[elky] Re: Words (Non)

  • From: "Rick Draganowski" <dragan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:49:09 -0800

Nope, same word, it is just that the illiterates who write for 'The Simpsons' 
had forgotten the spelling.

I hope you hesitate to look for context in the next stop sign you encounter.

Rick Draganowski
(Soli Deo Gloria)

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Buck 
  To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 10:43 AM
  Subject: [elky] Re: Words (Non)

  Nope.  Different word.  One I'm fairly sure you're not familiar with, nor 
have you heard it in its original context.  As a disclaimer, I'll state that I 
can't claim to have heard it more than once, since it originated on the tv 
cartoon series, "The Simpsons."  I only watched one episode of it.  Ever.

  However, it's a demonstration that context is important, no. essential to 
understanding the full meaning of words.  Period.  I'll leave with a quote from 
Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain) "Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a 
chain or freed a human soul."

  Here's an interesting riddle that could be a koan: if I refuse to acknowledge 
that people or things can have more than one name, does that mean that Mark 
Twain's writings don't exist if I choose to know him only as Samuel Clemens?

  Meditation upon that may be harmful to your sanity.  Use liquid cooling on 
your CPUs.


  At 11:24 AM 2/7/2010, you wrote:

    The word existed even when I was a child long ago. But then it was spelled 
Duh. American slang is fun but outside of rational communication. More of a 
cultural symbolism than a means of discussion.
    Like, you know, duh, you know.
    Rick Draganowski
    (Soli Deo Gloria)

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx 

      To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 8:04 AM

      Subject: [elky] Re: Words (Non)

      That's true even (D'OH) is in there now.


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      Homer Simpson exclaiming the famous quote

      "D'oh!" is a catch phrase used by the fictional character Homer Simpson, 
from the long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons (1989-present). It is 
typically used when Homer injures himself, realizes that he has done something 
stupid, or when something bad has happened or is about to happen to him. Other 
members of his family-including Bart , Marge , Lisa , Grampa , and even his 
mother and brother -have been known to use it themselves. Other characters ( 
Mr. Burns, etc.) have also used this phrase.

      In 2006, "D'oh!" was listed as number six on TV Land's list of the 100 
greatest television catchphrases. [1] [2] The spoken word "D'oh" is a sound 
trademark of 20th Century Fox. [3]

      -Smoky Mt Frank-

      In a message dated 2/7/2010 9:21:46 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
ladams21@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

        I doubt there was much computer games being played in 1350. I rest my 

        Gaming is gambling.

        Rick Draganowski

        (Soli Deo Gloria)

                   Yes but it isn't 1350 and the meanings of words change to 

        to the current spoken and written language. The dictionary is not set in

        stone it's constantly being updated by having words removed and added. 

        enough are removed though.

                    Robert Adams


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