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Pastafarian greetings

Postby edpsych42 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:55 am

Dear fellow Pastafarians,
I've noticed that many other religious and cultural groups have recognized greetings that identify them, and enquire on the well-being of others and wish them peace etc. I was thinking that we should have one as well and then recently came across what I think might be a suitable candidate, both in its frame of reference and general sense of joie de vivre.
It's an old nautical greeting - obviously appropriate - the full meaning of which has been lost over the years, which makes it even better in my book, giving it almost koan like qualities. The exchange I heard went:-

Q: " How are your futtocks old man?"
A: "At their furthest reach dear boy, at their furthest reach."

Any opinions?

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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:05 pm

Good one, but…

It's all very well if neither are wenches, but what if one or both greeters are? :confused:

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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby PKMKII » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:06 pm

Does RAmen work as a greeting?
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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby Dudeman55556 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:12 pm

PKMKII wrote:Does RAmen work as a greeting?


No, it is similar to the christian "Amen" in the respect that it is used for closing prayers, and not much else.
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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby edpsych42 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:09 am

I'm sure it can be freely adapted for either gender. But the we might wish to free terms like 'man', 'boy', 'chap' etc from the burden of gender. Associations.
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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby edpsych42 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:14 am

Apologies everyone for the poor typing in that last post. I'm tapping away on my iPod with mere thumbs. If only I was blessed with noodly appendages.
May your futtocks be at their furthest reach.
Ed
yup, I like the sound of that.

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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby Horace Hogsnort » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:04 pm

For those inquiring minds that want to know, "futtock" is correctly pronounced "FUTuck" (phonetically, of course) with the "u" being the "short" sound you get when you say "Uh", as in "Uh..........how do I pronounce this word?"

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Re: Pastafarian greetings

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:41 pm

Horace Hogsnort wrote:For those inquiring minds that want to know, "futtock" is correctly pronounced "FUTuck" (phonetically, of course) with the "u" being the "short" sound you get when you say "Uh", as in "Uh..........how do I pronounce this word?"


As is designated by the 'u' being followed by a double consonent 'tt', which always has the effect of allowing the preceding vowel to retain its sound, rather than being forced into its name by any following vowel.


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