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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #120 on: October 28, 2008, 09:50:35 PM »

Normalcy!

This is an American invention.

What the hell is wrong with saying normality like the rest of the english speaking world?

Because Warren G Harding was a bad ass. I mean, check out his awesome eyebrows!
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #121 on: October 28, 2008, 09:56:13 PM »

...also because normalcy and normality are not the same thing.
Similar, yes, but not the same.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #122 on: October 28, 2008, 09:58:22 PM »

...also because normalcy and normality are not the same thing.
Similar, yes, but not the same.

Can you give me a proper definition. Everytime I've heard the word 'normalcy' it could just as easily have been substituted for 'normality'.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #123 on: October 28, 2008, 10:11:10 PM »

Well, according to my Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary (Fully Revised and Updated,
as of about ten years years ago)....

normalcy - The quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political, and social
conditions of a nation...

As long as your audience knows you're talking about the conditions of your nation (or the world, or your
neighborhood...) you could use either world.  However, if your audience is the sort to misunderstand,
accidentally or not...  suppose you say "normality" to a crowd of Evangelical Christian activists...
You wind up with an argument over which of your particular deviancies is "normal".

If the word makes you unhappy, don't use it.  I suspect a person could do just fine without ever
talking about "normalcy."
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #124 on: November 03, 2008, 07:50:37 PM »

Someone performed a normalectomy on me in my sleep when I was a wee tyke.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #125 on: November 03, 2008, 07:51:43 PM »

And man did it work, W.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #126 on: November 03, 2008, 07:53:41 PM »

Someone performed a normalectomy on me in my sleep when I was a wee tyke.
Normalitism is sooooooo overrated...  O0
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #127 on: November 04, 2008, 05:19:50 AM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #128 on: November 09, 2008, 01:43:49 AM »

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #129 on: November 09, 2008, 04:04:47 AM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
Do not do normal, naturally an outsider and hardly even fit in with the wonderful crowd of freaks that go to a typical Amanda Palmer gig.... thing that annoyed me the other day...... someone had priced up a basket of Dice using the word " Dices "   the singular of Dice is Die...... the plural is dice
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #130 on: November 09, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »

Is it bollocks overrated - I love normality. Makes you feel like you belong, and gives you a reason to look down on other people which, no matter how much they deny it, every one loves.
Do not do normal, naturally an outsider and hardly even fit in with the wonderful crowd of freaks that go to a typical Amanda Palmer gig.... thing that annoyed me the other day...... someone had priced up a basket of Dice using the word " Dices "   the singular of Dice is Die...... the plural is dice
But that makes you so un-normal (I don't feel the word abnormal is the right word here) that you actually are normal- seeing as Die is the correct way to be phrasing it. This person clearly nevr did Primary three- you know, that year where you learn the meaning of the word "Ajar" and strange Plurals.

And you fit in just fine here. You fill a void that would leave this place so empty otherwise.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #131 on: November 10, 2008, 03:11:56 AM »

aww thanks! I have not been creative enough of late though, and getting post Brigade trauma
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #132 on: November 10, 2008, 03:35:07 PM »

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #133 on: November 10, 2008, 08:53:37 PM »

"would of", "could of", "should of", "irregardless", "a whole nother" and "all of the sudden" make me want to choke someone non-erotically.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #134 on: November 11, 2008, 02:30:37 AM »

the  whole build up to doing something creative and interactive ( Roundhouse, Edinburgh, Koko etc ) and then the void that it leaves in me when it is all done with...... Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for another opportunity.
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