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Thread #59418   Message #1577099
Posted By: beardedbruce
06-Oct-05 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads

I chose NOT to use fine, knowing the various meanings...

fine 1    (fn) KEY

fin·er , fin·est
Of superior quality, skill, or appearance: a fine day; a fine writer.
Very small in size, weight, or thickness: fine type; fine paper.

Free from impurities.
Metallurgy Containing pure metal in a specified proportion or amount: gold 21 carats fine.
Very sharp; keen: a blade with a fine edge.
Thin; slender: fine hairs.
Exhibiting careful and delicate artistry: fine china. See Synonyms at delicate.
Consisting of very small particles; not coarse: fine dust.

Subtle or precise: a fine difference.
Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety or precision; sensitive: has a fine eye for color.
Trained to the highest degree of physical efficiency: a fine racehorse.
Characterized by refinement or elegance.
Satisfactory; acceptable: Handing in your paper on Monday is fine.
Being in a state of satisfactory health; quite well: I'm fine. And you?
Used as an intensive: a fine mess.


And my SELECTED word,

small    (smôl) KEY

small·er , small·est
Being below the average in size or magnitude.
Limited in importance or significance; trivial: a small matter.
Limited in degree or scope: small farm operations.
Lacking position, influence, or status; minor: "A crowd of small writers had vainly attempted to rival Addison" (Thomas Macaulay).
Unpretentious; modest: made a small living; helped the cause in my own small way.
Not fully grown; very young.
Narrow in outlook; petty: a small mind.
Having been belittled; humiliated: Their comments made me feel small.
Diluted; weak. Used of alcoholic beverages.
Lacking force or volume: a small voice.

I hope you can see why I chose the one I did, from my viewpoint...