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Topic: LONGENING & SHORTENING
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 3:30:43 PM
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Hi Dan Lewis, - For a moment I froze, then quickly checked
I have indeed the letter clusters (end of 1. line + start of 2. line)
like CK for OK. Actually it all started w/ Spanish pronoun EL
(in English just a cluster). But I thought... what if I attach it to the end
of an Eng. word as them crazy Rumanians and Swedes do w/ their def. articles.
Thus I seem to have invented the game. Mind you, in places where the circumstances
are more optimal (post-Sanskrit areas, w/ VCVC, only occasional -r or -l,
if I remember correctly from years ago) for such activity to be a popular pastime
(since times immemorial).

What surprised me was the mention of "polite conversation". If I were a church-goer,
I certainly wouldn't tell jokes to church ladies that I hear in less straight-laced places.

Here, of course, there is the danger of an ordinary vocabulary word slipping out of its deservedly well-secreted place in front the eyes of the unsuspecting readers. It may also occur in one's own home in the course of a Scrabble game w/ other people present. One may be getting "impossible" letters for a long time. Then a "miracle" happens. One suddenly gets seven letters that spell out an objectionable word, but extremely rewarding point-wise on the board. One (I'm not saying you) is tempted to use it. One has to make a decision. Would one play it even if one's favorite spiritual leader were sitting at the table.

One (now it's me) lost control of his better judgment and his spare-worded inclination. Just this until next time:

Boys will be boys.

Charles Boyer's bust will be on display next to jars of boysenberry jam at the county fair.
( -enberry is a cluster!)



Topic: LONGENING & SHORTENING
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 1:44:28 PM
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Yes wilmar, now there is a LONGENING just for this game
to replace Lengthening. I solemnly swear I wont be using it
in everyday situations.

Topic: LONGENING & SHORTENING
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:04:54 AM
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LONGENING

Spike the body of a short (familiar) sentence with additional words or letter
clusters (these you can also change) to arrive at a different, but longer sentence,
without changing the (original) word order.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

The sudden appearance of too many cockchafers on the premises
would spoil the otherwise relaxed atmosphere of the brothel.

SHORTENING

Proceed similarly, but in reverse, by removing the components mentioned above.
Topic: Ignore them
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:36:26 PM
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...kept me telling ABOUT the flies.
...kept complaining ABOUT the flies.

Topic: Traditional dishes
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:37:10 AM
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Instead of waiting for the slowpokes
of all the countries and regions of the world to reply,
you should try this site:
https://www.adducation.info/lifestyle/international-cuisine/
Topic: Hapless Sick persons.
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:24:36 AM
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In other words, medical treatment is obviously more reliable
than hocus-pocus accompanied by utter(ed) nonsense called prayers.

Topic: HIDDEN ANCIENT GALAXIES DISCOVERED
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:25:36 PM
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It all happened a long time ago, way before the
Biblical inventors of Judeo-Christian god lived.

https://medium.com/predict/hidden-ancient-galaxies-find-may-redefine-our-understanding-of-the-universe-4947007452b7

Posted solely for the benefit of the creationist masses. Enjoy!

Topic: America - A Christian Nation?
Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 8:05:47 PM
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A view from abroad
https://www.dw.com/en/germans-think-trump-is-more-dangerous-than-kim-jong-un-and-putin/a-51802332

Topic: "I can shoot someone on 5th Avenue..."
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:50:17 PM
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My calendar has 365 weekdays,
and on all of them I recall
every bit of the repugnant
orange monster's sick humor.


Topic: RED HAT Refresh stale slogans
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 12:45:31 PM
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'Murica Approaches Greenland Acquiringly.