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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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What's strange

about the word

I'm thinking of

that has three

"U"'s in it?

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi John;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yes, you are right!!!!

It is unusual, and somewhat strange too.

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you keep staring at it. then it will start to look as if it is spelled wrong. If you use unusual in a sentence a couple of times you will forget how to spell it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**Avon****Member**- Registered: 2007-06-28
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I had thought that such words would be ubiquitous, but my search has proved unfruitful and now I am feeling rather lugubrious.

I assure you that I am scrupulous, and will resent any accusation that I have been untruthful.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Engaging in this verbal jujutsu is certainly unfruitful and maybe uncultured but it is certainly

not unthoughtful or unadventurous. You may call writng like this unctuous, unstructured and superfluous but...

Perhaps we can be more presumptuous and think of it like a luxurious trip to Albuquerque or a visit to

your voluptuous acupuncturist.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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