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Saturday, 19 November 2005


Darth Vader

Ok, so the science-teacher-dork side of me can't stand it when people misuse the word "osmosis". I know that Shamash wouldn't use it (she did a copy n paste) but it appears as thought the person who wrote it doesn't appreciate the word for what it really means.

os·mo·sis - 1. Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a low solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration until there is an equal concentration of fluid on both sides of the membrane. 2. The tendency of fluids to diffuse in such a manner.

Unless the person is drinking their dinner through a digestion tube in their stomach, osmosis isn't a way to ingest food. I just wish people would correctly remember their science before they start saying crap like that.

Nothing against you Shamash, you're just quoting someone else. Just putting in my 1.709 eurocents worth...

Jeff Hess

Shalom Darth,

Here's another definition for you:

hyperbole: extravagant exaggeration (as “mile-high ice-cream cones”)



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