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#189350 - 02/17/10 07:26 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]
BranShea Offline
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Darn! laugh I think I meant this dern:
dern[fr. Fris. dern, hidden, secret, obscure]
now chiefly dialect
1) hidden, secret; crafty, underhanded
2) drear, dark, somber, dire
3) UK : earnest, determined
But an SF approach is just as well.

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#189363 - 02/17/10 06:06 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
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Loc: Oregon, USA
From his mountain dern, all alone,
the hermit tried to dial his phone;
alas! he had AT&T!

laugh


Edited by Coffeebean (02/17/10 06:07 PM)

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#189367 - 02/17/10 09:55 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]
Jackie Offline

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1) hidden, secret; crafty, underhanded
Ok, so the phone was behind a secret panel! laugh

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#189371 - 02/18/10 07:44 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]
BranShea Offline
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The secret panel has vanished.
Please don't kill the killdeer, we have lost the resurrection kit.

INHERIT - ICE CUBES

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#189383 - 02/18/10 04:19 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: BranShea]
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Loc: Oregon, USA
Her grandfather twirled the ice cubes in his glass and growled, "If you expect to inherit anything from me, young lady, you'll finish school and get a job!"


TRILOBITE -- TRIPE

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#189392 - 02/18/10 09:33 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Coffeebean]
Jackie Offline

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"Trilobite! Trilobite?? I ain't no effen trilobite", said the thawed-out* man. "What a load of tripe--I'm not that old!"
*(At first I had frozen man...then I realized he wouldn't be able to speak!)

FORWENT--FRACTURE

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#189421 - 02/19/10 07:48 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]
Coffeebean Offline
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Loc: Oregon, USA
It is interesting that we seldom hear the verb "forwent". Sounds stuffy and pretentious, I guess. I will use "forego" in a sentence, and when needing to put it into past tense, would choose the structure: "decided to forego".

Tom forwent the camping trip due to his fractured thumb.

KIDNEY STONE -- KINDLING

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#189433 - 02/20/10 11:47 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Coffeebean]
Jackie Offline

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[whisper] Yeah, there wasn't any def. after the word; it just said to see forgo. But it was the headword.[/whisper]

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#189462 - 02/22/10 08:27 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: Jackie]
beck123 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 655
Loc: Florida, USA
A Frenchman who lived on the Rhone
Was beset with a large kidney stone.
With a shaft thin as kindling,
His forbearance was dwindling,
And he decided to pass it alone.

MOFETTE - MOLT


Edited by beck123 (02/22/10 08:28 PM)
_________________________
"I don't know which is worse: ignorance or apathy. And, frankly, I don't care." - Anonymous

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#189464 - 02/22/10 08:52 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: beck123]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Ha. Thats great!

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