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Old 21st Aug 2003, 06:10
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O Wha is this has dune this thing, has dune this thing tae me,
Tae mak me whiles a makar sein, a fearsome dule tae dree?
My ainsel’ that’s the ane I ha’e, the ane I ha’e tae thank,
In footerin’ for words tae fit my mind and verse, baith blank.
The quinie ca’s for skaldic form, and syne she lands me in scald watter,
To dicht a saga for nae kerl, but for the ae Singaporedottir.
But worser yet it could ha’e been; she micht ha’e said “Pit it in runes”;
She hasna’, and it’s jist as weel, for maist wha read are nane but PPRuNes.

They soocht him everywhere, thae French, I mean the Scarlet pimp.
Hard Anglo-Saxon dude, ye ken, wha fenyeit jist tae be a wimp.
But nane did seek the Goth, the Norse, the Old High Kraut, the chiels wi’ naked knees;
Berserkers a’, pas comme il faut, en combat toujours sans chemises.

[I pit that in, Singaporegirl, tae gi’e a charge tae Kwasi M,
An’ 7777, and Gramps forbye, an’ a’ the ithers sib tae theyme;
Tae a’ the Frogs we ha’e tae pique
Leur intéresser à ce chronique]

Thae Goths were aye oot fechtin’ sair, forever scraibblin’ here an’ yon
Wi’ mickle brain? ye’d speir. No' mickle! Aye!, but dintin’ aye wi muckle brawn.
But cam the nicht, the eventide, they’d drap the yoke o’ war,
Resort tae pub, tae boozer, or shebeen, bodega, bistro while in France, or to generic bar
Dalliance wi’ ae neat wee cookie (Na! Na! No' me! I’ll no’ pit “n**kie”); the mair the merrier;
For shair some lass wad lead them oan, the kind we ca’ repos du guerrier.
The ae thing tae the tither leads, the hanky tae the panky, an’ neist it’s helter oan tae skelter
Al fresco’s fine, the hedgerow shade, but lassies tend tae favour shelter.

I’m no’ a Goth mysel’, ye ken; Some close tae me will say, and do, they’re shair I’m French.
They mean tae hurt! The patronymic’s frae a toon in Gaul. No’ ev'n a Frank. It maks me blench.
I read aboot theyme, though. The Goths, the OHG, the lot, they fixed on burg, or borg, or pore,
Whatever suited theyme the best for comfy arbour on the shore.
An’ oot o’ this cam siccardom, "security" tae the Latinate,
An’ step by step it a’ went on 'til “borrow” was itsel’ create.
Ochone! Whaur are thae noo? The Goth’s below the cookie’s thumb, in burgh, burg or pore;
A borrower! The grantor o' security! In short, a mortgagor.

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Old 21st Aug 2003, 06:37
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Does 428 words qualify as a snippet? Mmm...

Plato mentions Antisthenes only once in the whole of his works.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 06:47
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Defoe got the story from Alexander Selkirk who came from Largo, Fife.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 07:26
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Drapes and SG test their mettle
though a mystery are their faces
with sharp retort and repartee
at the official twenty paces.

* * * verse from a small island * * *
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 08:00
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humuhumunukunukuapua'a is actually a fish and not just a bunch of repeating letters!
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 17:47
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Sorry about that, spork. To prompt your reply, I must have been interesting. What a failure on my part. I thought I was boring, but just took longer to be boring than you do.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 17:56
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it's nearly 11 O'Clock and I've still not had my first coffee of the day.

Oh and my cat decided to wake me at 4.30 this morning, not to be alone, I decided to text a few people asking if they were awake. I got several disgruntled replies saying that they hadn't been awake until I texted them
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 19:24
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Davaar

I'm dumfounert by ye braw blaud, ye gleg gash-gabbit.

Do you do haikus as well?
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 19:53
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slsldkdkfjfjeireirspospos is actually a bunch of repeating letters and not a fish!
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 20:11
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One has often wondered if fish have a name for themselves.
For instance a Trout when it meets a Carp does it say,
"Hello I am a Trout, how are things in the Carp world"
probably not, one does not think fish have the necessary vocal cords and such, but they can make sounds, so perhaps they call themseves the glugglerpburp people or somesuch.
Having a identity is important.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 20:45
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MR. D, your last post was number 1234 in your esteemed thread.

I trust you will keep the pattern going with 2345, 3456 etc.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 20:48
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Singaporegirl. She.
Oriental mystery.
Dull attorney. He.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 21:45
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Hurrah for Davaar
Even if he's bourgeois,
But he's certainly siccar
If he stays off the liquor
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 22:46
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Mary had a little lamb,
she also had a bear.
I've often seen her little lamb,
but I've never seen her bear.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 22:49
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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pale of water
Stupid Jill forgot her pill
And now they're having a daughter

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Old 21st Aug 2003, 23:00
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Andy Pandy, Pudding & Pie
Kissed the girls & made them cry
When the boys came out to play
He kissed them too because he's gay

TC
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 23:36
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Daniel Defoe used several pen names, including Andrew Morton. The most unusual one was 'Heliostrapolis, secretary to the Emperor of the Moon'.
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Old 21st Aug 2003, 23:51
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Mary had a little lamb
Was full of fun and frolics
It tried to jump a five bar gate
And hurt himself quite badly
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Old 22nd Aug 2003, 00:43
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That's good to know,
About Defoe.

Many thought "Andrew, the playboy prince" and "Diana, Her True Story", voyeur literature from the pen of Andrew Morton.

Few knew them to be clairvoyeur literature from the quill of Daniel Defoe.
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Old 22nd Aug 2003, 02:01
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For some strange reason one has had that silly colonial song "Polly wolly doodle all the day" running thru ones head all day.
Ones has caught ones self humming it, whistling it, and to ones horror actually singing it out loud when in the middle of manufacturing a corned beef and onion sarnie.
One wonders what causes a song, ditty or tune to pop into ones boiler boilers and take up residence all day.
To the best of ones knowledge one has not heard that particular ditty for years.
From whence has it come?


Not unlike his Scotish counterpart Rabbie Burns, Daniel Defoe was not above writing the occasional naughty book to earn a crust.
He was also a bit of a James Bond.
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