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01 Jun 2019, 8:24 am

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Probably Satan was enabling you guys to find a rational explanation. We all know that rationalism is bad, anyway...

That makes perfect sense!
... wait, if something makes sense it drives us dangerously close to rationalism... it's a trap!


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01 Jun 2019, 8:28 am

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After buying a sofa off of someone


Totally random: I think that's the first time I've seen off of together


I hear it all the time. Maybe it’s a regional thing.

Do you use the word “redd?” It’s an older word that basically means “to clean.”


Maybe.

Never heard of redd , everydays a schoolday


I was just asking because I live in the only part of the US that uses that word, so I thought it was a regional thing until I saw the word in Jane Eyre.

I think it’s only used in a specific area in the UK, but I can’t remember where at the moment.



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01 Jun 2019, 8:29 am

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Do you use the word “redd?” It’s an older word that basically means “to clean.”


Probably Scandinavian in origin. On its own it's kind of ambiguous in it's meaning, but it's found as a suffix to many words having to do with order i.e. "förbereda" (prepare), "redogöra" (explain/describe), "Oreda" (mess).

("redd" would seem to be the past tense of "reda".)


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01 Jun 2019, 8:32 am

magz wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Probably Satan was enabling you guys to find a rational explanation. We all know that rationalism is bad, anyway...

That makes perfect sense!
... wait, if something makes sense it drives us dangerously close to rationalism... it's a trap!


The key to all of this is to not think too much or too deeply about anything. Just blindly go along with whatever is said.

Smile vacantly and nod your head.



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01 Jun 2019, 8:33 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
magz wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Probably Satan was enabling you guys to find a rational explanation. We all know that rationalism is bad, anyway...

That makes perfect sense!
... wait, if something makes sense it drives us dangerously close to rationalism... it's a trap!


The key to all of this is to not think too much or too deeply about anything. Just blindly go along with whatever is said.

Smile vacantly and nod your head.

It's... painful!


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01 Jun 2019, 8:35 am

Wolfram87 wrote:
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Do you use the word “redd?” It’s an older word that basically means “to clean.”


Probably Scandinavian in origin. On its own it's kind of ambiguous in it's meaning, but it's found as a suffix to many words having to do with order i.e. "förbereda" (prepare), "redogöra" (explain/describe), "Oreda" (mess).

("redd" would seem to be the past tense of "reda".)


It’s used around here in a way that means “to straighten up.” We wouldn’t use it when we’re talking about scrubbing the bathroom. It means to pick stuff up and organize.

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/redd



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01 Jun 2019, 8:39 am

Buying something “off of” someone is something I’ve heard in peoples’ speech.

I believe “redd” is not used alone. It’s used in the verb phrase “redd up.”

I have a vague memory of hearing that phrase in my childhood.



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01 Jun 2019, 8:43 am

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Buying something “off of” someone is something I’ve heard in peoples’ speech.

I believe “redd” is not used alone. It’s used in the verb phrase “redd up.”

I have a vague memory of hearing that phrase in my childhood.


I always hear or say “redd up” or “redd off.”

My house is messy and company is coming over, so I have to redd up (or do some redding up).

I have to redd off the table because it’s covered in paperwork.



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01 Jun 2019, 8:48 am

Whenever I participate in a thread, it goes completely off topic...



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01 Jun 2019, 8:50 am

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Whenever I participate in a thread, it goes completely off topic...

That's because you jinx the thread!


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01 Jun 2019, 8:58 am

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Whenever I participate in a thread, it goes completely off topic...

In this case it's probably for the better. It's not a topic people have any genuine curiosity about and, as far as I can tell, its largely because if what they think it is (superstition and bluster) isn't the complete truth then they're forced out of line with social conformity and there's no scarier blood-drinking deity I can think of than Conformitas.


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01 Jun 2019, 9:04 am

magz wrote:
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Whenever I participate in a thread, it goes completely off topic...

That's because you jinx the thread!


Maybe I have!

I’m one of those sorts of people who has a disproportionate amount of negative experiences.

Some people seemed to live charmed lives, but most fall in the average category.

Wherever I go, I leave a trail of turbulence and destruction behind me. That might be a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea.

I love the idea of magic and fantasy. I can never get enough Tolkien, and I used to make my own stories and even had a fairy figurine collection. I like the escape that such things can provide and find fantasy preferable to the real world. Of course, I don’t believe in magic, but I wish I did and that it was real.



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01 Jun 2019, 9:11 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
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Whenever I participate in a thread, it goes completely off topic...

In this case it's probably for the better. It's not a topic people have any genuine curiosity about and, as far as I can tell, its largely because if what they think it is (superstition and bluster) isn't the complete truth then they're forced out of line with social conformity and there's no scarier blood-drinking deity I can think of than Conformitas.


I think it’s an extremely interesting topic.



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01 Jun 2019, 9:23 am

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I think it’s an extremely interesting topic.

Twilightprincess wrote:
I love the idea of magic and fantasy. I can never get enough Tolkien, and I used to make my own stories and even had a fairy figurine collection. I like the escape that such things can provide and find fantasy preferable to the real world. Of course, I don’t believe in magic, but I wish I did and that it was real.

That's fantasy-fiction literature, different topic.


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01 Jun 2019, 9:28 am

techstepgenr8tion wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
I think it’s an extremely interesting topic.

Twilightprincess wrote:
I love the idea of magic and fantasy. I can never get enough Tolkien, and I used to make my own stories and even had a fairy figurine collection. I like the escape that such things can provide and find fantasy preferable to the real world. Of course, I don’t believe in magic, but I wish I did and that it was real.

That's fantasy-fiction literature, different topic.


It’s not a different discussion entirely.

Some magical practices and beliefs have inspired and informed various pieces of fantasy fiction (especially the Harry Potter series).