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    09 May '16 23:26
    Why use just one word ["caution"] when two or three words could be used ["adverse outcome disinclination" or "regret avoidance"]?
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    09 May '16 23:40
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why use just one word ["caution"] when two or three words could be used ["adverse outcome disinclination" or "regret avoidance"]?
    Brevity is the soul of wit.
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    10 May '16 00:09
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Brevity is the soul of wit.
    Yup.



    Or did I mean No? I get confused easily. Stupid people often embark on long and laborious explanations of things that they may say and do and usually go off into some weird tangent about it as well all with the aim of being more precise in what they want to say but usually ending up somewhere else entirely.
    Especially where lists are concerned as people who list a lot - as in make copious lists as opposed to people who list in the nautical sense (with one leg shorter - or possibly longer than the other) - people who list a lot are often confused anyway.
    Something like that anyway.
    What was the question?
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    10 May '16 00:19
    Originally posted by FMF
    Why use just one word ["caution"] when two or three words could be used ["adverse outcome disinclination" or "regret avoidance"]?
    To cement one's reputation as a pretentious windbag. 😛
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    10 May '16 01:14
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    To cement one's reputation as a pretentious windbag. 😛
    To preen? Excellent. Why use just one word ["preen"] when - in this case - seven words could be used?
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    10 May '16 01:221 edit
    Originally posted by orangutan
    ...people who list a lot - as in make copious lists as opposed to people who list in the nautical sense (with one leg shorter - or possibly longer than the other)
    There's also 'list' in the intoxication sense - as in "brahms and liszt" - admirable for it's threewordsness - but then you have the defiantly verbose having one's faculties impaired by an excessive level of alcohol in the blood.
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    10 May '16 01:55
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Brevity is the soul of wit.
    You are dissing the whole language of Cockney Rhyming Slang! 😠
    Only a Merchant Banker would do that! 😉
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    10 May '16 02:16
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You are dissing the whole language of Cockney Rhyming Slang! 😠
    Only a Merchant Banker would do that! 😉
    I am undergoing a physical reaction to your verbal stimulus consisting of rhythmical, audible contractions of my diaphragm and other parts of my respiratory system. 😀
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    10 May '16 02:51
    Originally posted by FMF
    I am undergoing a physical reaction to your verbal stimulus consisting of rhythmical, audible contractions of my diaphragm and other parts of my respiratory system. 😀
    Does it rhyme with cockney?
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    10 May '16 03:15
    Originally posted by FMF
    I am undergoing a physical reaction to your verbal stimulus consisting of rhythmical, audible contractions of my diaphragm and other parts of my respiratory system. 😀
    He turns you on?
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    10 May '16 03:272 edits
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    He turns you on?
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    10 May '16 03:35
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Does it rhyme with cockney?
    Nope. Bubble bath.
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    10 May '16 04:08
    do you regret not avoiding this topic?
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    10 May '16 05:37
    Originally posted by FMF
    To preen? Excellent. Why use just one word ["preen"] when - in this case - seven words could be used?
    Perhaps one prefers an abbreviated phraseology, distinguished for its lucidity.
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    10 May '16 06:12
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Perhaps one prefers an abbreviated phraseology, distinguished for its lucidity.
    Conciseness.
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