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Postby Saturn » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:33 pm

Or brutal as the locals also say :wink:

Funny how words of such extreme violence have been softened by the Irish to mean merely great and bad :lol:

I love that use of the word savage they have down there :lol:

I had friend from Mayo and she used to say 'savage' and 'brutal' all the time. Everything was either brutal [bad] or savage [good] :P
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Postby Credo Buffa » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:37 pm

Saturn wrote:Or brutal as the locals also say :wink:

Oh, I mean "savage" in the best sense. :wink: Maybe "gas" would have been a better word to put there. Hee hee. :P

I've not heard anyone use "brutal" at all, actually.
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Postby Saturn » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:39 pm

Credo Buffa wrote:
Saturn wrote:Or brutal as the locals also say :wink:

Oh, I mean "savage" in the best sense. :wink: Maybe "gas" would have been a better word to put there. Hee hee. :P

I've not heard anyone use "brutal" at all, actually.


Yes savage=good I said that.

Maybe brutal isn't used in Galway but most places in Ireland I've heard them say brutal as in really bad.
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Postby Credo Buffa » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:49 pm

Saturn wrote:Yes savage=good I said that.

I was under the impression you meant to replace "savage" with "brutal" in reference to Irish rap about ethnomusicology. . . because how could that ever be bad?! :P
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Postby Saturn » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:51 pm

No savage means savagely good as in really great, brutal has come to mean well not very good :lol:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:56 pm

I know. It was just the context in which you mentioned it: I said our rap would be "as the locals would say, savage," which you followed with "or brutal as the locals would say." Sounded like you were trying to say that our rap was brutal rather than savage! Meanie. :P
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:03 am

I didn't read what you had written properly; I'm disconfabulated :oops:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:52 am

That creative writing course I mentioned before begins enrolment tonight and I can't really afford the fees, plus I'm taking a new medication that means I can't really think straight or stay awake properly at nights to attend the course :(

There goes another idea :(
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Postby Malia » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:37 pm

OK, here's something random for you all. . .
A Charles Dickens Theme Park?? :lol: Well, could be interesting. . .I wonder if the snack bars sell gruel and expect you to say "please, sir, I want some more" before they hand it to you?

Here's a link to an article from BBC all about it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6559197.stm
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:07 pm

Saturn wrote:That creative writing course I mentioned before begins enrolment tonight and I can't really afford the fees, plus I'm taking a new medication that means I can't really think straight or stay awake properly at nights to attend the course :(

There goes another idea :(

I know, Saturn. . . we'll give you weekly creative writing assignments, and you can post them here for us to read and critique. It's like a free class! :wink: Plus you won't have to worry about embarrassing yourself knowing that it's us.
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Postby adonais » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:16 pm

Three million trunks of peonies...now also in orbit

Space Peonies Blooming In Heze

If only keats had known
That peonies were flown
To space, where they were grown
Upside down


Well that didn't quite work.. :roll:

Whatever. A flower forever associated with Keats, for me.
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:18 pm

Wow interesting - thanks adonais :D

Keats will surely be smiling wherever he is.
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Postby adonais » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:30 pm

I'm sure there's a poem in there somehow, but I botched it. I mean, "space peonies" ... something for all your melancholies :)
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Postby Saturn » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:36 pm

That's a hard one to rhyme.

You've given me an idea for a poem...
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Postby Sir Nevis » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:04 am

Malia wrote:OK, here's something random for you all. . .
A Charles Dickens Theme Park?? :lol: Well, could be interesting. . .I wonder if the snack bars sell gruel and expect you to say "please, sir, I want some more" before they hand it to you?

Here's a link to an article from BBC all about it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6559197.stm


oh yes, i heard about this. i think the concept has some potential as long as it comprises scenes and characters from a fairly wide range of the novels, not just the most obvious ones like David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations.

Similarly, if the snack bar is going to be comprehensive, you should be able to buy not only gruel but dog's leftovers (a la Mr & Mrs Sowerberry) sausages and gin (Fagin fare) and perhaps some oysters and strawberries (Micawber and Skimpole) for good measure.

as long as you don't have to buy your tickets through the circumlocution office...
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