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#207442 - 09/30/12 10:27 AM Re: Discordant students can sometimes surprise you! [Re: Tromboniator]
SamDottore Offline
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Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 14
Loc: West Sussex, UK
Glad to hear that you're all not systemically Britophobic, even if it is 'our' language you're wrecking (your words).
I will admit that I used to get hot under the collar when I saw provincial mangling of (as we Limeys or Poms like to call it) "Queen's English", but I now try to celebrate the inevitable evolutionary development of our language, and instead try to see it as an enriching process. Is that attitude defeatist or progressive? I'm still unsure.
Eloquence is a very different skill from (than?) practising correct grammar, and much prettier.

Sam
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#207451 - 09/30/12 07:18 PM Re: Continuing the offf-thread genetic discussion - [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1506
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
OK

DARK HORSE - DAWN

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#207457 - 10/01/12 04:43 AM Re: Continuing the offf-thread genetic discussion - [Re: Jackie]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
I should be able to make something with those smile

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#207461 - 10/01/12 09:33 AM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: jenny jenny]
A C Bowden Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 184
Loc: London, UK
In a nocturnal chess game, as White,
I blithely ignored a Black knight,
Till the dark horse, at dawn,
Took my crucial king's pawn;
At sunrise I gave up the fight.

REGULARIZE – REIN

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#207462 - 10/01/12 10:03 AM pipped at the post [Re: A C Bowden]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Very nice AC....I like a game of chess.

This is mine (I know the last line is too long, but I couldn't get the rhythm any shorter)

I spent all day at the Flemington racecourse
Did my dough betting on a dark horse
The favourite, a filly called Dawn
Stopped mid race for lunch on the lawn
Home I trotted, full of remorse, having giv'n my misses grounds for a divorce.

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#207464 - 10/01/12 10:31 AM Re: pipped at the post [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6312
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
good effort.
I can see the image of a horse stopping in a race to eat.
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#207469 - 10/01/12 11:58 AM Re: pipped at the post [Re: Jackie]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
I'm sure that's one of the horses I buet on, once! (or twice!)

Nice one, Candy.

And a super one, A.C,!
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#207486 - 10/02/12 05:10 PM One does what one must... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1506
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
REGULARIZE - REIN

Barney Google, with those goo, goo, googly eyes
Barney Google, had a wife two times his size
She sued Barney for divorce
Now he's living on his horse
With a pull on the reins he can regularize
And I'm going to jail 'cause I plagiarize
Barney Google, with those goo, goo, googly eyes.

NINNY - NIX


Edited by jenny jenny (10/02/12 06:55 PM)

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#207489 - 10/03/12 04:58 AM Re: One does what one must... [Re: jenny jenny]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
My goodness, jj! I haven't heard that song for the last sixty years! When I was a little kid, I had a chbair with a music box underneath and, when you sat on it, Barney Google was one of the tunes it played.
Many thanks for the bit of memorabilia - it wipes out your sin of poagiarism smile
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#207491 - 10/03/12 10:53 AM Cook's lament [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Egg-boiling gives me no kicks
For my culinary skills are just nix:
I feel such a ninny
When dressed in a pinny,
So I eat in a diner called, “Ricks!”

DISPENSER - DISQUIETUDE
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