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Fascinating words it would be a shame to lose:


Fascinating words it would be a shame to lose:

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[What a wonderful collection of words that have or will disappear completely.]

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11/24/2017, 12:52 pm Link to this post PM Noserose
 
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This is up my alley, Rose!

I love "beard-second." Five beard-seconds (the length a man's beard grows in one second)make [sign in to see URL] of an inch. I wish the author had used this in a sentence. I mean, what else that you would want to measure happens in a beard second?

This one I don't understand:

Mountweazels
Fictitious entries added to a book to set a trap for would-be plagiarists.

How do they do that?
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[sign in to see URL] its pure BS and somebody publishes it under their own name you know they didn't do their own research but just stole it from you. There was a person stealing my posts and putting them up under her own name so I started putting headings on them that had nothing to do with the contents and she put them up as well. That's how I was sure she was stealing them and I complained to the owner of that board and it stopped.

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That's interesting, Rose. That makes a good story. Do you mean she snagged your stories from other sources, or put up your original posts?

But I still don't understand how if you print "a fictitious entry" in a book to catch a plagiarist, and the plagiarist copies what is in the book, you can "trap" the plagiarist.
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She put up my original post with my heading but not my comments. It was the heading that gave her away.

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I don't know if I would be able to remember some of those words.

It's like when you read an old novel, there are always going to be some words you get stumped on or glaze over, at least for me. I found that happening very often in reading an old (circa 1740) novel entitled "Pamela" -- lots of words & phrases I didn't know.
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I can understand that Bird. I tried to read my way through all of Shakespeare's plays but got fed up stopping to look up words that weren't in todays dictionary.

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i don't know, would a layabout dandy be a shame to lose?
 
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