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I recently read an article that included a description of how to stop a dog from killing chickens. The solution is to duct-tape the chicken to the dog's muzzle for the rest of the day. Apparently they figure it out real fast.
When DVDs replaced videotape, wide screen movies could, on the disk, be letterboxed (using near-square pixels) or the pixels could be stretched to 4:3 of their "natural" width. To "morph" means to (re)shape. But the rectangular-pixel format was not referred to as "morphed". Rather, the square-pixel format was referred to as amorph - non-reshaped. The term wasn't seen very often, but based on i came "anamorph", i.e. non-non-reshaped - or reshaped, rectangular pixels. Quite a few times, I saw references to non-anamorph DVD video, non-stretched pixes (letterboxed widescreen), but really non-non-non-morphed pixels.
That was the highest degree of negation I saw in "serious" use. Among friends, we were jokingly referring to disks that were "free of non-anamorphed" and those that were "not free of non-anamorphed" format. The latter, when unfolded, is non-non-non-non-non-morphed pixels. Or DVDs not free of abscensce of non-anamorphed" video. Which is equivalent to "morhphed" pixels, not letterboxed, a sixfold negation.
It is perfectly logical and consistent, not like one expression and its negation means the same thing. But I could care less! Or possibly couldn't.
sometimes you lose sight of the forest for the trees.
Is that the reason why there are so much deforestation, so one can see again through nothing?
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Actually, as best as I can tell, it's an adaptation of a cynical expression one might use about another that cannot see the obvious "they can not see the forest because of the trees".
I adapted it, initially, to describe how I dodged answering people's questions when I was doing infrared laser photo chemistry to separate Uranium isotopes. A great deal of talking so as not to be rude about not answering - although in this case I just never got around to the answer. If you think about the tree, it would be hard to tell if it was not hidden in that forest, as well!
So - at least from my point of view - I sort of made it up and adapted the verbal technique I use to an expression.
well if the other passengers did that it'd make the queues shorter, particularly cool for international travel: getting through security/passport etc (no more stuck behind old farts that don't speak any known modern language.)
pestilence [ pes-tl-uh ns ] noun
1. a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. especially bubonic plague.
2. something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil. Synonyms: pest, plague, people