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  • n. Plural form of pseudonym.


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  • The use of pseudonyms is as old as rhetoric, and has served to promote a freedom of speech that we hold dear if we value the free exchange of ideas.

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  • Im trying ot think of a writerly equivalent and I guess pseudonyms is the closest.

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  • Just as partisan men borrowed their pseudonyms from the revolutionary period, women also adopted the names of inspiring national icons.

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  • Because of this, Kierkegaard's work is sometimes characterized as pseudonyms, which would often comment on and critique the works of his other pseudo-authors, it can be exceedingly difficult to distinguish between what Kierkegaard truly believed and what he was merely arguing for as part of a pseudo-author's position.

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  • (The ostensible reason for using pseudonyms is that readers need to distinguish the various types of books written by a single author; Mertz writes nonfiction on archaeology, Michaels writes thrillers, many with a supernatural element, and Peters focuses on mystery suspense.

    Elizabeth Peters biography

  • (Dibdin's eagerness to hint at how many aristocrats he knowsor, better still, his habit of only half-revealing their identities, in pseudonyms decipherable only by the cognoscentican make The

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  • Any “real names” on the net generally are simply two word pseudonyms, for all we of the internet know.

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  • One of the pseudonyms was a name that strongly resembled the name of one of the executives of Telenor's PR firm, the perpetrators apparently adding insult to injury.

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  • One could do something like that by clearly revealing that the pseudonyms are your fictional characters.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Because I love the idea of pseudonyms and nom-de-plums, I thought it would be interesting to create a fictional identity for the founder of MZR.



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