Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for November 17, 2011

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    Varnes  over 11 years ago

    Great word, Wiley. Thanks…………….Dare you to invent a character named Bing♫…..

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    whitecarabao  over 11 years ago

    That’s a great one!

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    alviebird  over 11 years ago

    A new word to describe my room mate. Thanks.

    (Ah say, that boy’s as sharp as a bowling ball).

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    Ida No  over 11 years ago

    There was a woman that worked as a landlord’s assistant at an apartment complex I used to live at. No one knew the word “Anoesis” at that time, so we all just called her “waste of space”.I would have guessed this one if I just had a little more time for it!

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    Raabe  over 11 years ago

    Inspiring his readership to exert a little effort – apt fate

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    JusSayin  over 11 years ago

    C’mon, anyone familiar with Noetics would’ve gotten this.

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    x_Tech  over 11 years ago

    Wow, that $1000 bucks was as safe as if it were in a bank.

    Oh, sorryNevermind.

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    wilb44  over 11 years ago

    Anoesis is derived from the Greek word noesis meaning reason or intellect and the prefix a- meaning not. “Boy, does that shoe fit the horse.”

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    Ida No  over 11 years ago

    I think that Wiley has a new “Mrs. Byrnes 365 Day-Calendar” and was just dying for a chance to use it. Sophomanic would have been a good choice, too.

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    alison  over 11 years ago

    Love it. Great word, so appropriately used.

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    Howdy_Doodat Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Anoesis = clewless

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    rqs1123  over 11 years ago

    If I wanted an education, I would do a crossword puzzle. I just like a laugh in the morning. Tough to carry a dictionary on the subway.

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    Calvin Nelson Nelson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    an·o·e·sis   [an-oh-ee-sis]nouna state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.

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    psychlady  over 11 years ago

    This is just crazy!

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    Kaputnik  over 11 years ago

    Well, I read this on my computer, so I could Google it. Looked like “ANDESIS”, though, which apparently isn’t a word, and I had to go back and check it again, by which time it was too late even to smile. Timing is important, and if you have to take a break to look up a word, it spoils it.

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    TheFinalSolution  over 11 years ago

    Self-diagnosing yesterday, were we? ;-D

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    Sandfan  over 11 years ago

    Okay, Wiley. Yesterday I suggested Clueless, and all you did was translate it to Greek. Where’s my check?

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    wicky  over 11 years ago

    Wiley, that is absolutly wizard!!!

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    Paul Rider Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Sounds like Click and Clack: unencumbered by the thought process.

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    chassimmons  over 11 years ago

    @ Silent BobBut not everyone takes an anoetic approach to the comics.

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    bamboodan  over 11 years ago

    He coulda just named any Republican presidential wannabe, but this is more elegant.

    Oh, and Dave Drum … clewless …. that would only have fit if Eddie had a sailboat.

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    EDinWAState  over 11 years ago

    Thus saith the moghal Pub : “Name the boat ; ‘PAH-FECT ANOESIS’.

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 11 years ago

    [an-oh-ee-sis] Show IPAnouna state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.

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    steverinoCT  over 11 years ago

    Calvin N, thanks for the pronunciation guide: doing more reading than intelligent conversation, I tend to mispronounce a lot.

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Damn, might help if I ‘load the rest of the comments’ before I post! Calvin beat me to it by 2 hours. :D

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    palos  over 11 years ago

    A little while back there was a cute LA Times crossword that had a AA Milne quotation: Have you ever stopped to think, then forgot to start again?

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    Barbaratoo Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I don’t get it…

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    Jonni  over 11 years ago

    wow, many comments for explanation of anoesis. my friend from Maine is always saying “I know this” so I figured that is how its spelt; ahnosis. Thanks all!

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    Shooter918  over 11 years ago

    I wonder if I could get that on my license plate.

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    palos  over 11 years ago

    Not to belabor the LA Times crosswords, but NonSequitur was one of the answers in today’s puzzle.

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    Zepp Jamieson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Finally: a single word that describes a typical Fox News viewer!

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    lazygrazer  over 11 years ago

    I still think “clueless” is way easier to say….But what do I know.

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    justchris  over 11 years ago

    try being married to someone who is in the constant state of…(sigh)

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    RayThomas101  over 11 years ago

    Great way to insult someone without his/her knowledge.

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    DavidGBA  over 11 years ago

    Maybe it just means ‘gut feel only’ analysis. Nothing in the definition says that cognitive processing would improve or even preserve the sensation and emotion value.

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    falcon_370f  over 11 years ago

    anoesis describes Eddie Pah-fectly

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    JunkTrunk  over 11 years ago

    Describes my teenager “pahfectly”!

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    maryvpom  over 11 years ago

    There is no listing for andesis – but andesit means gray flat rock..seems appropiate..Anoesis is absence of thought – equally good…MVP who never misses a morning

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    weasleman4  over 11 years ago

    Knowing what it means now really makes the comic funnier. Very appropriate word.

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    Destiny23  over 11 years ago

    I read ten definitions online, and I still don’t comprehend the concept. Good thing I wasn’t a psyche major!(Could failure to comprehend the definition of “anoesis” be considered ironic?)(And why doesn’t spell check recognize “anoesis”?? For shame!)

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    LKCS  over 11 years ago

    That ‘o’ looked more like a ‘d’ to me . . . so I was so confused! Thanks Destiny23!

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    dabugger  over 11 years ago

    Wiley, why do you draw him with a head….he don’t got….

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    mlswartz_99  over 11 years ago

    anoesis: a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.Otherwise known as a woman’s state of mind when she goes shopping with her man’s hard earned money.

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    Ernest Lemmingway  over 11 years ago

    Yeah, anoesis is Cap’n Eddy in one word. Come to think of it, that’s also politicians, bankers, and corporate execs in one word. At least the part about no thinking; I’m becoming convinced the latter three are sociopaths to a one and thus can’t feel emotion.

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    LingeeWhiz  over 11 years ago

    Huh? I’m in a state of anoesis.

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    Hunter7  over 11 years ago

    Great word. – lousy site. So many ads, no wonder its free.

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 11 years ago

    But that’s the same name Capt’n Eddie came up with yesterday. He just used the English translation!

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    alan.gurka  over 11 years ago

    Thanks for the help, gang! My Webster’s College Dictionary didn’t have it. Shame on Miriam’s descendants!

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    natureboyfig4 Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I can’t find a darned thing for “Andesis.” What’s the gag?

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    DrJKnows  about 11 years ago

    Ouch! Time travel hurts my head.

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    oded.haber  almost 2 years ago

    Ten years later, this word perfectly characterizes many political and social responses to current issues, ranging from election results, to economic policies, to crowd control in unrest situation, to covid-19 mask/vaccination programs

    … and I’m inserting links to this strip to my social media and email discussion activities.

    So there.

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