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  • Of all the spoilings and orthographic explosions of the word "biscuit," this is one of the few that can be harvested for the expansion of language. A panel of scholars is presently adjudicating the best meaning(s) of discobiscuit, but have already dogmatically asserted that it is a noun.

    December 2, 2006

  • The apostrophe, among other things, is known to prevent certain words from becoming simple puns.

    December 2, 2006

  • "As if." A philosophical position proponed by Hans Vaihinger stating that humans overlay artificial perspectives of existence over a fundamentally inapprehensible reality and live "as if" these perspectives are true.

    December 2, 2006

  • I must ask if you are the conductor of a bright family train at a nth rate theme park employing Scott Baio, or perhaps employing Scott Baio's head in a jar of formaldehyde and mayonnaise, in pseudonymous guise abiding on this site? If this makes no sense and you are confused, please disregard. I ask only because your vocabulary is remarkably similar to that of someone I know, though you are notably missing coprophagy. I mean, how many people can have merkin and marzipan at once?

    December 2, 2006

  • The ineffable name of the giraffe - CMLPRD.

    December 2, 2006

  • OUvroir de LIttérature POtentielle - Though all writing is executed within the confines of the possible, how some write certain of their works is through the application of conscientious constraints. Were they of other sensibilities they might be called masochists, the Oulipians have formed a support group that has degenerated into the creation, compilation and general abetment of constrained writing techniques, such as is employed in this comment, which was fastidiously constructed only with the finest letters of the alphabet.

    December 2, 2006

  • Cameleopard is a variation of camelopard, an archaic noun for the giraffe. An avatar of Set, of Antiochus Epiphanes in E.A. Poe's Four Beasts in One: The Homo-Cameleopard and anthropomorphized in Percy Blysshe Shelley's Letter to Maria Gisborne, the contemporary cameleopard is far more inscrutable and variously dangerous, licentious, glacial, imperturbable, fabulous, comestible and nomadic. The modern cameleopard, as different from the contemporary as thorns are from villi, is agrarian and subject to anxiety and fragmentation when dropped from the shelf.

    December 2, 2006

  • The science of imaginary
    solutions, of that which lies beyond
    metaphysics and before merest
    existence.

    December 2, 2006

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