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  • n. Plural form of ghost.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ghost.


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  • I gotta say though, I find it interesting the number of believers in ghosts is rising while the number of theists is allegedly falling.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The indulgence in ghosts is iffier: The phantoms are striking at first, but by the climactic battle scene, there are so many creeping, rolling spooks onstage that the play starts to look like a zombie-themed modern dance production.

    Washington Shakespeare Company's haunted 'Richard III' isn't haunting enough

  • Given Palin's inability to master basic English, I'd suggest that belief in ghosts is entirely warranted, at least insofar as the authorship of her book is concerned.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • However, having about half of you Americans believing in ghosts is a little troubling.

    Pew and the Democratic War on Science. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • I was listening to NPR this morning — one of the few perks of Bell's satellite TV service — and heard the perplexing statistic that 40% of British citizens believe in ghosts, which is up from 30% fifty years ago.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • When we met up with Nic in Los Angeles, he was working on another book, but still haunted by what he calls the ghosts of his past.

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2009

  • Are they the same as what we call ghosts, the spirits of dead people?

    A House in Fez

  • "That's what she calls ghosts," Manfred said, and suddenly he was just a very young man again, holding hands with a woman he thought was cute, and giving her a big grin.

    Grave Surprise

  • Spirits, what you call ghosts and say you no believe in, but always look for behind door, they worship Yellow God, Bonsa Big and Bonsa Little, worship both and call them one; only Little Bonsa on trip to this country just now and sit and think in City office.

    A Yellow God: an Idol of Africa

  • Dr. Parker tells Lia: "In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them."

    Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Questions


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  • Still there :-)

    December 15, 2008

  • Over 1 day.

    December 10, 2008

  • Edit - John, it's at least 13 hours and counting.

    When you click on the more link, nothing happens. Predictably :-)

    December 9, 2008

  • Weirdnet can be so droll:

    "the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life"

    though I suppose that's a step above "move like a ghost".

    December 9, 2008

  • 7 minutes, at most.

    December 9, 2008

  • We kind of have ghost comments.

    Recently I saw this on the front page:

    on cis, fieldway said:



    When you need curriculum resources to support your teaching...�? more...

    Neither the comment nor user still exists, presumably nuked (thanks J!). Yet, if you go to 'More Searches' and type, for example, curriculum information in the Search All Comments box, a result still comes up:

    "24 minutes ago fieldway said:



    When you need curriculum resources to support..." more...

    I wonder how long ghost comments - at least the part until truncation - remain?

    December 9, 2008