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flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 2:48 PM

JEDLEY'S PLEONASM QUIZ

Check out Jedley's quiz on Pleonasms.
It's certainly different, and "joyfully delightful." Definitely put on your thinking caps though!
Bethany

citrusy
Citrusy  (Level: 26.2 - Posts: 118)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 5:24 PM

This is a GREAT quiz. Talk about making someone use their brains! (In a good way)
Whew...
Bravo Jedley, that was very well written.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 2:01 AM

Aw come on, you guys are 'overly exaggerating'...

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 6:14 AM

Hi ho Jedley - That there was assuredly definitely one of the primo best test quizzes that I have ever taken. You did miss my favorite though - used to drive me up a wall when the kids in school would talk about their "ink pen". Alice

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 10:14 AM

Well, I believe that actually have "gel pens" now. So it might not be "terribly awful" for them to say that.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 12:59 PM

Whoa you folks really have a 'natural talent' for this!

flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 1:30 PM

Bigbird--the flip side is when people say "Do you have a lead pencil?" First, chemically speaking, no I don't, I have a graphite pencil. But what else would a pencil be? Same ideas as an ink pen......funny how you don't notice these things.
Bethany

redbaron
Redbaron  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 296)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 8:23 PM

Actually, neither "lead pencil" nor "ink pen" are really true pleonasms, I don't think. (Oh, BTW, I agree: Great quiz!)

There are "grease pencils" for instance...As for "ink pen," it refers specifically to a fountain pen, if I recall correctly, as opposed to, say, a "ball point" pen.

Sadly unfortunately, I can't come up with a good pleonasm for this posting!

Will

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 9:23 PM

I guarantee you that my junior high kids, from NYC, are NOT talking about fountain pens!

redbaron
Redbaron  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 296)
Fri, 27th Jan '06 11:56 PM

LOL Bigbird, yeah, I guess they probably aren't!



Will

tgallag2
Tgallag2  (Level: 13.6 - Posts: 60)
Sat, 28th Jan '06 12:24 AM

That quiz was outragiously outlandish.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sat, 28th Jan '06 3:08 AM

Interesting detail redbaron -- fountain pen would be what's known as a retronym, insofar as its specification as such was necessitated by the appearance of the ball-point pen (before, it was just a pen).

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 31st Jan '06 7:48 AM

*yawn*


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