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Old 2015-04-09, 14:00   #1
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Something must go here
I have something of a different view. I guess you could call me...
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Old 2015-04-09, 14:04   #2
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I have something of a different view. I guess you could call me...
A man. A plan. A canal. Panama.
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Old 2015-04-09, 15:11   #3
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A man. A plan. A canal. Panama.
Aargh!

Now you've set off another attack of my aibophobia
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Old 2015-04-09, 20:12   #4
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(though why OSHA safety eyewear policy violator makes you anti-farmer I can't guess.)

Last fiddled with by chappy on 2015-04-09 at 20:15 Reason: added parenthetical.
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Aargh!

Now you've set off another attack of my aibophobia
I thought is was aiboh-phobia.
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Old 2015-04-10, 02:55   #6
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I thought is was aiboh-phobia.
And now you have triggered it again, you insensitive clod!
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Old 2015-04-10, 08:28   #7
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I have the opposite problem: ailihphilia.
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Old 2015-04-10, 10:09   #8
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I thought is was aiboh-phobia.
I was so distressed I couldn't spell it properly.
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Old 2015-04-10, 20:08   #9
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Aargh!

Now you've set off another attack of my aibophobia
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I was so distressed I couldn't spell it properly.
All right old salts, bilge rats, scurvy dogs and landlubbers all, your first mistake is believing that Paul made a mistake. In Modern Greek, sensible for this recent word, it would be something like αίβοφοβία. I say something like rather than specifying exactly because this lowly worm of a scrivener feels that even the modern monotonic convention may differentiate the stress on the two usages of iota. That kind of distinction would be one that Paul is well-suited to make.

The second mistake only applies to those who do not routinely think in multiple languages and orthographies because the easy acceptance that one who does swim in these waters might all of a sudden forget how to flap his arms while swimming is a grievous error.

Do not compound these errors with a third occurance.

For now on, the correct reply is: "O Captain! My Captain!"
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