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#182470 - 02/08/09 03:36 PM Re: Let's spruce up the joint... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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D to R

RECEPTION


----please, draw me a sheep----
#182476 - 02/08/09 09:44 PM Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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RECEPTION

change E to N and wind up in New Jersey !

PRINCETON

#182478 - 02/08/09 09:47 PM Re: Let's spruce up the joint... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Nice links. Is that "prenticed" as in what happened when Fredrick Was a Little Lad? I suspect the search for the other 900 legs wouldn't be worth the brain power expended.

Who's little lad Fredrick? This prenticed is like in the two dictionaries that have it.

What's the story of Fredrick ? A millipede? A spider of the thousand legs?
When Fredrick was a little lad
he had a web for habitat
(?)


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#182486 - 02/09/09 01:02 AM A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox ! [Re: BranShea]  
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" SONG -- RUTH

When Frederic was a little lad he proved so brave and daring,
His father thought he'd 'prentice him to some career seafaring.
I was, alas! his nurs'rymaid, and so it fell to my lot
To take and bind the promising boy apprentice to a pilot --
A life not bad for a hardy lad, though surely not a high lot,
Though I'm a nurse, you might do worse than make your boy a pilot.

I was a stupid nurs'rymaid, on breakers always steering,
And I did not catch the word aright, through being hard of hearing;
Mistaking my instructions, which within my brain did gyrate,
I took and bound this promising boy apprentice to a pirate.
A sad mistake it was to make and doom him to a vile lot.
I bound him to a pirate -- you! -- instead of to a pilot.

I soon found out, beyond all doubt, the scope of this disaster,
But I hadn't the face to return to my place, and break it to my master.
A nurs'rymaid is not afraid of what you people call work,
So I made up my mind to go as a kind of piratical maid-of-all-work.
And that is how you find me now, a member of your shy lot,
Which you wouldn't have found, had he been bound apprentice to a pilot. "

...

(I can cite chapter and verse if you want, but perhaps with the entirety visible that's no longer needed. If you like, you can hear it sung here )

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#182489 - 02/09/09 03:21 PM Re: A piradox, a piradox, a most ingenious piradox ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Ah, a Gilbert and Sulliven Musical. smile

If PRINCETON is allowed why not PINKERTON too? (C to k )

#182498 - 02/09/09 09:44 PM stumped! [Re: BranShea]  
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I can't make another word using only one change.

#182504 - 02/09/09 11:56 PM Re: stumped! [Re: Coffeebean]  
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Nor can I,no matter how I try to get tinkertoy into it.


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#182509 - 02/10/09 02:50 PM Re: stumped! [Re: Coffeebean]  
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You did not ban proper nouns in the rules, but we have mostly avoided them. On this page there are 2 in a row. They could be declared invalid and we could go back to RECEPTION. But I haven't tried PINKERTON yet...

#182510 - 02/10/09 03:06 PM Re: stumped! [Re: twosleepy]  
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By all means, return to RECEPTION.
Pinkerton is as useless as Princeton. Proper nouns out? Fine with me. Good luck.

#182511 - 02/10/09 05:36 PM Re: stumped! [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
By all means, return to RECEPTION.
Pinkerton is as useless as Princeton. Proper nouns out? Fine with me. Good luck.


I'm not routinely into this thread, although I occasionally read it.

As a matter of history, while Pinkerton was/is a proper noun, it became a common noun as well. An agent (spy or counter-spy) of the Pinkerton organization employed by the US Federal Government during the War of Northern Aggression, otherwise known as the War Between the States or the Civil War, became known as a "pinkerton."

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