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BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words

04 Jan 06 - 01:56 PM (#1641239)
Subject: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Ebbie

Passed to me via email:

"Twelve months, 10 words. Let's say your best friend, a news junkie in withdrawal, just got back from a year in Antarctica and has asked you to summarize this year's headlines in 10 words or less. How will you respond? You might not do better than Merriam-Webster Online's list of the top 10 most looked-up words of 2005. In order of popularity: 1) integrity, 2) refugee, 3) contempt, 4) filibuster, 5) insipid, 6) tsunami, 7) pandemic, 8) conclave, 9) levee, 10) inept."

Any other ideas? And this needn't be just the USA, you know. How would YOU summarize the year's events?


04 Jan 06 - 03:04 PM (#1641268)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Nigel Parsons

"Beer, women and song" that's it with six to spare!


04 Jan 06 - 03:59 PM (#1641279)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Amos

Corruption, fascism, neo-conservative, Constitution, environment, catastrophe, imperialism, military-industrial complex, disbelief...

Well, it's a different ten but the intersections arrive at the same referents somehow...


A


04 Jan 06 - 04:13 PM (#1641286)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST,saulgoldie

Excellent, Nigel! My hat is off to you!


04 Jan 06 - 05:45 PM (#1641326)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST

Freezing cold December then; bloody January again


04 Jan 06 - 05:58 PM (#1641333)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: jimmyt

music,wine, travel, love, mudcat, kids, jayne, staff, food, GETAWAY!


04 Jan 06 - 06:01 PM (#1641337)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST

Waves
Flood
Bombs
Blood
Storms
Fires
Quakes
Liars
Starvation
Death


04 Jan 06 - 06:16 PM (#1641351)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Col K

Getaway.


There in one


04 Jan 06 - 06:30 PM (#1641358)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: leftydee

Too cold, too wet, too windy, too dry, too hot.


04 Jan 06 - 06:44 PM (#1641368)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST

The twelve months...

Snowy, Flowy, Blowy,
Showery, Flowery, Bowery,
Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy,
Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy.

- - - George Ellis


04 Jan 06 - 07:01 PM (#1641383)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST,Waldorf

How about:

Same old shit, just stirred round a bit quicker.


04 Jan 06 - 07:29 PM (#1641407)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: katlaughing

Personal Year -

Near death
Test after test
Speadeagled, cut, repaired
New Life!

In general -

Near death
Lie after lie
Devastated world
Piss on bush.


04 Jan 06 - 08:08 PM (#1641458)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Bobert

Personal:

Blessings, Love, Faith, P-Vine, Changes, Growth, Farm, Friends, Hope & Optimism...

Country:

Corruption, Blood, Corporatization, Disfranchisment, Poverty, Consumerism, Ignorance, Wars, but Hope...

World:

Over-population, war, imperialism, globalization, corporatization, poverty, AIDS, Bush, but Hope...


04 Jan 06 - 08:09 PM (#1641459)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Janie

Personal

Sad
Mad
Broke
Scared
Hope
Garden
Grow
Sing
Hug
Life


Janie


04 Jan 06 - 09:08 PM (#1641528)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Ebbie

Personal

Music
Friends
Laughter
Love
Mudcat
Music
Getaway
Folk
Club
Music


General

Doubt
Disbelief
Hope
Disillusionment
Sorrow
Heartrent
Hope
Determination
Hope
HOPE


04 Jan 06 - 10:46 PM (#1641638)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST,guest, representing Giok

Sheep
Ewe
Sheep
Goat (bad day)
Sheep
Sheep
Rest (sabbath day)
haggis
Sheep
Border Collie (Big mistake, nice puppie!)


04 Jan 06 - 11:13 PM (#1641673)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: Deda

Nation/world: imperialism, corruption, disasters, tragedy, environmental degradation, war, class warfare, scandals.

Personal: financial setbacks, job changes, new grandchild, good husband, happy holidays.


05 Jan 06 - 01:48 PM (#1642159)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST

Aren't any of you pathetic people interested in sex? That would be in my top list.


05 Jan 06 - 04:22 PM (#1642272)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: frogprince

Personal:
Love, friends, laughter, music, Florida, Vancouver Island, homemade furniture, family. [Ebbie, forgive the plagerism please].
General:
The situation BOOM in BOOM Iraq is BOOM improving BOOM.


05 Jan 06 - 04:34 PM (#1642278)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: bobad

"Aren't any of you pathetic people interested in sex? That would be in my top list."

Guest, what's your phone number ?


05 Jan 06 - 04:58 PM (#1642295)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: GUEST

If you're male Bobad I don't go that way.


05 Jan 06 - 05:09 PM (#1642303)
Subject: RE: BS: Twelve Months in Ten Words
From: bobad

OK, you gave no indication of your gender so I figured it was worth a shot. Hey maybe some of the XX chromosomed may be interested.