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#51 2019-05-14 15:09:26

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I didn't want to leave the ship, but it was time for disembarkation.


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#52 2019-05-14 23:08:47

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I wanted to be a flower, but it was a disaster.


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#53 2019-05-14 23:48:06

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One of the best methods of purification of water is distillation.


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#54 2019-05-17 17:24:44

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I used to be an entomologist, but I was debugged.


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#55 2019-05-17 18:34:24

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The machine was not in working condition, it was defunct.


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#56 2019-05-17 22:20:37

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ganesh wrote:

I didn't want to leave the ship, but it was time for disembarkation.

ganesh wrote:

One of the best methods of purification of water is distillation.

ganesh wrote:

The machine was not in working condition, it was defunct.

Er, sorry, but I don’t think those are in line with the rules of the game.

The object of this game is not to make sentences using de-/dis- words, but to make humorous interpretations of such words. I don’t see anything humorous in those three sentences above. neutral

Look, I’ll explain. Take the opening examples by MathsIsFun:

MathsIsFun wrote:

Lawyers can get disbarred. So what about other jobs?

"I used to be an Electrician, but then I was de-lighted"
"I used to be a Guide, but then I was de-toured"

In the first sentence, “light” and “electrician” are related; in the second, “tour” and “guide” are related. Get it?

As for my own examples:

Alg Num Theory wrote:

I was supposed to see my doctor today, but it was a disappointment.

When you see your doctor, you have an appointment with him/her. But my appointment was cancelled, so I called it a “disappointment”. Get it?

Alg Num Theory wrote:

I wanted to be a flower, but it was a disaster.

An aster is a flower.

Alg Num Theory wrote:

I used to be an entomologist, but I was debugged.

An entomologist studies insects; a bug is an insect. Get it now?

So, in this game, you don’t just make sentences. You choose a de-/dis- word, and make a sentence incorporating a humorous interpretation of it.

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#57 2019-05-17 23:32:04

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I tried to fold the clothe better, but is was decreased.


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#58 2019-05-18 01:01:51

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I used to be strong in a vacuum, but I was devoid of power.


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#59 2019-05-18 03:20:36

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The best way to fight depression is to be with people who shared good sense of humor.


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#60 2019-05-18 03:37:12

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ganesh wrote:

The best way to fight depression is to be with people who shared good sense of humor.

Can you explain how this sentence is a humorous interpretation of depression?

I used to be in the codomain of a function, but I was deranged.

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