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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:25 pm

Uberty \U"ber*ty\, n. [L. ubertas.]
Fruitfulness; copiousness; abundance; plenty. [Obs.]
--Florio.


Related to Portuguese ubre/úbere, udder.

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Postby Grogie » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:55 am

Excellent word BD. Thank you.
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Postby tcward » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:47 pm

Give me uberty or give me dearth?

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Postby tcward » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:50 pm

I'm so disappointed that no one has replied to my horrible play on words. :?

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Postby skinem » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:08 pm

Certainly didn't want to hurt your feelings. Actually, I thought it was fantastic! Didn't respond because I'm not imaginative enough to respond in kind...
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:44 pm

tcward wrote:Give me uberty or give me dearth?

-Tim


lol, I'll take dearth, thanks.

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Postby gailr » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:56 pm

I just saw your reply, Tim. Excellent!

Perry, we know you're out there...somewhere...grieving that you didn't get to this one first!

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Postby sluggo » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:17 pm

tcward wrote:I'm so disappointed that no one has replied to my horrible play on words. :?

-Tim


Sometimes you just hit the sweet spot, Tim. I for one can't think how Uberty/Dearth can be improved (already I'm capitalising in awe).

Oh I tried. I thought, puberty? scorch dearth? ube job? Ultimately I tore my hair out in despair, threw my notes heavenward and wandered the streets muttering incoherently, a beaten man.
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Postby skinem » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:24 pm

Same here, Tim. Sluggo is a bigger man than I, because I certainly couldn't admit to being beaten. No one responded because they couldn't improve on it. Notice no one has yet?
I just curled into the fetal position and despaired of my place in this world.
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Postby sluggo » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:28 pm

skinem wrote:Same here, Tim. Sluggo is a bigger man than I, because I certainly couldn't admit to being beaten. No one responded because they couldn't improve on it. Notice no one has yet?
I just curled into the fetal position and despaired of my place in this world.


If you're going that route, Skin, can I have despair place?
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Postby skinem » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:44 pm

You bet. You can use my whip for self-flagellation when I'm done with it.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:03 pm

I'm so disappointed that no one has replied to my horrible play on words.

And I didn't say anything simply because I didn't get it. :oops: Isn't it funny that the penny dropped immediately the second time I read it without having read everyone else's comments first? Maybe my brain needs some adaptation time.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:32 pm

I, too, am just getting here. Great one, Timbo!

Brazilian dude wrote:
I'm so disappointed that no one has replied to my horrible play on words.

And I didn't say anything simply because I didn't get it. :oops: Isn't it funny that the penny dropped immediately the second time I read it without having read everyone else's comments first? Maybe my brain needs some adaptation time.


No, just more familiarity with the words of a firebrand of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry, and the ultimate line of his most famous speech.


Are deer so rife, or pears so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chins and slobbery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me uberty or give me dearth!


More about Patrick Henry from Colonial Williamsburg.
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Postby Grogie » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:51 am

I liked the reply too Tim.
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Uberty or Dearth

Postby Dr. Goodword » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:48 am

Tim,

In fact, I think I'll do the word and use your example, if you don't mind.

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