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Topic: 8) Dot dot dot (1 of 5), Read 94 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 07:20 AM

Hal Romer, of Davisburg, Mich., writes: "What do they call the little piece of cardboard that falls out when you hang a retail item on a hook? It was scored when the manufacturer packaged the item, but it falls out when the package is hung on a peg for sale."

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Topic: 8) Dot dot dot (2 of 5), Read 82 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Roger Gay (roger.f.gay@telia.se)
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 07:39 AM

They are called donut holes.

If perforate were to be used as a noun, I think this is what we'd use it for.

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Topic: 8) Dot dot dot (3 of 5), Read 78 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 12:01 PM

not to put too fine a point on it, perforation is a noun and a hole.


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Topic: 8) Dot dot dot (4 of 5), Read 73 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Roger Gay (roger.f.gay@telia.se)
Date: Friday, June 04, 1999 04:18 AM

not to put too fine a point on it, perforation is a noun and a hole.

Not to worry Michael. That's not a fine point at all.

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Topic: 8) Dot dot dot (5 of 5), Read 29 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Dan Dillon (ddillon1@shrike.depaul.edu)
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 04:39 PM

There are some things in life, I'm afraid, that simply don't warrant a name. This "dot dot dot" stands out, exceptionally, as one of those things.

(Besides, such an expression already applies to the ellipsis.)


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