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Hal R's picture
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cryptical

not a new word to us but do you know what it means?

ex.
The Deadheads live in a cryptical envelopment.

Anyone else have an example?

(it is listed in The Free Dictionary by Farlex -Google it)

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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I'm game

For a new word that is. Mayre, I wasn't kidding I had never heard that word before. I feel we learn something new everyday!!!! Thanks

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Any suggestions, Hal

for a new word?
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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!

:-)

Steve-O's picture
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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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