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Old 28th May 2017, 11:00   #2746
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..... Years ago, I learned that Garlic is processed very quickly by our bodies. Excretion through the skin starts minutes after eating it!....
Is that so? Thad, that's a relief! I consume almost half a garlic a day.....
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Is that so? Thad, that's a relief! I consume almost half a garlic a day.....
Seems as though you love a strong garlicky BO emanating from you!
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Seems as though you love a strong garlicky BO emanating from you!
That's true - but it helps keep pests away too!
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How complex could english get, specially when used in a school journal?
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How complex could english get, specially when used in a school journal?
Looks to be a liberal dosage of synonym function usage in Word.
Or : Peruses in the direction of being a laissez-faire measure of synonym utility usage in Word.
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How complex could english get, specially when used in a school journal?
Phew. I had to read it twice to understand what it was saying. But I like the different ways two extremes are expressed - "ingenuousness to ingenuity", "degeneration to nirvana" etc. Plus the principal doesn't seem to be very impressed by humanity - calls it the "melee inhabiting the planet". :-)

The spelling errors jar, though. It is spelt diphthong, sir. And garb and grab are different words.

Also, if I recall correctly paeans were sung by choruses and trumpets are predominantly used in jazz circles.
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Couldn't read it. Where did that heap of garbage come from? Name names: shame the guilty!

The wise would look at the heading, comment that furniture does not say anything useful, and throw it away without wasting any more time on it!


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Couldn't read it. Where did that heap of garbage come from? Name names: shame the guilty!
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Here it is :

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/kerala-koch...s-money-729984
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Which leads here:

https://twitter.com/vivekpoduval/sta...88819026194434

She had the temerity to end this with "wish you a happy reading" :-)

Anyway, she has a coherent message; just that her choice of words and phrases killed it altogether.
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...just that her choice of words and phrases killed it altogether.
Well said.

Some teachers tend to deliberately mine words from dictionaries as a way of exhibiting their intellect.

A colleague, referring to a question paper, wrote on WhatsApp:

The QP is of that standard - Pretty dyspepsia.
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Anyway, she has a coherent message; just that her choice of words and phrases killed it altogether.
Did she? Devoid of all the garbage for show off, it would have been just a very ordinary message from the Principal. Nothing path breaking or having any depth. But she was able to attain notoriety with the help of software

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Or : Peruses in the direction of being a laissez-faire measure of synonym utility usage in Word.
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Anyway, she has a coherent message...
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it would have been just a very ordinary message from the Principal. Nothing path breaking or having any depth.
Agreed, all I said was that she had a coherent message. Not that she had a path breaking message.
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Agreed, all I said was that she had a coherent message. Not that she had a path breaking message.
Er... actually it was anything but coherent. The thesaurus indicates "coherent" to imply "clear", "lucid" and "articulate". It was none of these.

It looks more like a diarrhoea-afflicted thesaurus took residence within the principal's reach.

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Er... actually it was anything but coherent. The thesaurus indicates "coherent" to imply "clear", "lucid" and "articulate". It was none of these.
Er... a thesaurus only lists words that are conceptually related. You need a dictionary. Here is what Cambridge English Dictionary has to say about coherent:

"If an argument, set of ideas, or a plan is coherent, it is clear and carefully considered, and each part of it connects or follows in a natural or reasonable way."

(I agree she fails the clarity test).
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Speaking of coherence, I thought it best to share this piece from Reader's Digest:

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The village blacksmith hired an enthusiastic new apprentice. He instructed the boy

"When I take the shoe out of the fire, I will lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer."

The apprentice did exactly as he was told, and now he is the new village blacksmith.
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