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« on: 05/07/2008 08:32:23 »
Here's a thread just for you. Get posting!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/07/2008 19:37:41 »
Glad to see the usual suspects have not replied, oh i hate people who crave attention.
Oh, by the way, did I mention...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/07/2008 21:31:49 »
There's no business like show business....
 

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« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2008 02:15:27 »
Well ewe won't find me parading here !..flaunting my wears for all to see !

I'm a good sheep...a proper sheep !!

I let doggies leap-frog over me !!





See ?...absolutely no hint of attention seeking at all !!

 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2008 02:45:12 »
Another sheepdog showoff ...
 

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« Reply #5 on: 06/07/2008 03:24:40 »


my latest contribution to world peace
 

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« Reply #6 on: 06/07/2008 09:01:51 »
Prove it  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #7 on: 06/07/2008 18:29:39 »
Whatever happened to the old-fashion virtues, such as trust, etc.?

Oh, it says "Moth." Mine is "Mouth"
 

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« Reply #8 on: 06/07/2008 18:31:23 »
Nah. Yours is "MYTH"!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/07/2008 18:47:25 »
Doc, I didn't know you typed with a lysp.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/07/2008 18:51:29 »
I don't. I type with my paws!  :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/07/2008 18:54:51 »
Menapaws!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/07/2008 19:12:02 »
Don't be churlish
 

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« Reply #13 on: 08/07/2008 00:31:43 »
Your the one using you forefeet, not the Lady. So just how is she being curlish?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 08/07/2008 08:55:29 »
Your the one using you forefeet, not the Lady. So just how is she being curlish?

She's a chemist. Say no more.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 09/07/2008 04:41:03 »
Your the one using you forefeet, not the Lady. So just how is she being curlish?

She's a chemist. Say no more.

But chemist work with elements, compounds and such. Churls are people, such as peasants, who work with dirt. It makes no sense. But hen, I guess beavers never were made to be senseable, just churlish.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 09/07/2008 09:05:35 »
Your lack of understanding of the English language is evident yet again.

Churlish: vulgar, boorish, of a bad disposition, intractable, difficult to work with.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 09/07/2008 16:46:13 »
And your total lack of knowledge of the etymology of the English Language is the problem here. Before the Norman Conquest, "churl" was used to describe difficult to work or deal with substances, mainly soil. It came to be associated with those who are like the soil or who work the soil and was applied to these people as well, the peasants, especially the "difficult" ones. As time progressed and the English language evolved, other qualities such as boorish and rude became associated with "churl." Thus, the definition in my personal computer-located Webster's Dictionary, provided for your erudition, below.

churl-ish (chûr'lish)  adj.
                  1.  like a churl; boorish; rude: churlish
                       behavior.
                  2.  of a churl; peasantlike.
                  3.  niggardly; mean.
                  4.  difficult to work or deal with, as soil.
             [bef. 1000]
   Derived words
             --churl'ish-ly, adv.
             --churl'ish-ness, n.

My Oxford Unabridged goes into much more detail but I am not going to try to hold that heavy tome on my lap, read the material with a magnifying glass and transcribe the information for you. Go to your local library.

THE WHOLE POINT:

You, sir, are a beaver, whose primary occupation is daubing soil into the holes between logs for you lodge and your dam, digging canals into the banks of the pond to facilitate the movement of tree parts into your pond, and do other work with soil - keeping fresh soil on the lodge floor, etc. Thus, the word "churlish," in its original meaning and as used today, is most appropriately applicable to you, as you are the boorish lout with muddy paws tramping mud all over a house when invited in, not a chemist in her clean, white lab coat whose only possible error was a pun, which you, not I, probably thought was a bed pun.

Please get you facts correct before saying of someone "you know not of that which you speak." It is absolutely obvious you are in error in this case, as you usually are.
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« Reply #18 on: 09/07/2008 18:30:59 »
No. The point is that the English language has evolved - something you appear not to have done!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 09/07/2008 21:38:56 »
I'm a farmers daughter and therefor I am happy to be associated with the soil. I am a bit of a sod!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 10/07/2008 00:42:45 »
No. The point is that the English language has evolved - something you appear not to have done!

Gad! I am trying to carry on a reasonable conversation with an animal who is only mildly intelligent and he wants to correct modern linguistic opinion! It boggles the mind.

As for you woman, the next time the Daft Doctor casts dispersions your way, I'm on his side - you throw my help away as if it were nothing. THAT is rather churlish of you! (in ONE of the modern meanings.)

(Beaver-brain doesn't realize that if the definition is still in the dictionary it is still a viable, live exceedingly usable meaning for the word. He's Doctor Dolt, not Dr. Beaver.)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 10/07/2008 09:08:59 »
I most certainly do realise (with an S) that if a definition is in the dictionary (especially the OED) then it is still valid. However, you seemed to have missed the fact that there are other definitions of the word apart from that which you chose to use.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 10/07/2008 18:41:52 »
What is a Dolt?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 10/07/2008 20:32:08 »
A stupid person
 

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« Reply #24 on: 10/07/2008 22:58:25 »
Huh?
 

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