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Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2018, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Roxanne
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes,...

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good. " Elbert Hubbard

universalmom on 2014-10-28 11:19:15
Good job not splitting that infinitive

dovid1946 on...
Forum: Main Forum 06-22-2018, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Roxanne
And that's why they are called apothecaries.

And that's why they are called apothecaries.
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,839
Posted By Roxanne
On rereading what I wrote, I realize that...

On rereading what I wrote, I realize that 'hiding' was really the wrong word. I realize now that I sounded somewhat accusatory, and I apologize for that.
Let me try a different tack. If a hundred...
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,839
Posted By Roxanne
To answer Marnita, we are not anonymous (like...

To answer Marnita, we are not anonymous (like Guest) but we are hiding behind pseudonyms.
Forum: Main Forum 06-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Roxanne
Thanks for Hadag Nahash, Maradnu -- I just...

Thanks for Hadag Nahash, Maradnu -- I just listened to Yom Shishi! (and it's 5:30 Friday afternoon, which makes it especially good).

Favorite book genres: microhistory, science fiction (especially...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,345
Posted By Roxanne
There'd have to be some really close examination...

There'd have to be some really close examination of the context on a case-by-case basis. When a quotation is attributed to an author of fiction, it looks as though it's the author's actual opinion...
Forum: Main Forum 12-06-2017, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Roxanne
Punch at the punch line, and Molotov cocktails...

Punch at the punch line, and Molotov cocktails and Moscow mules at the indoctrination center?
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2017, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Roxanne
Instead of punch lines?

Instead of punch lines?
Forum: Main Forum 10-21-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,773
Posted By Roxanne
A cryptogram is just a piece of text where you...

A cryptogram is just a piece of text where you substitute each letter in the cryptogram for a letter in the original. Every time there's an i, say, in the original, you use another letter, like x...
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By Roxanne
Do you know it's in English?

Do you know it's in English?
Forum: Main Forum 09-04-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,977
Posted By Roxanne
If you are positive your answer is correct, 1)...

If you are positive your answer is correct, 1) find a string of words in the quotation that have letters that are used more than once in the string and 2) Google them (without leaving the cryptograms...
Forum: Main Forum 04-25-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,428
Posted By Roxanne
I'd expect clockwise and counterclockwise to...

I'd expect clockwise and counterclockwise to continue to be used until a better term comes along. After all, we still say 'jury-rigged' (or jerry-rigged) although nowadays English speakers rarely...
Forum: Main Forum 03-03-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,656
Posted By Roxanne
Cabela's should sell seatbelts to keep hunters...

Cabela's should sell seatbelts to keep hunters secure in their deer stands.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,913
Posted By Roxanne
I recollect, but could easily be wrong, that...

I recollect, but could easily be wrong, that English grammar rules were based on Latin, which isn't surprising, given that the people who wrote the earliest English grammar books all knew Latin, and...
Forum: Main Forum 03-02-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,035
Posted By Roxanne
It was the best of times, it was the worst of...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of qiviut, it was the age of faux fur, it was the epoch of pawpaw jam, it was the epoch of mint jelly, it was the season of...
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