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#7675 - 10/11/00 03:31 PM fish on bike  
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I am suddenly highly skeptical regarding this whole "spontaneous" fish on bike thing that we have going on here; viz. http://www.fishonabike.com/sightings.htm


#7676 - 10/11/00 03:59 PM Re: fish on bike  
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That's some mighty fine angling there, tsuwm. Love the site! I'm gonna E-mail the guy and invite him here.

(... and reserve your skepticism. Ater all, fire was spontaneously discovered at different times in different places )


#7677 - 10/11/00 08:59 PM Re: fish on bike  
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I hope he got some shots of those prawns on bicycles at the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Possibly the largest mass sighting to date of sea creatures on bicycles.

What, I wonder, is the collective noun for a group of fish on bicycles? Do we adopt the "school" of fish, "pack" of cyclists, combine them to form a "schoolpack" of cycling fish, or use an entirely different word? Now there's a challenge I'm sure won't go unanswered!


#7678 - 10/11/00 11:07 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Yes, me too, tsuwm.

Who's hooked who?


#7679 - 10/11/00 11:22 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Hi Anna!

Are you talking about spontaneous human combustion?
Fascinating subject.









#7680 - 10/11/00 11:28 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Greetings, Fishman!

Glad am I your way here you found.
(and I'm not sure I'd want to know about humans spontaneously combusting... delicate sensibilities, donchaknow


#7681 - 10/11/00 11:30 PM Re: collective nouns  
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Marty, I vote for "pool"


#7682 - 10/11/00 11:35 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Damn, I didn't see the prawns Marty! Anybody out there know if any pix are online? Though I suppose they are a bit shellfish.

Is the collective noun for cyclists really a "pack"? That doesn't sound right at all. Far too efficient-sounding and predatory for all the cyclists I know. Something like a "meander" or a "wobble" would be better.

And what's the difference between a "school" and a "shoal"?

I'm sure answers won't be lacking for these questions, either.


#7683 - 10/11/00 11:46 PM Re: fish on bike  
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OK, I don't talk about spontaneous human combustion and you don't talk about frying fish.

That's fRying fish, not fLying fish, which are wonderful creatures and no problem at all.

Unless they're flying into buckets of boiling fat, of course.


#7684 - 10/12/00 01:15 AM Re: fish on bike  
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Bravo Anna, I am impressed. You say you will get Fish as a member and there he is a couple of posts later. Wouldn't want you showing up at my door to sell insurance.

Oh, and if I saw many fish go by on bikes I would probably call it a miracle .


#7685 - 10/12/00 01:47 AM Re: fish on bike  
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Welcome, er, Fishcycler. I cannot beLIEVE we now have a thread as a...a...oh heck, a post-er! Geez, mon, she said crabbily. (Ref. Disney's Little Mermaid.)

Who's hooked who?
There's something fishy about this whole thing, I think.

Group name for fish on bikes: well, I like the word pool, esp. if the fish are carp==carpool. The two in the lead would display their motto on a banner: carpe diem.


#7686 - 10/12/00 02:10 PM Re: fish on bike  
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if I saw many fish go by on bikes I would probably call it a miracle

Here on the seeboard polluted for donkey's years by the outpourings from Sellafield, this counts as an almost everday occurrence. Still, there used to be even more radioactive sludge in the water; now they've been forced to clean up a bit, hence the new sign advertising
Nu Clear Fishion


#7687 - 10/12/00 09:15 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Hi Jackie,

Would a bunch of flying fish be a poolover?
That's a bit hairy.

I haven't seen Disney's Little Mermaid.
Does she ride a bike?
It would have to be side-saddle, I suppose.

Piscis Bicyclata

P.S. Carpe diem - love it!


#7688 - 10/12/00 09:21 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Why, what's wrong with the insurance that Anna sells?
Do you know something I don't?


#7689 - 10/12/00 09:59 PM Re: fish on bike  
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this too shall pass
somebody wanna take up the challenge of teaching shona how to paste or cut bait? :-)


#7690 - 10/13/00 12:10 PM Re: fish on bike  
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a poolover?

