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Re: go figure

From: Matthew Fogel <>
Date: Fri 23 Feb 1996 - 13:16:11 PST

On Fri, 23 Feb 1996 wrote:

> On Tues, 20-FEB-1996, Matt Fogel wrote:
> :On Fri, 16 Feb 1996 wrote:
> :> "I bet she doesn't even know what a trope is"- (god
> :> forbid if she does if you ask me)------??? comments?

> I also had no idea what a trope was until recently. My wife, the former
> English major alerted me of their existence, and I looked it up.
> According to a dictionary of literary terms I have, a "trope" is a term
> used in rhetoric and literary criticism. Basically, it means a figure of
> speech, with some kind of comparison involved, for example metaphore,
> similie, irony, etc. This makes sense in the song. It's like, "she has
> no credentials as a song writer, but it's a damn fine song anyway!"
And with that, Matty stands firmly corrected. The word also seems to fit with Butches learned credentials...Just never heard of it is all...

> Greg Bair
> who isn't at all crazy about the "Audio Aquatic"--YUCK!--moniker, but
> will undoubtably rush out to buy the music anyway...
> --
> "It seemed like a fine philosophy.
> In five years, I thought, it would
> Our home pages: seem just as silly as all the other
> philosophies I've had."
> Pi Sigma Alpha at USU: -Hemingway, _The_Sun_Also_Rises_

Thank you Greg, for brightenning up the lights in here!

Minister of Habitual Errors in Fact

 "I would like to fall in love again but my only hope is that love doesn't  happen to me so often after this. I don't want to get so used to falling  in love that I get curious to experience something more extreme -- whatever  that may be." -- Douglas Coupland, _Life_After_God_

            MATTHEW M.J. FOGEL (

Received on Fri Feb 23 22:16:42 1996
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