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Postby lei on Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:45 pm

i've long considered myself pagan (and posted as such early in this thread.)

i just thought it was a fun quiz. kind of like "this week in god" on the daily show. however if you'd like to delete the post or have me do it i will.

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Postby Capellini on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:41 pm

No, unfortunately 'avoiding possible extra work for myself' is not a legitimate reason to delete posts.

Ho hum.
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Postby Alpaca on Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:56 pm

As a cross between a fury and a banshee, you could go around whipping the post, making it beg for deletion.
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Postby Cannon_Fodder on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:16 pm

Fury is now a noun? Interesting (ya learn something new every day). I still just think that every noun can be turned into a legitimate verb.

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Postby iamnotanoctopus on Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:51 pm

Cannon_Fodder wrote:Fury is now a noun? Interesting (ya learn something new every day). I still just think that every noun can be turned into a legitimate verb.

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???

Fury is a noun however you use it. It's either an intangible thing, but still a thing and thus a noun, or a mythological reference, usually seen in plural--the Furies.
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Postby Cannon_Fodder on Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:07 pm

Let me re-phrase: I didn't realise that there could be "a" fury. (I generally thought of it as more adjectiveness). I guess I'd better read up on my mythology (and the english language :oops: )

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Postby Tickle on Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:30 am

I didn't realise that there could be "a" fury. (I generally thought of it as more adjectiveness).


You're not the only one... To the dictionary!...

Ahhh. Furies: The snake haired goddess of vengance, usually three in number, who persued unpunished criminals. Also called: Enrinyes, Eumendes ...interesting...
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Postby Capellini on Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:25 am

Snake haired is inaccurate, those were the Gorgons, but other than that, you've got it. The Furies were essentially spirits/lesser deities that enacted vengeance. Eumenides refers to the third play in Aeschylus's Orestaia, in which they were transformed into the Fates, seekers of justice instead of revenge. I prefer the former.
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Postby Shoeman on Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:25 pm

Furies, weren't they part cat? Or do I have a different legend in mind... I think I do.
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Postby Alpaca on Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:18 pm

Dunno about being catlike, but they carried some mighty fine whips.
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Postby teripie on Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:33 pm

"With cat like tread,
Upon our way we steal.
In silence dread,
Our cautious way we feel.
No sound at all,
We never say a word.
A flies footfall,
distinctly would be heard."

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Postby Cannon_Fodder on Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:54 pm

Yes! Gotta love G&S! My dad actually played the Pirate King in one rendition of that show! Looks like I've got royalty (and more importantly piracy) in my blood! My first G&S show... ah the momories...

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Postby Tickle on Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:24 pm

"With cat like tread,
Upon our way we steal.
In silence dread,
Our cautious way we feel.
No sound at all,
We never say a word.
A flies footfall,
distinctly would be heard."

Tarantara................


I remember doing that in a school play once, except we called it "the pirates with no pants".

I hope you realise that that tune will be stuck in my head for the rest of eternity

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Postby Cannon_Fodder on Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:30 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: "Pirates With No Pants"? And you are complaining about having things stuck in your head? My virgin ear- um... eyes... Seriously, I don't want to know what happened at your "school". Guuh... (Gah! No brackets!)

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Postby teripie on Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:40 pm

My sister and I were raised on G & S and particularly loved "Pirates." The 2 of us could really get into "When The Foeman Bears His Steel," singing every part and almost sounding harmonic! We were also known to do a fair job on "Modern Major-General" and not miss a word.
A few years ago she came into town to celebrate our birthdays (we're only a couple days apart date wise) and the local little theater was putting on "Pirates." I didn't have tickets but knew at the door they usually have a couple of no-shows. Our husbands were praying they would only have 2 seats open so they could leave us at the theater and they could go to a bar. Unfortunately for them a block of 4 seats became available and we forced them to see the show with us. And ya know what? They loved it! Was a great production and the guys became big fans of "Pirates."
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