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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qfufs slips in and out again wearing his newly discovered 'cloak of invisibility' ( I kid you not, I read something last week about some real progress having been made - granted down at a very small level - in this perhaps questionable field of study)

(Off topic again but ala Whitman, the thread is large and contains multitudes Wink )
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:

(Massachusetts is a pretty shibbolithic place as well, in terms of towns.


I recall from my Cape time that Worcester is Brit-like Wooster.
Also that the things in your dresser are "draws"...but you "drawer" pictures.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vraith wrote:
wayfriend wrote:

(Massachusetts is a pretty shibbolithic place as well, in terms of towns.


I recall from my Cape time that Worcester is Brit-like Wooster.
Also that the things in your dresser are "draws"...but you "drawer" pictures.


Opposit way V - as an artist I draw my drawers in the drawer.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Opposit way V - as an artist I draw my drawers in the drawer.


Sure, dude.
Your peccadillos are fine with me [as long as you keep your doodling ouy of my drawers]
But your statement is incorrect, because you aren't a Massachusettonian...and they were the species being [off-topically] discussed.

Anyway, been meaning to ask if the Sons of the Plantagenets were spherical or not?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyway, been meaning to ask if the Sons of the Plantagenets were spherical or not?

I hear that parts of them were.

And big, too. Hence the name*.

* which arises from the latin Planeta gonadia.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayfriend wrote:
Vraith wrote:
Anyway, been meaning to ask if the Sons of the Plantagenets were spherical or not?

I hear that parts of them were.

And big, too. Hence the name*.

* which arises from the latin Planeta gonadia.


Nice try---you fooled a lot with the name of the twinkling star, but you ain't fooling no one with space balls jokes.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're all mad - but then it's only to be expected, you're Americans! ( Wink ).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Why are suns and planets spherical..."

Well, it's rumored that God originally wanted to spend a lot of time and energy making stars and planets as triangular prisms.
But then He decided to cut corners.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cord Hurn wrote:
"Why are suns and planets spherical..."

Well, it's rumored that God originally wanted to spend a lot of time and energy making stars and planets as triangular prisms.
But then He decided to cut corners.


That's an interesting angle...but could you round it out a bit?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,
it's rumored
that God originally
wanted to spend a lot
of time and energy making
stars and planets as tri-
angular prisms. But
then He decided
to cut corners.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cord Hurn wrote:
Well,
it's rumored
that God originally
wanted to spend a lot
of time and energy making
stars and planets as tri-
angular prisms. But
then He decided
to cut corners.
Wink


Very nice. I think, Cord, you are ready for your Main[sequenc]ing.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because they weren't crapped out by Wombats.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hashi Lebwohl wrote:
Shibboleth.

Enjoy.


I think I mentally mangled the pronunciation of every one of those words/names, except for "Blidworth". Thanks for the entertaining video, Hashi!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vraith wrote:
Cord Hurn wrote:
"Why are suns and planets spherical..."

Well, it's rumored that God originally wanted to spend a lot of time and energy making stars and planets as triangular prisms.
But then He decided to cut corners.


That's an interesting angle...but could you round it out a bit?


LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vraith wrote:
Cord Hurn wrote:
"Why are suns and planets spherical..."

Well, it's rumored that God originally wanted to spend a lot of time and energy making stars and planets as triangular prisms.
But then He decided to cut corners.


That's an interesting angle...but could you round it out a bit?


LOL

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Shibboleth once... got better...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we can confidently blame the left, democrats generally and presumably also the Obama administration .. theyre all anti cubist
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Why is wombat poop cuboid 🤷‍♀️
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So that it doesn't roll down the hill and wake up the sleeping trolls.
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