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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:13 am 
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There is a word for sentences that implement themselves. Examples:

"A simile is like a metaphor"
"Omit needless words"

All I am asking for--nay, begging!--is that word. This is driving me nuts! :( Those of you whose minds voraciously collect trivia know the anguish I am experiencing.

It would be neat as well to have further examples of this word.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:08 am 
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Life is best with a Smile.

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I know theres a word that explains when you cant think of the word your after. It begins with L, but thats all i can ever remember. :)

Doesnt help much though.


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Nemesis21 wrote:
I know theres a word that explains when you cant think of the word your after. It begins with L, but thats all i can ever remember. :)

Doesnt help much though.

And to think I was hopeful when I was notified of a reply! :lol:

Thanksalotsa!


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Is it redundant? I think redundance might be the word you're looking for.

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gill066 wrote:
Is it redundant? I think redundance might be the word you're looking for.

Hmmm, no. "Omit needless words" is an example, and it is not redundant. "Wet water" is redundant, but silly. :)


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Pleonasms are the opposites (antonyms) of oxymora. A pleonasm consists of two concepts (usually two words) that are redundant. It does drive one nuts when we can't think of something doesn't it... :? :?


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Take a look at this webpage.
Sentence variety
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/sentences.htm

Here's another one I enjoyed
http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboa ... hap905.htm


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I don't know if I'm answering the question stated here, but I do know words that represent what it feels like when you can't figure out a word that you are looking for.

1. Puzzled
2. Baffled
3. Lost
4. Dumbstruck
5. Misplaced

Ohhhhh! I don't know...it's there though.

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I would say that the question would depend on the methaphor don't you think? if a smile is like a methaphor it would really need something to depend on wheter it is good or bad..

I am confusing myself. I need to get some sleep. :roll:

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