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Initial post: 4 Dec 2012 02:19:23 GMT
So someone informed me that my dictionary came about because of an explosion in a printing press. I had a think about it and I disagreed.

This forum just there to encourage free thought on the ol' Big Bang Theory. I am not under any illusions of converting anyone to any belief because truth is we only hide behind these debates our deep suspicion of religion. We are the kings of our own lives and we do what we want and when we want (as long as it doesn't hurt anyone).

We should all become humanists because humans are God!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 05:54:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Dec 2012 06:01:54 GMT
Unlikely that the words, would settle and print in alphabetical order.

Fair enough.

What's wrong with simply being human?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 09:39:29 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Did you know the word 'gullible' was deliberately excluded from all dictionaries until the mid 1960s?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 10:50:28 GMT
Ian says:
Really? I must go and buy a secondhand pre-1960 dictionary and check that...

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 11:34:17 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:09:23 GMT
K. Hoyles says:
Good grief, déjà vu.

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 12:12:31 GMT
Can anyone translate this into something that makes sense?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:13:26 GMT
Dan Fante says:
What's that? Another explosion at the printing press?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:14:46 GMT
At least the dictionary makes sense and has order about it !!

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 12:15:35 GMT
K. Hoyles says:
'People...'
Does this sound terrifyingly familiar...possibly Thomas in a different guise?

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 12:17:49 GMT
Thomas Kelly Thinking is still guessing. Maybe another account.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:33:35 GMT
Ian says:
"Unlikely that the words, would settle and print in alphabetical order."

But quite likely that the letters would settle in a random, meaningless order and people would retrospectively place an importance and meaning on that order and call it the alphabet. Later people would look at the alphabet and say "the chances of letters arranging themselves into alphabetical order all by themselves is infinintely small; some supernatural power must have caused or controlled the explosion in the printing press!"

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 12:39:43 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
i thought the Big Bang was a bit more powerful than an exploding printing press ?
but perhaps a printing press exploded and words began to evolve through mutation from single syllables and the dictionary is still expanding .....

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 12:40:56 GMT
RAB says:
yh blud thers lodes ov wrds arnd now innit ya get me?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 16:53:54 GMT
Goddidit.

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 18:45:14 GMT
Indeed the press is just a metaphor for life as we understand it...thanks for your thoughts everyone I'm going to go and think about all you have said and decide how to live my life ffrom now on.

A lot of you have major knowledge in these matters I envy all the people in your lives that are helped by your intelligence. And I have every confidence that our world will be rid of its problems because of people as helpful as your good selves.

Humanism rules!

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 19:17:52 GMT
Correct.
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