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#4985 - 07/03/01 08:48 AM Re: animal adjectives
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AS asks: What's the adjectival form of cockroach?

As a group they are referred to as the "Blattidae" . So perhaps the adjective form coul be "blattidine".


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#4986 - 07/05/01 11:36 AM Re: animal adjectives
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RE: Some of them were big as crayfish, and their legs were so rugged I was afraid to step on them with my bare feet. (Dr. Bill's comment on roaches)

Dear doctor, i can't even stand the idea of killing baby roaches with bare hands or feet.. (way to gross!) One joy of owning a house is no roaches! (don't ask about ants) In apartment building, you are at the mercy of your nieghbor. if they are slobs/poor housekeepers the whole building can get infested.. but in a house, its all your own problem--or solution-- and with just a little care, you can live roach free..

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#4987 - 07/05/01 06:59 PM Re: animal adjectives
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just a little care, you can live roach free..

Even a slob can empty an ash tray when it's full...


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#4988 - 07/06/01 01:05 AM Re: animal adjectives
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multiple Full Monty threads

So I guess we could say that this board is full of monty, profuse with montification, overflowing with monty fullness.

By the way, my alter-ego on this board is blank. I think it's been seen a few times lately. Problem is, I just can't get a handle on it.

And let's adjectivize an animal while we're here... waspish. Dunno why, perhaps because of the stinging quips on this thread.

And welcome to the Board, Archie...pay no attention to that man behind the maverick curtain...he's quite harmless once he leaves Oz in his hot-air balloon! hi, mav And, by the way, Archie...how's Edith and Meathead doing?

The only roach adjective I know is roach clip.




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#4989 - 07/06/01 10:50 AM Re: animal adjectives
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Since we are using more or less scientific names. "vespid" is the adjective for wasps.
Of all life's surprises, there is none that compare with stepping on a ground wasp nest you didn't know was there.


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#4990 - 07/06/01 01:41 PM Re: animal adjectives
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Of all life's surprises, there is none that compare with stepping on a ground wasp nest you didn't know was there

Thank heaven for the silver lining ... meeting all those nice EMTs and ER doctors and nurses ... and living to tell the tale!


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#4991 - 08/12/01 02:09 PM Post deleted by musick
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#4992 - 08/12/01 02:39 PM Re: animal adjectives/animal nouns
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What about nouns, instead of adjectives, for a particular animal species of a particular age and/or gender? For example, "horse" includes mare, stallion, colt, filly, and foal. There must be numerous others, beyond the obvious ones.

The subject inevitably involves animal husbandry, and so may prove stimulating.

(edit) My spouse points out that the above example notes only two genders; it ignores a third gender, exemplified by the term "gelding". (Draw no implications from the fact that it was my spouse who noted this.)

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#4993 - 08/12/01 05:38 PM Re: animal adjectives/animal nouns
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The subject inevitably involves animal husbandry, and so may prove stimulating.

Good heavens, Keiva! Whatever are you suggesting?



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#4994 - 08/12/01 06:03 PM Re: animal adjectives/animal nouns
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The subject inevitably involves animal husbandry, and so may prove stimulating.
Good heavens, Keiva! Whatever are you suggesting?

A can be as good as a nod, and I anticipate that there may be (t)wits who infer what isn't implied.
(cf. Tom Lehrer (I think): "In college he majored in animal husbandry -- until they caught him at it.")


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