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ruthless rueful #117789
12/16/03 04:23 PM
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manchester uk
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Is this a pair, or a coincidence?


Re: ruthless rueful #117790
12/16/03 08:40 PM
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this too shall pass
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this too shall pass
ruth and rue probably both stem from OD rewen. ruth and ruthful are both now archaic; but rueful and ruthful were once synonyms = compassionate.


Re: ruthless rueful #117791
12/17/03 02:39 AM
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OD?


Re: ruthless rueful #117792
12/17/03 02:45 AM
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Te Ika a Maui
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Te Ika a Maui
OD

Old Dutch, Old Danish, or just plain peculiar.


Re: ruthless rueful #117793
12/19/03 05:52 PM
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And the cook was Dutch, and behaved as such,
For the diet he gave the crew-ew-ew
Was a number of tons of hot cross buns
Served up with a savory glue.




Re: ruthless rueful #117794
12/19/03 10:00 PM
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Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
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And is the next line "Friggin' in the riggin'", Bill?


Re: ruthless rueful #117795
12/19/03 10:53 PM
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Oh, a capital ship
For an ocean trip
Was the Walloping Window Blind
No wind that blew
Dismayed the crew,
Or troubled the Captain's mind.



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