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Reasons - Can't or Can

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:hmmm: To wear, or not to wear, a skirt or kilt :?

Food for thought - - - -
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Re: Reasons - Can't or Can

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Good thought to live by - if you can :) I'll admit that after the first glance through I had to go back and inspect the (lack of) punctuation. Just my nature to look at that, I suppose, even to the point that I usually can't settle down to reading a book for long until I've checked whether it uses proper ligatures.
human@world# ask_question --recursive "By what legitimate authority?"
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Re: Reasons - Can't or Can

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SAY YES!
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Re: Reasons - Can't or Can

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cant
kant/
noun

1.
hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of a moral, religious, or political nature.
"the liberal case against all censorship is often cant"
synonyms: hypocrisy, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, pietism "political cant"
2.
denoting a phrase or catchword temporarily current or in fashion.
"they are misrepresented as, in the cant word of our day, uncaring"
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Re: Reasons - Can't or Can

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Jim wrote:cant
kant/
noun
You forgot some definitions. Try this etymology and excerpted definition:
Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 wrote:Cant \Cant\, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the
iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner
of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or
tire of a wheel. Cf. {Canthus}, {Canton}, {Cantle}.]

3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope
or bevel; a titl. --Totten.
[1913 Webster]
That said, (to perhaps take your post more literally than I suppose it was intended) I find it hard to believe that one can find a sensible dictionary definition for "cant" to put replace the poster word with. Certainly none of the ones I've read make much sense, unless you assume that they left out the apostrophe. This is arguably an artistic decision as it would then be the only punctuation mark if you consider the contraction apostrophe as such.
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Re: Reasons - Can't or Can

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Pedantry zzzzzzzzzzz

Just read the message which is clearly intended!
Keep on skirting,

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