuch
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posted 10 August 2002 08:55 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The gemini one was a philosophical question, rather than a linguistic one. On the order of one hand clapping, y'know?
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Mandos
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posted 10 August 2002 11:27 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It doesn't make as much sense as One Hand Clapping, though, since there's nothing absurd about referring to a member of a pair by a singular form. The philosophical question you pose is either misphrased or vacuous.
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clersal
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posted 10 August 2002 11:30 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Had no idea it was a bloody car. A plane perhaps?

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oldgoat
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posted 11 August 2002 12:18 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not to worry clersal, most of us are not experts on such matters. I myself would have had to consult a lexographer.
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posted 11 August 2002 10:41 AM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Vacuous. Definitely.

It was inspired by the title 'stupid questions'. Had i wanted to ask an intelligent question, i would have chosen a different venue.

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Michelle
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posted 11 August 2002 12:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mandos, you are just no. fun.


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clersal
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posted 11 August 2002 01:32 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Vacuous, Hoover perhaps?
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posted 11 August 2002 04:22 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Vacuous, Hoover perhaps?

J. Edgar Hoover was many things clersal, but I would never call him vacuous.


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nonsuch
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posted 11 August 2002 04:49 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And that's about the only thing J. Edgar and i have in common: under most circumstances, i wouldn't call myself vacuous, either.
It's the Lexus Effect.

What's your sign? I'm a Geminus.

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clersal
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posted 11 August 2002 05:10 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hoover, one vacuums the floor, dam water or maybe it's Dam(e) Edna.
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posted 11 August 2002 08:55 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is the last one Edgar's alter ego?
I'd like to see Mandos explain that!

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clersal
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posted 11 August 2002 09:05 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One of his many alter egos.
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posted 18 August 2002 02:57 AM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have another stupid question.
Is private to semi-private a promotion or a demotion?

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Michelle
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posted 18 August 2002 05:34 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm going to guess a promotion, like a Corporal to Master Corporal.

Unless "semi-Private" is something they call you when you're a cadet, or under 18, or something like that...


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Michelle
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posted 18 August 2002 09:23 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey waitaminite - was that a trick question? You didn't mention the military at all...

Now I'm gonna say demotion, because if I were moved from a private to semi-private hospital room, I would definitely consider it a demotion.


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posted 18 August 2002 04:54 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Why do we say 'good morning', 'good day', 'good afternoon' or 'good evening' both at meeting and parting, but 'good night' only at parting?
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posted 18 August 2002 08:20 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are we happy that it is finally nighttime?
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posted 18 August 2002 09:30 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe.
But, if you run into an acquiantance at the 24-hour milk store at midnight, you still don't greet him "good night". Probably, you just nod or mumble hello and pay for your whipped cream; then you say "Goodnight" as you sidle out of the store.

And why are bagels made in a circle? Other rolls and buns are solid, but the bagel has this hole in the middle, where the cream cheese squishes out, all unbeknownst, and falls in a big, icky blob down your sleeve - unless you cut the bagel in half, in which case the hole is moot anyway.

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