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#7429 - 10/08/00 11:21 PM Challenge - Rogaine  
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Well, ammelah et al - you asked for it! Here's one that will send you scurrying for your on-line dictionaries and search engines....

Who can be first to reply with a CORRECT (sorry Jazz, but don't let that stop you!) etymology AND definition/description for the following family of words:

rogaine (noun and verb)
rogaining (noun and verb)
rogainer (noun)

[Please note - I am NOT referring to the baldness treatment marketed by Pharmacia and Upjohn.]


#7430 - 10/09/00 12:18 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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#7431 - 10/09/00 12:21 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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Sorry, I forgot the etymology:
"The acronym Rugged Outdoor Group Activity Involving Navigation and Endurance gained popularity, but the name Rogaining originates from the names Rod Gail and Neil Phillips."

from http://rogaine.asn.au/ara/docs/history.html



#7432 - 10/09/00 12:33 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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Whoa, Max, I bow and scrape before your verve and veracity!

I found this lovely sentence in your Manx link: This patronal fair was latterly held on Whit Monday, near the Brown Cow Inn, in the treen of Knockalaughan, but it must have been anciently held near the parish church, which is situated on the old road from Douglas to Castletown.

What's a patronal fair? What is Whit Monday? The Brown Cow Inn??? Sounds udderly charming! And what on earth is a treen??

I was puzzled at first as to why you put that link there.
Thought for a minute you were sending us to Ashole!


#7433 - 10/09/00 12:41 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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Whit Monday is the day after WhitSunday *helpful look*


#7434 - 10/09/00 12:53 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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Well done, Max, on both counts. Too easy, apparently. But before our northern (bottom-dwelling) cousins cry "No fair", since most self-respecting posters - except the insomniacal Jackie - have retired to their four-posters, let me say this.... I won't be AWAD-ing you a prize, Max - not even the traditional rogaining trophy of an old boot - in case it goes to your head. (No boot-to-the-head pun intended).


#7435 - 10/09/00 01:55 AM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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before our northern (bottom-dwelling) cousins cry "No fair", since most self-respecting posters - except the insomniacal Jackie - have retired to their four-posters, let me say this....

I thought of delaying my post for that reason, then realised that such a courtesy would not be extended to any Antipodeans if a challenge were issued in our "wee smalls", which knowledge emboldened me to just do it


#7436 - 10/09/00 12:14 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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What's a patronal fair? What is Whit Monday? The Brown Cow Inn??? Sounds udderly charming! And what on earth is a treen??

Patronal fairs were (are) celebrations held in honour of the patron saint of the village church.
Whit Monday is the day after Whitsun, which is the seventh Sunday after Easter, when the day of Pentecost is celebrated in the Christian church. It is derived from White Sunday, a reference to the white baptismal robes. Whit Monday has been a day of festivity for many hundreds of years in England, until it was replaced about twenty years ago by "Spring Bank Holiday," on the last Monday in May.
"The Brown Cow" and similar names are fairly usual for pubs in this country. Not far from me (about thirty miles away, over in Yorkshire) is a pub called "The Craven Heifer," which seems to signify a pusillanimous young bovine female. In fact, Craven is the name of the district in which the pub is situated. My own local is named "The Green Dragon" and, in the next village, there is a pub called "The Bay Horse." There is also a Yorkshire brewery known as "The Black Sheep Brewery" - and very fine ale it produces, too, (although it goes against the grain for anyone in Lancashire to say anything good about anything Yorkshire !)




#7437 - 10/09/00 02:46 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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similar names are fairly usual for pubs in this country

Don't want to confuse this with A Contest, lest the one going at the moment is diluted, but it does suggest a new thread...


#7438 - 10/09/00 03:41 PM Re: Challenge - Rogaine  
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Sorry mav: I got carried away by Max's and Jackie's historical references. It's a sort of Pavlovian response with me, as you may have noticed. Which is a term that always gives me a mental picture of dogs with bowls of meringue-and-ice-cream with rasberries.


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