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Hal R's picture
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time for a new word to learn?

Ubiquitous is starting to become too ubiquitous here, you know what I mean? Cool, groovy, far out and whatever.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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a footnote...

(despite the distinct possibility that Steve is just goofin' with us...)

I think one thing that affects how often I hear the word is the Silicon Valley thing (I used to edit a computer magazine years ago, and a lot of my pals are techies). Between the engineers and the PRoids, the word gets used a lot, as in "ubiquitous connectivity," "ubiquitous wireless," etc. It's practically a buzzword in those circles, which probably has to do with why it's so commonplace here.

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poifect!

:-)

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Thanks!!

I feel much better now!! 95 and prior, tye-dye was ubiquitous in my closet, not so much anymore. How's that?

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"no stupidity involved" Steve

marye is right. A well-put together concise sentence can be much more clever than a long, flowery one, full of big words, that makes no sense.

I missspelled " a lot" in an earlier post. Two teeny tiny words, not "alot" like I wrote. THAT is more heinous than not having stumbled across "ubiquitous".

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nah...

no stupidity involved if you've never had occasion to cross paths with the word, which, as you suspected earlier, is more or less synonymous with "everywhere," except it's an adjective. (Why yes, I AM an English major...)

Sentence: "The Dead were in town for a run of shows, and tie-dye was ubiquitous."

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Really!!!!

Must be a west coast thing. How would 1 use it in a sentence. I feel stupid.

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ubiquitous

Gee, Steve, I use it all the time. So do my friends. Maybe it's a Bay Area kinda deal.

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nemo

short version, you can't, due to assorted software issues it takes too long to go into. However, if you send me and/or izzie a PM pointing us to the post in question and telling us what you want it to say, we can fix it for you. Just ask, thanks.

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Ubiquitous

I really wish people wouldn't use such big words. Can anyone out there use this in a sentence and really know what it means? I guess My statements are everywhere? Peace!!! Just venting

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