View Full Version : Caswistery. What does it mean?

Onan the Clumsy
1st Mar 2006, 13:56
maybe it's Caswhistery or Caswistery or Caswistry or Caswhistry.

1st Mar 2006, 14:21
You don't mean "casuistry", do you?

Onan the Clumsy
1st Mar 2006, 14:58
Dunno really. I heard it on a books on tape. Hang on...

Yes I think that would be it. Thanks.

2 entries found for casuistry.

ca·su·ist·ry http://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/JPG/pron.jpg (https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dcasui stry) ( P ) Pronunciation Key (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/ahd4/pronkey.html) (khttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/abreve.gifzhhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/prime.gifhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/oomacr.gif-http://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/ibreve.gif-strhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/emacr.gif)
n. pl. ca·sui·ist·ries
Specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead.
The determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules.

tony draper
1st Mar 2006, 15:00
Or perchance "Cassowary" which is a strange critter from some foreign part.

Loose rivets
1st Mar 2006, 15:19
How much does it cost to join the dictionary (Dik shon ary) thingy?

Onan the Clumsy
1st Mar 2006, 16:14
it's free. I don't want to post a like, but think of the most obvious word and add .com to it :}

there used to be a 1-800-grammar service as well. :8

1st Mar 2006, 16:39
go on then Onan, how's that gobbledeegook after ca·su·ist·ry ( P ) Pronunciation Key (in brackets) (my computer can't even replicate the squiggles), supposed to help with pronounciation? Why wouldn't they just spell it phonetically, one wonders.....

Onan the Clumsy
1st Mar 2006, 16:49
...I dunno, because they are technically advanced and it links to the sound of a bloke saying it perhaps? :rolleyes:

I have to admit though that I've never followed the pronunciation link.

...oh, sorry. Irony. I missed it :O

Good one :ok:

1st Mar 2006, 17:01
Oh, you mean I was supposed to turn the volume up - duh...:uhoh: didn't even think of that. Thats very high tech for the midwest.....

1st Mar 2006, 17:11
maybe it's Caswhistery or Caswistery or Caswistry or Caswhistry.

Probably Cat's Whiskery (to do with wireless), or Cask Whisky-ry (to do with barrels of spirit)

1st Mar 2006, 19:33
I wish I were a cassowary
On the plains of Timbuktu.
I would eat the missionary,
Cassock, bands, and hymn book too

tony draper
1st Mar 2006, 19:44
Once ther was a missionary working in the mission,
he said "I'm sick of face to face"
"I need a new position"

1st Mar 2006, 20:17
“It’s useless to consult my peers”,
He said. “I know, I’ll try the engineers!"
He did. They said: “You’ve got to dress her sexy,
Drive yourself to apoplexy!”
He did, and set about to raper.
“No! No!” they said. “We just said 'draper!'”.

1st Mar 2006, 22:16
One cannot find a kangaroo
on the plains of Timbuktu
cos the biggest isn't as scary
as the smallest cassowary.

Why is there no kangaroo
to be found in Timbuktu?
This is one small mystery
can't be proved by casuistry.

tony draper
1st Mar 2006, 22:26
Casuistry is the type of word
on which one always passes,
Words more than five letters long,
they can stick right up their
err thingies

1st Mar 2006, 22:32
Still cackling, Herr Drapes. :ok: :ok: :ok:

tony draper
1st Mar 2006, 22:41
"Thingy" is a usefull word,one uses it a lot,
when yer can't remember names of stuff
coz yer brains begun to rot.

1st Mar 2006, 23:32
It's a sad affair
when you start to hear
yourself use words like "thingy".
Gets harder for rhymers
and some old-timers
who suffer from. . . thingamijingy.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

tony draper
2nd Mar 2006, 00:54
Long words confuse us honest folk,
they us confound and bilk.
thats why they're used by lawyers,
and others of that ilk.

2nd Mar 2006, 05:37
Come on Peeps, everyone knows that Casuistry is on Beeb 1 on Sat night after Millionaire Manor....

2nd Mar 2006, 07:45
In fact it's 'Catswhiskery'.
In 1340 a nun living in Northern France adopted a strict religious life style
and changed her diet to that of magic mushrooms only.

One day whilst at her devotions she had a vision who appeared to her
in the form of Monseignure Pierre le Cluse (naked). He told her she
must throw off all worldly things, including her clothes, and walk the
world 'au naturel' apart from hiding her face with the mask of a cat.

Her appearance caused much hilarity in the local peasantry, and to thank
her and god for a good laugh they would throw her food.

She was beatifide in 1910 by Pope Ignoramus IV and called Saint Cecilia of the Blessed Catswhiskery. I hope this ends any confusion. :hmm:

2nd Mar 2006, 10:11
Ah, g'wan widgers, you're pulling the collective leg, int yer?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

2nd Mar 2006, 14:00
Although there was some uncertainty. Apparently she thought she was the cat's whiskers.

2nd Mar 2006, 14:30
She wasn't.

2nd Mar 2006, 18:12
Oh bums got it wrong again!! :p