Fashionabike?


#7691 - 10/14/00 12:34 AM Re: fish on bike  
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Wouldn't want you showing up at my door to sell insurance.

Well, actually, I do have some beachfront property in southern North Dekota (at Hoople) I could sell you for a song.....


#7692 - 10/14/00 03:02 AM Re: fish on bike  
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>southern North Dekota (at Hoople)

hey! obscure P.D.Q. Bach reference!!


#7693 - 10/14/00 11:50 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Indeed! He of "The Trite Quintet" fame (no apologies to Schubert)

... she said, swimming fast as she can upstream

#7694 - 10/15/00 02:30 AM Re: fish on bike  
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Thanks anyway Anna, but when I was down in Florida last weekend I was offered some nice beachfront property in the everglades. Somewhere called Deltona Leech, Iím told.
And in New York, Iím told there is this Golden Gate Bridge to be bought for a song...Bach, I think Iíll just stay home.



#7695 - 10/15/00 07:17 AM Re: fish on bike  
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>the seaboard polluted for donkey's years by the outpourings from Sellafield<

Maverick, is that where they invented the fission bike that tsuwm was talking about when he started this thread?!?

#7696 - 10/15/00 10:48 AM Re: fish on bike  
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I am suddenly highly skeptical regarding this whole "spontaneous" fish on bike thing that we have going on here; viz. tsuwm's purported last name. Mere coincidence??


#7697 - 10/15/00 10:53 AM Re: fish on bike  
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Bach, I think Iíll just stay home.

In that case, bel, I've got some nice tsunami insurance here... what every Canadian needs. I can PDF you the policy.


#7698 - 10/15/00 12:22 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Here in SC we have always referred to a group of fish on bicycles as a "sprocket".

Roshisan


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#7699 - 10/15/00 11:04 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Gets my vote, rosh!


#7700 - 10/16/00 06:28 PM Re: sprocket  
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Welcome, Roshishan.
If you feel like it, would you tell the history of your name, please?
My special cousin lives in your state.


#7701 - 11/02/00 08:17 PM Re: fish on bike  
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from this thread can we assume that anna is a fisher of men ?



#7702 - 11/03/00 02:47 AM Re: fish on bike  
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from this thread can we assume that anna is a fisher of men

Hey, it's GREAT to have you back! Yep, I'd say she got this one hook, line, and sinker.


#7703 - 11/03/00 03:14 PM Re: fishing for men (on bikes?)  
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, I'd say she got this one hook, line, and sinker.

What bait would you use? Five Pound Notes? (or Ten Dollar bills, over there)


#7704 - 11/03/00 04:10 PM Re: fish on bike  
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anna is a fisher of men

Not in the biblical sense, lipsus languae.
Though I may well be selling my sole...


(..for a fiver, according to Rhub)



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lapsus, you're slipping there. I am naught but a mere Fischweib.


#7706 - 11/06/00 01:17 PM Re: fish on bike  
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a mere Fischweib

Could be livervurst.


#7707 - 11/08/00 02:58 PM Re: fish on bike  
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Is life worth living?

Well - that depends upon the liver.




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depends upon the liver

and the bacon (not forgetting a nice bread rŰle)



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depends upon the liver

and the bacon (not forgetting a nice bread rŰle)


No, that's no eggs-cuse.


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no eggs-cuse

Thought that's what they had in Russia under the Second 5 Year Poultry Plan?


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I shell have to say that this is a poultry reply,

It was all part of the New Eggonmonic Plan, anyway


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New Eggonmonic Plan

You are of course yolking - that's really scratching a round. I thought the science of eggonomics was about a better-fitting egg cup?


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this too shall pass
mav, rhu... there's no excuse for this behavior and there will be no exculpation for either of you. -chickenman


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there will be no exculpation for either of you. -chickenman

Hey, chickenman!
Don't you mean eggsculpation??



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this too shall pass
::shaking head in exasperation::
must we make *everything obvious rhonda?
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