Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by Little waster » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:14 am

Hornets, but not wasps, are a type of humming-bird.

Bees are wasps whose mams tell them to "keep their jumpers on because it could rain".
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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by Grumble » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:42 am

warumich wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Well I've successfully derailed this thread!
Baby coots and other birds belonging to the rail family are known as railings. There, I’ve re-railed it.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by Gfamily » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:53 am

Grumble wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:42 am
warumich wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Well I've successfully derailed this thread!
Baby coots and other birds belonging to the rail family are known as railings. There, I’ve re-railed it.
The OED doesn't say so, so I think you making that claim is beyond the pale.
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by Grumble » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:05 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:53 am
Grumble wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:42 am
warumich wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Well I've successfully derailed this thread!
Baby coots and other birds belonging to the rail family are known as railings. There, I’ve re-railed it.
The OED doesn't say so, so I think you making that claim is beyond the pale.
Ooh, pedantry is it? Well, I suppose at least you aren’t sitting on the fence.
I know this is vitriol, no solution, spleen venting, but I feel better having screamed, don’t you?

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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by bmforre » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Merriam-Webster, rail noun (2):
: any of numerous wading birds (family Rallidae, the rail family) that are of small or medium size and have short rounded wings, a short tail, and usually very long toes which enable them to run on the soft mud of marshes
In court, instead of being called to the bar may folk be called to the rail?

Or would that be raillery?

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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by Gfamily » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:56 pm

bmforre wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Merriam-Webster, rail noun (2):
: any of numerous wading birds (family Rallidae, the rail family) that are of small or medium size and have short rounded wings, a short tail, and usually very long toes which enable them to run on the soft mud of marshes
In court, instead of being called to the bar may folk be called to the rail?

Or would that be raillery?
I've no problem with rails being birds, I'm railing about baby rails not being railings according to the OED.
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by tom p » Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:16 pm

Grumble wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:42 am
warumich wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Well I've successfully derailed this thread!
Baby coots and other birds belonging to the rail family are known as railings. There, I’ve re-railed it.
Badum tish. Except baby coots are known as cootlets.
At least they are when they are on my plate

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Re: Ah, the misogyny - shortest lasting paper ever?

Post by JQH » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:13 pm

tom p wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Grumble wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:42 am
warumich wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Well I've successfully derailed this thread!
Baby coots and other birds belonging to the rail family are known as railings. There, I’ve re-railed it.
Badum tish. Except baby coots are known as cootlets.
At least they are when they are on my plate
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