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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 12-28-2009 02:16 AM 956 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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12-28-2009 02:16 AM

My old hardbound Merriam Webster dictionary Doesn’t define the word “gullible. What’s up with that?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 12-28-2009 03:04 AM

You didn’t know? They decided to remove the word “gullible” from the english language years ago.

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 03:59 AM

Aha! I knew there had to be a reason.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 04:22 AM

Isn’t he the guy they wrote that book about…”Gullible’s Travels”? You know… where all those tiny Lilliputians tie him down with thread?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 02:38 PM

No Charlie…............ that’s “Gullible’s Island”.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 03:47 PM

Oh yeah…. my bad. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 03:51 PM

it is however googlable .
even has merriman webster .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 04:20 PM

I ain’t buyin’ it….none of it. That would make me ….somethin that ain’t in the dictionary

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 04:22 PM

Gullible has been replaced by non judgemental enlightenment. Turns out all those people watching the explosion of tv infomercials are the really wise and informed :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 12-28-2009 04:35 PM

Gullible? Happy to see that LumberJocks aren’t. hehe.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 12-28-2009 05:00 PM

Kind of like Steven Wright, the deadpan comedian, who once pondered, “Is there another word for ”Thesaurus”?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 12-29-2009 01:10 AM

Is there another word for “synonym”?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 12-29-2009 04:22 PM

Could it be that your dictionary pre-dates the word.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#13 posted 12-29-2009 04:37 PM

We would have to be pretty gullible to believe any of this ;-))

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#14 posted 12-29-2009 04:40 PM

Synonym = cinnamin

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 12-29-2009 05:52 PM

RTB,
It has pictures of all the presidents in the back. Eisenhower is the last and his first term hadn’t expired, yet.

Jim,
It’s all in the eyes of the beholder..:-))

Jerry,
Sorry, that’s a homonym. Or is that “hominy” or “homily”?

Wow! how the mind wanders when it’s too cold to get in the shop!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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