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I believe it's "smitten."
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I believe 'smitten' should only be used in a romantic sense. 'Smited' is more biblical.
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Well, whatever you think....

Smite(past participle smitten)=to hit, to strike down with godly force, to injure with divine power

By the by, those last two definitions seem as close to the same thing as makes no odds, don't they?
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Well, I could injure you with the divine power of my brain without striking you, couldn't I?
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Smite(past participle smitten)=to hit, to strike down with godly force, to injure with divine power

By the by, those last two definitions seem as close to the same thing as makes no odds, don't they?
Only to the imprecise.
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Besides, 'smitten' is usually used in the passive or optative sense.
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If there's a next one, I'm going to put you all in hotpants.
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We really need a shorthand way of saying "blink blink, that's random." I'd use that every day on this forum. BBTR?
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I'm a little disappointed Zeke hasn't smoted (smiten? smitted? smoten?) me
I believe "smote" might work, although it would sound strange. Smitten would sound better but, as has been pointed out, is usually used in a different context.

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We really need a shorthand way of saying "blink blink, that's random." I'd use that every day on this forum. BBTR?
How about: " . . . " That's what I would imagine manga or video game characters saying (or not saying) in that sort of situation.

By the way, I really enjoyed reading your BAW SSB, PHJ. (Hmm... that's a lot of three-letter acronyms). And thanks for including me and giving me a line in this one. I feel so special. I'm glad that I get to be a communications officer and join the ranks of such notables as Hoshi Sato and Uhura and...wait a minute. You're not calling me a girly man, are you?
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Only just got around to reading this one myself... *sniffs* no lines at all... what a gyp... I didn't even get to wield the iodine-soaked lemon...
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Elder or Younger?


(Having checked them to be sure I remembered who they were, I'm reminded of a story in which someone is attempting to carry on a conversation with a hermit who persists in not being atop the same pillar you'd seen him on a moment ago. Which story was that? It was sort of a quest-type thingy, as I recall.)
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The first. Not sure about the story.
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(Having checked them to be sure I remembered who they were, I'm reminded of a story in which someone is attempting to carry on a conversation with a hermit who persists in not being atop the same pillar you'd seen him on a moment ago. Which story was that? It was sort of a quest-type thingy, as I recall.)
Frustratingly, that rings a bell. I can't even begin to remember where it's from though.

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Only just got around to reading this one myself... *sniffs* no lines at all... what a gyp... I didn't even get to wield the iodine-soaked lemon...
It was pretty difficult trying to shoehorn everyone in. At least you had a job - poor Sa'ar didn't even have that (unless you count making coffee and looking after the box of gold nanoparticles). And of course, you can always write your own.
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Well, to be fair, apart from my lack of speaking role, it *was* hilarious.
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Frustratingly, that rings a bell. I can't even begin to remember where it's from though.
Would the inclusion of a photocopy machine in a nearby cave make a difference?
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I think there was also a rather frustrating old lady nearby.

(I had to rack my brains for a few seconds too. It just sounds so much like something that would pop up in a fiver, particularly a videogame fiver, doesn't it?)
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Sounds like... Douglas Adams? Not sure though.
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It does, very much. I'm just having trouble figuring out where it would fit, unless it was in that collection of bits called Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, which I've only read once.
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Not sure if it's Young Zaphod, but it is Douglas Adams. In fact, I do believe Arthur met him in one of the main books. Either Fish or Harmless.
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