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Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #225 on: 04/11/2011 06:46:19 »
So...
How did HAL become inserted as a critical, and sometimes problematic component of MS Windows a few decades later?
 

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« Reply #226 on: 04/11/2011 08:34:40 »
From Geezer:
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You're saying Gene Roddenberry actually anticipated the formation of GZR Computers and Venetian Blinds which was only incorporated last Tuesday?

I would never say that! Gene Roddenberry was off thinking about Star Trek at the time.
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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #227 on: 23/01/2012 19:37:51 »
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It's been a while so here is the first of this years puzzle's from an upside down trampolining sheep's bottom !









 

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« Reply #228 on: 23/01/2012 21:49:54 »
Words which are both nouns and verbs ?, ( this sort of thing ).
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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #229 on: 23/01/2012 22:34:20 »
Words which are both nouns and verbs ?, ( this sort of thing ).


This may or may not be the answer in terms of the queen's English, but we Aussies see it as a feature of North American English that "any noun can be verbed" (and vice versa).
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One other feature that may or may not be relevant is that each of these words has just one vowel per syllable (Unlike words like foot, rose, dear, greasy). But that is not an uncommon property -- the cat sat on the hat has all words of this sort. I suspect (hope) that there is a deeper and more subtle answer.
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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #230 on: 23/01/2012 23:38:27 »
This may or may not be the answer in terms of the queen's English, but we Aussies see it as a feature of North American English that "any noun can be verbed" (and vice versa).

Blame it on the Americans....

So...
One can "hoof it to town."
"Don't horse around"
"One can dog someone until they give in".
"Boot him out of the house!!!"
"Let's table the motion for now."

In many cases, though, one must change the words somewhat to make them into a verb, for example "Americanizing words".
 

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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #231 on: 24/01/2012 01:00:44 »
Words which are both nouns and verbs ?, ( this sort of thing ).



CORRECT !!....well done RD !!  ;D


 

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« Reply #232 on: 24/01/2012 02:17:01 »
... we Aussies see it as a feature of North American English that "any noun can be verbed" ...

Is there a verb "koala-ing" ?, if there is it should be a synonym for slacking :) ...
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[Koala] rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koala#Diet_and_behaviour

Update : http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Koalaing
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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #233 on: 20/08/2012 18:02:48 »
Gosh !

It has been too long !...Here is todays puzzle from an upside down trampolinnig sheeps arse !





 

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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #234 on: 20/08/2012 18:17:22 »
Dearest Sheepy - you will have to give us a clue!
 

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« Reply #235 on: 20/08/2012 19:07:02 »
The most expensive type of ring  :) : ...



 the  "D.E.A.R.E.S.T."
 

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« Reply #236 on: 20/08/2012 21:24:42 »
 
Dearest Sheepy - you will have to give us a clue!

 :D ;)
 

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« Reply #237 on: 20/08/2012 21:24:58 »
The most expensive type of ring  :) : ...



 the  "D.E.A.R.E.S.T."

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« Reply #238 on: 20/08/2012 21:27:13 »
ewe guys !!.....too clever !!

 

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Re: Puzzles From A Trampolining Upside Down Sheeps Bottom ! :-)
« Reply #239 on: 22/08/2012 19:41:21 »
My pert cheeks make for a wondrous travelling branch of the Royal Mint.

Yes Yes  ! Sheep and mint go very well together ! YUMMY !
 

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