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  • Do you people read the hate you perculate unnecessarily??

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  • I think a good idea being express by any one is great and if people are willing to go out there and support those ideas … giving them our support is important so the word can get out and perculate in the minds of the people these ideas are trying to help.

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  • The Germans is trying to pull the same stuff on our boys now and lots of times they run up and holler Conrad like they was going to give up and when your back is turned they whang away at you but they won't pull none of that stuff on me and when one of them trys to Conrad me I will perculate them with a bayonet.

    The Real Dope

  • For me writing is about sharing information so that ideas perculate and grow and form new ideas, or purelly as self expression and craftmanship which I want people to read - I want views and feed back - I need that to keep writing the creative stuff other wise it stagnates and without an audience I think whats the point - now obviouslly I mix all the things up but I'm trying to make things simple here - maybe so that I can understand what I've just been arguing about.

    Snell-Pym » Internet Fear

  • I even know of another women’s history scholar who knits while she writes she must do it while waiting for ideas to perculate — can’t see how you could do it and type at the same time!

    Knitting Clio really does knit, doesn’t feel guilty « Knitting Clio

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  • mais oui. I, for one, would find it awfully dreary getting crunk without perculating.

    July 7, 2009

  • But it's on Wordie. It must be a real word.

    July 7, 2009

  • Perculate is not a real word. Peculate, notice the missing R, means to embezzle, and percolate means to filter or pass through.

    July 7, 2009

  • 'perculate' (ie. dance) appeared in a few hip-hop songs and sort of replaced 'percolate' (strikingly evident in the UD entry), despite the fact it means something quite different (though the authors of the word may have wanted to invoke the percolation metaphor).

    July 7, 2009