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Curmudgeon

Postby skinem » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:37 pm

Curmudgeon

Cur mudg-eon (noun)
kur-mujjen

1. Somebody who is irritable or stubborn
2. A bad-tempered, disagreeable, or stubborn person

Curmudgeonly (adjective)
Curmudgeonry (noun)

Some sources I’ve found say “unknown etymology”.


Not that I know anyone like this…
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Postby Huny » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:52 pm

Funny the first time I heard anyone use this word. At first It sounded like they were trying to tell me I had a crumb smudge on my face...but maybe it was just my being bitchy at the time... :evil:
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CURMUDGEON

Postby EZ2TALK » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:07 am

Isnt there a photo of Andy Rooney in the dictionary next to this word?
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Postby gailr » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:45 pm

There's a reason why curmudgeon rhymes with bludgeon, and it becomes apparent a few minutes into the "conversation". :)
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Postby skinem » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:36 pm

Ha! True!
One can only take be bludgeoned with high dudgeon by a curmudgeon for only so long.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:08 pm

Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .
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Postby Palewriter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:04 am

Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .


who me? (angelic smile)

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Postby gailr » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:48 am

Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .

No, gzer, you're more of a coot, I think.

Palewriter, now, he's a curmudgeon, and I'm glad to behold him posting again.

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Postby skinem » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:19 am

Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .


...but I think I'm beginning to catch on! :lol:
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Postby Bailey » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:14 pm

skinem wrote:
Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .


...but I think I'm beginning to catch on! :lol:


I've heard tell that PW thinks he has a corner on curmudgeon.

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Postby sluggo » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:29 pm

Bailey wrote:
skinem wrote:
Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .


...but I think I'm beginning to catch on! :lol:


I've heard tell that PW thinks he has a corner on curmudgeon.

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Ain't that curmudgeondom?
Or are we goin' chiropractic?
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Postby Bailey » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:03 pm

Me? I'm still trying to get that ice-pick outta my eye.

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:40 pm

gailr wrote:
Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .

No, gzer, you're more of a coot, I think.

Palewriter, now, he's a curmudgeon, and I'm glad to behold him posting again.

-gailr


I'll drink to that--a Yuengling Porter, as a matter of fact, with a nod to Bailey for the opening: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
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Postby sluggo » Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:24 am

Stargzer wrote:
gailr wrote:
Stargzer wrote:Gail, skinem obviously knows neither me nor Palewriter . . .

No, gzer, you're more of a coot, I think.

Palewriter, now, he's a curmudgeon, and I'm glad to behold him posting again.

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I'll drink to that--a Yuengling Porter, as a matter of fact, with a nod to Bailey for the opening: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."


Bailey? You flatter me, sir. But as long as you have the good taste to break out the fruits of America's Oldest Brewery I shall join you therein... :twisted:
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Postby Stargzer » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:48 pm

sluggo wrote: . . .
Bailey? You flatter me, sir. But as long as you have the good taste to break out the fruits of America's Oldest Brewery I shall join you therein... :twisted:


Ya, 'twas Bailey the played the straight man:

Bailey wrote:Me? I'm still trying to get that ice-pick outta my eye.

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. . . but I'll down a Brewski (or "Do Beers" as Agoraphile would say) with anyone on this board.

As to Yuengling, I'm partial to their Porter. A local brew-pub chain here, Ramshead Tavern, has good seasonal beers. Christmas in July happens on the 25th of this month when they re-release their Doppelbock, which is their December seasonal brew. Somewhere between 8% and 9% ABV, as I recall. You have a couple of those and you know you've had a couple o' beers. :wink: They serve that one in the 12-ounce glasses instead of the regular large ones. Good stuff! I have a doctor's appointment that day to have a couple of moles removed, and I figure I won't be needing any prescription painkillers that afternoon . . . . 8)
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