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#212205 - 08/19/13 05:10 PM Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: LukeJavan8]
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...blue!

BLUEBEARD

PRONUNCIATION: (BLOO-beerd)


MEANING: n, A man who marries and kills one wife after another.

ETYMOLOGY: After Bluebeard, nickname of Raoul, the blue-bearded main character in a fairy tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703). In the story, Bluebeard's wife finds the bodies of his previous wives in a room she was forbidden to enter. The feminine equivalent of the word could be black widow. Earliest documented use: 1795.

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BLURBEARD - Five-o'clock shadow

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#212207 - 08/19/13 06:26 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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-minus D -

BLUEBEAR - in winter what fuzzy-wuzzy was 'cause he wasn't fuzzy.

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#212208 - 08/19/13 06:45 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: jenny jenny]
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laugh

(although "BEAR" would probably have gotten the point across too)

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#212210 - 08/19/13 10:51 PM Re: Don't it make my brown beard... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A few weeks ago we saw baddies from the real world, and now it's time to visit the rogues' gallery from fiction. This week we'll see
a killer, BLUEBEARD
a maimer, ?
a seducer, Don Juan
a petrifier, ?
an evil scientist. Frankenstein

Fill it out, Wolf! smile

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#212214 - 08/20/13 06:56 AM Re: Mensopause: A nerd acting like a stud for effect. [Re: jenny jenny]
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a killer, BLUEBEARD - sure

a maimer,-- Oedipus ? {"Pluck out his eyes! Apologiize!") Did someone torture people on the rack and tear their limbs out ?? a Knight of Ni ??? I give up !

a seducer, Don Juan - sure

a petrifier, ? - the Gorgon MEDUSA

an evil scientist. Frankenstein - sure

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#212218 - 08/20/13 05:25 PM Bad People [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Procrustes

PRONUNCIATION: (pro-KRUS-teez)

MEANING:
noun: A person imposing conformity without concern for individuality.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Procrustes, a giant in Greek mythology, who stretched or cut his victims to make them fit his bed. He was killed by Theseus. From Greek Procroustes (stretcher). The word is more often used in its adjective form procrustean. Earliest documented use: 1581.
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ROCRUSTES - small iron rocks

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#212219 - 08/20/13 06:47 PM Re: Bad People [Re: jenny jenny]
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PROCRUSHES - generic wrestling hold

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#212225 - 08/21/13 07:03 AM Mind-Reading game [Re: jenny jenny]
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a seducer, DON JUAN

I suppose it could be CASANOVA, too.

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#212226 - 08/21/13 10:28 AM Re: Mind-Reading game [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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In that case, Wolf, Guru Anu is more devious than we suspect.

It so happens that I knew Casanova (not in the biblical sense) and believe me, Casanova was not fictional, although some of his exploits certainly were. smile

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#212227 - 08/21/13 12:24 PM Thrust home! [Re: jenny jenny]
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Ah. I forgot this was Fiction week !


SIREN

PRONUNCIATION: (SY-ruhn)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others into disaster.
2. Something attractive that is potentially disastrous.
3. A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals.
[What a great spot this would have been to introduce the word "ululating" !]

ETYMOLOGY:
After Siren, one of a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.

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SIRENO - the male counterpart, though inclined to be nosy. A great sword-fighter, too. See Roxanne for references.

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