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#7439 - 10/09/00 12:24 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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our northern (bottom-dwelling) cousins

As a comparative new member, I'm still trawling thro' the back-issues, so as a gesture of solidarity to fellow sufferers, I've turned over the string that this refers to, under Miscellany.

And not least because of Jo's delightful link to the Peter projection as an alternate 'world view' - which I reckon should be on all classroom walls, whether North, South, West or Oriented


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#7440 - 10/09/00 10:10 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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I thought of delaying my post for that reason, then realised that such a courtesy would not be extended to any Antipodeans if a challenge were issued in our "wee smalls"

Excuse me, but the considerate Jo pointed out this issue
a long time ago, and the time zone differences have been
by and large taken into account since then, I think. I would like to add that that courtesy has been
extended, more than once.


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#7441 - 10/09/00 10:56 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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by and large taken into account since then, I think. I would like to add that that courtesy has been extended, more than once.

My post simply referred to the darwinian nature of "a challenge" - to misapply the Biblical quote, it comes down to the quick and the dead. If someone posted a challenge at, say, 03:00 NZ time, I would never expect others to defer answering until those sleeping were awake. I know that there will be many times when others will be able to respond to a challenge faster than I, so, when I have the chance, I shall seize it. You should see me at the dinner table!


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#7442 - 10/10/00 12:39 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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What actually is the difference between rogaining and what we called orienteering (not, Jackie will be relieved to hear, orientateering) at school?

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#7443 - 10/10/00 06:25 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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I don't have any problem with the word orienteering!
I've even done it, on a small scale.

Rhuby, thank you for the edification. You may get carried away with me any time. But I still don't know what a
treen is.


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#7444 - 10/10/00 06:59 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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>I still don't know what a treen is.<

I looked it up at dictionary.com and got an obsolete plural of trees. That would seem to fit in the context?


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#7445 - 10/10/00 07:13 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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>There is also a Yorkshire brewery known as "The Black Sheep Brewery" - and very fine ale it produces, too, (although it goes against the grain for anyone in Lancashire to say anything good about anything Yorkshire !)<

Barbie, (if I may call you that? Ruby, Barbie, Commie, Mandy - you choose....)

I cannot let this referral to the Black Sheep Brewery go unpassed. Are you aware of the history behind the name?

There is an old established brewery in Masham, Yorkshire, called Theakston's, after the family who founded it and owned it for generations. Within living memory, (I remember it!) one of the sons left the family business and set up, in the same town, an alternative brewery. To wit, the Black Sheep Brewery.

Check it out:

http://www.blacksheep.co.uk

http://www.breworld.com/bgbw/jeffor12.html

I don't know what you think about Theakston's, but my sister and brother-in-law, who live in Michigan, have to visit the UK regularly to restock their cellar with Old Peculier....



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#7446 - 10/10/00 08:18 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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Bridget, that was SO interesting! I'm glad I bothered to read the whole thing; else I would have kept assuming (nope, still haven't learned) from the name that he'd just had a falling-out with his family.
Did Masham get its name from the industry, do you know?
Living in Kentucky, the bourbon capital of the world, I have not been able to help learning a bit about the process.
I saw that Mr. T. places a high value on the quality of the
water he gets, as does Maker's Mark here, and also Jack
Daniels (hi, Anna!) in Tennessee.

Two asides: I have no wish to be carried away by a Barbie, and, in the other thread, do you know I did not even SEE
Max's new zeal and..., until he pointed it out!
If there is another, I have been unable to dope it out.


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#7447 - 10/10/00 10:59 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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Black Sheep Brewery go unpassed. Are you aware of the history behind the name?

I certainly am, Bridie: (if I may call you that )
Paul Theakston may be a black sheep so far as the rest of his family is concerned, but he's one of my heroes. Theakston's is still good ale, but the S&N brewery has not improved it - if anything, the reverse is true. Mind you, I'm a Londoner, not a Lancastrian, and that is the excuse I offer for my renegade tendencies re: the wars of the roses.
Tell your sister and B-in-law to try Balck Sheep's "Rig Welter" when next they come over.


BTW, general usage seems to favour Rhu, Rhube, or Rhuby, rather than other diminutives, but I'll answer to any name that precedes the sentence, "... can I buy you a pint?"




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#7448 - 10/10/00 11:09 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine
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I still don't know what a
treen is.


Sorry Jacky, me dear, (whoops - that's from the Madeira thread) I had meant to put in a definition but the previous post went on so long that I kinda forgot.

So far as I'm concerned - and I show my age very obviously here - a "treen" is a green skinned person of roughly human shape but without human emotions (or any emotions, actually) who lives on the planet Venus in a society controlled by The Mekon - a little, wizened creature with a massive head, who floats around on the prototype of the Hovercraft. He is the Arch-Enemy of Dan Dare, spaceman.


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