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Ticket, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

Michal is debating the potency of enlarging his mammoth Fiction Corpus with yet another fictional story; cites fatigueDictionary icon

I think highly of the soundness of harnessing English as a universal standard. I don't think highly of the unrewarding blueprint with which the English language is presented for study.Pointer

Strengthening one's intimacy with a language isn't like promoting a safer bridge. A language - a spoken tongue - isn't just an instrument that you can learn to employ with a greater amount of precision. A common tongue can not be riven from the competing values of a tribe 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.

Teaching a person to recite English is to strip him of its cultural context. A proper instructor must prepare a plan for introducing it; the prudent pupil goes out to seek it.

A dictionary can be an influential tool. The best dictionaries describe words on the basis of a particular corpus, a body of written works of various scope and consistency. A corpus could include anything from a book about literature to a collection of top fiction. I burned many candles developing my "king-sized" Fiction Corpus in order to form a different sort of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in many different forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have constructed a million words and I have examined them, reshaping them - not just to teach a tongue but to defend the human soul, and to coax that soul or spirit not just to recite but to happen.

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A Learner's Dictionary: Common Words in EnglishPointer

An Artifact is the Common Word that Answers the Question, "What?"

The most frequently used words in Michal's Corpus that represent common artifacts

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Understanding the word Ticket

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 word ticket in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word ticket, 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 word ticket is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of TicketMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word ticket.

Video of me pronouncing "ticket."

Definition of TicketMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish the definition of ticket.

I'm sure it won't take too long.

Common use of ticket in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. I must've left my ticket in my coat. Hold on. Let me get it.

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  2. I'll meet you at the ticket office in ten minutes.

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  3. The police will ticket you if you park there.

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  4. I have yet to come up with a fourth sentence using the word ticket.

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  5. I have yet to come up with a fifth sentence using the word ticket.

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  6. I have yet to come up with a sixth sentence using the word ticket.

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  7. I have yet to come up with a seventh sentence using the word ticket.

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Usage of Ticket 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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Ticket, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word ticket.

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

Table of Frequency for the Word "Ticket."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word ticketand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word 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 word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

Margo stretching her arms
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 word ticket, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Ticket in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

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.

Frame #295

most of goldman sachs's recent calls were labeled by name. out of the few that werent she only called one back. thats the ticket.

JC Penney

28 July, 6:33 PM

Frame #2127

i see kohls. hes in line at the gate. all i need is a ticket.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

18 August, 6:42 PM

Frame #4312

if expedia doesnt stay clear of reddit boyer. she could find herself on the wells fargo. with a one way ticket to a shanghai brothel.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

30 September, 7:36 AM

Frame #2130

im an idiot. i bought a ticket for the stands. kohls went through the general admission gate. how was i supposed to know.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

18 August, 7:09 PM

Frame #1052

nancy says lowes spent the whole morning talking to the state police. dont tell me he was settling some speeding tickets.

Kim "Kris" Kardashian

6 August, 5:25 PM

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Usage of Ticket 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.

"I don't have my ticket," said Jesus.

"Oh," said the man.

"It's at home," I said, "on the table."

Verses 106-108 from the chapter called Adolescence

Jesus went back to the blond. "I don't have my ticket, remember?"

"Please wait," she said.

Verses 111-112 from the chapter called Adolescence

"If you don't have a ticket, I can't let you on board."

Verse 141 from the chapter called Adolescence

Jesus was fully capable of outfitting a brigade, but, if he did that, then he couldn't afford to buy enough tickets for all of his men - at least, not enough to gain a reasonable weight ceiling. The Vatican wasn't going to be of much help; if Panzer-Tank had no intention of donating tickets, then the Church was only going to be able to afford a few hundred - not the thousands that Jesus would need. There had to be some kind of solution.

Verse 221 from the chapter called Security

The manager came and said, "What's the problem?" It was the very short Italian man with a red face.

"This man lost his ticket."

Verses 135-136 from the chapter called Adolescence

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Usage of Ticket 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.

