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Dr. Know
435576.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:06 pm Reply with quote

Well, as we know, there are known knowns, the things that we know that we know...

 
Davini994
435601.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:06 pm Reply with quote

Moosh wrote:
Wasn't it:

one, two, many, many-one, many-two, many-many, many-many-one, many-many-two, lots.

Or am I mis-remembering?

Curses, how right you are. I must turn the heating down...

 
Moosh
435606.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quote

Davini994 wrote:
Moosh wrote:
Wasn't it:

one, two, many, many-one, many-two, many-many, many-many-one, many-many-two, lots.

Or am I mis-remembering?

Curses, how right you are. I must turn the heating down...

I feel I should feel ashamed in some way for being able to quote that word for word when I haven't read it in probably 5 years.

 
bobwilson
435609.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:25 pm Reply with quote

I feel I should feel ashamed for not having a clue to what you are alluding.

 
Moosh
435613.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:32 pm Reply with quote

It's a rather obscure and largely irrelevant bit from Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett, regarding how trolls count. This is the sort of thing that fills my mind and means I can't remember where I left my keys.

 
bobwilson
435615.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:36 pm Reply with quote

It was one of those things that was more interesting not to know :(

 
Moosh
435616.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:37 pm Reply with quote

bw, that's pretty much everything I know. If you see something I've posted and you don't know what I'm talking about, what you imagine it is will be far better tahn what it really is.

 
bobwilson
435618.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:41 pm Reply with quote

I'll keep that in mind in future

 
Davini994
435624.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:53 pm Reply with quote

I've got your keys here Moosh; I don't suppose you've seen mine have you?

 
bobwilson
435654.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:46 pm Reply with quote

allot, and many, and pinch me tight
went down to the river to bathe
allot and many were drowned
who do you think was saved?

 
nitwit02
435659.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:10 pm Reply with quote

This is almost as soul-destroying as seeing some poltroon typing alot instead of a lot. Grrr .....

 
bobwilson
435661.  Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:28 pm Reply with quote

did you mean pol troon - the well known cousin of pol pot?

 
AndyMcH
435733.  Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:59 am Reply with quote

I remember at school I asked how many was a few. The teacher told me (and she may have been winging it) that a few meant 3, 4, 5, or 6. When you get to SEVen you say SEVeral...

I still use that definition today !

But I think a lot and many are much more than several.

 
bobwilson
435834.  Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote

I think there's some bit in the bible which states that "few" means eight but I can't remember where (and I'm not going to look for it either).

 
AndyMcH
435866.  Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:39 am Reply with quote

Quote:
pol troon


When I was growing up in Troon, one of my bestest mates was called Paul...

 

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