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pawky

Postby Bailey » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:15 pm

pawk·y (pôk)
adj. pawk·i·er, pawk·i·est Chiefly British
Shrewd and cunning, often in a humorous manner.



[From English dialectal pawk, a trick.]

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We should have a contest to see who's the pawkiest Agoran,
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Re: pawky

Postby Slava » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:10 pm

Bailey wrote:[We should have a contest to see who's the pawkiest Agoran,
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An old suggestion, but it's never too late to give it a whirl. I wonder, though, just how it would be judged. Some guide lines would help, too, in deciding what to try to do. The group poems have worked nicely, and people do seem to be enjoying the clerihews. Any suggestions on a direction to take this pawky idea?
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Postby Perry » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:29 pm

Here's a new oxymoron for you: a slow pawk. :roll:
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Postby Slava » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:35 pm

Perry wrote:Here's a new oxymoron for you: a slow pawk. :roll:
Okay, I'll bite. I get the sound pun, but where's the oxymoron?
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