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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 18, 2011, 5:51:39 AM8/18/11
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The first sentence of a certain short book has thirty-seven words; the
second has sixty-three; the third has seventy-five; the last has
seventy. The others are shorter. The illustrator is well known for
illustrating books by an author whose first name is spelled the same as
a common English word, a cognate to a Latin word whose feminine
accusative plural was borrowed into English as what word?

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 18, 2011, 1:16:24 PM8/18/11
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The first of ten.

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franzi

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Aug 18, 2011, 7:37:44 PM8/18/11
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Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
Ooh, has it started already? Time to blow away the cobwebs. Cuirass (L.
coriaceas).
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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:04:56 AM8/19/11
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Are you being chorizontal?

(That's not a clue. I just wanted to show off a new word.)

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LFS

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:27:01 AM8/19/11
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Lying down eating sausage?

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:37:42 AM8/19/11
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No, that's 'flatwursting'.

'Chorizontal' means 'ascribing a work to more than author'.

Piff! I thought everyone knew that.

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R H Draney

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Aug 19, 2011, 1:37:35 PM8/19/11
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Vinny Burgoo filted:

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>In alt.usage.english, LFS wrote:
>>On 19/08/2011 13:04, Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>>
>>> Are you being chorizontal?
>>>
>>> (That's not a clue. I just wanted to show off a new word.)
>>
>>Lying down eating sausage?
>
>No, that's 'flatwursting'.

Lately I hear them calling it "phrlanking"....r


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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 19, 2011, 1:55:59 PM8/19/11
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one?

> author'.

If so, it's the third millennium--you have to say "multiple authors".

> Piff! I thought everyone knew that.

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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 19, 2011, 1:54:45 PM8/19/11
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A hapax googlemenon--well done!

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 19, 2011, 4:31:43 PM8/19/11
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In alt.usage.english, Jerry Friedman wrote:
>On Aug 19, 6:37 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> In alt.usage.english, LFS wrote:
>> >On 19/08/2011 13:04, Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>> >> In alt.usage.english, franzi wrote:
>> >>> Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
>> >>>> The first sentence of a certain short book has thirty-seven words;
>> >>>> the second has sixty-three; the third has seventy-five; the last has
>> >>>> seventy. The others are shorter. The illustrator is well known for
>> >>>> illustrating books by an author whose first name is spelled the same
>> >>>> as a common English word, a cognate to a Latin word whose feminine
>> >>>> accusative plural was borrowed into English as what word?
>>
>> >>> Ooh, has it started already? Time to blow away the cobwebs. Cuirass
>> >>> (L. coriaceas).
>>
>> >> Are you being chorizontal?
>>
>> >> (That's not a clue. I just wanted to show off a new word.)
>>
>> >Lying down eating sausage?
>>
>> No, that's 'flatwursting'.
>>
>> 'Chorizontal' means 'ascribing a work to more than
>
>one?

Yes. And I should have written 'corpus', not 'work'.

>> author'.
>
>If so, it's the third millennium--you have to say "multiple authors".

A corpus with multiple authors
Was ascribed by X to a porpoise.
A chorizont said:
'He's better off dead
These days, X is a gawpus.'

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 19, 2011, 4:46:33 PM8/19/11
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I'm not sure I want to understand that.

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But I did try. Did you know that (a) flatwursts exist and (b) a professional
inventor lives in Brainerd, Minnesota?

Evan Kirshenbaum

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Aug 19, 2011, 5:20:40 PM8/19/11
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Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> writes:

Just a guess, but "lion"?

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msh210

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:20:39 PM8/19/11
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The two serious answers in this thread have ignored a word in the
above, or taken it too loosely.

