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#1930 - 05/12/00 05:19 AM Re: Politics and Words
Philip Davis Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 81
I'm not so sure about the woolly jumpers.

Anyhow ain't woolly jumpers some strange crossbreed between kangaroos and merino's.


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#1931 - 05/12/00 05:20 AM Woolies
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Phillip - I'm sure you have drawers full of them!


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#1932 - 05/12/00 07:41 AM Re: Politics and Words
shanks Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Can I be semi-Liberal? (I actually vote Lib Dem - the third option!) And while I enjoy being warm, gentle et al, I am a firmly carnivorous animal and am still not sure if I can be bothered to take a strong stand on fox-hunting, one way or the other.

cheer

the sunshine warrior


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#1933 - 05/12/00 08:27 AM Re: Politics and Words
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Oh, Jo,
Thank you so much for that list of explanations! No
wonder I haven't understood references to the Labour
party and socialists! (Aside from being an ignorant U.S.
citizen, I think politics are the most boring thing in the
world, second only to economics, so I have had NO incentive to enlighten myself in any of these matters.)

Speaking of enlightenment--I have no desire whatsoever to
learn what Philip or anyone else has in their drawers!!!


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#1934 - 05/12/00 08:31 AM Re: Politics and Words
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
> I think politics are the most boring thing in the
world

That's why we're dumping all that stuff over here, so it doesn't take over the other postings and you can be left in (relative) peace.

Funny how words and politics are inseparable though, isn't it???







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#1935 - 05/12/00 09:47 AM Re: Woolies
Philip Davis Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 81
As I'm sure Mrs Slocombe would have said "the content of my drawers is not for discussion " (accept in the several other threads where I have mentioned it)


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#1936 - 05/12/00 01:58 PM Re: conservative vs. liberal
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
>Please reply and say that this isn't correct!

Jo, the distinction is actually sooooooo simple:

CONSERVATIVE, n.
A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

[credit to Ambrose Bierce and The Devil's Dictionary]

http://members.aol.com/tsuwm/

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#1937 - 05/12/00 02:43 PM Re: conservative vs. liberal
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
I knew that someone would have a much clearer definition.

By the way, I have been assured that Philip has no woollies anywhere. I've been advised (by a secret admirer of his) that he looks rather like Che Guevara. These days he prefers to lounge around in his pied a terre in his smoking jacket a little like Noel Coward.

Interestingly, Che Guevara spell checks as "cheap Guggenheim"

Shanks also does not have any woollies - sharp suits yes, woollies, no.

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#1938 - 05/12/00 04:32 PM Re: "liberals"
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Ah Shanks

That would be "the third way".

It isn't necessary to be a vegetarian or to have strong feelings about fox hunting, merely to have kind thoughts about animals from time to time. If you need time to practice this, start with Corgis.


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#1939 - 05/12/00 11:38 PM Re: conservative vs. liberal
Philip Davis Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 81
Since a socialist seems to be a strange wild animal not seen in the states those interested can find a picture of me actually looking like Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter at http://www.castlesontheweb.com/members/philipdavis/author/author.html There is another of me eating potage prior to assisting at the execution of King Charles.
My life is now entirely modeled on the Noel Coward song "Mad Englishman and Dog" (The dog's picture is online at http://www.castlesontheweb.com/members/philipdavis/author/jan.html)



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