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#173750 - 02/20/08 10:26 AM fourberie
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speaking of shams, and weren't we just..

here, in its entire, is the def'n I have for fourberie:
fourberie
[F. < fourbe, a cheat, imposter] /FUR buh ree/
obs. trickery, deception
fraud: artifice, bamboozlement, bamboozling, blackmail, cheat, chicane, chicanery, con, craft, deceit, double-dealing, dupery, duping, duplicity, extortion, fake, fast one, fast shuffle, flimflam, fourberie, fraudulence, graft, guile, hanky-panky, hoax, hocus-pocus, hoodwinking, hustle, imposture, line, misrepresentation, racket, scam, sell, shakedown, sham, sharp practice, skunk, smoke, song, spuriousness, sting, string, swindle, swindling, treachery, trickery, vanilla - Roget's New Millenniumô Thesaurus (2006) [vanilla?]


at the back there, I have asked the pertinent question; to wit, what's vanilla got to do with it? if the answer is ron, I am fully prepared to fuller.

-joe (this could be a rehashed topic of the future) friday

(I probly should have posted this under Q&A, but I dint want to embarrass myself...)

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#173752 - 02/20/08 10:36 AM Re: fourberie [Re: tsuwm]
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Vanilla flavorings are more commonly used than true vanilla, based on cost. With few exceptions, most baked goods will taste the same either way, though I do think there's a difference in the resulting texture. I wouldn't use it to mean that, but possibly?
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#173759 - 02/20/08 02:18 PM Re: fourberie [Re: tsuwm]
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Would it be worthwhile to learn all that green stuff by head and
keep it for a moment you'll be really mad at someone?

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#173767 - 02/20/08 06:31 PM Re: fourberie [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
if the answer is ron, I am fully prepared to fuller.


Ron Fuller was my boss back when I worked for Hi-Speed Checkweigher.

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#173769 - 02/20/08 07:00 PM Re: fourberie [Re: Faldage]
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What an interesting product and company name. (They're now known as Mettler Toledo.) Wikipedia ways [sic] anchor on the topic, (link).
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#173771 - 02/20/08 07:03 PM Re: fourberie [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
if the answer is ron, I am fully prepared to fuller.


Ron Fuller was my boss back when I worked for Hi-Speed Checkweigher.


never even had a brush with him.
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#173773 - 02/20/08 07:09 PM Re: fourberie [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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bang, bang. you guys are vanilla..

-joe (fudge) friday

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#173812 - 02/21/08 06:23 AM Re: fourberie [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
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What an interesting product and company name. (They're now known as Mettler Toledo.) Wikipedia ways [sic] anchor on the topic, (link).


The overweight rejection option was not often exercised. The only times I knew of were for drugs and canned goods. Usually it was just reported how much overage there was; the line could be tweaked to get rid of that loss. Underweights could get you in big trouble with the Bureau of Weights and Measures.

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#173819 - 02/21/08 08:25 AM Re: fourberie [Re: tsuwm]
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OK, tsuwm, I googled it. Yes, I did. And I bet you did, too. There's a lot out there, including some stuff in Spanish and French which we could enlist our appropriately-phonic friends to translate.

Anna (I'm good, but not that good) Strophic

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#173832 - 02/21/08 10:02 AM Re: fourberie [Re: AnnaStrophic]
tsuwm Offline
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yes, well, "vanilla fraud" gets ~500 gh, all of them "plain vanilla fraud" from what I saw. but that hardly explains a thesaurus entry under fraud for vanilla. what a plain!

-joe (hmmph) friday

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