It’s that crazy brain-eye thing

I’m kind of tapped out for witty comments. The door is open; do your thing!

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5 responses to “It’s that crazy brain-eye thing

  1. Kathryn

    I was going to say something unwitty about the difficulty being that “tuin” isn’t a word (all it makes me think of is a portmanteau of ruin and tuna, which just leads nowhere) but to be on the safe side I googled it and, well. . .

    There is the Great A’Tuin, the turtle that carries the elephants that carry the Discworld, a fictional creation of Terry Pratchett;

    The Dutch word “tuin” evidently translates as “garden”;

    The National Park Service uses TUIN as part of the web address for its TUskegee INstitute site;

    Tuin Island Reef in the Torres Strait was the setting for a book that became the 2000 movie “Castaway”

    . . .None of which is particularly helpful, but it was kind of interesting in a slightly discontinuous way. Discontuined does certainly look as if it ought to have some mysterious meaning. . .

  2. Kathryn

    Eric Blackhurst, well played! Well played, indeed, sir! Even if it happens to be true (and, as a point of information, I would love to know whether it is a little invention of your own, or the report of an actual fact–in either event, it works splendidly here, but I have a passion for facts. . .) that was elegant!

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