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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#21  Postby Onyx8 » Dec 22, 2015 12:11 am

He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Yeah I grew up in jolly old and didn't know what a woodchuck was either.

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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#22  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 22, 2015 12:34 am

I think you're missing a chuck in there.

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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#23  Postby Onyx8 » Dec 22, 2015 12:40 am

Where?
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#24  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 22, 2015 1:45 am

Onyx8 wrote:He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#25  Postby Calilasseia » Dec 22, 2015 1:52 am

Gnu Ordure wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:

I just live here. For over 10 years now. I'll stick to English! But I can't guarantee my grammar!!
No worries.

So why did you choose a French word for your surname?

I didn't. Ordure has been an English word since the fourteenth century, when we stole it from the French.

But they stole it from the Latin, horridus, meaning horrid.

Plus ca change, etc...


"Ordure" has a fine vintage in comedy circles. Courtesy of this, which if you can remember Slade in the 70s, should also be within your mnemonic remit as it were ...



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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#26  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 22, 2015 3:13 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.


Wiki suggests that the answer is:

"A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_much_ ... huck_chuck

That has a better rhythm. In my opinion.




But why are we talking about this? I thought this thread was supposed to be about me, dammit.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#27  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 22, 2015 3:19 am

I dunno, I think the shorter one drunkenly stumbles off the tongue in a more satisfying way. But since it's supposed to be a tongue twister, Wiki wins!

Aren't you a woodchuck? It's hard to tell with the sunglasses.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#28  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 22, 2015 3:22 am

Calilasseia wrote:
"Ordure" has a fine vintage in comedy circles. Courtesy of this, which if you can remember Slade in the 70s, should also be within your mnemonic remit as it were ...

[you tube]http://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=Kyos-M48B8U[/youtube]

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Well, of course, Calilasseia. An excellent connexion.

And in fact, Private Eye still has a regular column about corruption in Parliament entitled 'Called to Ordure'. Page 12 of the current issue, for example.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#29  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 22, 2015 3:47 am

Hey guys, thanks for the welcome, that was fun.

But it's now 3:30am, so time to retire...

I leave you, temporarily, with one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands:

'Touched by the Hand of God'.

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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#30  Postby Onyx8 » Dec 22, 2015 6:34 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:
Onyx8 wrote:He would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.



I'm crushed.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#31  Postby Sgt Kelly » Dec 22, 2015 8:00 am

I smell socks...
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#32  Postby Fallible » Dec 22, 2015 8:41 am

Yup.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#33  Postby THWOTH » Dec 22, 2015 10:56 am

The forum's reaching Gnu heights.




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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#34  Postby BlackBart » Dec 22, 2015 11:04 am

No Gnu Material then?
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#35  Postby irreligionist » Dec 22, 2015 11:06 am

I have good gnus and bad gnus
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#36  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 22, 2015 7:04 pm

I didn't really introduce myself yesterday.

Have some facts:

English, male, 61, lives in London.

Occupation: retired (January '15).



I had three careers: five years teaching English, then twelve years programming computers, then twenty-six years working as a psychotherapist in the NHS.

Politics: Green. Even stood for Parliament once (Brave Gnu World?).

Likes: sport, music, science, philosophy, beer. But not all at the same time.



Anything else you want to know?
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#37  Postby ElDiablo » Dec 23, 2015 3:24 am

Welcome to the forum Gnu, I hope people don't confuse us. I too have horns and sunglasses.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#38  Postby mindhack » Dec 23, 2015 11:21 am

:lol:
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#39  Postby NamelessFaceless » Dec 24, 2015 3:46 am

Welcome! :cheers:
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#40  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 28, 2015 5:46 pm

Got a question.

The forum clock seems to be 12 or 13 minutes fast.

I just made a post at 5:27pm UK time:

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/the-a ... l#p2351253

The post is time-stamped as 5:40pm.

What's that all about?
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