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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:45 pm

I can't rhyme it, but I sure see it visibly
in 'all you can eat' restaurants. And I feel
so sorry for so many of them.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby gailr » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:51 pm

You can see their corpuscles? :shock:
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Audiendus » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:55 pm

I like MTC's rhyme about crepuscular
But wonder why it is completely majuscular
Perhaps it is intended to highlight
The powerful sound of a word meaning twilight
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby gailr » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:09 pm

Good adjective!
You get an A for that rhyme.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:45 pm

Audiendus: (See Res Diversae, Words to the wise.)
Sardith and I have been discussing our loss from neglecting some classical disciplines, one being handwriting. Gail responded to your poem with a capital A. I respond with thanks for introducing me to majuscular, a word I did not know. It fits into a handwriting discussion quite well. Children are taught to write majuscular letters first and then, if they are lucky, they get taught to write in lower case. That is as far as modern handwriting goes. Script writing seems to be out of style. My elders wrote in what was called a fine Spencerian hand. If I didn't have my keyboard, I probably would not write at all.

Is there a word on the order of majuscular to describe lower case writing? I looked for minorjuscular and subjuscular but no one seems to have created these words.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby gailr » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:59 pm

You already know it (at least by sound): minuscule.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:06 pm

When Luke is writing about 'all you can eat' restaurants, he may have been trying for the word corpulence. That is easy to see. My nightmare about corpulence is being in an airplane coach seat between two "two-ton-Tessies". Even worse, they are best friends and keep pinching and nudging each other by reaching over me with their enormous arms. Then I remember it is not a nightmare. It is an oft repeated reality from my years of frequent commuting between Dallas and England.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:46 am

gailr wrote:You can see their corpuscles? :shock:



Uh huh, aggregated, or two-ton-tessies.
But corpulence was the word I misconstrued, as mentioned,
thanks for the correction.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby MTC » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:57 am

Those "two-ton-tessies" are adherents of The Corpuscular Theory of Light, Luke.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:50 am

Should be "LITE".
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:16 pm

As in tripping the light fantastic?
Whenever I read the word corpulence, I think of two sisters who were both nurses. One ran the cardiac floor, and the other taught nursing. One day at quitting time I saw the two walking down the hallway side by side, and I was forced to step into an adjacent corridor to avoid the steamroller effect.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:16 pm

Corpulence is no respecter of sex. There are corpulent men aplenty. Some of those two-ton seat mates have been two-ton-Thomases. I had to change flights after an late conference during my gainfully employed days, and I was wedged between two-ton-Thomases who were traveling companions. When I offered to change seats with one of them they informed me I was an interloper and they had planned on the middle seat being empty.

Do you know one can get seat belt extenders to fit any belly, but if the butt doesn't fit the seat, you may have to buy two tickets?

Through corpulence we eat our way to an early grave. Gentlemen, certainly not ladies, of my age tend to put on a few pounds. My weight has not varied over the past forty years but that still doesn't excuse me from watching it.

Oh, to be able to trip the light fantastic! Milton and Shakespeare both recommended it, but I like it best from the simple ditty, "East Side,West Side". See:
http://askville.amazon.com/phrase-tripp ... Id=9513162
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby Audiendus » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:55 pm

MTC wrote:Those "two-ton-tessies" are adherents of The Corpuscular Theory of Light, Luke.

As opposed to the Crepuscular Theory of Darkness.

But if those ladies were "corpuscular" they would be "small bodies". In fact they are majuscular, and quite likely muscular.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby MTC » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:07 am

About The Corpuscular Theory of Light, many a mickle makes a muckle. Many a corpuscule makes a corpulent person.

That was my intent.
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Re: CREPUSCULAR

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:25 pm

Whew!
I get it. Love this discussion.
A month ago I encountered a 'two-to-Tom' at a
local 'all you can eatery' and he had to use
two chairs: not a pretty sight.
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