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    [Agent Listing] Agent Query / AgentQuery.com

    I vaguely recall a posting -- a 'sticky,' perhaps -- that provided the URL for a site that allowed you to search for agents by specific genres they represent.

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    AgentQuery, probably. Check the sticky in "Ask the Agent"

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    ah-ha!

    Thanks -- I'm glad to see that I'm not as crazy as I thought, after all!
    "'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the Mock Turtle replied; 'and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.'

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    Agent Query / agentquery.com

    Agent Query (www.agentquery.com) has started a community called "AQ Connect." Just wanted to spread the word!
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    Just a note: there is nothing obscure about whilst. It isn't even an archaic useage. The fact is that is rarely used by AMERICANS doesn't mean the word is obscure. It means that Americans tend to be a bit gormless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. R. Tomlin View Post
    Just a note: there is nothing obscure about whilst. It isn't even an archaic useage. The fact is that is rarely used by AMERICANS doesn't mean the word is obscure. It means that Americans tend to be a bit gormless.
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    I thought that was some sort of British card game.
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    What?

    Gormless?

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    Gormless sounds like a funky breed of worms...
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    Actually it sounds like Americans who don't know how to use whilst.

    Edit: This has been a severe thread hijack. Someone should say something about Agent Query which is an excellent website.

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    Hold on whilst I look up the definition...

    Ah, now I know the Brit definition of stupid. Whew, good to know in case I travelst acrost the pond onst of these days. Wouldn't want to appear clueless whilst there. *smile*
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. R. Tomlin View Post
    Just a note: there is nothing obscure about whilst. It isn't even an archaic useage. The fact is that is rarely used by AMERICANS doesn't mean the word is obscure. It means that Americans tend to be a bit gormless.
    Funny, I'm from N. Ireland and I can't remember the last time I heard someone use whilst. Nor do I find Americans to be gormless. Quite the opposite.
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    Ok, I'm pretty sure that sig is gonna go now. Now that I'm all self-conscious about it and everything.

    But I can bring this back on topic, because indeed, if you register for AQ Connect . . . you can create a signature using "whilst," "gormless," and any other fun but underused word.
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    My brain must be really mushy this morning. Do you have a link to AQ Connect? Didn't see any mention of it at the Agent Query site.

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    Here it is: http://agentquery.leveragesoftware.com/

    It's also on the home page with a blurb about the new feature.
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    *snerk* I've used "whilst" in business correspondence, using the reaction to determine who had a clue.


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    Whilst y'all were debating, I joined AQ Connect. It's, ummm, interesting.

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    I'm American and I use 'whilst' all the time.

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    "Whilst, though correct British English, is virtually obsolete in American English and reeks of pretension in the work of a modern American writer."
    (Garner's Modern American Usage, OUP, p. 834)

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    Whilst reading this thread, I began to ponder the opposite of gormless - gormful ?

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    Thankfully, I've disarmed the hijackers and changed my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianm View Post
    Funny, I'm from N. Ireland and I can't remember the last time I heard someone use whilst. Nor do I find Americans to be gormless. Quite the opposite.
    Being American, I feel quite free to call us gormless. It happens I know a Brits who occasionally say whilst and it isn't considered archaic. I agree that using it is a nice way to separate the gormless from those with gorm.

    Sorry to make you self-conscious. I got a chuckle out of it. Sorry about the hijack.

    I did check out AQ Connect though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkorzenko View Post
    Whilst y'all were debating, I joined AQ Connect. It's, ummm, interesting.
    Interesting with an ummm before it, huh? Care to elaborate? Interesting in a gormless way or was that a gormful "ummm, interesting"?
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    Interesting in a gormless way or was that a gormful "ummm, interesting"?
    The vote's still out. You join and get pounced on by people that are magically matched to your profile. I felt a little bit like a goldfish being surrounded by gormless sharks. The site is young...so I'm reserving judgment. I LOVE AQ, btw. So please don't take this as a negative post, because it isn't meant that way.

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    Hmmm. Not sure about this one. I recognize some of the community. Whilst I love AQ, I'd probably be gormless to join another writer community.
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