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I like this word scramble from today's calendar...

snduot

at least once it is unscrambled!

*Afforce* was new to me, not surprising, as the dictionary says it is rarely used.

It made me wonder if there was an antonym. It turns out that *attrit* is a verb which describes reducing membership of a group.

That is probably more familiar as the noun *attrition*.

It is quiet here.
The furnace has paused its regular chugging as it provides heat.
The cat, licking her paw while sitting on the heat grate, is silent.
For the moment, no cars are rushing up the street.
It is quiet here.

afforce

verb
[with object]
rare
Reinforce (a body of people) with new members.

Origin
Middle English (in the sense ‘to force’): from Old French aforcier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + force (from Latin fortis ‘strong’).

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We can always hope that our brilliant written repartee will attract new people and afforce our WotD participation.

@necopinus

Thank you for adding my toots to your home stream.

If time passes and you stop enjoying/tolerating what I've posted, feel free to unburden yourself.

Have fun.
Be safe.

astute

/əˈstjuːt/
adjective
Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.

Origin
Early 17th century: from obsolete French astut or Latin astutus, from astus ‘craft’.

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Alvin was astute enough to have doubts about advertising claims.

Algot boosted

What if privacy law was as strict as copyright law nowadays? You are not allowed to copy any private information about someone until 70 years after their death, even if it was non-commercial, and you can sue the heck (that is: €€€) out of someone if they do.
And then do the reverse to copyright law: copying anything copyrighted is the standard, creators who don't want it are refuted with "Oh, but you don't have something to hide, do you?", and Big Tech and Government actively help people to copy work from creators and to spread it further.

Autonomy, that's for me.
You can have it too, for free.
You have nothing to rehearse.
Just join me in the Fediverse.

@cwebber

@mlsuyt

Merci de vous connecter avec moi.

Je parle seulement un peu français.

J'espère de vous comprendre.

@wordsmith

Hmm.

It looks like I can make my own rhyming commentary public, but your post which includes the "exponential literature" phrase does not slide easily into view because it was originally published to followers only so it does not appear on public timelines.

Could you consider re-posting (with or without tagging tellio, as you prefer) with a hashtag?

That way I can add a reference to my **Exponential Literature** ditty.

**Exponential Literature**

(a phrase from @wordsmith )

To this I may add,
If that makes you glad.

It will be my dream
To expand upon your theme.

Better yet if I try
To energetically multiply.

Unless time is better spent
To build out with an exponent.

@Mastodon

In the middle of trying to use Delete and Redraft to take a post from public to DM, I got an error, something about the record not being found. Sorry, I didn't catch the exact code displayed.

I was able to capture the text and to "leave the page" and to post it as a fresh DM.

@Ayior
I neglected to tag you on the last two posts. Did you see them?

@dogsleg

Thank you for connecting.
A Debian dev link is always good to have.

And keep the photos coming!

(Second stanza was part of the original...but didn't fit in the WotD version. Better or worse?)

Here's the simple truth.
I am not a sleuth.
Not even in my youth.
Forsooth!

While we share a brew
I'll tell you more that's true.
It's really nothing new.
I'm also not a gumshoe.

Still I may observe
Though it takes a lot of nerve
As homeward bound we swerve.
Crooks get what they deserve.

It may be retribution,
Or merely restitution,
Wealth redistribution,
A satisfying solution.


forsooth

/fəˈsuːθ/
adverb
humorous, archaic
sentence adverb Indeed (often used ironically)

Origin
Old English forsōth (see for, sooth).

Here's the simple truth.
I am not a sleuth.
Not even in my youth.
Forsooth!

Still I may observe
Though it takes a lot of nerve
As homeward bound we swerve.
Crooks get what they deserve.

It may be retribution,
Or merely restitution,
Wealth redistribution,
A satisfying solution.

It is surprising how much I like unicode and text "emoji" \(ö)/

eschatological

/ˌɛskətəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l//ɛskatəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Theology
Relating to death, judgement, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.

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Will the 2100s be the eschatological century?
Do prophesies say we are overdue?
Is it going to rain today?
Tough questions, all hard to answer.

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