[Ads-l] I cannot phantom...

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 28 05:39:42 UTC 2019

Here are some variants:

(1) Cannot Phathom
(2) could not "phantom"
(2) i cannot phathem

Ignorantic Expressions: I Cannot Phathom Life Without My Dear Friend!
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Ignorantic Expressions: I Cannot Phathom Life Without My Dear Friend!
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Well, yesterday (and she should have known better because I do write a
blog), one of my friends told me that she could not "phantom" life
without me.

I just hugged her and didn't bother with the correction. After all,
Ignorantics spoken with LOVE gets a pass...I'd hate to be invisible to
my friend...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions (Page 45)

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Im only 18 and have had to take tramadol for 3 years for arthritis in
my back. my doctor now wants? me to stop taking it for other physical
medications. But there's one problem im a full blown addict to
tramadol i cannot phathem not having it in ...
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On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 11:51 AM George Thompson
<george.thompson at nyu.edu> wrote:
> Stephen's post seems incomplete, to me, but "phantom" for "fathom" is an
> appealing thought.
> How long will "phantom" keep its "ph"?.  Can I start a pool?
> I will add "As you might expect, my interest was *peaked* when I saw that
> organizations could apply for up to $20,000 in funding for related
> activities."
> From a blog from the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Education,
> Purchase, N. Y.
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 4:40 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> > ...an I cannot fathom mix-up, presumably, read online and at google books.
> >
> > Stephen
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > The American Dialect Society -
> > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=DwIFAw&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=v2Wtu7DQZxSBMSJv-oEMNg&m=ThMkYjEoFsihtGqj0d_m3NiqSTnonHd6ABZishHNQ-A&s=5QQL33XnCY-wqpGgMUvN6RtANMNJn-rcihH8GgBGMzk&e=
> >
> --
> George A. Thompson
> The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998.
> But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
> your lowly tomb. . .
> L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112
> The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
> picture of his great-grandfather.)
> http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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