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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Words Rise

Words have always fascinated me - 3 years of Latin increased that level.

Lately, I've wondered about the use of words by disparate groups and the accusations of plagiarism about very familiar phrases from other times.

Blogging through a variety of memes, I find that a specific topic frequently uncovers the use of very similar, if not the same, words and phrases in posts by participating bloggers.

Interesting? To me, it is... These words are from Unconscious Mutterings, a rather fun meme I just discovered. Apparently, it's been going on for quite some time without me. :) I'm anxious to find out what others responded to the prompts.

  1. Passport :: Too late
  2. Small world :: Disneyland
  3. Radio :: Music
  4. Marine :: War
  5. Wall :: Separated
  6. Wanna be :: Farce
  7. Pigtails :: Freckles
  8. Hyphen :: Long
  9. 9.99 :: Ten bucks plus
  10. Unrated :: Tacky

Quick think, link from Unconscious Mutterings Meme


Skittles said...

I think the only thing cuter than a little girl with pigtails would be if she had freckles sprinkled across her nose. :)

Shirl said...

welcome to the mutterings!

__**__3 Sides of Crazy__**__ said...

Isn't it funny how so many minds drift to Disneyland when you read 'small world'. Thanks for stopping by and the kind words. I'd love to quilt your picture here.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I didn't think of music for radio! lol This was my first time too. Kinda fun, eh?

forgetfulone said...

My first time, too! I'm sure I'll try it again. Enjoyed yours!

Michelle Johnson said...

Good morning, Tumblewords! I was so surprised to see you had commented because I didn't recognize but one name one the list when I did mine. Thanks for stopping by. I always like to see a familiar face. I love your answer for wall. It's so true. Most everyone tries to hide behind a wall so they won't get hurt. I think that's sad because people have so much to offer and they don't even realize it. Love how you came to tacky for unrated. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day. I look forward to having you stop by for Friday 5.

Tien said...

I see a few familiar faces around here. Well, one more welcome won't hurt, I suppose. Welcome!

And plagiarism. Well, I think the general population that create sites have moved past that. I had written a few articles for shows like Smallville and Charmed and I have been seeing copies of my writings floating around ever since. The time my writings stopped passing around was when the viewership for these shows went down.

Anyway, those are some nice mutterings you have there. :d

Tien said...

Anyway, I forgot to mention in my previous comment, but thanks for visiting my blog. :d

Jean @ Penny Lane said...

Great list and I thought your comment about how the UM existed without you was a pretty funny one.

Thanks for visiting my "nifty blog".