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#34072 - 07/05/01 05:26 PM Re: scat about...
wwh Offline
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"how did a toilet come to be known as a crapola? I understand the 'crap' part but the 'ola' is a mystery to me."

Victrola, Motorola,payola,Crayola all coinages using a meaningless suffix for completion.


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#34073 - 07/06/01 05:29 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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Shrooner: a person that spends inordinate amounts of time in the woods each year trying to find the elusive morel mushroom. Also has more luck finding spoor, wildflowers, wild leeks and reaffirmation of ties to wood nymphs.

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#34074 - 07/06/01 08:24 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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Just to get a moment's respite from excrements....

ConsueloI have not tasted morel mushrooms. I dream of tasting it someday. I am interested to know what beautiful words you will use to describe its taste and if you can contrast it with Portobellos and the ubiquitous white mushrooms from Pennsylvania caves.

(I hope I don't get stoned with the hardest dung there is, for going off-thread)

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#34075 - 07/06/01 08:55 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
wwh Offline
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The first thing for anyone planning to eat any kind of mushrooms found in the wild to do is get a good book to learn to identify them, and eat only ones they can be sure they have properly identified. Even experts have been poisoned by errors in identification of mushrooms. The puffballs etc. are so far as I know easier to identify. I prefer to buy mine. It is safer.


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#34076 - 07/06/01 09:21 AM Re: Schrooms
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Shrooner: a person that spends inordinate amounts of time in the woods each year trying to find the elusive morel mushroom. Also has more luck finding spoor, wildflowers, wild leeks and reaffirmation of ties to wood nymphs.

[irony]And yet, I had a big batch of morels spring up in my front flower bed. And I hate mushrooms.[/irony]


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#34077 - 07/06/01 09:43 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
Faldage Offline
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nice old ladies who don't know what the word means tell stray dogs or cats to "scat."

OED suggests ss + cat suggesting a sibilant hiss (are there any other kinds?) followed by a shouted "cat".


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#34078 - 07/06/01 10:01 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
wwh Offline
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OED suffers from fecal impaction.


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#34079 - 07/06/01 10:22 AM Re: Schrooms
wordcrazy Offline
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[irony]And yet, I had a big batch of morels spring up in my front flower bed. And I hate mushrooms.[/irony]

Sparteye, where do you live? The way they talk about morels, it might be worth a plane ticket to where you live to get those morels!



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#34080 - 07/06/01 10:35 AM Re: Schrooms
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Just a county away from consuelo, wordcrazy. In the wilds of mid-Michigan. [still-looking-for-the-missing-UP-on-CK's-map emoticon]


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#34081 - 07/06/01 10:49 AM Re: Schrooms
Faldage Offline
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[still-looking-for-the-missing-UP-on-CK's-map emoticon]

I was wondering about that myself and thought perhaps it had seceded as part of the ND name change flaff that degenerated into the joining of North Dakota and South Dakota after ND's rejection of my Baja Manitoba proposal and the division of Michigan and Upper Michigan to keep the number of stars on the flag the same. [scratching-my-head-because-even-*I-don't-understand-what-I-just-said emoticon]


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