Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1. A statement conveying fundamental character.
2. A statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, or term, as in a dictionary entry.
3. The act of making clear and distinct: a definition of one's intentions.
4. The state of being closely outlined or determined: "With the drizzle, the trees in the little clearing had lost definition" (Anthony Hyde).
5. A determination of outline, extent, or limits: the definition of a President's authority.
6. The clarity of detail in an optically produced image, such as a photograph, effected by a combination of resolution and contrast.
7. The degree of clarity with which a televised image or broadcast signal is received.
· compound-modifier hyphenation
· This is a simple sentence.
· The previous sentence is a simple sentence, and this one is a compound sentence.
· While the previous two sentences are exemplary of simple and compound sentences, this sentence is complex.
Emmanuel: What’s that?
Teacher: You know what. It takes TWO sentences, conjunction, etc. (giving the instructions with apparent urgency in her voice)
Emmanuel: "Ms. Peach wants a compound sentence, and she wants it now!"
Who was the poster who was a state spelling be champion?
(We’re guessing it wasn’t you???)
A survey surveying whether survey takers like taking surveys.
A message thread about message threads
“Let me know if I need to clafify...oops, I mean clarify…LOL! I had to clarify clarify!”
Q: What do you call these: “ __” ?
A: They are “quotation marks” to me.
(And you need them there because???)
In the comment section:
I have no reason to comment on this survey. The staff was very nice.
It's DOPPLEGÄNGER WEEK! During this week, change your profile picture to someone famous you have been told you look like...
The person I was told I looked like in high school…Patty Duke, who had a TV show at the time where she played the part of a girl who had a doppelgänger first cousin.
a refrigerator magnet that IS a refrigerator…(magnet)
a refrigerator magnet that IS a magnet ..
a refrigerator magnet that is an advertisement for MAGNET schools.
Then onto one of seven
Five on the last line
[Josh Stott | 3.6.01]
Five, seven, and five
are seventeen syllables:
a perfect haiku
[Bake Neko | 3.6.01]
The first line has five.
The second line has seven.
Then end with five more.
[Lincoln Bahr | 3.6.01]
To convey one's mood
In seventeen syllables
Is very diffic
John Cooper Clark
My son Isaac found this one. There was a football player at LSU named:
Richard Dickson, III
And he is the son of
Richard Dickson, Jr.
But Richard Dickson, Jr. might be the best Metaprime Example ever!
Metaprime numbers: http://www.willnicholes.com/metaprimes.htm
Metaprime metaphors: http://people.wcsu.edu/briggsj/Wherespoetry.html
A company in Hungary called Metaprime: http://www.metaprime.hu/
“punny” (when someone says a pun)
A man noted for telling puns was locked in a closet and told he would not be released until he made up a pun about the situation.
He immediately shouted, "Oh, pun the door!"
The following metaprime examples are presented for your examination.
Definition of meta: self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics, esp. as a parody; about
(meta. (n.d.). Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.7). Retrieved May 10, 2008, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meta)
Definition of prime as an adjective:
Middle English, from Anglo-French, feminine of prim first, from Latin primus; akin to Latin prior
1: first in time : original 2 a: of, relating to, or being a prime number — compare relatively prime b: having no polynomial factors other than itself and no monomial factors other than 1 =prime polynomial> c: expressed as a product of prime factors (as prime numbers and prime polynomials) prime factorization>3 a: first in rank, authority, or significance : principal a prime example> b: having the highest quality or value =prime farmland> c: of the highest grade regularly marketed —used of meat and especially beef4: not deriving from something else : primary
(prime. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved May 10, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime)