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January 8, 2013

3 Powerful Words

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• "Don't trade up" (David Rakoff)

• "Bleeding always stops"

• "Do it now"

• "Feel the fear" (Susan Jeffers)

• "Noli me tangere"

To me, language is every bit as powerful a code as software.

Makes me feel much better about not having a clue about the latter, though I am going to take an introductory course starting this month — better late than never.

"It is never too late to become what you might have become" — yes, that's a total of 4 x 3 = 12 words from George Sand but I'm putting them here because:

1. They're the exception that proves the rule

2. I can

[David Rakoff's epigram via Ariel Kaminer writing in the New York Times Magazine]

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Note added at 2:49 p.m. today: I'm hoping that other tasty 3-word combos will make their way into the comments section — bring 'em on!

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Let's eat out.

Posted by: Bee | Jan 12, 2013 5:09:10 PM

kiss my

Posted by: sherlock | Jan 10, 2013 3:01:00 AM

Klaatu Barada Nikto

Posted by: Molak of Twylo | Jan 9, 2013 9:38:59 PM

EAT MOR CHICKIN

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jan 9, 2013 9:21:50 PM

fortuna favet fortibus

Posted by: I. Hulk | Jan 9, 2013 8:26:40 PM

Scratch and sniff

Posted by: Gray Cat | Jan 9, 2013 8:22:35 PM

"Who's On First"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M

Posted by: Abbitus Costellotus | Jan 9, 2013 7:47:42 PM

Be Here Now

Posted by: Ramus Dassitus | Jan 9, 2013 7:40:25 PM

dum spiro, spero

Posted by: J Cousteau | Jan 9, 2013 7:36:14 PM

Ooh Baby Baby

Posted by: S Robinson | Jan 9, 2013 7:34:29 PM

fortuna favet fatuis

Posted by: Flautacitus | Jan 9, 2013 7:13:36 PM

Press, Press, Pull...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIUeEpTLBvQ

Posted by: joepeach | Jan 9, 2013 6:59:25 PM

audentes fortuna iuvat

Posted by: Virgil | Jan 9, 2013 6:35:44 PM

Stand and deliver.

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 9, 2013 4:48:19 PM

Turn and cough.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 9, 2013 8:06:43 AM

Veni vidi vici.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 9, 2013 8:06:15 AM

Joe, you need to check on the meaning of "the exception that proves the rule". It's not what this post implies.

Posted by: Graeme | Jan 8, 2013 9:29:31 PM

John M, that's precisely why I always use the drive-thru at McDonald's. Well put.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jan 8, 2013 8:01:22 PM

Eschew pedestrian comestibles.

Posted by: JohnM | Jan 8, 2013 7:59:53 PM

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