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Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77083 is a reply to message #77081] Tue, 16 June 2020 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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I'm wondering whether this almost falls into the realms of "He Said" and Variants. I know it's only once, perhaps twice within the same story [for a pair of protagonists]. Even so, how hard should we search for different expressions?

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Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77084 is a reply to message #77081] Tue, 16 June 2020 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Composer is currently offline  The Composer   United Kingdom

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What is 'normal'?
icon12.gif Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77088 is a reply to message #77084] Wed, 17 June 2020 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cm is currently offline  cm   United Kingdom

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'normal' = someone who shares your prejudices  Nod
Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77094 is a reply to message #77088] Thu, 18 June 2020 01:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark   United States

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To quote an old Internet saying: "Normalicy is like UFOs or Bigfoot - people claim to see it, but there's no proof!"
Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77099 is a reply to message #77094] Fri, 19 June 2020 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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As far as I know, "Normal" is a setting on a washing machine. 🤣



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Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77110 is a reply to message #77099] Fri, 26 June 2020 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Composer is currently offline  The Composer   United Kingdom

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So all the other options are 'abnormal'?
Re: Story words that just don't do it for me  [message #77116 is a reply to message #77110] Sat, 27 June 2020 05:28 Go to previous message
Talo Segura is currently offline  Talo Segura   France

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Now I'm really in a spin, my washing machine isn't normal it's eco! 
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