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#34062 - 07/05/01 12:31 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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Consuelo is an avid morel shrooner. Should I be or or ?

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#34063 - 07/05/01 09:16 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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Dear Bingley: Forget morels and truffles until you acquire a trained French truffle hound.


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#34064 - 07/05/01 09:23 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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...what my sisters and I refer to as the "Deer John".

Give a whole new meaning to a Deer John letter.

And, if the deer has (looks like umlaut) a whole new meaning to the advertising slogan of the people that make the tractor: Nothing Runs Like a Deer(e).


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#34065 - 07/05/01 09:36 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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And coming back to the beginings-- i was reminded yesterday-- (a US holiday) the worms have "castings"

This is such a wonderful thread-- until it started i hadn't realize i knew so many names for different types of excretement! -- and now i know even more! (i knew frass, guano, castings, pure, scat, (did we use scat yet? ) Bears make scat.

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#34066 - 07/05/01 10:31 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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And nice old ladies who don't know what the word means tell stray dogs or cats to "scat."Actually, a common country practice was to catch strays and smear them with excerement to punish owners who let them stray.


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#34067 - 07/05/01 10:50 AM Re: There you go again
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a common country practice was to catch strays and smear them with excrement*

AHD lists both (in separate entries) as Origin Unknown. This time I *will look it up in my OED!
And while you're at it Dr. Bill, you might consider expunging the word dirt from your vocabulary. Not to mention moist.


*According to ledasdottir, this would only work with bear excrement. (http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=32928)

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#34068 - 07/05/01 11:05 AM scat about...
of troy Offline
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well-- i am not sure it only goes with bears-- I have only heard it (i think?) with bears..

and until this thread started, i never even realize i knew these words.. and so far we hav avoided humans-- i taught my kids BM (bowel movement)

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#34069 - 07/05/01 12:48 PM Re: scat about...
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" Dr. Bill, you might consider expunging the word dirt from your vocabulary. Not to mention
moist."

Dear Faldage: No bowdlerizer I. I meant that nice old ladies that used to use it would have been upset if someone told them what "scat" meant. Like my wife's grandmother who primly corrected me for saying the word "bull". She informed me that that was "a gentleman cow."


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#34070 - 07/05/01 02:40 PM Re: scat about...
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Then there is the children's book "Everyone Poops" ....


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#34071 - 07/05/01 03:24 PM Re: scat about...
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In the same vein, somewhat...

how did a toilet come to be known as a crapola? I understand the 'crap' part but the 'ola' is a mystery to me.


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