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Honky-Tonk Dragon
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Scootin' through a West that Ne'er Was...

« on: March 09, 2007, 09:06:56 am »

Has anyone else come across this?
Difference Dictionary
Originally posted as a resource to Victoriana for moderns who might be doing some head-scratching whilst reading The Difference Engine, it seems that it might be of some use to the community here.

"I replied that only <i>lost</i> causes were of any interest to a gentleman..."
Jorge Luis Borges "The Shape of the Sword"

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The Grand Duchess
Snr. Officer
Patior Sed Supervivo

« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 03:22:53 pm »

Thank you ever so much.  You are a treasure, dear Sir.

A true alternative subculture is one that not only questions the social status quo but poses viable solutions to some of the perceived underlying problems. Difference from the norm is not the same as superiority to the mainstream unless it can be  argued that the difference is positing a better way.
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Netherlands Netherlands

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 12:05:46 am »

Very interesting, thank you.

"`Suppose, after all, it all ends in your butterflies and morlocks. THAT DOESN'T MATTER NOW. The effort's real. It's worth going on with. It's worth it. It's worth it, even so.' . . .
Australia Australia

« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 04:36:56 am »

Splendid find!
Thank you!

<em>One is all for religion until one visits a really religious country. Then, one is all for drains, machinery and a minimum wage.</em>
-Aldous Huxley
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