Michael Hamm
TO Panelist

R H Draney

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Aug 20, 2011, 1:56:48 AM8/20/11
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Vinny Burgoo filted:
>
>In alt.usage.english, R H Draney wrote:
>>Vinny Burgoo filted:
>>>In alt.usage.english, LFS wrote:
>>>>On 19/08/2011 13:04, Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you being chorizontal?
>>>>>
>>>>> (That's not a clue. I just wanted to show off a new word.)
>>>>
>>>>Lying down eating sausage?
>>>
>>>No, that's 'flatwursting'.
>>
>>Lately I hear them calling it "phrlanking"....r
>
>I'm not sure I want to understand that.

My awkward attempt to combine "franks" and "planking" in a single word....r

R H Draney

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Aug 20, 2011, 1:58:18 AM8/20/11
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Vinny Burgoo filted:

A botanist stated, "The fact is,
I've tried to make love to a cactus.
Though I pricked myself sore,
I still managed to score,
And I'm sure I'll improve, given practice."

Burma Shave....r

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 7:29:13 AM8/22/11
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Hint: Bedroom monsters.

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CDB

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Aug 22, 2011, 12:57:09 PM8/22/11
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Alias.


Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 1:32:27 PM8/22/11
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Thank you!

Explanation:

The book is _Where the Wild Things Are_ by Maurice Sendak. He
illustrated the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik. The cognate
is 'alius'.

Jerry Friedman

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Aug 22, 2011, 1:34:37 PM8/22/11
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Sheep are going to show up this evening, by the way.

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CDB

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Aug 22, 2011, 2:13:39 PM8/22/11
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Jerry Friedman wrote:

> Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> CDB wrote:
>>> Vinny Burgoo wrote:
>>>> msh210 wrote:
>>>>> Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>>>>>> The first sentence of a certain short book has thirty-seven
>>>>>> words; the second has sixty-three; the third has seventy-five;
>>>>>> the last has seventy. The others are shorter. The illustrator
>>>>>> is well known for illustrating books by an author whose first
>>>>>> name is spelled the same as a common English word, a cognate
>>>>>> to a Latin word whose feminine accusative plural was borrowed
>>>>>> into English as what word?
>>
>>>>> The two serious answers in this thread have ignored a word in
>>>>> the above, or taken it too loosely.
>>
>>>> Hint: Bedroom monsters.
>>
>>> Alias.
>>
>> Thank you!
>>
>> Explanation:
>>
>> The book is _Where the Wild Things Are_ by Maurice Sendak. He
>> illustrated the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik. The
>> cognate is 'alius'.
>
> Sheep are going to show up this evening, by the way.
>>
Ever so phew. I couldn't believe somebody wouldn't get there before
me.


franzi

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Aug 22, 2011, 3:11:51 PM8/22/11
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CDB <belle...@sympatico.ca> wrote
It's interesting (well, it is to me) how trivial the reasons are for not
getting this answer.

The first, several days ago, was that when looking for -as words I
rejected alias as an adverb, not a feminine plural. Too hasty!

Elsewise, after the last heavy hint, I couldn't remember where our copy
of Where the Wild Things Are had got to. (I've found it now.) My
recollection was that the sentences were all short.

Congrats.
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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 23, 2011, 12:33:36 AM8/23/11
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Your Cormo is letting the wild rumpus start, but under another name.

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CDB

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Aug 24, 2011, 1:00:28 AM8/24/11
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I fainted at the mere thought of looking at all those words, with no
guarantee that the quarry even ended in "-as". My copy of WTWTA went
long ago to a deserving neighbour kid. I had thought of Sendak early
on but couldn't confirm the sentence-lengths; when prompted looked
him up in Wp and found Else.


R H Draney

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Aug 24, 2011, 2:32:27 AM8/24/11
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CDB filted:

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>I fainted at the mere thought of looking at all those words, with no
>guarantee that the quarry even ended in "-as". My copy of WTWTA went
>long ago to a deserving neighbour kid. I had thought of Sendak early
>on but couldn't confirm the sentence-lengths; when prompted looked
>him up in Wp and found Else.

I looked at Wiki myself, but by then the sheep had been snared...I did however
note the telltale sentence:

"Before Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak was best known for illustrating Else
Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series of books."

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