Word of the day, ken

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    Word of the day, ken

    I found this at dictionary.com:


    Word of the Day for Tuesday October 9, 2001:

    ken \KEN\, noun:
    1. Perception; understanding; knowledge.
    2. The range of vision.
    3. View; sight.

    He was to make several important discoveries, the most significant being that infantile paralysis was caused not by germs, as cerebrospinal meningitis had been, but by a mysterious agent just then emerging into the ken of science.
    --James Thomas Flexner, Maverick's Progress

    So we are predisposed -- if not preprogrammed -- to accept tales of animals who display human motives, understanding, reason, and intentions. It takes a far greater imagination to conceive the possibility that a dog's mental life may assume a form that is simply beyond our ken.
    --Stephen Budiansky, If a Lion Could Talk

    Libussa, the youngest, particularly beautiful, unworldly and serious, was able to see what was hidden from other people's ken and to prophesy.
    --Peter Demetz, Prague in Black and Gold


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    Ken is from Middle English kennen, from Old English cennan, "to declare, to make known."
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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    what's with this new fascination with me??

    STALKER!!

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    >what's with this new fascination with me??

    You my favorite person on these boards. I just found it, and decide to post it.
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    LOL

    Ken - it seems you have a new best pal.....

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    awww... isn't that cute... you guys are best buds...

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    >> awww... isn't that cute... you guys are best buds...

    I think its a heartwarming sentiment.......

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    I dunno, with this thread and the "just can't do it" thread this board is turning into some horrible episode of Saved by the Bell or something similar.
    Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself.

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    well, can't deny my board-coolness - but my best friend is an actual, physical human being

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    a human being!? have you no life?

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    shouldn't you be saying exactly the OPPOSITE? go figure...

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    humans are so last week...

    Machines are the crap now, man. Go get yourself one of those Deep Blue things.. it'll keep you entertained for hours.

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    >well, can't deny my board-coolness - but my best friend is an actual, physical human being <

    You can drive can't you

    No he is my favoriate person since he relitivly close to my age, and yet seems to know more then a lot of people here.
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    wahoo, someone who thinks I'm smart!

    I can't drive for another 11 months (I have my PERMIT is all)

    yeah, my knowledge far outweighs any of yours...bow before me! hehe. like THAT'll ever happen

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    >I can't drive for another 11 months (I have my PERMIT is all) <

    Oh, so you will not get your lisence till septermber 2002. ::Raises fist in trumph::: I will be able to drive in June I'll come down and see you.

    >yeah, my knowledge far outweighs any of yours...bow before me! hehe. like THAT'll ever happen <

    "Looks around and hits Troll_King in back side causing him to fall to his Knees."
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    Hey, I want a best buddy...

    Any 19 year olds here? Any 19 year olds that want
    to be my best friend? I have money!
    Staying away from General.

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