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#2243 - 05/14/00 01:00 PM Re: To "Make Hay"
Jackie Offline

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Hay! Tsuwm, I think it should be a 'womansard' roof, then!
I also now understand your later weference.


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#2244 - 05/15/00 08:03 AM Re: To "Make Hay"
wsieber Offline
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Even among us "word harvesters" the majority, myself included, seems to be emotionally/unconsciously attached to the agri-culture of our ancestors. It would be interesting to determine the percentage of agricultural themes among metaphors in general.


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#2245 - 05/15/00 02:19 PM Re: To "Make Hay"
pieman Offline
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Registered: 04/27/00
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Leafing through the OED I came across this word:

medkniche -
"...the quantity of hay to be given in reward to the hayward, being as much as he could lift with his middle finger as hgh as his knee."

pieman


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#2246 - 05/15/00 02:22 PM Re: To "Make Hay"
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
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"Leafing through the OED..." as one does ..

How many places could you begin a sentence like that!


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#2247 - 05/15/00 04:21 PM Re: To "Make Hay"
AnnaStrophic Offline
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>It would be interesting to determine the percentage of
agricultural themes among metaphors in general.<

Herr Sieber,
I wonder if your compatriot, Jung, ever did a study on that while he was compiling examples for his "collective unconscious" theory?


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#2248 - 05/17/00 02:40 AM Re: To "Make Hay"
wsieber Offline
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Anna..,
Even though C.G.Jung always insisted on the empirical foundation of his concepts, his empirical base was more anecdotal than statistical (This is not intended as a value judgement); and his clientele hardly included any people of agricultural occupation.


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#2249 - 05/17/00 11:59 AM Re: To "Make Hay"
Jackie Offline

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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
wsieber,
a one-word agricultural metaphor that is relevant to this
thread is calling someone a 'hayseed'.


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#2250 - 05/17/00 02:47 PM Re: To "Make Hay"
David108 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/00
Posts: 112
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
...and what about someone who might be too chicken to post to the forum?


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#2251 - 05/18/00 02:00 AM Re: Hayseed
wsieber Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1026
Loc: Switzerland
Jackie,
Thank you, I did not know this word. I looked up its meaning in Merriam Webster.. and now I have a nagging doubt whether this is really a METAPHOR in the sense of "making hay". There must be another term for such words, in the direction of "pars pro toto".


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#2252 - 05/18/00 06:30 AM Re: To "Make Hay"
venesssa Offline
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Registered: 05/18/00
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Loc: western australia
Apparently the nice, warm, thatched roofs were the home of various animals on the farm including the cats, mice and dogs. When it rained, all the animals would jump down from the roof and hence the expression "Its raining cats and dogs"


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