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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyTue 07 Apr 2020, 15:09

Along those lines,
Q: what's the difference between a cradle and a balloon?
A: wrong movements of a prick will fill one and empty t'other.
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How about this one?
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Somewhat worrying.
I note they have now added the "'s" to most products in the range.


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I see Mad Nan's dropped in for a visit.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptySat 11 Apr 2020, 14:45

Today is National Pet Day.

A Sleeping Cat by Cornelis Visscher, 1657:

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This was advertised at the bottom of the page before I signed in.


Degrees Online in 2020. Affordable Distance & Online Leaning Courses

Not sure I need much instruction in leaning - nor that I'd trust anyone who can make that error to teach me to degree level.
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I suppose it might depend on how many degrees you are  off the vertical to begin with.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyWed 22 Apr 2020, 11:49

MM, as said in your daily diary, I have difficulties with distinguishing "nerts" (mink), "wezel" (weasel) and "marter" (marten).

I had a friend in the factory who "bred?" (kweken) as we call it in our dialect "visons" (spoken as "fichons") and that word don't make the visualisation of the image of the animal much more easier. But today I found out that it is the French word for "mink"...

In further search about the difference I found:
https://www.frontenacnews.ca/regular-columns/outdoors-in-the-land-o-lakes/item/1155-mink-weasel-or-marten

And about the "breeders?" of minks:
https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/mink.htm

In my friend's time there wasn't yet an animal liberation front...but nowadays the breeding of minks seems to be doomed by these organisations and the nature minded civilians...I don't make a judgment...in favour of the closing perhaps, but more for the treatment and methods in the animal farms...

And as the former county of Flanders (East and West Flanders) is the region, where most of these farms are...and now they seem to be expired in 2023...
http://www.jandesmet.net/media/KW_nertsendossier.pdf
And here

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 23 Apr 2020, 15:50

Always though that "Gordon's Alive" was Ben Jonson and fairly sure that "Minger" is Burns:

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Archaeologist have discovered pencils which they believe were used by Shakespeare.
Unfortunately the ends have been so badly chewed they can't tell if they're 2B or not 2B.

I'll get my coat.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 23 Apr 2020, 16:10

"Remember you're a Womble" is from Milton, not Shakespeare.

These powerful words are addressed by the Archangel Gabriel to Satan, as he turfs the Fiend out of Eden after the latter's first (and unsuccessful) attempt to corrupt Adam and Eve.

Satan replies: "I'll be back!" which was Shakespeare.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 23 Apr 2020, 16:40

There's a few Shakespeare ones in there. For example, who can ever forget that memorable exchange in Act I, Scene 2, from The Hunchback of Not A Damn:

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Richard III (Duke of Gloucester)
Naught to do with mistress Shore! I tell thee, fellow,
He that doth naught with her, excepting one,
Were best he do it secretly, alone.

Sir Robert Brakenbury
What one, boy?

Richard III (Duke of Gloucester)
Don't tell him, Pike!
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 23 Apr 2020, 21:10

Temp & Nord, you are undoubtedly correct.

I have now discovered that in Act II, Scene II, Romeo actually says "What Word through yonder Window breaks?"

To which Timon of Athens replies "Greece is the Word"
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 24 Apr 2020, 13:08

Yesterday, April 23rd, was St George's Day. Whilst we presume that was the day of Shaksberd's demise, the presumption of it being his birthday date is - less certain However, this date also marks a much older tradition, Green George's Day (or Green Man's Day).
A decoration on many church buildings throughout Western Europe and the British Isles consists of a hominoid face surrounded by tree branches and leaves, as if someone were peering from the natural world on the human scene. Traced backward, the same form appears on early Christian gravestones and, as early as the second century CE, on pre-Christian monuments memorializing prominent citizens.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 24 Apr 2020, 14:22

Gilgamesh,

one learns here each day something new and interesting. First time in my life to hear about it. And seeminly spread over the whole world? High level café I would say, where people don't aways talk about football and "society" (men and women!) (they translate by: to gossip)...

