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Chris -- 2015-05-30
My teenaged nephew used to say “in all the words” rather than “in other words.” In fact, whenever he would say it i thought it was merely a cute speech impediment, but then he typed it to me in a chat post during a discussion. I thought it was unique to him until I heard it spoken by someone while at the mall, this time by an adult.
Very nice! It makes sense that in all the words would mean something like “explaining fully the topic at hand”, which fits with the periphrasis introducing acorn, in other words .
Relatedly, we have had and , and ; otherwards, this has been a fertile, not to say a prolific, acorn.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .