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#149388 - 10/25/05 09:32 PM Gong farmer defined
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Thanks, everybody who submitted a definition; here we go! I think I'll give a week as the deadline for voting; so by Wednesday, November 2nd., make your decisions, and make them well!


a. A man, who, in the Middle Ages, had to go into the tunnels beneath towns and castles and clear out the plumbing when it got stopped up; gong is from the OE word for dung.

b. A hollywood talent scout.

c. noun. From the Vietnamese French. One who shapes, makes and tunes cymbals used in Vietnamese music. After formier meaning "one who shapes a hat."

d. a middleman who can arrange for someone to be awarded medals etc.

e. one who farms genetically original naturally grown crops

f. slang,obsolete: a derogatory reference to a farmer who quit after the dinner gong rang instead of taking advantage of long evenings and good weather to plant or harvest.

g. one who uses drugs by smoking them; Cockney rhyming-slang, from "bong warmer"

h. A soldier who actively seeks danger, looking for the chance to win medals.

i. Collector of "road apples" in Amish country.

j. A seller of used fats and oils.

k. the timing device in a grandfather clock.

l. One who grows sunflowers for the seeds, usually to be used in bird seed mix.

#149389 - 10/26/05 01:02 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
As the first person to vote I'll go for l since it looks like a No. 1.

#149390 - 10/26/05 05:44 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Ooh. I'm tossed between D and H. I mo go for H.

#149391 - 10/26/05 05:50 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
TEd Remington Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 3467
Loc: Marion NC
Fong (rhymes with gong):

Yeah, when I saw those two definitions they rang a bell in my mind, so to speak. So to cover the bases I'll go with D.


#149392 - 10/26/05 05:57 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
sjmaxq Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 3230
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
Since I have a reputation to protect, I'll choose to B wrong again, no doubt.
noho ora mai

#149393 - 10/26/05 07:05 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
I like c, but give me a g.
formerly known as etaoin...

#149394 - 10/26/05 08:16 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Owlbow Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 389
Loc: Rhode Island, USA
I couldn't come up with a definition, but b is something like what I might have said (sure). Lots of good choices. i seems correct, as does f, but my vote is for f .

#149395 - 10/26/05 08:36 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Father Steve Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/06/00
Posts: 2788
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
I think I saw this in Organic Gardening and Farming magazine. It's e.

#149396 - 10/26/05 08:49 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
Marianna Offline

Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 427
Loc: Spain
For exotic musicality, C gets mah vote.

#149397 - 10/26/05 09:03 AM Re: Gong farmer defined
inselpeter Offline

Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
Are two players allowed to choose the same? Then B. It's phony -- but, even in that, accurate.

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