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quiescent

Postby skinem » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:27 pm

Quiescent
qui-es-cent (adjective)
(kwee ess nt)

Inactive or at rest

Quiescence (noun)
Quiescently (adverb)
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:01 pm

I remember this word from long ago. Back in the early 1970s spent several summers as a Good Humor Man, selling ice cream on a route from a truck. The frozen pops (Popsicle happens to be a trademark, so Good Humor's "nickel-sicle" was called a Jet) said on their ingredients list ". . . quiescently frozen . . . ." When I looked it up, I figured the pops didn't scream as they were frozen . . . :wink:

As it turns out, I was close. Check out How Stuff Works or The Straight Dope, but do it quietly. 8)
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Postby gailr » Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:15 am

Stargzer wrote: ... When I looked it up, I figured the pops didn't scream as they were frozen . . . :wink:

Tell me, Clarice - have the pops stopped screaming?
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Postby Huny » Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:43 am

gailr wrote:
Stargzer wrote: ... When I looked it up, I figured the pops didn't scream as they were frozen . . . :wink:

Tell me, Clarice - have the pops stopped screaming?


Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...
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Postby Bailey » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:13 am

Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...

with some fava beans and a little Chianti...

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Postby Huny » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:41 am

Bailey wrote:
Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...

with some fava beans and a little Chianti...

mark


...Now ya want me to do ya a fava? What is this, quid pro quo or somethin'? Can't ya just be nice and quiescently for once in ya life and not eat all the hors d'oeuvres? By the way, would you like some cheese with that wine?... or maybe just a cup of "Joe" to try and cleanse the palette?...
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Postby gailr » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:47 pm

Huny wrote: ...Now ya want me to do ya a fava? What is this, quid pro quo or somethin'? Can't ya just be nice and quiescently for once in ya life and not eat all the hors d'oeuvres? By the way, would you like some cheese with that [gr edit]wino?...[/gr edit] or maybe just a cup of "Joe" to try and cleanse the palette?...
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Postby Huny » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:17 pm

gailr wrote:
Huny wrote: ...Now ya want me to do ya a fava? What is this, quid pro quo or somethin'? Can't ya just be nice and quiescently for once in ya life and not eat all the hors d'oeuvres? By the way, would you like some cheese with that [gr edit]wino?...[/gr edit] or maybe just a cup of "Joe" to try and cleanse the palette?...


:lol:
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:59 pm

Huny wrote: , , ,
Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...


I have a friend, a great teller of tales, often tall, who swears he was at a raw bar (an establishment that serves raw oysters) when the guy next to him took delivery of a plate of oysters on the half-shell and stared at it for a few moments, as if he wasn't sure what to do. My friend said to him, "If you bite them just right they won't scream on the way down." Said guy got a funny look on his face and walked off, leaving said friend to take possession of the plate of oysters. Knowing him as I do, it's hard to tell if this is a tall tale or a true tale.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:06 pm

"If you bite them just right they won't scream on the way down."

Oh, just now do I realize this is what I was supposed to tell the ladies last week. Ouch!

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Postby Huny » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:34 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Huny wrote: , , ,
Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...


I have a friend, a great teller of tales, often tall, who swears he was at a raw bar (an establishment that serves raw oysters) when the guy next to him took delivery of a plate of oysters on the half-shell and stared at it for a few moments, as if he wasn't sure what to do. My friend said to him, "If you bite them just right they won't scream on the way down." Said guy got a funny look on his face and walked off, leaving said friend to take possession of the plate of oysters. Knowing him as I do, it's hard to tell if this is a tall tale or a true tale.


Great story, stargzer!! :lol: Sounds to me like your friend had a lot of siblings while growing up...he sounds like a survivalist- but maybe not by choice. He-he.
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Postby Huny » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:37 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
"If you bite them just right they won't scream on the way down."

Oh, just now do I realize this is what I was supposed to tell the ladies last week. Ouch!

Brazilian dude


Real lady charmer there, BD. I always did hear that latin men were, well... :wink:
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:28 pm

Huny wrote:
Bailey wrote:
Why, Dr., I thought you only ate pops before they stopped screaming...

with some fava beans and a little Chianti...

mark


...Now ya want me to do ya a fava? What is this, quid pro quo or somethin'? Can't ya just be nice and quiescently for once in ya life and not eat all the hors d'oeuvres? By the way, would you like some cheese with that wine?... or maybe just a cup of "Joe" to try and cleanse the palette?...

yeah a big fava, more puns! As a classmate in 6th grade said to me, "Well, I've had horse dovers too and fillet mignon and it's just fish!"

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:40 pm

Real lady charmer there, BD. I always did hear that latin men were, well...

Whatever they have told you is wrong. Don't believe them. I'm the walking proof that's a load of baloney!

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Postby Bailey » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:54 pm

I dunno, All the SA men I've met assured me the rumors are all true. Of course I have no first-hand experience.

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