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No Omphaloskepsis is not one of the new ActiveRain "what does the graphic say" words you get when you post a comment here.
Is there a rhyme or reason to those words? Increasing the vocabularies of the real estate industry through CAPTCHA? Remember when you only had to know how to spell ORANGE, CANTALOUPE, POMEGRANATE and the like?
"Omphaloskepsis: is the name of Tina, a Columbus blogger's second blog, her personal blog. Omphaloskepsis is subtitled "It's all about me." I know Tina the Columbus blogger from her Green Buckeye Blog, which is not all about Tina.
Do you look up words you encounter that you don't understand? I often do but have not with those new words that ActiveRain has introduced to verify that we are human. I was impressed that Rob Robinson while confused about Philadelphia.... and the Blog Tour looked up at least one of the new ActiveRain words used to verify that we are humans not bots. And Rob used at least one of the new verification words in a sentence, the word "RATA."
"I wanted to beat the crap out of the lender with a rata because they sent the package one hour before closing. My friends, the Maoris, have supplied me with a dozen.
\Ra"ta\, n. [Maori.] (Bot.) A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs."
In a spelling bee when the smart kids are given a tough word they say "can you use it in a sentence?"
"Can you use Omphaloskepsis in a sentence?"
Heck I will give it a try:
"A bot can't be involved in omphaloskepsis because a bot does not have an omphalos."
Some members of ActiveRain seem to think meme has everything to do with the word me because THE meme that has been done on ActiveRain primarily is the 5 things about me meme that Jay Thompson introduced here in December. Yes, lots of memes are self focused... but memes don't have to be.
The New Members Meme's I tried to do until an ActiveRain member started using them to attack new members was self focused too, new members need that... The self focus not harassment from some sicko on ActiveRain who wants ActiveRain all to himself... what kind of a social network is that?
Linda Davis did a link to Daily Meme a blog with some definitions about memes. Even with out a formal social network like ActiveRain where you have a member name and a password there is a social network through your blog. Or can be unless you choose to shun the world and just blog out into the cosmos.
Yesterday in Columbus' Doo Dah Parade I saw more omphalos than you can shake a stick at ...ooops I ought to say 'I saw more omphalos than you can shake a "rata" at....'
This fella's omphalos was displayed for all the world to see as he twirled a broom in the Doo Dah Parade.
ActiveRain has a Meme Group. I think pretty much being an ActiveRain member requires a belly button, those Greek's who heavily spammed ActiveRain a week or so ago did not make the grade, no omphalos.
Orange - think Navel Orange... I have no idea if it is a navel orange. The photo is from Wikipedia "Orange blossom and oranges. Photo by Ellen Levy Finch. March 23, 2004. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Subject to disclaimers."
Navel is also from Wikipedia. The omphalos (navel) photo above is from Wikipedia also it was released to the public by the photographer. " I am the author of this work and release all copyrights. It is a close photo of my girlfriend's (Beth Keach) navel. I resized it in Adobe Photoshop. Lughguy 03:40, 30 December 2006 (UTC). , the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, I grant any entity the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law."
The photo of the fella at the Doo Dah parade is my picture... mine, mine all mine. Actually it is Mark's photo, but Mark is mine.
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