Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
#172652 - 01/18/08 12:37 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: themilum]
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
...practicing the art of "demurement" ???

Well, that explains it. I never knew you had to practice, and nobody's ever accused me of being artistic. Phewf...good thing my Hubby likes me just the way I am, eh.


Edited by belMarduk (01/18/08 12:38 PM)

Top
#172656 - 01/18/08 02:22 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Quote:
But all winged swarming things, which have four feet, are a detestable thing unto you. And by these ye shall become unclean; whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until even. (Lev. xi:21-4.)

I had no time to go searching for it, but I can't think up anything that is
" winged and swarming and has four feet ".
Any four-footed bird?

Top
#172658 - 01/18/08 03:09 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: BranShea]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
"winged and swarming and has four feet "

Maybe the first pair of an insect's legs were considered arms instead.
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#172660 - 01/18/08 03:58 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]
belMarduk Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
Ooo, see, I could see how that would be with a praying mantis.

Top
#172661 - 01/18/08 04:10 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Belle, I think the mantis belongs to the allowed group:
Quote:
Yet these may ye eat of all winged swarming things that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth; even these of them ye may eat

I can only think of dragons or...bats for the 'unclean' ones.

Top
#172662 - 01/18/08 05:21 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]
zmjezhd Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 3290
Loc: R'lyeh
a praying mantis

Oc. Mantis means 'priest' in Greek, so the praying always seemed redundant.
_________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.

Top
#172667 - 01/18/08 08:21 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]
Zed Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Chocolate covered grasshoppers taste like chocolate covered honey crunch. Rather nice if you don't think about it.

Top
#172669 - 01/18/08 09:14 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: BranShea]
themilum Offline
veteran

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 1529
Loc: Aladamnbama the most watered s...
Originally Posted By: BranShea
Belle, I think the mantis belongs to the allowed group:
Quote:
Yet these may ye eat of all winged swarming things that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth; even these of them ye may eat.

I can only think of dragons or...bats for the 'unclean' ones.


Who you calling "unclean", BranShea?

Vampire bats swarm and leap and go on all fours and have jointed legs above their feet.

It's them mud-wallowing but tasty pigs that are "unclean"; not to mention, "uncouth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o89CLjQQvsA


Edited by themilum (01/18/08 09:15 PM)

Top
#172672 - 01/18/08 11:25 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]
latishya Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 390
Loc: कहीं &...
Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
a praying mantis

Oc. Mantis means 'priest' in Greek, so the praying always seemed redundant.


I was in my late adolescence before I learned that it was a "praying" mantis. As a pre-schooler and later, I always assumed it was a "preying" mantis, and spelled it that way. Of course, a strong argument could be made that the aforementioned redundancy exists in either case.

Top
#172673 - 01/19/08 06:04 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: themilum]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
"Cute" video, but:

I think, Mr. Milo that (maybe) you, who once upon a time called tsuwm mean for a single word correction, are cheating (hmm.. misleading?) us here.
Bats have like us joints, but they have no jointed legs in the meaning of "segmented". And I 'm almost sure that this is what's meant here.
Bats have forelimbs that are developped as wings.
No joints different from other mammals.
"as the structure of the open wing is very similar to an outspread human hand with a membrane between the fingers that also stretches between hand and body."

"Arthropods are characterised by having a segmented body with appendages on at least one segment.
All arthropods are covered by a hard exoskeleton made of chitin."

Mantis leg

Vampire bat


Top
Page 5 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8746 Members
16 Forums
13809 Topics
215513 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
bobwar, Johnreed28, Lakshman, dcsteve, Jorg
8746 Registered Users
Who's Online
2 registered (wofahulicodoc, 1 invisible), 33 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 102
LukeJavan8 96
wofahulicodoc 81
A C Bowden 53
Tromboniator 11
tuhin 2
Jorg 1
chicablanca 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6593
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith