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jun 19, 2012, 1:59pm


jun 19, 2012, 2:15pm

A tense test?

jun 19, 2012, 11:09pm

No, no, a terse test!

jun 20, 2012, 2:17am

Terst spelled backwards is tsret.


jun 20, 2012, 1:21pm

Please elucidate on your findings Dr. Robert. What is your conclusion on this unusual encoding of tsret.

jun 20, 2012, 1:37pm

It sounds a bit like food...

jun 20, 2012, 3:56pm

Well the letters in alphabetical order are erstt.


PS I am not a doctor.


jun 20, 2012, 4:03pm

Aha! now you ave it Herr Doktor Proffesor!

p.s. Neither am I but never mind.

jun 20, 2012, 4:27pm

That was yesterdays news, I think it's now fallen into the past terst.

Redigeret: jun 23, 2012, 1:45pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

Redigeret: jun 20, 2012, 4:44pm

You mean as in the narrowed minded, superior and bookish terse?

As explained in http://www.librarything.com/work/12335908 ?

jun 20, 2012, 10:47pm

Well, "terst" occurs interstitially in the word "interstitially," and once that five-letter string is removed, we're left with "initially," perhaps explaining why it was used to start a thread.

As a more sinister explanation, maybe we're supposed to combine both utterances, "terst" and "ahem." It's a fairly common trope for villains to conceal their identities with anagrammed names, and combining those two yields the anagram "the Master," the uber-villain in two cult TV series, Doctor Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

jun 20, 2012, 10:50pm

You, sir, are toying with us. And brilliantly.

jun 20, 2012, 11:58pm

Ahem spelled backwards is meha.


jun 21, 2012, 4:59am

mehatsret ... them rates ... rats theme ... sheet mare

Does any of that help?

jun 21, 2012, 10:16am

Blort. Make sense now?

jun 21, 2012, 11:05am

I thought Blort ought condense sense whence brought athwart first accursed terst. Terst's worse now blort's caught.

jun 21, 2012, 11:42am

Terst's worse now blort's caught

Well put. From this day henceforth that shall be the motto of me and my heirs.

jun 21, 2012, 4:02pm

Jesus krolick, you've popped up again like a boil on an old man's ass and you're still calling people parochial snobs. I thought we had a Mutual Assured Indifference agreement, but frankly my impression is you just like sending somewhat barbarous, somewhat snide and entirely unconvincing comments down the threads like bitter little drops. I'm sure in your rich, inner life you believe you've made a case that you're more enlightened or evolved than others, but frankly you just bore the hell out of me. But do blather on, k, because anyone reading your weak jabs has got to take pleasure in realizing that ‘hey, at least I’m not a judgmental prig.' Not that I'm calling you a judgmental prig, k. Gosh-a-mighty no! But as soon as you post something showing judgement or reason I'll get back to you on that.

Redigeret: jun 21, 2012, 9:33pm

SGIV - you know you can ignore people? Go to krolick's profile and click Block this Member (I believe it's on the top right - no, on the right but pretty far down) - you'll see that he(?)'s posted but not what he says unless you click to show it. It's easier than fretting over minor comments, and much nicer for everyone else than getting into a "shouting" match.

jun 22, 2012, 1:54pm

I regret nothing.

jun 23, 2012, 4:59am

>19 SomeGuyInVirginia:
I'm not sure what agreement you're talking about, because I haven't done much posting in a while. I guess I am missing something here. Sorry. If I've offended, I apologize.