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#172652 - 01/18/08 05:37 PM Re: The lion's share? [Re: themilum]  
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...practicing the art of "demurement" ???

Well, that explains it. I never knew you had to practice, and nobody's ever accused me of being artistic. Phewf...good thing my Hubby likes me just the way I am, eh.

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#172656 - 01/18/08 07:22 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]  
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But all winged swarming things, which have four feet, are a detestable thing unto you. And by these ye shall become unclean; whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until even. (Lev. xi:21-4.)

I had no time to go searching for it, but I can't think up anything that is
" winged and swarming and has four feet ".
Any four-footed bird?

#172658 - 01/18/08 08:09 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: BranShea]  
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"winged and swarming and has four feet "

Maybe the first pair of an insect's legs were considered arms instead.


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#172660 - 01/18/08 08:58 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Ooo, see, I could see how that would be with a praying mantis.

#172661 - 01/18/08 09:10 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]  
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Belle, I think the mantis belongs to the allowed group:
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Yet these may ye eat of all winged swarming things that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth; even these of them ye may eat

I can only think of dragons or...bats for the 'unclean' ones.

#172662 - 01/18/08 10:21 PM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: belMarduk]  
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a praying mantis

Oc. Mantis means 'priest' in Greek, so the praying always seemed redundant.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#172667 - 01/19/08 01:21 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Chocolate covered grasshoppers taste like chocolate covered honey crunch. Rather nice if you don't think about it.

#172669 - 01/19/08 02:14 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Belle, I think the mantis belongs to the allowed group:
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Yet these may ye eat of all winged swarming things that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth; even these of them ye may eat.

I can only think of dragons or...bats for the 'unclean' ones.


Who you calling "unclean", BranShea?

Vampire bats swarm and leap and go on all fours and have jointed legs above their feet.

It's them mud-wallowing but tasty pigs that are "unclean"; not to mention, "uncouth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o89CLjQQvsA

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#172672 - 01/19/08 04:25 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
a praying mantis

Oc. Mantis means 'priest' in Greek, so the praying always seemed redundant.


I was in my late adolescence before I learned that it was a "praying" mantis. As a pre-schooler and later, I always assumed it was a "preying" mantis, and spelled it that way. Of course, a strong argument could be made that the aforementioned redundancy exists in either case.

#172673 - 01/19/08 11:04 AM Re: bug eaters' share [Re: themilum]  
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"Cute" video, but:

I think, Mr. Milo that (maybe) you, who once upon a time called tsuwm mean for a single word correction, are cheating (hmm.. misleading?) us here.
Bats have like us joints, but they have no jointed legs in the meaning of "segmented". And I 'm almost sure that this is what's meant here.
Bats have forelimbs that are developped as wings.
No joints different from other mammals.
"as the structure of the open wing is very similar to an outspread human hand with a membrane between the fingers that also stretches between hand and body."

"Arthropods are characterised by having a segmented body with appendages on at least one segment.
All arthropods are covered by a hard exoskeleton made of chitin."

Mantis leg

Vampire bat


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