From (how do you call it again a bit denigrating?) our first line research (general practician source)...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man
 
And as I see it now your new nom de plume "Green George" is as "original" as you first one: "Gilgamesh"...

PS; I translated from the Dutch "origineel" that among others has this common connotation, which is seemingly not often used in that sense?
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/original

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 24 Apr 2020, 23:11

Ref to the posts on original phrases in Shakespeare, I used one my A level mocks which was put down to my awful spelling. Shame of them! I had probably seen it first in a First Folio which - and truthfully - I had seen when having tea  with Mr Foyle of bookshop fame...… and that is a very funny story I shall duck here.

Of course Macbeth said, "If it is done when 'tis done then twerk  best  done  quickly."

Clearly Banquo needed distracting and a bloke in a kilt flashing a twerk would be enough.

Quoting Macbeth brings bad luck - that happened in the theatre of war and not the other kinf  Asking jock soldiers for a quick twerk - especially if they were in the Black Watch. always brought about sudden and very bad luck.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptySat 25 Apr 2020, 14:21

Today is World Penguin Day


World Penguin Day

Humboldt's swimming:

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptySat 25 Apr 2020, 14:54

@Priscilla wrote:


Quoting Macbeth brings bad luck - that happened in the theatre of war and not the other kinf  Asking jock soldiers for a quick twerk - especially if they were in the Black Watch. always brought about sudden and very bad luck.

Any excuse to post this;

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OMG, young Jamie uses Swiss Roll !!!!!!

apologies for the flashing images at the start:

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptySat 25 Apr 2020, 16:05

This is on the Paramount channel at 16.35 today. Suppertime before settling down to watch it.

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He's been breeding again.

Not sure about the choice of name:

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyWed 29 Apr 2020, 13:52

Recent result from the Phylogeny League:
Johnson 2, Darwin 0.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyWed 29 Apr 2020, 20:11

@Triceratops wrote:
This is on the Paramount channel at 16.35 today. Suppertime before settling down to watch it.

Thanks Trike. High Noon. Where is the time of the Fifties. I watched it in the cinema. And one of my favourites Gary Cooper.
And after some searching found it on the web. Agreed looking on the Paramount Channel a with your "big" screen, the experience can be otherwise...



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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 30 Apr 2020, 15:13

For those who are are able to mis-interprete things, I was just reminded of what a TV meteorologist here infamously once said, first the Danish version, "Det er rigtigt varmt kakao og bolle-vejr", which in the wrong mind - such as mine - may be translatede into, "This is a fine weather for hot cocoa and split buns."

I'd better get me coat.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyThu 30 Apr 2020, 23:20

Nielsen, have I to look for "split buns" in the Urban Dictionary??? You know me, I have even trouble with normal official English...
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 01 May 2020, 09:35

My mind is reeling with book titles following Temps  jaunt to a supermarket. 

"Twilight  and a very Ordinary Trifle," or "Empty Carparks in North Devon" 
Book titles on my own life experiences and telephone prattle at the moment are as whimsical.... "Subjunctives and Apple Crumble Substitutes," sums up last night. 

Anyone else having a Book title time?
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 01 May 2020, 10:38

@PaulRyckier wrote:
Nielsen, have I to look for "split buns" in the Urban Dictionary??? You know me, I have even trouble with normal official English...
Regards from Paul.

When burying a corpse, Paul, this is the portion of the anatomy considerate gravediggers will leave above ground as a service to cyclists who wish to park their vehicles in the graveyard grounds in the future.

Priscilla. "Empty Car Parks in North Devon" is already the title of the Barnstaple & District Dogging Society's best-selling guide book to the region.
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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 01 May 2020, 16:09

BBC Sports commentator Andrew Cotter makes up for a lack of live sport on TV by commentating on his two Labradors:

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They only last just over a minute.



the third and final one:

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@nordmann wrote:
@PaulRyckier wrote:
Nielsen, have I to look for "split buns" in the Urban Dictionary??? You know me, I have even trouble with normal official English...
Regards from Paul.

