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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 99 by bendigeidfran

It's a mistake for them, but not for me it's true.

Could it be possible! This old saint has not yet heard in his forest that language is dead!

Thus spoke Bendithustra.

Fabulous Bendi! You've made the thread gorgeous. NewtonKeats comboweave. Bit of peer review.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:31:06 UTC | #937642

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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 97 by bendigeidfran

So there you go Will, there are morethanwords, lessthanwords, inbetween, and they have no objective definitions. Even though you look them up. Long way up isn't it? Even with no up or down.

Now I think it would be a mistake for you to try writing. And a mistake for Damien to try drawing. Because then we may look at Leonardo.

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:59:29 UTC | #937636

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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 94 by bendigeidfran

Hey Amos, let's write in teensy weensy font. It would be more obscure. Which is better. Or we could stand further away from the words. Make it difficult. We could leave ev ry hi d l tt r o t. This man is stupid.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:41:21 UTC | #937466

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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 93 by bendigeidfran

A word is a currency. There's a run on Will's accounts. Now we may revalue his intellectual wealth. He's a pauper. He thought he was a philanthropist. Unwrap his gift, the box is empty.

Carry on Mr. Self. You write in ice. Your words are frozen. Sparkless. Lifeless. Time will melt you to nothing. You are pianola, never composer. What you find difficult, others intuit.

Now I can only teach you as much as you can learn. Lesson the first:- collecting words won't make you richer, if you don't know how to spend them. Just more staccato. Why don't you buy a new laptop? See if that helps. Get the same one Nabokov used.

And while you're at it, get a new voice. You dreared out of the world service last night and annoyed me greatly. Download Hawking's, it's more tuneful.

As for smacking children's heads onto concrete, we'll put that down to your being 'dangerous'. Like a thespian's rehearsals.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:24:18 UTC | #937414

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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 88 by bendigeidfran

He reminds me of my mother. I don't mean old, german, and moaning about arthritis. I mean much more boring than that. Germans are ace at words. Have Zurechtmachung. Hey you can just look them up. And poor Will is no longer so 'special'.

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:41:08 UTC | #937173

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