classiccmp-digest V1 #819

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Mon Dec 31 15:37:06 2001

Quothe Richard Erlacher:
> detail. Where the language used in our society is rapidly heading for the
> point at which everyone will only be taught a single syllable, leaving
> inflections to communicate whatever little meaning there is, I'd suggest we,

This reminds me... Did you ever notice that most thesauri appear to be
written for people who apparently favor the use of single syllable
words? Finding the most appropriate words in such thesauri is often
dang near impossible, since most of the synonyms listed are intended
for those with a seventh grade, or lower, vocabulary. It makes me
wonder all the more about why increasingly larger sums of money are
stolen from us by the government for "education."

Have a happy new year!


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