When burying a corpse, Paul, this is the portion of the anatomy considerate gravediggers will leave above ground as a service to cyclists who wish to park their vehicles in the graveyard grounds in the future.
 
nordmann, I have the impression that Niels lived a long time among "urban" speaking Englishmen...

That said, I am still in confusion...
Can your hint, have something to do with what I found in the "urban dicitinary"?
[url=https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Split hot dog bun]https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Split%20hot%20dog%20bun[/url]
Or is it something with hairstyle of women?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-6DYf_60zk
We called in the time (the Fifities) that bun as in the video: wearing her hair in a "mastelle" (and unbelievable I found it immediately in google)

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PostSubject: Re: The Tumbleweed Suite   The Tumbleweed Suite - Page 17 EmptyFri 01 May 2020, 18:02

Paul,

The picture of the bun in your message represents probably what the metheorologist meant when declaring it a weather to sit in and enjoy the warmth and 'hygge' of warm cocoa and buttered buns.

The connotation made by me, and many Danes - as well as now by some English-speakers, was heard as a reference to what bunnies do in order to get little bunnies ...

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@Nielsen wrote:
Paul,

The picture of the bun in your message represents probably what the metheorologist meant when declaring it a weather to sit in and enjoy the warmth and 'hygge' of warm cocoa and buttered buns.

The connotation made by me, and many Danes - as well as now by some English-speakers, was heard as a reference to what bunnies do in order to get little bunnies ...

Kind regards to yo'all too.

At least Niels, got it now. And I said it, I am not that used to the English "Urban" Wink Wink Wink...and even less to the Danish urban...and yes it was in the sense of my link to the urban that you couldn't open...
But now that you say it, we have many equivalents in our urban...but let us close the topic...we are not alone on the board Embarassed...

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@nordmann wrote:
Recent result from the Phylogeny League:
Johnson 2, Darwin 0.

Wilfred "Willy" Johnson.

He's going to have a nice time at Eton.
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Named after his father's only functioning part. How sweet ....
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Came across this on twitter, referencing Government stats:

“We only have the hospital figures for the number of Johnson babies. The real figure is likely to be far higher.”
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Obi Wan Kenobi  "That's no moon...........It's a space station"

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"That's no space station......It is a moon" Saturn's moon Mimas photographed by the Cassini orbiter

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Off topic but only slightly, it seems the National Theatre is making a play - or recording of one - free for a week to eatch on Youtube.  The play changes weekly and will change on Thursday but at the moment the offering is Frankenstein with Benedict the chap nordmann says always plays himself as Viktor and Johnny Lee Miller as the creature.
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LiR and MM,

LiR, I put "eatch" in google and google corrected it to "watch". That could I have found myself from the context Embarassed ...and I know your small screen...I hope I will never ever be obliged to...

MM, I am still very busy with the "German Sonderweg" thread on Passion Histoire. Even every day more and more...

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I've finished the gin I bought near the beginning of the lockdown to make hand sanitiser (which I didn't make in the end - if necessary I use the rubbing alcohol on its own and then slather on hand cream). I put two left feet in it with one of my posts (since changed) today so can anyone offer some virtual beverage to sustain me?  I didn't knock the gin back all at once!!!!
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Have some madeira, m'dear!. We've a bottle of "brought you a pressy back" Bual waiting for a suitable opportunity to partakeof it.
However, beware! Listen and learn!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW_zi8n4HDQ

"The evil gin does would be hard to assess"
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Gil,
Re "The evil gin does would be hard to assess"

It's a good thing that you didn't forget the last 's'.




Edit because of spelling.


