You Write, But Where Do Your Words Come From?

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Who created the first alphabet?
  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    I buy mine in bulk from Walmart.


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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      I buy mine in bulk from Walmart.


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      Well, that sure explains a few things. The American pkgs have more z's in them but we get shorted on u's.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    I steal mine from Frank Donovan (he buys his in bulk so never notices when a few go missing).
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      I steal mine from Frank Donovan (he buys his in bulk so never notices when a few go missing).
      Oh, I notice. But as you always steal my choicest insults, I can't say anything to you without using all of that cheap Aussie vernacular I pick up in fire sales. And Shane has first dibs on those.

      But if you still keep my words with their original file numbers, consider yourself a thieving #772, who can stick his #3,369 up his #455/455B.


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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    Made me think for a while. (pauses and looks at qwerty keyboard) How we write or type is to be considered before taking grammar police as an online profession. Possible explanation for the Your and You're/Youre conundrum. Much easier (or lazier) to type in your than you're using desktop and much more with mobile phones. Autocorrect doesn't fix stupidity/ignorance/laziness. Go figure.
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    When you slay a foe in battle, you absorb all of their letters.

    I almost have all the vowels...
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      We spell it Dildo. And that's none of our business.
      Jeez, Claude, get your mind out of the gutter, this is what it really means....

      Diddlo Meaning/Definition of

      The english version of silly!

      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Oh, I notice. But as you always steal my choicest insults, I can't say anything to you without using all of that cheap Aussie vernacular I pick up in fire sales. And Shane has first dibs on those.

      But if you still keep my words with their original file numbers, consider yourself a thieving #772, who can stick his #3,369 up his #455/455B.


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      Arrrrr, ok, l just thought that l was speaking crap?

      Ok, try and guess this one.....


      G, day MATE!!!! Hi, Cobber, how's the strife and stumps?

      Sprouting, and moaning as usual, but at least the jumbuck in my tuckerbag is kicking!

      Planning on a roast, Niah, not until the wombat wakes up and moves out of the way!

      Never, uh!

      Yep, not until the crow does handstands in the nearest black stump!

      Bye...

      Bugger off!!!!


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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by @tjr View Post

      When you slay a foe in battle, you absorb all of their letters.

      I almost have all the vowels...
      Then you'll soon be needing to pick a fight with Mister Mxyzptlk.


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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        In what language do men put hats over dirty, stringy hair, take off their shirt...and try to appear intellectually compelling? Hard to listen to the theories when my eyes are going "yuck!".

        Sometimes I capture words trapped in the vacuum of my mind - other days I just pull them out of my.. ...never mind.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Well, that sure explains a few things. The American pkgs have more z's in them but we get shorted on u's.
          Sal, Vowels are sold separately.

          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          In what language do men put hats over dirty, stringy hair, take off their shirt...and try to appear intellectually compelling? Hard to listen to the theories when my eyes are going "yuck!".

          Sometimes I capture words trapped in the vacuum of my mind - other days I just pull them out of my.. ...never mind.
          Kay, in your avatar are you just kicking a few words around?


          Have a Great Day!
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          edited: Dennis, I missed your post...lol (Michael changes his shirt and begins cleaning his hands and keyboard now)
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

            Nope. Cujo.


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            Funny you should pick the name Kang. I was just joking with a customer about her unusual email address.
            Seems it was chosen by her young children and uses their dogs names. One is very similar to Kang.

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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Then you'll soon be needing to pick a fight with Mister Mxyzptlk.


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        Not only do I know who that is, but I know that you spelled it correctly.

        Sad, I know.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Not only do I know who that is, but I know that you spelled it correctly.

          Sad, I know.
          Claude, I can pronounce it correctly. Even sadder.


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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            Claude, I can pronounce it correctly. Even sadder.


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            So can I. And I can't tell you how many times, that fact has got me laid.
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            • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              So can I. And I can't tell you how many times, that fact has got me laid.
              What you do with your riffle, is none of our business.
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        • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Not only do I know who that is, but I know that you spelled it correctly.

          Sad, I know.
          Of course he spelled it correctly. He has the Fobia.

          I'm confused a bit because I thought everybody knew the 76th Greatest Comic
          Book Villain of all time.

          Now that I know it's not common knowledge, I'll try using it - and my lab puppy - to meet
          more women.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
            Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

            Now that I know it's not common knowledge, I'll try using it - and my lab puppy - to meet
            more women.
            Would that be the lab puppy you named "Kang the Conqueror"?


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            • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
              Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

              In what language do men put hats over dirty, stringy hair, take off their shirt...and try to appear intellectually compelling? Hard to listen to the theories when my eyes are going "yuck!".
              You're lucky, your eyes prevented your ears from rebelling. Trust me, intellectually compelling it wasn't. At least not the first 30-40 seconds or so. That's all I could listen to.

              Sometimes I capture words trapped in the vacuum of my mind - other days I just pull them out of my.. ...never mind.
              ...Campbell's soup?
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            • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
              Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

              Would that be the lab puppy you named "Kang the Conqueror"?


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              Nope. Cujo.


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              Funny you should pick the name Kang. I was just recently joking with a customer about her unusual email address.
              Seems it was chosen by her young children and uses their dogs names. One is very similar to Kang.

              Dan
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    and i thought the answer was fingertips
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I don't know about the first, but I found this to be fascinating.
    I first learned about it in a historical fiction novel I read and really enjoyed.

    Sequoyah

    The novel was about Sam Houston and his friendship with, and marriage into the Cherokee nation.
    (Maybe Terra is distantly related to Sam and that explains her southern roots even more. lol)

    Sam Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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