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#177317 - 06/11/08 11:31 AM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: BranShea]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
 Originally Posted By: BranShea
Yes, that law dates far longer back and is more generally used and known.

> One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
> One man's mead is another man's peach.

I would have thought one man's mead is another man's honey...

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#177318 - 06/11/08 12:08 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: The Pook]
Myridon Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 557
Loc: Dallas, TX
 Originally Posted By: The Pook
I would have thought one man's mead is another man's honey...

"Another man" walks into a pub and orders a pint of honey... mmmm, honey! ;-)

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#177319 - 06/11/08 12:16 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: Myridon]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
One man's mate is another man's homey.

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#177322 - 06/11/08 01:39 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: AnnaStrophic]
tsuwm Online   confused
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Posts: 10508
Loc: this too shall pass
 Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.


and here *my thought was, "one man's mead is another man's poison."

-joe (channeling TEd, for ASp) friday

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#177323 - 06/11/08 01:53 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: tsuwm]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Hah! very good , you went for the phonetic, I went for the etymological thing. (taking language very seriously, but putting zmejhzd out of business). (joking)

mede:
mead (1)
"fermented honey drink," O.E. medu, from P.Gmc. *meduz (cf. O.N. mjr, Dan. mjd, O.Fris., M.Du. mede, Ger. Met "mead"), from PIE base *medhu- "honey, sweet drink" (cf. Skt. madhu "sweet, sweet drink, wine, honey," Gk. methy "wine," O.C.S. medu, Lith. medus "honey," O.Ir. mid, Welsh medd, Breton mez "mead"). Synonymous but unrelated early M.E. meeglin yielded Chaucer's meeth.

peach (n.)
1184, from O.Fr. pesche (O.N.Fr. peske, Fr. pche), from M.L. pesca, from L.L. pessica, variant of persica "peach, peach tree," from L. malum Persicum "Persian apple," from Gk. Persikon malon, from Persis "Persia." The tree is native to China, but reached Europe via Persia. By 1663 William Penn observed peaches in cultivation on American plantations. Meaning "attractive woman" is attested from 1754; that of "good person" is from 1904. Slang peachy "excellent" is from 1900. Peaches and cream in ref. to a type of complexion is from 1901. Georgia has been the Peach State since 1939.



Edited by BranShea (06/11/08 02:24 PM)

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#177363 - 06/12/08 10:21 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: BranShea]
Jackie Offline
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Posts: 11605
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Summa y'all people need a bit more to do... ;-)

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#177790 - 06/25/08 09:15 PM Re: Law of Medes and Persians [Re: AnnaStrophic]
Father Steve Offline
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Posts: 2788
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
 Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.


Channeling TEd?

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