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#159451 - 05/06/06 07:04 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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WHAT?




'Fraid so...

In American slang, woody means ( n ) A wood sided station wagon, but it also means definition #2 in the Aussie slang, morning wood being a subset of definition #2.

Edit for FS I thought you were inured to us by now


Edited by consuelo (05/07/06 06:52 AM)

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#159452 - 05/06/06 08:20 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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You people are BOTH naughty. I just thought that "Woody" seemed a lovely nickname derived from Logwood, much as the selfsame derived from Elwood. Shame, shame on the both of you.

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#159453 - 05/06/06 09:01 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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And hence(?) "Woody Woodpecker"

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#159454 - 05/06/06 10:56 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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The phrase "inure to the benefit" is frequently used in law to mean "to take effect, to come to, to result in, to be applied to or to serve.




They say a lot of funny things in law. Just a fossil usage.

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#159455 - 05/07/06 01:02 AM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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Just a fossil usage.

One time, a few summers ago, I took delivery of a new bright-red Mustang convertible. I drove up to the Episcopal church camp in it, with the top down and a Fleetwood Mac album blaring on the 80-watt stereo system. When I rolled into camp, a group of campers and their young-adult leader (about 20 years old) came over to the car. The kids said nice things about the old padre's wheels. The young leader said "Oh, dinosaur music."

Perhaps he and Faldage are related.

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#159456 - 05/07/06 09:42 AM Re: For the benefit of Woody
inselpeter Offline
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Quote:

The phrase "inure to the benefit" is frequently used in law to mean "to take effect, to come to, to result in, to be applied to or to serve.




They say a lot of funny things in law. Just a fossil usage.




Yeah, they do. By style manual it's tedious, and surmisal, fear or obfuscation.

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#159457 - 05/07/06 11:21 AM Re: For the benefit of Woody
Logwood Offline
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surmisal? you've stumped 97% of my dictionaries with that word.

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You people are BOTH naughty. I just thought that "Woody" seemed a lovely nickname derived from Logwood, much as the selfsame derived from Elwood. Shame, shame on the both of you.




Yeah, that was totally a jest ... Woody's great actually. The...the nickname.

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#159458 - 05/07/06 11:29 AM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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re:Woody's great actually. The...the nickname.

why does that make me think of the line from the movie the Full Monty-you know the one, when they guys were working on their costumes, and someone says--about the character nicknamed Horse:
"Horse by name and horse by nature."
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#159459 - 05/07/06 12:50 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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My woody's outside
covered with snow.

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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#159460 - 05/07/06 08:34 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
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surmise/surmisal:

surmisal

\Sur*mis"al\, n. Surmise. [R.] --Milton.


Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

surmisal

n : a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence [syn: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, speculation, hypothesis]

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