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  • In a nutshell: you can own words, that is, nobody will be able to add them if you don’t want to. You can add a paypal link if you like!

    September 30, 2008

  • I actually had a person claim that he did own a word, several years and about three publishers ago. Said that if we didn't remove it immediately from the book in question, he'd sue. Claimed he'd copyrighted it.

    Since then, I've been very careful not to use the word, so I don't have to pay royalties.

    September 30, 2008

  • Actually, reesetee, you just used didn't, that I just bought. Sorry about that.

    September 30, 2008

  • You couldn't have bought didn't. I did. You must have meant couldn't. Which I didn't.


    *hands Pro the royalty*

    September 30, 2008

  • reesteeeee....

    *tugs on sleeve*

    You didn't tell us which wooooorrrrd.

    October 1, 2008

  • Ahem, jennarenn... you just used didn't©.

    October 1, 2008

  • *big, watery eyes*

    Pro, you're going to ask a teacher for money? When you're raking in all that cash from your soulless corporate job at WordiePRO?

    October 1, 2008

  • Wow, jenn. That was excellent. *applauds*

    P.S. I forgot to say that it was an Inuit word, long since escaped from my brain. So even if I wanted to infringe, I wouldn't be able to.

    Note to Pro: See? I _____ use the D-word.

    October 1, 2008

  • Years ago my ballet teacher took ownership of can't. Every time one of us said "I can't" we had to put 20 cents in the fundraising moneybox for the Guide Dog Association. She raised a fair bit of money that way. We must have been real wimps.

    October 13, 2008

  • That's cruel!

    It reminds me of an anime of my childhood... I don't know the English title, but the Japanese one is "Glass No Kamen" ("Glass mask").

    Edit: here it is.

    October 13, 2008

  • Perhaps. But developing the habit of thinking before saying "I can't" wasn't such a bad thing. Ultimately she was trying to cultivate in us the mindset of possibility and giving things a go, and it worked.

    October 13, 2008

  • I had two similar experiences that remind me of your unified one, frindley.

    1) We were not allowed to say "can't" and were frequently admonished that it was a "four-letter word."

    2) We had to pay a fine whenever we swore (which made the card game known as "Bullshit!" hard to play).

    October 13, 2008

  • I love this page. It's so warm and personal.

    November 30, 2009