Cant, verb. To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.

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12/30/07: Dear Reader,
Thank you for patronizing Cant. Started with the dawn of the new millenium, the homebrew code I whipped up for Cant has since been eclipsed by a constellation of blogging software, freely available. With pride and with nostalgia I have closed down Cant.
But despair not! You will find several of the regular columnists now writing at the Republic.org blogs, which I encourage you to patronize as you once did Cant.
Thanks again. The archive of old columns will remain here ad infinitum for your reference.

- Sun Ra


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