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  1. Banished Words: The Language of the Pandemic

    Banished Words: The Language of the Pandemic


    All right, at the risk of fraying the already threadbare nerves of our fellow LitNetters, yours fooly would like to take a moment to offer the...
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    One more time: It's "Between you and ME."

    One more time:

    It's "Between you and ME."
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    Yes, you are correct. There has been a spike in...

    Yes, you are correct. There has been a spike in gun purchases. One needs an AK-47 or a surface to air missile to keep the neighbors from stealing the stash of 100 rolls of toilet paper.

    Luckily,...
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    Yep. Death in Venice is about obsession...

    Yep.
    Death in Venice is about obsession stemming from platonic -- if not homoerotic -- love, but the epidemic in that novel is symbolic, as is the cholera outbreak in French Algeria.

    And...
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    What To Read During the Pandemic

    Literature for the Pandemic

    To paraphrase a line from one of the Sharknado movies, to think all this time we thought the world would end by zombies!

    Including The Book of Revelation by St....
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    Surfing (Without a Net)

    (From circa 2008)


    Surfing
    (Without a Net)


    A ninety-seven pound weakling —
    that’s this starving brain,
    cowering from the biggest
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    These Words are NOT synonyms

    The words in the following pairs do not share the same meaning and are thus not interchangeable:

    further/farther

    perimeter/parameter

    reluctant/reticent

    transpire/happen
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    I’m still wondering if there is some kind of law that requires all public discourse to include the phrase “going forward.” Yours fooly had begun noticing this ubiquitous phrase years ago. As long...
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    Banished Words for 2020

    Once a\again, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Here's the link:

    https://www.lssu.edu/banished-words-list/

    The top choice for banishment is "quid pro quo." Know why that's the term...
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    Welcome back to the NitLet! Good thing you...

    Welcome back to the NitLet! Good thing you waited 'til now. Late summer, early fall last year, the site was overrun with spambots. I kid you not! Not only that, something called "CloudFlare" kept...
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    Dear Wolf: The popular misconception (no pun...

    Dear Wolf:
    The popular misconception (no pun intended) is that "Puritanism" has something to do with banning things sensual. Actually, the Pilgrims weren't exactly as prim as received wisdom may...
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    The Rudy who's making mischief for us on these...

    The Rudy who's making mischief for us on these here shores reminds us more of Halloween than Christmas.

    But your toping Rudy forgot to capitalize the "r" in Rubicon before he "seized" her.

    And...
  13. Thread: Jenius

    by AuntShecky
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    Jenius

    Jenius




    I know that I'm a Genius
    ‘cause I don’t spell it with a J.
    I think I know how to think
    since I do it every day.
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    Thanksgiving Verses

    Feast de Resistance

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?87995-Feast-de-Resistance&p=1346117#post1346117





    Reconciliation
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    Note on the Biblical reference in the preface. ...

    Note on the Biblical reference in the preface. No, I still don't think we have to worry about that particular passage. People seem to be buying and selling uh, stuff, like there's no tomorrow. But...
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    Ghosts of Thanksgivings Past

    Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past


    “Thanks , Anyway”

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?85574-(Again)-Thanks-Anyway&


    Debi Talks Turkey
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    that was Winston Churchill after somebody "called...

    that was Winston Churchill after somebody "called him out" for ending a sentence with a preposition. He said, "This is one pedantry up with which I will not put."
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    Unlike last year when yours fooly posted a...

    Unlike last year when yours fooly posted a seasonally-themed piece of light verse, I've got no Halloween offering for today. That is, if I don't count the message that just came up stating I was...
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    Either pronunciation is fine with me, as long as...

    Either pronunciation is fine with me, as long as folks remember that the "t" in "often" is silent.
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    I had read the New Yorker article, and...

    I had read the New Yorker article, and immediately thought of the NitLet with its long, long tradition of threads devoted to Orwell's 1984. I also thought of some of our American novelists, such as...
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    Somebody showed me the location Nabokov's digs in...

    Somebody showed me the location Nabokov's digs in downtown Ithaca. Apparently a modest second-floor apartment in a nondescript building. Big contrast with the opulent manse once occupied by Carl...
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    Thanks for your feedback, Nitletters. Relieved...

    Thanks for your feedback, Nitletters. Relieved the spambots seem to have taken a powder -- thanks, Moderators!-- but I'm still having technical difficulties over here. Very, very arduous to edit...
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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: ...
  24. Thread: Tick tock.

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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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