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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: ...
  11. 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
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    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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