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"Words Mean Things"™ -Steamboat
So I wonder if you have the same! I'll give my word, and spoiler what it means to me. See if they match don't forget to share yours!
Purple = more blue, Violet = more red
Gray = dark, Grey = light
'chain mail' however, made me think of a thread of email correspondence, because I deal with emails all day
Two things that have come out already (second first, first second)
I call chainmail "maille" because it's quicker, easier, and more historically accurate in my personal opinion.
I do this too. (I was a bit of a history nerd as a wee kid, not so much any more)
Point is - We're already disagreeing on HOW a word should be presented.
If Kittykat had said Chain Maille, there would have been no doubt (as per Bricky, who has been alive since breakfast, and can only think of anything in terms of the internet )
The other one - Elephant Walk.
I couldn't even guess - and once I clicked the spoily, I worked out why - Military jargon.
Jargon is a pest at the best of times, and given how different industries (current and historic) make up their own damn meanings from existing words, it can really throw a spanner in it.
Elephant walk? This one is new to me. I guess, when a line of elephants hold each other's tails with their trunks and walk,..?
And I would say you are absolutely correct RR - At some point all the grey jets and planes were lined up on the tarmac (Tar MacAdam, Rough trans: Dirty Scotsman) - and some bright spark said "Hey, they look like elephants on parade" - so some other bright spark (but in the days when the USAF or whichever AF starting the naming convention probably only had about 20 pilots and they hung out at the same bar) said "Hey cool, you're right!" and thus, a great tradition was born, and every new schlep that joins the AF gets told "Alright, get your goffers, we're doing an elephant walk, the brass wants a dog and pony show, lets get this goat rodeo on the road"
To someone that makes sense.
So here's mine
"rightio ****clowns grab your ***** and *****, we're doing an elephant walk, the ****** ******** ******* ******** in the ivory ********* tower want a cake and ***** party, let's get this goat**** going, sort it the ***** out, ******** MOVE!"
A grommet for me is something that you get in your ears when you have ear problems... I remember kids often talking about getting them when I was younger.
I thought of the metal armour, then immediately thought of those handwritten letters you used to get in the post that threatened you with 10 years bad luck if you didn't immediately copy it then post it to 10 other people.
Never heard that before..
Gray = dark, Grey = light
No such difference here in the UK.. grey is the only spelling used.. gray is usually a surname here.
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Understanding in the place of indifference
Compassion in the place of cruelty
Action in the place of apathy
Peace in the place of violence
Mercy in the place of vengeance
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Hmmm, dunno if I can think of any more...
You guys took a lot of the good ones.
"I sae rantingly, an sae dauntingly, sae wantonly gaed he. He played a tune and he danced all aroond below the gallows tree."
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The Force is not about what you are wanting to achieve, it is about your ability to listen to the Universe, and answer its call!
I am a Jedi, My continuing goal is the balance of all things in life. It is to treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
I do not believe in social tolerance...I believe in mutual respect!
I don't tolerate you, I respect our differences, our similarities, and your right to whatever I have a right to.
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