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#77213 - 07/29/02 05:18 PM neap
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My dictionary lists "neap" as an adjective. Only usage I have ever seen is "neap tide".
I challenge the board to find its use any other way. (I cannot.)

Don't tell me it takes a neap of living to make a house a home.


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#77214 - 07/29/02 05:37 PM Re: neap
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The height between high-water mark at neap tide and mean low-water mark at spring tide is called the neap rise. [Encycl. Brit., 1888]


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#77215 - 07/29/02 05:38 PM Re: neap
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OK. For a possible example: neap flush - the result of putting two bricks into WC storage tank.
Formerly recommended to conserve water.

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#77216 - 07/30/02 08:13 AM neaps and tatties
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...often served with haggis.


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#77217 - 07/30/02 08:18 AM Re: neaps and tatties
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Speaking of ;haggis, I read yesterday it did not originate in Scotland, but in England.
I'll have to find t;hat reference again.

http://www.tower.org/kitchen/recipes/dinner/haggis.html


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#77218 - 07/30/02 10:27 AM Re: neap
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isn't there a Monty Python skit with Neap?

Neap, Neap, Neap? where they say Neap, as has been suggested that "rhubard" , is sometimes used.. a background word to suggest conversation.

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#77219 - 07/30/02 10:35 AM Re: neap
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in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. unfortunately, it's the Knights who say "Ni".

http://www.intriguing.com/mp/

actually, this one is better:
http://graphicszone.net/monty_python/scripts/Holy_Grail/Scene12.htm

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#77220 - 07/30/02 07:04 PM Re: neaps and tatties
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Speaking of haggis, I read yesterday it did not originate in Scotland, but in England

Ah, but no oatmeal in this recipe, Bill. Vital ingredient, methinks! The closest current English equivalent to haggis is faggots, but it's a way off, albeit yummy.

Neaps = carrot & swede, eh, Auntie?

I could handle being a Scot!



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#77221 - 07/30/02 08:13 PM Re: neaps and tatties
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Neaps = carrot & swede, eh, Auntie?

Dunno, Fiskling.... allus thought it was taters & swede (turnip to USns) but.


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#77222 - 07/31/02 09:25 AM Re: neaps and tatties
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allus thought it was taters & swede

McAuntie, I was just thinking you may as well call neaps and tatties "swede and double tatties" if that were the case, then checked out this site:
http://www.hwatson.force9.co.uk/cookbook/menus/burns.htm

So basically neaps are (mashed) turneaps = turnips = swede[ish turnip], and nothing more. Funny, I was almost sure there was more to them than that, and should know really, as my best mate is a Scot.



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