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#142345 - 04/25/05 09:21 AM Re: Please
inselpeter Offline
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Not even a weary O was heard
on windless 'morrow


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#142346 - 04/25/05 10:48 AM Re: Please
AnnaStrophic Offline
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O [/weary]


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#142347 - 04/26/05 04:36 PM Re: Please
Vernon Compton Offline
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Now it's my turn to say "ich bin schuldig". I misread the pun. I am not anything like clever enough to have figured out inselpeter's intended pun. I simply thought it was a pun on "loan/loewen", allowing for sloppy mispronunciation of one of the punned words. It seems that straining a word's pronunciation to fit a pun is de rigeur, if the many on this board are any guide, so that's what I thought this pun was.


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#142348 - 04/27/05 07:26 AM Re: Please
dxb Offline
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I don't think it's really strained pronunciation. [duck]Just American.[/hide]


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#142349 - 04/27/05 07:37 AM Re: Please
Vernon Compton Offline
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You do know that (a) I'm a NZer, and (b) the strained pronunciation I was talking about was of the German half of the pun?


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#142350 - 04/27/05 08:00 AM Re: Please porridge
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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puns are like a stroll (or a run) through a meadow, or an art gallery; each one leads to something else, perhaps unexpected, with the enjoyment coming from the reactions, some subtle, some not, that one has with each new thought or idea. the path (of thought) taken while one delves into language, and sound, is enjoyable for its own sake.

or something like that.

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#142351 - 04/27/05 04:13 PM Re: Please porridge
inselpeter Offline
Pooh-Bah

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Band of outsiders. Yeah. I kinda like that.


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#142352 - 04/28/05 03:59 AM Re: Please
dxb Offline
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You do know that (a) I'm a NZer, and (b) the strained pronunciation I was talking about was of the German half of the pun? ~ VC

Er, yes, but I was picking up on your general statement:

It seems that straining a word's pronunciation to fit a pun is de rigeur, if the many on this board are any guide

...and anyway, I was just trying to provoke TEd!


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