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  1. Thread: Okay, so

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    Okay, so

    So today the NitLet let me edit me posts, but not w/o a price. The cockamamie 522 message from CloudFlare keepts interrupting. Also, this site is running more slowly than a no-account...
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    Imitating An Ingenious Solution

    As much as I hate to admit it, the years are mounting up. One advantage of being old is a storehouse of references.

    So one of me memories of latter school days involved an observation (to my...
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    The chick from the Massachusetts coast carried...

    The chick from the Massachusetts coast carried something with a handle. Like a pail or maybe it was a bucket.
  4. Thread: Jean Rhys

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    Your opinion of FMF might change after you read...

    Your opinion of FMF might change after you read Jean's books.

    Not crazy bout me writin' skills in this posting of yours fooly --cf. "posthumous publications since her death," but at least I...
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    Spam spam spam spam

    Come on, Administrators. Monty Python's been off the air for decades.

    SOS!

    Deliver us!
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    Thanks you too. But on top of everything else,...

    Thanks you too. 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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    Any relation to the gal from Nantucket?

    Any relation to the gal from Nantucket?
  8. Thread: Jean Rhys

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    Jean Rhys

    Jean Rhys

    Beyond the quotidian, family-oriented discussions between yours fooly and my bitter half, the topics for conversations fall into a few select categories. These include the daily...
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    See: ...

    See:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?96264-Flash-Monitor-Cyberdetective
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    See:...

    See:
    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?96264-Flash-Monitor-Cyberdetective
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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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    Wow -- and all this time we thought the only...

    Wow -- and all this time we thought the only 'bots we had to worry about were the Russians!

    Why don't we get Facebook (or Wikileaks) to ID the culprit(s) for us. Then we can steal their...
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    Who's Minding the Store?

    Who is minding the store -- or the site for that matter. Seems as if the General Literature forum has been hijacked.

    The irony, of course, is that long-time contributors to the NitLet (such as...
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    Why does this Cloud Flare garbage keep popping up...

    Why does this Cloud Flare garbage keep popping up whenever I try to click anything on this site? Yet somehow another NitLetter has been posting thread after thread --over a hundred of 'em) in the...
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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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    What the hey is "VPN"?

    What the hey is "VPN"?
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    Are you trying to get me to take a hint?

    Your "Cloudflare" system is messing with me again, flaring up once could say. Difficulties logging in, clicking on various threads.
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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
  20. 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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    Really? Then how come me wallet's so empty? ...

    Really? Then how come me wallet's so empty?


    Now -- to the serious question that opened the thread:



    After years of puzzling over this question, I only have an inkling of an answer. It...
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