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    Something's gotta give PrinceMyshkin's Avatar
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    Imagine

    if it came about that each of us could choose five words that nobody else could use, but those five words were ALL we could use, to compose poems with, communicate with friends, &c.

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    Interesting concept Prince....I'll have to think about this one.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    I'm taking:

    the
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    to


    I may not make much sense, but you lot are screwed
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    My choices are I, me, you, forever, day
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    I'm taking monday, hate, what, where, we

    Monday so no one can complain about mondays bar me!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
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    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    I think that when one has some five words, one can form something like Morse code and form meta-words based on those five to describe all the other things, thereby constructing a new language.

    Sorry for breaking the game, but life with only five words would be so strange that to imagine what kind of words they would be makes no sense.
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    Lynne, Niamh: that leaves a mere 499,990 for the rest of us! But still, some excellent choices e.g. aardvark bellicose, corpuscle, dormant, elephant, funereal, gastronome, hegemony, idyll &c. &c.

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    This is an interesting thread. Hmmmmm ... now let me see....

    I'll go with:

    1. discombobulate
    2. laughter
    3. ostentatious
    4. surreptitiously
    5. pink

    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiz_paws View Post
    This is an interesting thread. Hmmmmm ... now let me see....

    I'll go with:

    1. discombobulate
    2. laughter
    3. ostentatious
    4. surreptitiously
    5. pink

    TRULY excellent choices! Of course I do foresee a certain amount of difficulty if you were to attempt to write an epic poem with just those words or if you happened to be in Hungary, say, and you desperately needed to find a public bathroom ASAP.

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    love
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    The essentials.
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    Everything becomes irrelevant, when the sky tears open.

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    I'll take the following:

    1). The "F-Word": it's a verb, a noun, an adjective, a prefix etc. . .

    2). Pizza -- I'll want this

    3). River -- one of the world's great places

    4). The verb: "to be" (not sure of multiple forms of English verbs count as one)

    5. Beer -- if I can only have five words, I imagine I'll be depressed quite a bit. So I'll need a lot of number five.
    “Oh crap”
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    books,
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    bread,
    milk.
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    (Not really.)

    I'd probably choose...

    Serene
    Stunning
    Moon
    Train
    Move

    I'd be limited. But I think anybody would with only five words at their disposal.
    Naked except for a cigarette, you let your mind drift and forget your disbelief. Feel the chill down your back and the flutter of wings through dandelion fields, and forget the pull of gravity in a night without stars.

    I lack eloquence and commitment to my arguments. They are half baked, and I will begin passionately, and then abandon them.

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