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#10553 - 11/16/00 04:45 PM Re: Pejorative adjectives
tsuwm Offline
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>Not sure where that puts Jackie, tsuwm and Jo on the scale.

I can't speak for the others, but I fear I would fall into the eldritch category.


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#10554 - 11/16/00 10:18 PM Re: Let's have our own recount - 25 is too much
belMarduk Offline
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ugh, I remember thinking 25 posts would be so far to get to when I started out. A person who becomes a newbie at 5 will be daunted by the miles ahead to reach a new title.
How about a tourist since you are actually looking around finding new places and meeting new people?


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#10555 - 11/16/00 11:13 PM Re: Let's have our own recount - 25 is too much
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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How about a tourist since you are actually looking around finding new places and meeting new people?

As much as I like your suggestion, I shall refrain from endorsing it, as history suggests that a recommendation from me is the kiss of death.



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#10556 - 11/17/00 02:39 AM Re: Pejorative adjectives
jmh Offline
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I can't speak for the others, but I fear I would fall into the eldritch category.

I'll go with that one.


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#10557 - 11/17/00 05:22 AM Don't be a stranger
FishonaBike Offline
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I shall refrain from endorsing it

Awww, go on Max. I'll back you up!

Though I have to say I do like Chookman's
stranger, odder, weirder, curiouser (and curiouser)
.. and the end-point on this scale of graduation would have to be surreal.







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#10558 - 11/17/00 09:55 AM Re: Don't be a stranger
of troy Offline
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yes, i liked stranger too, and even as a journeyman, i still think i am stanger..

but the whole thing is meaningless. i was surprised by "graduation" and "graduation2" -- and the wholw thread about what do we call ourselves....

The only thing i think i am called here is "welcome'd" . but if we have to have names or titles, jackie should have a little pineapple icon next to her name, since she is the hospitality hostesss. Tsuwm, i picture like St Luke, a lion with a book, (authorative, but warm, and very learned) jo, our gypsy, looks like mercury with winged feet... she is a gadabout, but with quicksilver lightness!

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#10559 - 11/17/00 10:15 AM Re: Perjorative adjectives
RhubarbCommando Offline
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- probably also the windiest national capital in the world!

Is that in a meterological or an oratorical sense ?



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#10560 - 11/17/00 12:28 PM Re: Perjorative adjectives
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Is that in a meterological or an oratorical sense ?

I wouls say both, but since the dissolution of our upper house nearly 50 years ago, there hasn't been a forum for open filibustering. What intrigues me is how The Mother of Parliaments, and all her bastard children, have the ability to reduce speakers of prodigious intellect and skill to the level of insult-hurling kindergarten kids.


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#10561 - 11/17/00 12:37 PM Re: Don't be a stranger
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Awww, go on Max. I'll back you up!

Gee, such support - it's really been ayleurning experience for me. The "odd" list might perhaps include eccentric, and, for Jackie when she gets to 2000 posts (next week?) - why not the wonderfully descriptive "barmy"? Or even, in honour of our Mumbaikar, incorrigible Bombayite that he is, "doolally"?




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#10562 - 11/17/00 11:18 PM Re: Perjorative adjectives
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Is that in a meterological or an oratorical sense ?

I wouls say both, but since the dissolution of our upper house nearly 50 years ago, there hasn't been a forum for open filibustering. What intrigues me is how The Mother of Parliaments, and all her bastard children, have the ability to reduce speakers of prodigious intellect and skill to the level of insult-hurling kindergarten kids.

Max has it right. I do, indeed live in Windy Wellington. I chose my nom-de-bonmot(OK, it's slaughtering French, but this is an English list, n'est-ce pas? because (a) capital has, and has had, so many interesting meanings, and "Kiwi" gives location - head south and turn left at Australia.

I'm rather flattered to have started a thread, when I all I really wanted was some information!

In regard to Max's comments on legislator puerility, I would agree that "kindergarten kids" is an apt description. But being in Parliament in NZ has a number of disadvantages not found elsewhere, which may be the reason for the extra special brand of drivel produced - (a) you can't get elected if you're dead. This is not true in the States; and (b) there are no convenient places such as Knightsbridge for conservative (and Conservative) MPs to nip off to when things get especially fraught for a quick whipround by jackbooted madams. Having said that, many of our MPs give a fairly convincing performance of being dead from the neck up, and we have Helen Clark as PM. So maybe things aren't so bad after all!






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