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#88104 - 11/30/02 11:19 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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They look like streamlined elongated footballs to me.


X-Thread Ref. to an old Hogwash:

prolate

It pays to play Hogwash!


#88105 - 11/30/02 11:28 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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As in prolate spheroid.


#88106 - 12/02/02 09:22 AM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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I see penguins as being wedge-shaped.


Surely penguins were around before wedges were invented? If that is so, then it is wedges that are penguin shaped (penguoid?).



#88107 - 12/02/02 12:08 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Is there an adjective for "penguin"?
It depends on whom you want to apply it to, and for what reason


#88108 - 12/02/02 12:35 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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Surely penguins were around before wedges were invented?

So did penguinkind invent the wedge in its own image?


#88109 - 12/02/02 12:43 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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The penguin is rife with wedges: its beak, its wings, its tail, its feet, its body. Wedges all. Wedgeville. That's what a penguin is. Wedgeville.

And to think orchestral musicians are sometimes called penguins.


#88110 - 12/02/02 01:38 PM Re: Adjective for penguin  
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orchestral musicians are sometimes called penguins

As are nuns.


#88111 - 12/06/02 09:14 AM penguins were around before wedges were invented?  
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Wedges weren't invented until much later, when there was underwear. Oh. Wedges, not wedgies. Er, never mind.



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#88112 - 12/06/02 04:57 PM Re: penguins were around before wedges were invented?  
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In first year physics, one learns about the basic mechanical devices. Wedges are an extension
of the inclined plane. And penguins look as though they were wearing tuxedos.


#88113 - 12/06/02 05:11 PM Re: penguins were around before wedges were invented?  
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penguins look as though they were wearing tuxedos

What makes you think they're not?


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