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#7164 - 10/06/00 07:34 PM Re: Max's revanche
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Well done, tsuwm. Since NZ's largest city is known as "The City of Sails", and in keeping with NZ's nautical heritage, I have decided to award line honours to tsuwm. The overall winner will still be decided at sennight's end. Tsuwm's prize is available here:
http://www.driveway.com/share?sid=9f78513f.cfaaa&name=prizes&view=0

The wordplay involved may be feeble, but it is in Ernest


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#7165 - 10/07/00 11:21 AM Re Aotearoa
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
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As 'orrible curses may give you a 'ot ear, oaths should 'ardly hever be used.




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#7166 - 10/07/00 11:51 AM Re: Re Aotearoa
tsuwm Offline
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City of Sails? coincidentally, when I was in the Philippines, I had a tamarao tear my genoa, nearly goring our bull. 8-)



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#7167 - 10/07/00 02:57 PM Re: Max's revanche
tsuwm Offline
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>Tsuwm's prize

hmmm... two ends of a black belt... I'm... erm... speechless.


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#7168 - 10/07/00 03:01 PM Re: Re Aotearoa
Jackie Offline

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When in Bilbao, tear oafishly through the town.


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#7169 - 10/07/00 09:50 PM Re: Re Aotearoa
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Professor Wellington worked for the United Nations, and had a reputation for being something of an irascible chap. If there was one thing the good professor was very particular about it was his morning cup of cha. Now, you would think the Food and Agricultural Organisation would be able to provide a decent cuppa, wouldn't you, given their remit? Not a bit of it. As far as institutional beverages go, it really was the pits. So, Professor Wellington used to keep his own private supply of a really exquisite Lapsong Souchong in his office. One never-to-be-forgotten day, somebody had tampered with this nectar. The professor took one sip, and "FAO tea," roared he, in tones that shook the building to its foundations.

Bingley
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#7170 - 10/07/00 09:56 PM A Poem for tsuwm Re: Max's revanche
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Ask not for whom the belthole's,
The belthole's for thee



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#7171 - 10/08/00 05:37 AM Aotearoa
Bridget Offline
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It is a little-known fact of modern history, but once Mao Zedong and his troops had finished the Long March and settled in Yenan, North China, the Great Statesman was not happy. He missed the locally brewed tea of his childhood, missed it so badly that in fact one chill winter morning he got up and without even waiting to put on his red star cap set off back to his native village of Shaoshun. Fortunately, the Nationalists were by now in retreat, so his path was more direct than the Long March, but it was still long. At last, he reached his childhood village and was able to enjoy the particular earthy tea. He supped two cups, smacked his lips and set off back to Yenan to lead the Revolution.

His colleagues were awed by the great man's determination and persistence in undertaking a second long trek, but he insisted they keep it secret. It was only after his death that they were able to tell the story and establish commemorative signs at key points along the road he had taken.

The Mao Tea Road was famous for a brief while, but alas, like the man himself, it has fallen into relative obscurity. The signs have been lost, chopped down or worn away. Visiting China a few years ago, the only relic I could find of this fascinating trip was a worn piece of board, ragged at both ends, reading '..AO TEA ROA..'


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#7172 - 10/08/00 05:40 AM Re: Aotearoa
Bridget Offline
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Alternatively, do you know about the man who went for a swim and got washed out to sea? As he watched the land receding, he could see a fisherman in his dinghy, floating at anchor between him and the coast.

'Hey!' he called. 'Hey!'

The fisherman looked round, confused.

'Hey!' the swimmer called again. 'Out 'ere, rower!'


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#7173 - 10/08/00 08:07 AM Re: Aotearoa
tsuwm Offline
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:^D
Bridget, to coin a word, those were logostellar!


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