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#26 2013-06-21 02:35:01

phrontister
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Re: Please Help me with this puzzle.

If it was tomorrow here now, then maybe then.


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#27 2013-06-21 03:39:31

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Well, it is tomorrow for you.


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#28 2013-06-21 04:35:06

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Well, I woke up this morning (waaaay too early) and sure enough, it's tomorrow now (although it still feels like yesterday).

But the possibility of petrichor being the source of my affluence is definitely out because we're in the grip of quite a cold start to winter here, and on average this month it has rained every other day.

Back to bed...


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#29 2013-06-21 05:06:10

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Maybe it's chlorophyll, then?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#30 2013-06-21 10:32:58

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That's most unlikely (see here.) And if chlorophyll instead of sugar had been put into my tea I would've noticed (which I didn't).


"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson
 

#31 2013-06-23 07:48:48

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Hi phro

I really hope you are no longer affluenced.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#32 2013-06-23 12:54:38

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My affluence is long gone, thanks (spent, one might also say)...'twas just a momentary hiccup.

hiccup: c.f. hiccough...

OED:

Hickop, hiccup, appears, from its date, to be a variation of the earlier hickock, hicket. Hiccough was a later spelling, apparently under the erroneous impression that the second syllable was cough, which has not affected the received pronunciation, and ought to be abandoned as a mere error.

Chambers:

The spelling hiccough is due to an earlier confusion with cough.

Merriam-Webster:

hiccough by folk etymology (inluence of cough).

Fowler's:

The spelling -ough is a perversion of popular etymology, and 'should be abandoned as a mere error'—OED.

Also, re hiccuping, hiccuped, the single p generally is preferred (c.f. cupping, supped). Both options are valid.


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#33 2013-06-23 21:03:11

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So, it was just a commentary mishap. That's good.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

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