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#34082 - 07/06/01 11:02 AM Re: scat about...
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
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I have only just discovered this thread - the posting that I have made in "Holy Buckets may have been more apposite here!

But the "crap" part of "crappola" is generally thought to derive from a Mr Henry Crapper, who did not invent the water closet, but did produce the first reasonably practical one that was capable of being produced in quantity and fitted into existing houses without undue problems.
(Actually, that's not entirely true - the early W/Cs had all sorts of sanitary problems until a certain amount of expertise in fitting them and connecting them to the sewerage had been acquired - but that's another story - - -)

#34083 - 07/06/01 12:19 PM Re: Schrooms
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 1156
Last year a friend, who regularly wanders around in the bush, gave us a bunch of morels because they picked so many they didn't know what to do with them. They figured they'd picked about $600 worth of mushrooms, but since they do it all the time, it was no big deal to them...they just didn't want to waste them!

Apparently in Newfoundland, wild mushrooms of all sorts are plentiful. I haven't gotten around to finding someone to take me out mushroom-hunting. Blueberries grow like a carpet on all the hills here...yum yum!

#34084 - 07/06/01 06:09 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
inselpeter Offline

Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
<<and reaffirmation of ties to wood nymphs>>

Are you sure it's *morels you're gathering?

#34085 - 07/07/01 12:46 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 4189
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
How 'bout the "presidentials" of a Bush?

#34086 - 08/02/01 11:09 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
A new word (well, new to me anyway)I came across yesterday was homocoprophagous, used of a species whose members eat each other's droppings. Does heterocoprophagous exist for animals which eat another species' droppings?


#34087 - 08/02/01 11:59 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10538
Loc: this too shall pass
I don't know about hetero-, but auto-coprophagous warrants an entry in OED2.


#34088 - 08/03/01 12:56 AM
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#34089 - 08/03/01 08:37 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
or Birds nest soup-- made from the gelatious fish flavored lining of a sea tern nest the bird digests, and then regurgated fish, and lines its nest with the geliten for the fledglings..

the nests are harvested, and the lining made into a soup.. pretty gross when you think about it.. but it taste good.

but a lot of food is that way-- discusting to think about, glorious to eat -- Figs have that aspect too-- any botonist here to explain how figs flowers get fertilized and mature into figs? Yummy!

my other obsession

#34090 - 08/03/01 09:08 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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Why add "coprophagous" when "scatophagous" already exists?

P.S. "h" crucified again. Thanks, Faldage.

#34091 - 08/03/01 09:24 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803

AHA! That's where that h went. You put that back in dipthong this minute, Dr. Bill! Shame on you for stealing it!

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