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#111189 - 08/30/03 09:59 PM Re: huckery  
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Sorry, Faldage. Here in Zild, huckery means old, decrepit, run-down, threadbare, etc. Googling the owrd strongly suggests the usage is confined to Zild, and the word huckster is not used here. So, my question remains, where did we get our meaning of the word, and why does even the OED not have a reference for this usage?


#111190 - 08/30/03 10:35 PM Re: huckery  
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Musta come from all y'alls rendering of Huckery Duckery Dock :)


#111191 - 08/30/03 10:41 PM Re: huckery  
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huckery == scungy

ah, that explains it. :)

p.s. - I also saw reference to a book titled "The Huckery Mole". perhaps that explains it (or not, it's prolly a proper name).

#111192 - 08/30/03 10:51 PM Re: huckery  
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huckery == scungy

ah, that explains it. :)
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Explains it how, dammit?! Next thing I know you'll be telling me elephants got hooves!


#111193 - 08/30/03 11:35 PM Re: huckery  
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Is that Geoff as in Chaucer?


#111194 - 08/31/03 03:19 AM Re: huckery  
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>Is that Geoff as in Chaucer?

Howdy, Pilgrim, and thanks for getting it.


#111195 - 08/31/03 03:12 PM Re: huckery  
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No small part of your charm is your subtlety, Max.


#111196 - 08/31/03 05:13 PM Re: huckery  
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from the Juxtaposition (out of context) for Fun & Profit Dept.

max> Explains it how, dammit?!
ASp> No small part of your charm is your subtlety, Max.


#111197 - 08/31/03 08:06 PM Re: huckery  
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>from the Juxtaposition (out of context) for Fun & Profit Dept.

I can never hear juxtapose without thinking of Emo Phillips:
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I had an argument with my father. I argued that Plato was the father of philosophy. My dad takes the opposite position, that I should wax the kitchen floor.

I said: "Well, the kitchen floor doesn't exist, at least not in the permanent sense the concept "floor" does."

He said: "Do you think the concept "your skull" exists?"

I said: "Yes" And then he surprised me by juxtaposing the two concepts.



#111198 - 08/31/03 08:20 PM Re: conceptual juxtaposition  
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now *that* was subtle.


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