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  1. Clever, creative and insightful work there by Tim.

    As to clever: I like Tim’s trick for creating near-rhymes (Tim, did you invent this? Your rhymoids *will* be copied); it’s very easy to do; and because words spelled with the same or similar endings *may* only *once* have rhymed in an earlier version of English, it broadens the notion of rhyme to a larger class of words, adds speech colour, and avoids the jingly sound of closely repeating rhyme schemes that are the stuff of doggerel.

    As to creative: that broader notion of rhyme offers untold opportunities for choosing the mot juste, while retaining assonance.

    As to insightful: well, I wasn’t only punning; one can see Tim takes emotional responses seriously.

    Thank you, Cory and Tim, for a nice specimen of hybrid vigour. Hey Tim, what was that about wanting Cory’s baby? ;-)

    Comment by Yahya Abdal-Aziz — October 13, 2006 @ 7:59 am

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