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Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#1  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 8:17 pm

Hello, I'm Gnu Ordure.

You can just call me Gnu; I don't tend to use my surname very much, because it's a bit crap.

As you can see, I'm a wildebeest; rather a famous one actually, which is why I'm wearing shades to preserve my anonymity.



I'm not actually a wild beast; most of my friends in real life think I'm rather a pussycat, actually.

I know what you're thinking: "what? Gnu, pussycat?" But it's true.





So, what happens here?
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#2  Postby campermon » Dec 21, 2015 8:20 pm

What have you got?

:D

Welcome to the forum!
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Scarlett and Ironclad wrote:Campermon,...a middle aged, middle class, Guardian reading, dad of four, knackered hippy, woolly jumper wearing wino and science teacher.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#3  Postby UncertainSloth » Dec 21, 2015 8:37 pm

welcome.....

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#4  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 8:38 pm

What have you got?


A deep and abiding love for Slade, for a start. :)

If only because I come from their hometown.

I first saw them in a hotel in 1971, in front of 250 people, before they'd had any hits. We could tell they were going to be big.


Welcome to the forum!


Thank you.
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#5  Postby Ironclad » Dec 21, 2015 8:47 pm

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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#6  Postby Arnold Layne » Dec 21, 2015 9:13 pm

You have a rubbish surname, Gnu! :smoke:

Welcome to the forum! :thumbup:
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#7  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 9:44 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:welcome.....

[you tube]http://ww w.you tube.com/watch?v=OPgo6s1lBbw[/youtube]


Yeah, Flanders and Swann, I know them; they owe me royalties for that song, the bastards.

Arnold Layne wrote:You have a rubbish surname, Gnu! :smoke:


Sure. But at least I don't have a strange hobby... :)
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Re: Hi, I'm Gnu here.

#8  Postby Arnold Layne » Dec 21, 2015 9:47 pm

Gnu Ordure wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:You have a rubbish surname, Gnu! :smoke:


Sure. But at least I don't have a strange hobby... :)

Touché! :lol:
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#9  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 9:58 pm

Ironclad wrote::wave:

Hello, and welcome into the lifeboat !


Cheers, Ironclad.

And finally, as a house warming present for you, here's a few laughs for your entertainment.

:beer:


Thanks all the same, but I don't like laughing.

P.S. I also have Grammar Nazi tendencies. I try to repress them, but I taught English for five years and the habit is deeply engrained.

That should be 'here are a few laughs'. Sorry. :(
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#10  Postby The_Piper » Dec 21, 2015 9:59 pm

Welcome to the forum and may The Ghost of Mr Woodchuckles be with u. :dopey:
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#11  Postby Arnold Layne » Dec 21, 2015 10:00 pm

Gnu Ordure wrote:Thanks all the same, but I don't like laughing.

You may have come to the wrong place! :grin:
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#12  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 10:13 pm

Arnold Layne wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:You have a rubbish surname, Gnu! :smoke:


Sure. But at least I don't have a strange hobby... :)

Touché! :lol:


Sorry, I don't speak French, Arnold.





Are you French yourself, or just live there?
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#13  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 10:20 pm

The_Piper wrote:Welcome to the forum and may The Ghost of Mr Woodchuckles be with u. :dopey:


OK, I just googled 'mr woodchuckles' and 4 of the first 6 results were for this forum.

But I'm none the wiser.
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#14  Postby Arnold Layne » Dec 21, 2015 10:22 pm

Gnu Ordure wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:You have a rubbish surname, Gnu! :smoke:


Sure. But at least I don't have a strange hobby... :)

Touché! :lol:


Sorry, I don't speak French, Arnold.





Are you French yourself, or just live there?


I just live here. For over 10 years now. I'll stick to English! But I can't guarantee my grammar!!

So why did you choose a French word for your surname?
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#15  Postby UncertainSloth » Dec 21, 2015 10:29 pm

Gnu Ordure wrote:
Ironclad wrote::wave:

Hello, and welcome into the lifeboat !


Cheers, Ironclad.

And finally, as a house warming present for you, here's a few laughs for your entertainment.

:beer:


Thanks all the same, but I don't like laughing.

P.S. I also have Grammar Nazi tendencies. I try to repress them, but I taught English for five years and the habit is deeply engrained.

That should be 'here are a few laughs'. Sorry. :(


you'll know it's commonly 'ingrained', then....;)
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#16  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 10:42 pm

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...
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#17  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 10:49 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:
Ironclad wrote::wave:

P.S. I also have Grammar Nazi tendencies. I try to repress them, but I taught English for five years and the habit is deeply engrained.

That should be 'here are a few laughs'. Sorry. :(


you'll know it's commonly 'ingrained', then....;)


Gosh, I had to go and check that, and you're right.

Thanks for teaching me something, Mr Sloth.
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#18  Postby The_Piper » Dec 21, 2015 10:56 pm

Gnu Ordure wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Welcome to the forum and may The Ghost of Mr Woodchuckles be with u. :dopey:


OK, I just googled 'mr woodchuckles' and 4 of the first 6 results were for this forum.

But I'm none the wiser.

:rofl:
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If humans are kind to animals and their habitat, Mr. Woodchuckles smiles down upon them. Which doesn't seem to do much good, but most or all of the people he's smiled down upon have not been attacked by any large animals, so it may be his protection that is given.
For instance, I was riding my bike today and encountered a loose, barking dog who ran up to me, but it's tail started wagging when he got close enough. 8-)

I hope you'll stick around after all that. I'm just kidding around. :teef:
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#19  Postby Gnu Ordure » Dec 21, 2015 11:18 pm

The_Piper wrote:
Gnu Ordure wrote:
OK, I just googled 'mr woodchuckles' and 4 of the first 6 results were for this forum.

But I'm none the wiser.
... ...

I hope you'll stick around after all that. I'm just kidding around. :teef:


That's way cool, Mr Piper.

When I was a kid in the '60s, there was a tongue-twister about woodchucks which I never understood because there are no woodchucks in England:

"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

And I just found out that there's an answer to that question.

Live and learn, eh?
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#20  Postby The_Piper » Dec 21, 2015 11:48 pm

Thanks. :lol: :drunk:
Yeah, it's odd that you have that tongue-twister in England. We had it too when I was growing up in the 70's/80's.
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