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Topic: 9) Eureka! (1 of 4), Read 141 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Toby Lester (toby@theatlantic.com)
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 08:43 AM

Piya Kochhar, from New York, New York, writes: "Is there a word for when a person finds something that they didn't know they'd lost until they find it? An example of this would be if I put two dollars in my jean pocket and forget about the money being there. Then a few weeks later I put on my jeans and find the two dollars, which I'd forgotten all about until that moment. Or, if I suddenly receive a letter or phone call from a friend whom I'd 'forgotten' to miss until I receive the letter or the call. It's been happening to me a lot recently, and I can't seem to find a word to perfectly describe it. Any suggestions?"

P.S. While Barbara Wallraff is on vacation, I'll be posting new Word Fugitives here in Post & Riposte.

Toby Lester

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Topic: 9) Eureka! (2 of 4), Read 130 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Bob Hanford (bobhanford@cmagic.com)
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 08:57 PM

Finding something you didn't know you'd lost is how I've always described "Love."

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Topic: 9) Eureka! (3 of 4), Read 68 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Mark Bahti (bahti@theriver.com)
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 08:13 PM

My grandmother insisted that finding something you didn't know you had lost was properly called "fool luck" - with the clear understanding that only fools qualified for that sort of luck.

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Topic: 9) Eureka! (4 of 4), Read 31 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Steven Wendt (treehead@iname.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 12:02 AM

Suppleasing?


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