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  1. mm

    mm Guest

    OT Why is a gyroscope called a gyroscope? When it doesn't have a
    scope.
     
  2. Why is a gyroscope called a gyroscope?
    According to the OED... "An instrument designed to illustrate the dynamics
    of rotating bodies..."

    illustrate = show --> "scope"
     
  3. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest


    Why is pulchritudinous such an ugly word ?
     
  4. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    A gyroscope isn't an insect, you moron.
     
  5. How did insects enter into this? Or are you confusing etymology with
    entomology? ;)
     
  6. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    A joke is no longer a joker when you explain it...
     
  7. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Well that reply was a little buggy:

    et·y·mol·o·gy (t-ml-j)
    n. pl. et·y·mol·o·gies
    1. The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown
    by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in
    form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to
    another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and
    reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.
    2. The branch of linguistics that deals with etymologies.

    ***A classic reason why one should never, ever drink and post on
    Usenet...***
     
  8. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    A joke is not a joke if there is no explanation...
     
  9. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    It's assumed the disentanglement occurs in the listener's mind...
     
  10. mm

    mm Guest

    Do you think I don't know that already? It doesn't answer my
    question. William's answer gave a conection. Thank you, William.
    I could ask the same thing about you, given that you're about the only
    one who uses profanity on this ng. Repeatedly. Trying to get
    attention? You sound like you're about to blow your cork. I'm not a
    doctor but maybe tranquilizers would help.
     
  11. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    I'm not a cocksucker. And I was making a joke.
     
  12. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    There was no backpedalling. It was a joke from the beginning.
     
  13. Oh? I thought he might have been a friend of Phil Allison's--or at least
    someone on the same meds ...
     
  14. Why don't you look up the etymology of the word,
    I think the Reverend Dodgson would have gotten it...
     
  15. So it's okay for you to call someone a fucking idiot, but you don't like
    being called a moron, even as part of a joke?

    "The Virginian", you are not.
     
  16. Next time you want to insult me better have your
    Okay, Trampas.
     
  17. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    I think it only happened in your mind, not anyone else's... <g>
     
  18. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    There was no humor there. Sommerwerck screwed up, then tried to make a
    joke of it. It fell flat.
     
  19. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Just like the rest of the politicans: repeat a lie enough and it
    becomes true. So keep saying it: "It was a joke..."
     
  20. There was no humor there. Sommerwerck screwed up,
    I did not screw up. Shall we whip out our vocabularies and see whose is
    larger? I have two printed copies of the OED (plus the digital 2nd),
    thesauri galore, etc. I am a word-lover -- a logophile -- of more than
    50-years' standing. What are /your/ qualifications?

    I should have learned by now that any attempt at even fairly obvious humor
    on UseNet almost always fails.
     
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