=SDC= Q33: When Sinbad Met Mavis

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Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 21, 2011, 6:30:20 AM8/21/11
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22 words.

arse, barrel, bog, bum, cock, drum, dun, foot, fucker, jobber, knee,
nut, pickle, pie, pin, quest, river, rolling, thick, wind, winder, wood

11 pairs.

How many pecking orders?

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Jerry Friedman

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Aug 21, 2011, 9:30:52 PM8/21/11
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On Aug 21, 4:30 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> 22 words.
>
> arse, barrel, bog, bum, cock, drum, dun, foot, fucker, jobber, knee,
> nut, pickle, pie, pin, quest, river, rolling, thick, wind, winder, wood
>
> 11 pairs.
>
> How many pecking orders?

"Arse foot"? That's a strange pair.

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Hinter

Dr Peter Young

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Aug 22, 2011, 3:17:27 AM8/22/11
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Old colloquial name in Britain for the Great Crested Grebe. Its legs
are very far back on its body; good for swimming and diving, but not
for walking.

Peter.

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Peter Young, (BrE, RP), Consultant Anaesthetist, 1975-2004.
(US equivalent: Certified Anesthesiologist)
Cheltenham and Gloucester, UK. Now happily retired.
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James Hogg

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Aug 22, 2011, 3:42:16 AM8/22/11
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Dr Peter Young wrote:
> On 22 Aug 2011 Jerry Friedman <je...@totally-official.com> wrote:
>
>> On Aug 21, 4:30 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> 22 words.
>>>
>>> arse, barrel, bog, bum, cock, drum, dun, foot, fucker, jobber, knee,
>>> nut, pickle, pie, pin, quest, river, rolling, thick, wind, winder, wood
>>>
>>> 11 pairs.
>>>
>>> How many pecking orders?
>
>> "Arse foot"? That's a strange pair.
>
>> --
>> Jerry Friedman, T. O. Hinter
>
> Old colloquial name in Britain for the Great Crested Grebe. Its legs
> are very far back on its body; good for swimming and diving, but not
> for walking.

Anyway, there are seven orders. Three of them are Passeriformes, two
each Podicipediformes and Falconiformes, one each of the other four.

--
James

Vinny Burgoo

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Aug 22, 2011, 6:22:02 AM8/22/11
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Thank you!

'Eight' or 'seven or eight' would also have been accepted.

Explanation:

Arse foot = Great Crested Grebe. Order: Podicipediformes.
Bum barrel = Long-tailed Tit. Order: Passeriformes.
Bog drum = Bittern. Order: Pelicaniformes.
Cock winder = Wigeon. Order: Anseriformes.
Dun pickle = Marsh Harrier. Order: either Falconiformes or
Accipitriformes.
Nut jobber = Nuthatch. Order: Passeriformes.
River pie = Dipper. Order: Passeriformes.
Rolling pin = various grebes. Order: Podicipediformes.
Wood quest = Wood Pigeon. Order: Columbiformes.
Thick knee = Stone Curlew (and others). Order: Charadriformes.
Wind fucker = Kestrel. Order: Falconiformes.

The title/slug uses two more old or local names for birds. 'Sinbad' was
a bullfinch; 'mavis' was a thrush.

Cora Fuchs

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Aug 22, 2011, 6:45:58 PM8/22/11
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:30:20 +0100, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:

>22 words.
>
>arse, barrel, bog, bum, cock, drum, dun, foot, fucker, jobber, knee,
>nut, pickle, pie, pin, quest, river, rolling, thick, wind, winder, wood
>
>11 pairs.
>
>How many pecking orders?

Am I correct in assuming that the Mavis of the slugline is anarthrous
typing teacher Mavis Beacon?

msh210

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Aug 22, 2011, 6:50:16 PM8/22/11
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On Aug 22, Cora Fuchs abed:

> Am I correct in assuming that the Mavis of the slugline is anarthrous
> typing teacher Mavis Beacon?

'Fraid not. Someone's already answered the question, and someone else
has provided an explanation, in this thread.

Michael Hamm
TO Panelist

Jerry Friedman

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Aug 23, 2011, 12:03:57 AM8/23/11
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On Aug 22, 4:22 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> In alt.usage.english, James Hogg wrote:
> >Dr Peter Young wrote:
> >> On 22 Aug 2011  Jerry Friedman <je...@totally-official.com> wrote:
>
> >>> On Aug 21, 4:30 am, Vinny Burgoo <hlu...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> >>>> 22 words.
>
> >>>> arse, barrel, bog, bum, cock, drum, dun, foot, fucker, jobber, knee,
> >>>> nut, pickle, pie, pin, quest, river, rolling, thick, wind, winder, wood
>
> >>>> 11 pairs.
>
> >>>> How many pecking orders?
>
> >>> "Arse foot"?  That's a strange pair.
>
> >>> --
> >>> Jerry Friedman, T. O. Hinter
>
> >> Old colloquial name in Britain for the Great Crested Grebe. Its legs
> >> are very far back on its body; good for swimming and diving, but not
> >> for walking.
>
> >Anyway, there are seven orders. Three of them are Passeriformes, two
> >each Podicipediformes and Falconiformes, one each of the other four.
>
> Thank you!
...

Your Cormo is being towed to you by a flock of south-southerlies.
Thanks to Peter Young for helping out.

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Jerry Friedman, T. O. Sheeporderer

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