I amused my company with a story about how I first came to London, and how I took the Underground to Leicester Square, and then proceeded to walk toward Shakespeare's Globe for a performance. "According to the Underground map," I said, "it was only a hop, skip, and a jump across the footbridge. But, after crossing the River, there were absolutely no signs for the Globe. And, with half an hour to go, the South Bank kept stretching in front of me, until finally I had to run for it. That was the first and last time I used a Tube map to navigate. It took an Olympian effort to make that show, especially since I didn't even have tickets. Luckily, they were able to squeeze in another groundling; but after hauling myself across that bank, no matter how good they were I could hardly stand the performance."

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 1, The First Day, Part 1, Victory & Calendar Reform, Section 11, The Underground, Paragraph 7

Now, I didn't tell you, and Mother couldn't tell you (because Indiana probably didn't know anything about this), but I suspect that Albert left that day with the intention of buying three tickets to the opera. I cannot say what his other motives were, but I do know that when he finally returned, he had definitely paid a visit to the box office. Before I left the house that day, he took me aside, and handing me my ticket, made me promise that I would come see the show with them.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 1, The First Day, Part 1, Victory & Calendar Reform, Section 5, Inflammation of the Loins, Paragraph 8, Clauses 7-10

ANDY: So how are you gonna sell your mead?

NIKE: Oh, that's too easy. First of all, I'm gonna be exploiting the wonders of modern technology.

ANDY: You mean the Internet?

NIKE: Precisely. That little bugger is the boon of mankind.

ANDY: Your ticket to easy street, huh?

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 15, Dealing with Grand Schemes, Paragraphs 1-5

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Usage of Ticket 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.

Tatum nodded. She bit her lip. She looked away. She said, softly, "Good. I haven't ruined her completely."

Miss April was helpful. She had a bright disposition. Read wondered if she were a natural blond.

"Here are your tickets, Ms. Read. Your flight leaves-"

Tatum gently gripped her hand. "Please," she said. "Call me Tatum."

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a race of aliens without jawbones

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Usage of Ticket 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.

MS. JACKSON: What about my heirloom?

GREY GOOSE: What heirloom?

MS. JACKSON: The one you stole.

GREY GOOSE: I didn't steal anything.

MS. JACKSON: Don't lie to me.

GREY GOOSE: I didn't.

LESBIAN: I did. I packed it away in my bag. I have two tickets for tonight's flight: one for me and one for you. Come. We'll explore the world as your ancestors did: the English and the Polynesians. They went from west to east; we'll go from east to west. We'll show the lost and the lovelorn what true devotion means. We'll scale Victory Peak in China. We'll sail the Punjab. We'll get lost in Gargas Cave. We'll bathe in the hot springs beneath Mount Hekla. We'll catch a Broadway show. We'll do some shopping at Shinjuku Station. We'll do anything your heart desires. All you have to do is liberate yourself. Let your passions run free. Someday we'll return to your native land. It won't ever be the same again. Nevermore will you be shamed. Woman, you'll have made the entire world yours.

MS. JACKSON: Nameless Pain! How am I to deny a penitent husband - newly birthed in remorse, in truth, in love, and desirous of similar gifts from me, his lawfully wedded wife, who, for so long, and with so many tears, kept watch over this heretofore seemingly endless and vain gestation - yet relish this sudden appearance of life: this infant curiosity: this foundling whose love demands more than my adoption could ever give? Oh, Homo: a thousand hearts couldn't beat as strongly as you have made mine beat. This is my home. I can no sooner leave it than change my body for that of a man. The world is yours; go out there and take it. Please leave me in peace. I beg you.

LESBIAN: I'll go. Though it pains me more than female circumcision, I'll go. I'll go because I love you.

– ACT II, lines 357-365

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Usage of Ticket 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.

"Ticket" does not make an appearance in Miscellaneous Dingbats

- Michal Slaby

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Collocation of Ticket in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Ticket."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word ticket that appears in the pair.

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

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