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Started by SliceysLittleHelper on Dec 16, 2021 6:03:30 PM
Lost Christmas, I gave you my Sprout.

Whimsy R number suggests < 2000 posts before Xmas.

helenskywalker - 09 Jan 2022 13:59:57 (#1961 of 2020)

I can't believe we used to live in a world with Touché Turtle in it.

Antimatter - 09 Jan 2022 14:01:23 (#1962 of 2020)

Yesterday was a day without power due to a lovely storm. I proceeded to drink my own body weight of Sauvignon Blanc and this has left me feeling very Christmassy, earworms and all. It is quite exhausting.

carterbrandon - 09 Jan 2022 14:03:22 (#1963 of 2020)

#1956: But metaphors are only partial, and you have to develop an understanding of which bits are applicable and which aren't. For example the stacking aspect is close to the real world one, but the 'infinitely extendable in all directions' bit isn't.

I could get all Lakoff about how metaphors steer thinking (ooo, there's one now!), but that would take the thread off-track (and another...)

staticgirl - 09 Jan 2022 14:49:42 (#1964 of 2020)

I used to love Touché Turtle when I was a nipper.

Cordelia - 09 Jan 2022 15:41:13 (#1965 of 2020)

Difficult to choose between Touché Turtle and Dogtanian when it comes to swordsmanship.

FleurDuMal - 09 Jan 2022 15:44:59 (#1966 of 2020)

Who would win in a fight?

staticgirl - 09 Jan 2022 16:08:15 (#1967 of 2020)

The turtle because Dogtanian is only a junior musketeer...

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2022 16:18:32 (#1968 of 2020)

Muskehound, surely?

breakfast - 09 Jan 2022 16:41:16 (#1969 of 2020)

Yes, and muskehounds are always ready.

Impedimenta - 09 Jan 2022 16:41:32 (#1970 of 2020)

It would surely depend a lot on the element of surprise. Muskehounds are, after all, always ready...

Impedimenta - 09 Jan 2022 16:41:43 (#1971 of 2020)

Snap!

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2022 16:43:00 (#1972 of 2020)

Very much the boy scouts of the armed forces.

Dubris - 09 Jan 2022 16:44:10 (#1973 of 2020)

#1953 and #1957 are both very relevant. We went back to Currys (where the 'phone was bought) and established that the old SIM is indeed a bit damaged. I'll therefore be sorting out a new one for Mum.

And then we went for a very pleasant seaside walk at Broadstairs, including ice cream and coffee from Morelli's.

HelenDamnation - 09 Jan 2022 17:00:25 (#1974 of 2020)

I think I'd back Dogtanian in a duel, because he's quicker, but in a fight to the death it would have to be the turtle, because he can just keep going back in his shell while he bides his time.

I may be overthinking this.

FleurDuMal - 09 Jan 2022 17:09:25 (#1975 of 2020)

You’re right though - the turtle has built-in armour, giving him a decided advantage over the dog.

Cordelia - 09 Jan 2022 17:40:03 (#1976 of 2020)

The dog will be a lot faster though.

Cordelia - 09 Jan 2022 17:41:19 (#1977 of 2020)

In “I (occasionally) love technology” news, I have just ordered my interval drink for tonight’s ballet from the comfort of my sofa.

Sabacious - 09 Jan 2022 18:08:55 (#1978 of 2020)

How very civilised, and now that's given me a thirst for something interval-appropriate.

helenskywalker - 09 Jan 2022 18:09:43 (#1979 of 2020)

Snakebite and black?

Antimatter - 09 Jan 2022 18:14:16 (#1980 of 2020)

MrA has just finished digging out the car. I have poured myself a glass of wine. We have more snow.

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