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Poem: "Picking Up the Trash"
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thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 23rd, 2013 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Missing line or stanza(s)?

You beat me to it, kelkyag.

May I ask -- and I mean that literally! -- the origin of your LJID?

Dr. Whom: Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: August 23rd, 2013 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Kelkyag was the name of the character I played in a role playing game rather a long time ago. 'Twas also a convenient seemingly unique string to use when the 'net got busy enough that my preferred username was no longer reliably available.
thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 23rd, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quite similar here. I had a D&D 2nd Edn. mage with (of course) a very long name, of which Thnidu is the short form. It's just off the edge of English phonology: we have native "sn-, sm-" (snort, smile) and loanword "shn-, shm-" (schnozz, schmuck), but no "thn-" or "fn-"; I'm not counting "fnord". And there was nothing else "thnidu" on the Net.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 23rd, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well...

It always reminds me of "You need a thneed!" Dr. Seuss was a consummate linguist but every once in a while he'd break the rules of English and ... nobody would notice, because he was all the time throwing in weird words or names that did follow the morphological rules.
thnidu From: thnidu Date: August 24th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well...

Heh! :-)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 23rd, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Missing line or stanza(s)?

The missing line is now fixed!
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