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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...
  5. 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: ...
  16. 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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    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
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