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Town Square, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the words from all angles...

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I believe in the concept of utilizing English as the international community's second language. I don't trust in the prosaic methodology by which English is taught.Pointer

Polishing a person's handiness with a language isn't like launching a more accurate crossbow. A language - a living language - isn't just an instrument that you can learn to manipulate with greater amounts of precision. A living tongue cannot be bisected from the prevailing culture of a clan of people of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

To make a person recite English is to cheat him out of its cultural context. A good educator must create a strategy for introducing it; the perceptive pupil ventures out to seek it.

A dictionary - properly used - can become an influential tool. A decent dictionary will define words based on a specific corpus, a set of written language of varying scope and consistency. They can contain anything from a biography of artists to some real adult fiction stories. I watched many moons pass creating my "humongous" Fiction Corpus in order to form a new class of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in myriad forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have crafted a million words and I have broken them down, reshaping them - not merely to teach a language but to promote the human soul, and to pressure that spirit or soul not just to recite but to happen.

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Understanding the words Town Square

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the words town square in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the words town square, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the words town square are located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting their cultural power.

Pronunciation of Town SquareMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the words "town square."

Video of me pronouncing "town square."

Definition of Town SquareMargo on a trampoline

The term town square refers to a place that most people no longer feel they have any business being in because they do all their commerce over a computer and make enough money to afford their own greenery.

Common use of town square in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. They held the ceremony in front of the statue at town square.

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  2. The parade goes down main street and ends up in town square.

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  3. I have yet to come up with a third sentence using the words "town square."

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Usage of Town Square in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Town Square, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the words "town square."

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Words "Town Square."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the words "town square" and any of their morphological derivations appear in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word or set of words in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the words over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

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Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the words "town square," but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Town Square in Death to McDonalds

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A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Author's Note

"Town Square" does not make an appearance in Death to Mcdonalds.

Michal Slaby

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Usage of Town Square in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

For thirty-three hours and a half, we proceeded slowly (in fact, as slowly as possible) from the town square to St. Hedwig's Basilica, where we stripped ourselves to the waist, took off our shoes, and prostrated ourselves in silence. When the Master decided, he began to whip us. (The Master was elected; we chose the weakest man among us). When the Master started whipping, we began chanting the Stabat Mater. Assuming a position which indicated for what kind of sin we wished to atone, we would wait for the Master to heal us. The murderer was supposed to lie on his face - thankfully, none of us did that. The adulterer lay on his back; perjurers, on their sides, holding up three fingers; disobedient children, with their asses up in the air; people who didn't go to church on Sunday, in a crab; corrupt officials, holding up one leg, exposing their genitals. Then, we would rise, form a circle, and beat ourselves, singing songs of praise to the Savior, who endured much worse for the sake of our sins. We would walk, with banners and crosses held before us. In the nighttime, we held lanterns - all the while singing songs and beating ourselves with whips. (Jesus bought his in a sex shop.)

Verse 479 from the chapter called Adolescence

What lethargy he faced! What fatigue! Jesus's father took a long time to die. After his wife's death, the trial and its aftereffects consumed him for about two years. Then, there was nothing. Selling all of his property, your father's father moved back to Treblinka, onto his old garbage. His own father was long dead, but, for a few years, his mother still lived. In their old apartment on the southern side of Town Square, your grandfather spent the last years of his life, addicting himself to heroin.

Verse 66 from the chapter called Adolescence

One day, not long before the terrorists attacked Poland, Lucius and Columbus brought two guests into Jesus's apartment. One was a Krupnik. The other was soon to be his brother-in-law. He was an Irishman. Columbus had met the Krupnik at some dance club in Wroclaw: the Rathaus Club, named after the German word for Town Hall, seeing as how the club was located in Wroclaw's Town Square, not far from the actual Town Hall, and apparently the club catered to a more high-class clientele - hence the German name. The club was owned by Leonard Cohen-Krupnik and was probably always full of Krupniks and since Columbus had been spinning there one night, the two met. Columbus was spinning that night at a local club in Treblinka. Having invited his new Krupnik friend (who had brought along his future brother-in-law), Columbus extended his invitation to Jesus, but Jesus had other plans.

Verse 497 from the chapter called Adolescence

Jesus's proof came at dawn. In the coldest hour of night, he led his men to the top of St. Elizabeth's tower. But first, he had to rid it of terrorists. Standing in the northeast corner of Town Square, St. Elizabeth's had been occupied. At a height of sixty-three meters, the tower's cupola had no doubt given terrorists an excellent vantage point. At forty-six meters, the outside balcony wrapped itself around the tower completely, providing a panoramic view. Terrorist snipers hiding behind its parapet wall had harassed part of Stalin's platoon. Three of his fellow soldiers had died before the rest were captured. They wanted blood.

Verse 429 from the chapter called Arms

The electric truck quietly drove down the road, away from Town Square. After we turned right onto the road to the highway, we passed the town's ancient motte and turned right again. Passing the garages, we turned left and then left again onto Field Road. Passing Cosmonaut Road and Theatre Road, we got to the end. There was forest. A dirt path went along the western edge of the property of Elementary School Number Two in Marie Curie's name and connected with the other side of Field Road. A second path went through the wood.

Verse 148 from the chapter called Security

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Usage of Town Square in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

"Town Square" does not make an appearance in Sex For Children.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Town Square in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

"Town Square" does not make an appearance in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Town Square in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

"Town Square" does not make an appearance in Sorry Miss Jackson.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Town Square in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

"Town Square" does not make an appearance in Miscellaneous Dingbats

- Michal Slaby

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Collocation of Town Square in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Words "Town Square."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of text strings that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the words town square that appears in the string.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "town square." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

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    Ethnic layered cloth jewelry constructed on a cotton base and adorned with ribbons, tassels, and a yellow fringe. Fastened on the side with 11 buttons, fitted entirely with a pleasant lining. The style is an Indo-Asian-African multinational color combination. The collar is very extravagant and an extraordinary addition to any clothing, guaranteed to attract attention. Just a simple dress and a unique image is ready. Dry-cleaning recommended. Available now for $200.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

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  9. Black suspenders for sale

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    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and orange material with a Polish floral folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

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    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and green material with a mountain folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

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