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Proverbs' game - Tell me that in simple words.

 
 
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 08:34 am
I think cicerone imposter will be able to verify that, if anyone needs convincing, as he was in Lhasa recently with "Tummy troubles" possibly caused by the in-flight meals.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 09:51 am
Spendi,

I wholeheartedly appreciate your Laurel and Ollie example, which is obviously aimed at teaching a public of profanes, whose fate, without said teachings, would be doomed to the darkest futur...


About the proverb, and even though I do not feel it is the right answer, I'd suggest:

- Learn to walk before you run.
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 10:14 am
It will fit for both your's and Letty's.

I had in mind--a stitch in time saves nine.

When a pint of John Smith's Extra Smooth, freshly pulled and foaming, is tapped with a desert spoon it produces a pleasant, easy on the ears,low frequency sound but when the pint has been drunk the tap of the spoon produces a high-pitched screeching jarring sound which alerts the barmaid if it is louder than the high pitched screeching jarring sound she herself is making.
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 11:19 am
spendius, it would be a bit easier if you would paraphrase your proverb.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 11:53 am
Letty wrote:
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Do not enumerate fowls prior to pipping.
Don't count your bridges till you burn your chickens?
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 12:08 pm
As the devil's "advocate", dys, I would say that you are rather witty. Razz
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 12:41 pm
spendius wrote:
When a pint of John Smith's Extra Smooth, freshly pulled and foaming, is tapped with a desert spoon it produces a pleasant, easy on the ears,low frequency sound but when the pint has been drunk the tap of the spoon produces a high-pitched screeching jarring sound which alerts the barmaid if it is louder than the high pitched screeching jarring sound she herself is making.


Not even one sesquipedalian word. Highly descriptive, poorly creative...
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:23 pm
Empty vessels make most noise.

Your turn.
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:28 pm
There's nothing creative about the affectedness of sesquipedalian words. I would say they cause creativeness to be abandoned in the service of artificialty.

Most architects find sesquipedalian architecture tasteless and an exercise in conspicuous consumption.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:44 pm
Spendi, I think it's about time to enter you deliciously perfumed bath and relax before going to the pub.

Indeed, you should avoid that boasting characteristic of yours that only undermines your otherwise sympathetic personality.

Your hurried analysis of my motives falls short of some consistency.

Typical of the pompous and self-sufficient, which I believe you truly aren't...
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:47 pm
- Minuscule erudition jeopardizes security.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:54 pm
Francis wrote:
- Minuscule erudition jeopardizes security.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing?
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:55 pm
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing?
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George
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:57 pm
I defer to Letty.
I gotta get outa here -- plumbing problems at home.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 03:59 pm
Exactly, George and Letty!
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 04:03 pm
cogitation is required for existence
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 04:07 pm
Easy, for a disciple of Descartes : cogito, ergo sum.

I think therefore I am..
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 04:10 pm
Right! Your turn. Razz
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 04:14 pm
- Missiles of ligneous or osterous consistency have the potential of fracturing my osseous structure, but vocalized appellations eternally remain benocuous.
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 5 Dec, 2007 04:19 pm
Love it, Francis.

stick and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.
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