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I think I woke up to a virtual headache after all that virtual madeira, Gilgamesh.  Flanders and Swann were great and I can't think of an act quite like them in present times.  Going to the more recent past I didn't hate Hinge and Bracket or Kit and the Widow but I didn't find them hilarious either.
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Of course "Stackton Tressel", despite it's notional location in Suffolk, was Patrick Fyffe's home village which we both know as "Acton Trussell"
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The shops in France are starting to reopen and so, as today is Doggy-Dog's birthday (he's eleven) and now that it's allowed to have two persons in a car at the same time, I took him out for a short drive down to the garden centre. He wasn't allowed in of course but he happily sat in the back watching the world go by as I quickly bought my sacks of compost ... and he loved snuggling up against the big bag of fumier du cheval (and no, that isn't a special tobacco for horses) once I'd finally loaded everything into the car.

It was the furthest I've been from home for about three months and so it was interesting to see how things have changed, or rather not, other than all the untrimmed verges that have grown up a lot. The garden centre itself was surprisingly quiet, with very few people at all, although all wearing surgical masks (which in France are now available from all pharmacies; are being handed out as you enter public transport; and a washable one is  being distributed to everyone, via the local council).

Anyway as a special treat I gave the Dogglet some marrow bones that I've had in the freezer for ages, while I am having a glass of wine with some cheese (the government are currently exhorting everyone to eat more cheese to help the French dairy industry) so I'm doing my bit for pour la France. 'Hair of the dog' anyone?
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Thank you for the update MM.

You wrote:
"and a washable one is  being distributed to everyone, via the local council"

We are still waiting for the washable ones via the local council. "they" seem to expect that we make them ourselves (but we haven't a sewing machine) "they" have first opened the shops with fabric for masks, elastics and sewing material. I personally find ribbons better than elastics (but I have always been such a difficult person)

Kind regards from Paul.
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@Green George wrote:
Of course "Stackton Tressel", despite it's notional location in Suffolk, was Patrick Fyffe's home village which we both know as "Acton Trussell"

The hairdresser's "Patrick's" is still there on Wolverhampton Road, Stafford but of course it's many years since Patrick had anything to do with it.  I used to get my hair cut there periodically and they did a good job but when I broke my arm I found a hairdresser nearer to my home and  have carried on going there for the last 2 years though of course I'm waiting until the lockdown finishes before I get my hair trimmed again.
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@LadyinRetirement wrote:

The hairdresser's "Patrick's" is still there on Wolverhampton Road, Stafford but of course it's many years since Patrick had anything to do with it.  I used to get my hair cut there periodically and they did a good job but when I broke my arm I found a hairdresser nearer to my home and  have carried on going there for the last 2 years though of course I'm waiting until the lockdown finishes before I get my hair trimmed again.
From Wikimisleadia - found the last sentence interesting.

Patrick Fyffe (23 January 1942–11 May 2002) was an English female impersonator, best known for playing the character of Dame Hilda Bracket, alongside George Logan as Dr Evadne Hinge as the duo "Hinge and Bracket". Fyffe's original accompanist was Jim Hardwick, a men's hairdresser, also from Stafford.
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The "Patrick's" is a hairdressing establishment for ladies - maybe it was unisex in the past.  Well, I've never seen any men there other than the chap who cuts hair.  I know a lady who used to work there.
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Wearing surgical masks in a garden centre is one thing but I wish that I'd worn gloves while gardening. Just when one thought that the natural world was thriving despite (or indeed because of) the pandemic and our absence, one of our clematises died. It failed to flower this spring and the creepers were all light brown and bone dry. It was over 20 years old but clematis can live to twice that age so I’m not quite sure what happened. Anyway, I cut it down to a stump which is 2 inches thick at the base. I haven’t dug up the roots, though, just in case it’s a freak extended hibernation which I’ve heard can sometimes happen. I’ll give it until next spring to see if there are any green shoots by then. 

However, I forgot that Clematis is mildly poisonous and duly earned myself a rash on my hands including a couple of nasty dermatitic lesions on my right ring finger. This was from handling the thick bundles of dead, dry creepers with bare hands while taking them off the host tree, gathering them together and then feeding them to the flames. Anyway, my hands are now healed thanks to the judicious application of petroleum jelly, but - note to self – remember to wear gloves next time.
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