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Re: OT "outrageous" (was Re: Elvish ideas ...)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, August 21, 2003, 15:34
Staving Stone Gordonssen:
>>>Saying that somethings "outrageous" sound complainty to me ... >> >>There's more than one conlanger on this list who would probably take it as >>quite a compliment if you described their ideas as "outrageous". > >Only within conlang circles? Or has this, as a compliment, passed into >common usage? >
Well, in the context of conlanging, remember the "mapwords" system I came up a few weeks ago. In a post entitled "More on Mapwords" I suggested a way to use mapwords in a free word order syntax, by making each mapword contain a reference to its own position in the sentence. If somebody had said, "That's an outrageous idea!", my reply would have been, "Thank you." Pete