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#208870 - 01/09/13 10:12 PM Nominative determinism (redux)
maverick Offline
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In news about a (heh) catastrophic decline in the west african lion population, views are proffered by an expert from the charity, LionAid. His name?

Dr Pieter Kat

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#208874 - 01/10/13 02:01 AM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: maverick]
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Is kat a con man? I cry for the lions. The damn Africans must set aside enough land to insure that their indigious lions survive. Damn them. Their culture propagates people they can't feed and doesn't protect a wonderful legacy.
Bad culture. sick


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#208886 - 01/10/13 10:28 AM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: maverick]
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When life takes away lions, make Lionaid.
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#208888 - 01/10/13 12:24 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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To do that, Buff, presumably one needs to lionise a lion?
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#208895 - 01/10/13 12:43 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
maverick Offline
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> make Lionaid

smile sick, shreddy, but funny smile

Alternatively, make up your own lion...

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#208906 - 01/10/13 03:43 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: maverick]
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Make up my own lion? OK, here goes :-

Two big cats in the registry office: are they Marriage Lions?

WWII - A big cat joined the French Maquis, but wasn't very effective. he was the Lion of least resistance

Two big cats travelling at right angles to each othe: they are crossed lions. If they travel next to each other as parallel lions - they'll never meet

The yellow-and-black big cat makes straight for his objective: is he making a Bee Lion for it?

The star of the Lion King is off sick: there are many applicants to take his place. They stand in Lion for the job?

Richard Branson relies on railway lions
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#208909 - 01/10/13 07:22 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
olly Offline
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You can't hide those Lion eyes - the Eagles

I walk the Lion - Johnny Cash

Hello - Lionel Ritchie

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#208914 - 01/10/13 08:13 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: olly]
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>I walk the Lion - Johnny Cash

the way I heard it, was:

I keep my pants up with Piece of Twine
I keep my eyes wide open all the Time
I keep the end up for the Ties that Bind
Because you're mine, Please pull the Twine.

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#208918 - 01/10/13 11:28 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: tsuwm]
jenny jenny Offline
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tsuwm, You're lion! That's not the real lions to I walk the lion. mad

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#208920 - 01/10/13 11:48 PM Re: Nominative determinism (redux) [Re: jenny jenny]
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A big cat placed on one side of a balance is lion in weight.

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