Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#64802 - 04/09/02 10:42 AM Away For A While #5
stales Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 866
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
stales.

Wednesday through Friday. Hold all geoscience q's until then.

Kirkalocka, Minjar, Gullewa - gold mines near Mount Magnet, WA.

May be able to check in.

Keep well.


Top
#64803 - 04/09/02 11:06 AM Re: Away For A While #5
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13783
Sounds like an attractive place.


Top
#64804 - 04/09/02 11:09 AM Re: Away For A While #5
AnnaStrophic Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6511
Loc: lower upstate New York
*rimshot*


Top
#64805 - 04/09/02 11:58 AM Re: Away For A While #5
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Please - what does "rimshot" mean - and/or imply?

dxb


Top
#64806 - 04/09/02 12:47 PM Re: Away For A While #5
Sparteye Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
A rimshot is a type of drumroll, often played to punctuate a punch line for a comedian. Its use sometimes suggests a perception that the quip it follows is a bit ... Catskillish?


Top
#64807 - 04/09/02 12:48 PM Re: Rimshot
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13783
Way I got it in my personal brain is it's the percussive sound that the drummer would make to accentuate the host's (or comedian's) punch line in the monolog (or routine). It is made by striking the rim of the drum head with a drum stick.


Top
#64808 - 04/09/02 03:34 PM Re: Rimshot
dxb Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 1692
Loc: UK
Thank you.

dxb - enlightened


Top
#64809 - 04/09/02 04:41 PM Re: Away For A While #5
Jazzoctopus Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/03/00
Posts: 1094
Loc: Cincinnati & Loveland, Ohio, U...
Faldage: Sounds like an attractive place
AnnaS: *rimshot*


No fair, that's like having your own personal laugh track.


Top
#64810 - 04/09/02 11:44 PM Re: Away For A While #5
Keiva Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/04/01
Posts: 2605
ah, jazzo, you're still young. It would be too much to ask that my lady, after 25 years together, would still laugh at my jokes.

Can what you cited be considered an example of dittography?


Top
#64811 - 04/16/02 07:21 AM Re: Away For A While #5
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
I'll have to have a break. Too much work and sore eyes from too much computing. See y'all in a while.


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8687 Members
16 Forums
13783 Topics
213049 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
sa'a, csmoore, Jane Luckner, anjela, MR LOGOPHILE
8687 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 29 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 81
LukeJavan8 63
endymion6 60
jenny jenny 50
Tromboniator 12
Faldage 5
Mercur10 1
Jane Luckner 1
MR LOGOPHILE 1
csmoore 1
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith