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« Reply #23835 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 20:15:20 »

Tremendous. My wife is a mediaeval historian and this is now being sent to literally everyone she knows, so no doubt I can look forward to a briefing on its historical accuracy later.
It is indeed tremendous although I have my doubts about the medieval authenticity of the word "weirdo". (Cue deluge of citations of "weirdo" from 13th century manuscripts)
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« Reply #23836 on: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 23:01:49 »

It is indeed tremendous although I have my doubts about the medieval authenticity of the word "weirdo". (Cue deluge of citations of "weirdo" from 13th century manuscripts)

It was Henry III's description of Simon de Montfort.
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« Reply #23837 on: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:03:35 »

Just rediscovered the joys of a fishfinger and ketchup 🥪
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« Reply #23838 on: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:14:56 »

It is indeed tremendous although I have my doubts about the medieval authenticity of the word "weirdo". (Cue deluge of citations of "weirdo" from 13th century manuscripts)

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weirdo (n.)

"strange person," 1955, from the word weird. Compare earlier Scottish weirdie "young man with long hair and a beard" (1894).

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Weirdo

Weirdo is obviously the noun form of the adjective weird, which is pretty commonly known to have come from the old English word "wyrd." But "wyrd" doesn't mean "weird", at least not like we mean it. "Wyrd" was a noun that meant "fate," or more specifically, Fate. When Shakespeare called the witches in MacBeth the Weird Sisters, he didn't mean they were bizarre, he meant they were the Fates, the three sisters out of Greek mythology who controlled peoples' destinies. Of course, by using it, Shakespeare helped change the word through his works' popularity ó as the Fates faded from popular culture, Weird came to refer to the second biggest characteristic of the witches ó that they were supernatural. Of course, supernatural is often interchangeable with unnatural, which the sisters also were, and unnatural is just a more powerful word for strange or unusual, and thus "weird" still has all of those meanings to some degree or another. The Ėo that turns weird into the noun weirdo is thought to come from the Middle English interjection "o," and over time become an diminutive suffix. It's the same process that turns kid into "kiddo."
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« Reply #23839 on: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:22:34 »

Haddaway is better...

 
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« Reply #23840 on: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 11:23:17 »

Haddaway is better...

 
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« Reply #23841 on: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:23:25 »

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« Reply #23842 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:24:17 »

It makes me smile as the crazy old bugger is OK. (Yeah I know Carterton isn't in Wiltshire!)

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« Reply #23843 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:27:24 »

"His wife calls it dignitas"

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« Reply #23844 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 16:25:10 »

Wonderful  Smiley

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« Reply #23845 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 17:06:43 »

I am going to a pub tomorrow.

I intend to have a pub meal first. (Not decided what yet), and then I'm going to have a Guinness or several afterwards.

I feel good just thinking about it.
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« Reply #23846 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 17:23:14 »

I am going to a pub tomorrow.

I intend to have a pub meal first. (Not decided what yet), and then I'm going to have a Guinness or several afterwards.

I feel good just thinking about it.
If I have meal I canít drink a pint of anything afterwards. Itís this that gets me into trouble when hitting the shorts.
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« Reply #23847 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 17:32:02 »

Itís this that gets me into trouble when hitting the shorts.
Drinking makes you beat up midgets?

Nasty.
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First-night nerves every one-night stand
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What a waste! What a waste!
Rock n Roll don't mind.
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« Reply #23848 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 17:42:15 »

Thatís why thereís a dwarf shortage!
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« Reply #23849 on: Friday, July 17, 2020, 17:56:51 »

Thatís why thereís a dwarf shortage!
And thats why 6 out of 7 dwarves aren't happy.
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Because I chose to play the fool in a six-piece band
First-night nerves every one-night stand
I should be glad to be so inclined
What a waste! What a waste!
Rock n Roll don't mind.
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