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#207442 - 09/30/12 02:27 PM Re: Discordant students can sometimes surprise you! [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Glad to hear that you're all not systemically Britophobic, even if it is 'our' language you're wrecking (your words).
I will admit that I used to get hot under the collar when I saw provincial mangling of (as we Limeys or Poms like to call it) "Queen's English", but I now try to celebrate the inevitable evolutionary development of our language, and instead try to see it as an enriching process. Is that attitude defeatist or progressive? I'm still unsure.
Eloquence is a very different skill from (than?) practising correct grammar, and much prettier.

Sam


"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" - 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter'.
Dante (Durante degli) Alighieri, "La Divina Commedia", "Inferno", c 1308-1321
#207451 - 09/30/12 11:18 PM Re: Continuing the offf-thread genetic discussion - [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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OK

DARK HORSE - DAWN

#207457 - 10/01/12 08:43 AM Re: Continuing the offf-thread genetic discussion - [Re: Jackie]  
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I should be able to make something with those smile

#207461 - 10/01/12 01:33 PM Re: Sparteye's game [Re: jenny jenny]  
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In a nocturnal chess game, as White,
I blithely ignored a Black knight,
Till the dark horse, at dawn,
Took my crucial king's pawn;
At sunrise I gave up the fight.

REGULARIZE – REIN

#207462 - 10/01/12 02:03 PM pipped at the post [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Very nice AC....I like a game of chess.

This is mine (I know the last line is too long, but I couldn't get the rhythm any shorter)

I spent all day at the Flemington racecourse
Did my dough betting on a dark horse
The favourite, a filly called Dawn
Stopped mid race for lunch on the lawn
Home I trotted, full of remorse, having giv'n my misses grounds for a divorce.

#207464 - 10/01/12 02:31 PM Re: pipped at the post [Re: Candy]  
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good effort.
I can see the image of a horse stopping in a race to eat.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#207469 - 10/01/12 03:58 PM Re: pipped at the post [Re: Jackie]  
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I'm sure that's one of the horses I buet on, once! (or twice!)

Nice one, Candy.

And a super one, A.C,!


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#207486 - 10/02/12 09:10 PM One does what one must... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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REGULARIZE - REIN

Barney Google, with those goo, goo, googly eyes
Barney Google, had a wife two times his size
She sued Barney for divorce
Now he's living on his horse
With a pull on the reins he can regularize
And I'm going to jail 'cause I plagiarize
Barney Google, with those goo, goo, googly eyes.

NINNY - NIX

Last edited by jenny jenny; 10/02/12 10:55 PM.
#207489 - 10/03/12 08:58 AM Re: One does what one must... [Re: jenny jenny]  
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My goodness, jj! I haven't heard that song for the last sixty years! When I was a little kid, I had a chbair with a music box underneath and, when you sat on it, Barney Google was one of the tunes it played.
Many thanks for the bit of memorabilia - it wipes out your sin of poagiarism smile


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#207491 - 10/03/12 02:53 PM Cook's lament [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Egg-boiling gives me no kicks
For my culinary skills are just nix:
I feel such a ninny
When dressed in a pinny,
So I eat in a diner called, “Ricks!”

DISPENSER - DISQUIETUDE


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