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#102611 - 05/06/03 04:43 PM Re: e-li-minate the negative
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
Hmmmm.......last Hogwash game I voted for a scientific answer -- this time I'll go with religion. C and D both look good.....I'll pick C.


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#102612 - 05/08/03 09:43 AM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
sjm Offline
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Registered: 07/19/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Akina
Just to make sure I don't hold the game up, F


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#102613 - 05/08/03 10:04 AM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 6296
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
I've got my eye on "i"--even though the western England part doesn't make sense. Why not eastern, too? What's so different about the two coasts?


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#102614 - 05/08/03 10:15 AM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Loc: lower upstate New York
[quietly awaiting the deluge to unleash upon WW]


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#102615 - 05/08/03 11:22 AM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
Wordwind Offline
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Well, let it unleash. I've never been to England. It's an island a bit larger than, what, Virginia, right? And it's got the ocean on one side and a sea on the other. It couldn't be more than two hundred miles across, right? So how would the vegetation be that different on one coast from the other? It's not like you're moving from NY to California or anything. Does having the ocean on one side and the sea on the other make that much difference?

Come on. Make my day. Deluge me.


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#102616 - 05/08/03 11:50 AM Coasts
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I believe it has more to do with the language than with the res ipsa, pardon my declension. <eg>


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#102617 - 05/08/03 12:09 PM Re: Coasts
Wordwind Offline
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#102618 - 05/08/03 12:26 PM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
dxb Offline
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Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Now, youíre just jerking our chain, Iím sure, but thatís cool. Britain is a small place, you wouldnít expect much variation, but local factors bring it about. Iím not very knowledgeable on physical geography, but hereís how I think it is. Deluge is probably a nice segue into it actually.

- The prevailing wind across the British Isles is southwesterly; it picks up loads of water from the wide Atlantic and dumps it on us. Consequently Ireland and the western side of Britain, which happens also to be the side with the hilliest terrain, are much wetter than the eastern side.

- The North Sea is very narrow, not allowing much water to be taken up, so when we do get east winds they are dry. Europe is very flat to the east of the British Isles and easterlies come unimpeded all the way from the Urals so they are also cold except in summer.

- Then there's the Gulf Stream, that keeps the west coast a bit warmer, and without which we would all be frantic to move somewhere much further south; the latitude of London is about that of northern Newfoundland.

- Much of the flat eastern side of the country is very fertile, whereas the western side is more rocky with thinner topsoil.

- So the difference in rainfall, the damp south westerly winds on the west side, the dryer, colder easterly winds on the east side, and the difference in geology and top-soils between the two coasts allows for marked variation in flora and fauna, not to say traditional lifestyles.

To be honest, I am often amazed at the contrast in the countryside, the crops, the animals, even the building materials, that can be seen in just a few miles Ė when travelling between London and the south coast for example.

Anyway, there is a lot of variety Ė its probably the best thing about the place, or has led to the best things.



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#102619 - 05/08/03 09:00 PM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
maahey Offline
addict

Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 555
After considerable dithering, I cast my lot with, J.
Great definitions, all! I loved every single one(special mention: d, f, and i).
Thanks, Bingley!


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#102620 - 05/09/03 03:00 AM Re: Porcine/ovine washing here
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Well, I guess I like the idea of the sain line, so I'll pick 'F' for flotsam.


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