It also could be a load of bunk. But it’s *my* load of bunk and I’m enjoying it.

Well, in the synonyms database project I worked on a couple of years ago, synonyms seemed to fall into 5 natural levels. Starting with Word and the synonyms of word, I generated the synonyms of the synonyms… then levels removed from there as each level was exhausted. Ended up with five.

suicide pilot
suicidal despair
suicidal

are on the level 2. These include 40,000 other words like sum, taskmaster, transitory, and dad.

suicide was on level 3, which has about 30,000 other words like suggest itself, steeped in vice, steamed pudding, spiritual humbug, skedaddling, sense of humor, and mom.

I don’t know why words fell into these slots, although I suspect it has to do with metaphorical connections. Took me almost exactly TWO YEARS to realize it and I’m in the process of testing it out as a possibility.

It also could be a load of bunk. But it’s *my* load of bunk and I’m enjoying it.

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