Haipatia
Subscriber since: December 2014
Location: Castro Valley, CA
About Me
I've always been fascinated by language, both written and spoken. I can't resist word play, a trait that some people find annoying I like words, analyzing discourse (again both oral and written) and how we influence and are influenced by language. I like to get the name of anyone with whom I interact because I think it's important to acknowledge others. I can be arrogant and stubborn, I am a dedicated ailurophile. My cat Philbert sometimes treats my laptop computer as just another laptop and likes to curl up on it for a nap. I might as well take a nap too for all the work I'd get done. Life is good.
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Favorite Word:

cosmos
d like this word because it describes what I'm interested it. My interest is serial rather an focused. When I'm asked my favorite anything, the answer is true for a time, but is subject to change. I think "cosmos" is te exception to the rule.
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Least Favorite Word:

hate
Because this emotion is at the root of so much pain and destruction in the world.
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Favorite Quote:

"Race, blood, lineage, and nationality don't matter; they're just the way that small minds keep score. All that matters about blood is that it's warm and beats through a loving heart."
- Scott Simon, in "Babay, We Were Meant for Each Other."

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New Virus, New Words