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    1. Say the next word: demeanor 2. Two Word...

    1. Say the next word: demeanor

    2. Two Word Game: stabile genius

    3. Word Association Game: narcissist

    4. Song Title Game: "Don't Worry-- Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

    5. Aye or Nay: ...
  2. Thread: Tick tock.

    by AuntShecky
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    A bit of stream-of-consciousness going. I see. ...

    A bit of stream-of-consciousness going. I see. You still have that strong, distinctive "voice." If CloudFlare lets you edit, please, please, please dump the unnecessary apostrophe in Vikings. ...
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    "Is Margaret Plantagenet?" "No, Sire. Alas,...

    "Is Margaret Plantagenet?"

    "No, Sire. Alas, she's still alive."
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    1. Say the Next Work: suppurating 2. Two...

    1. Say the Next Work: suppurating

    2. Two Word Game: virus protection

    3. Word Association Game: rheumy

    4. Song Title Game: "If I Had a Million Dollars" by the Bare-Naked Ladies

    5. Aye...
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    Whoa. That cockamamie CloudFlare timed me out...

    Whoa.

    That cockamamie CloudFlare timed me out again. When I hit "retry" it went to the first page of the thread, not the third. Hence the following is a response to post #15, not the last...
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    Flash just sent me a text stating that he's still...

    Flash just sent me a text stating that he's still on the case and wants me to bump this. So--

    Bump, bumpity, bump, bump BUMP -BUMP!
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    Thanks, you two. But on top of everything else,...

    Thanks, you two. But on top of everything else, the arrangement of the footnotes is skewed. (Or screwed.) Can't edit it. All I get is a blank screen.
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    Flash Monitor, Cyberdetective

    Flash Monitor, Cyberdetective


    Lately business in the cyberdetection game has been slower than a dial-up modem circa 1990. Since then, a megaton of traffic has traveled the Information...
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    Toni Morrison RIP

    I will call them my people,
    which were not my people;
    and her beloved,
    which was not beloved.

    --Romans 9:25

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    Also mispronunciations. Unless you're using the...

    Also mispronunciations. Unless you're using the word as a very specific legal term, "reprise" isn't "re-prize;" it's "re-preeze." (No Frank Sinatra fans left anymore?)

    "Formidable." The accent...
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    For some reason I couldn't edit the post, just to...

    For some reason I couldn't edit the post, just to add the link to the companion piece:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?90046-Toast&p=1366240#post1366240
  12. Thread: Toast

    by AuntShecky
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    Toast

    The following, originally posted on this site in June of 2009, popped up during a search for something else. It is a companion piece for another “vintage” (shall we say) piece which may be viewed...
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    Making a Toasted Cheese Sandwich

    The following is a loosey-goosey piece of free verse that I daresay may be older than many of our NitLetters. Dating back to 1999 (yep–2 decades), it was the result of speculation that a topic of a...
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    "Radio silence" for lack of communication. ...

    "Radio silence" for lack of communication.

    And the word "further" is used for both "farther" and "further."
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    "Swap out" for "substitute."

    "Swap out" for "substitute."
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    . What's even worse is the phrase, "I'm old...

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    What's even worse is the phrase, "I'm old enough to remember [blah,blah,blah]" when the reference is a mere year or two old. And by the bye, I deplore the use of "reference" as a verb when...
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    Words of Whiz Dumb 2019

    Words of Whiz Dumb 2019

    [Click.]

    —“ So whatever your summer plans, don’t forget to bring on the Muckenmire! Stop by any convenience store and pick it up today. And try our economical 90-pack. ...
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    Why on God's good earth would I ever want to read...

    Why on God's good earth would I ever want to read anything about a loser? But I sure as hell could write one.
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    After all these years, yours fooly is still...

    After all these years, yours fooly is still trying to determine whether you are the NitLet's answer to Joseph Conrad or Lafcadio Hearn.
  20. It's been a decade or more since I last read...

    It's been a decade or more since I last read Beckett, his novels as well as his better-known plays. I don't recall getting around to his short stories, such as the "The End." Just now I plugged the...
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    I would really like to read these, but the text...

    I would really like to read these, but the text taxes my eyesight. Would it be possible to skip a space between paragraphs?
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    "Spring Ahead; Fall Back" (updated)

    Yesterday I happened to read a most interesting blog post by one of our astute NitLetters. (I botched the comment I wanted to make, but let that go for a minute.) Anyway, the subject of the blog...
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    Debi Lets The Good Times Roll

    As denizens of the Great Northeast in these here United States know all too well, March weather is notoriously fickle. That’s also true for other phenomena. This year in particular is turbulent with...
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    I wonder if you've had a chance to peruse the...

    I wonder if you've had a chance to peruse the second number on this thread:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?88378-Something-Old-and-Something-New
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    Russell Baker

    I just heard that one of America's wittiest writers has shuffled off this here mortal coil: Russell Baker (1925-2019.)

    Best known as a newspaper columnist and a memoirist, Mr. Baker received two...
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