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And that's because there were so many more wars in the past half a century than in any other 50-year period in world history.

For what definitions of "wars" and "more"?

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On 13 Aug 2004 16:03:51 GMT, CyberCypher
voilĂ , fewer plethoras of people and pests everywhere. It's a better solution than Dean Swift's, especially for us vegetarians.

I take you are using "plethora" in the sense of (2)?

If there were fewer plethoras in the sense of (1), it would solve the problem without additives.
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On 13 Aug 2004 16:16:43 GMT, CyberCypher
That's surely oversimplified as all get-out, but you get the point. Many of the retaurants in Tokyo used to (and ... to through out. First come, first served it was, so the homeless lined up behind certain restaurants at meal times.

That's a very common practice in better restaurants here. They don't want the homeless queuing up around the premises, but they do take excess food to shelters and food banks.
The policy is complicated by city health officials that routinely "bust" the restaurants for disposing of food because of some technicality like the temperature-controlling ability of the transporting system, but public outcry usually sends the officials slinking away.
It seems to be only the very expensive, fine restaurants that do this. The ordinary restaurants evidently recycle yesterday's hamburger patties into today's meat loaf. I would not be surprised to see our homeless with the gout.
Evan Kirshenbaum wrote on 14 Aug 2004:
And that's because there were so many more wars in the past half a

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century than in any other 50-year period in world history.

For what definitions of "wars" and "more"?

Like, for whatever definitions you wanna plug in there, dude. I think that even Charles got the TIC ("hyperbolic" and "satiric" to you) nature of my post when he replied with "Holy ***, then I guess we'd better kill a lot more of them." That was an appropriate response.

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Tony Cooper wrote on 14 Aug 2004:
voilĂ , fewer plethoras of people and pests everywhere. It's a better solution than Dean Swift's, especially for us vegetarians.

I take you are using "plethora" in the sense of (2)? If there were fewer plethoras in the sense of (1), it would solve the problem without additives.

I didn't check the dictionary for usage guidelines; I felt I had to make certain that I was talking about reducing the numbers of people and pests only.

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Tony Cooper wrote on 14 Aug 2004:
That's surely oversimplified as all get-out, but you get the ... homeless people with the food they had to through out.

Geez, another thinko! "throw out", of course.
First come, first served it was, so the homeless lined up behind certain restaurants at meal times.

That's a very common practice in better restaurants here.

The better restaurants in Tokyo too.
They don't want the homeless queuing up around the premises, but they do take excess food to shelters and food banks.

Things work a little differently in Tokyo.

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That's a very common practice in better restaurants here.

You mean Subway, Denny's, and the like?
Evan Kirshenbaum wrote on 14 Aug 2004:

Oops! Delete the "a""

For what definitions of "wars" and "more"?

Like, for whatever definitions you wanna plug in there, dude. I think that even Charles got the TIC ("hyperbolic" and ... replied with "Holy ***, then I guess we'd better kill a lot more of them." That was an appropriate response.

Oh, I got it too, I was just trying to see if there was an interesting discussion here. Counting wars seems to be a tricky business. I would actually have guessed that there were probably fewer wars in that fifty-year stretch than usual.

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But I understand it's still true there's enough food to feed everyone: for a number of reasons, it's not practicable to get the food to everyone.

ObAUE: That, to my mind, is a terrible abuse of a colon. The second part of the sentence is in no way an explanation of the first. It is closer to a contradiction. A semicolon would have been better. A comma with a "but" would have been best, I think.

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