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#170942 - 10/29/07 06:41 AM Re: grotesque [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea


* Do I see zmejhz here in before the metamorphosis?*


We called jheem Nuncle, too.

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#170966 - 10/29/07 12:42 PM Re: grotesque [Re: Faldage]
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jheem

Yes, jheem was my father's only son.
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#170968 - 10/29/07 12:46 PM Re: grotesque [Re: zmjezhd]
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#170994 - 10/29/07 05:45 PM Re: grotesque [Re: BranShea]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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grotty!

(from one of my many favorite scenes in a Hard Days' Night)
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#170996 - 10/29/07 05:50 PM Re: grotesque [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Quote:
‘I wouldn't be seen dead in them. They're dead grotty.’ Marshall stared. ‘Grotty?’ ‘Yeah—grotesque.’

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#171005 - 10/29/07 08:15 PM Re: grotesque [Re: BranShea]
Zed Offline
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Just to add something to the Etymology of wwh's first post in 2004 . Gargoyles are grotesqe but the word come from gargouille, Old French for throat. Grotesqe from 'grottesche'.


Is this becouse they were used at the end of gutters to direct the rain off the cathedral walls?

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#171009 - 10/30/07 04:22 AM Re: grotesque [Re: Zed]
BranShea Offline
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Gos,Yes! of course.I never took that little mindstep. Seems like the most logical association to make.Thanks!

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#171017 - 10/30/07 08:14 AM Re: grotesque [Re: BranShea]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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> mindstep

I like that.
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#171418 - 11/17/07 01:57 AM Re: grotesque [Re: Zed]
R. Eastcourt Offline
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Originally Posted By: Zed
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Just to add something to the Etymology of wwh's first post in 2004 . Gargoyles are grotesqe but the word come from gargouille, Old French for throat. Grotesqe from 'grottesche'.


Is this becouse they were used at the end of gutters to direct the rain off the cathedral walls?


No, becuase.

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