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Re: Your space

Post: #258764 Millymollymandy
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:01 am

Well you have piqued my interest! :salute:
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Re: Your space

Post: #258791 boboff
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:22 pm

What about the gardening?

Milly & Jerry sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G.......

Sorry.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

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Re: Your space

Post: #258793 Millymollymandy
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:12 pm

Oy! I did a :salute: smiley, not a :hugish: smiley!
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Re: Your space

Post: #258811 oldjerry
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:19 pm

boboff wrote:What about the gardening?

Milly & Jerry sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G.......

Sorry.


Well apart from the fact that my knees preclude tree-climbing,when I looked up 'piqued' in the dictionary it said '' to affect with sharp irritation,and resentment..'' ..so perhaps not...!

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Re: Your space

Post: #258848 Millymollymandy
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:50 am

Oh well that wasn't how I meant it!

I meant it this way

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dict ... sh/pique_6

not as in "in fit of pique".

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You see, you have piqued my curiosity over this word. In fact, I used it as a verb, in which case, it means the following.

1. arouse, excite, stir, spur, stimulate, provoke, rouse, goad, whet, kindle, galvanize This phenomenon piqued Dr. Morris' interest

Which is quite different from its meaning when used as a noun.

resentment, offence, irritation, annoyance, huff, displeasure, umbrage, hurt feelings, vexation, wounded pride In a fit of pique, he threw down his bag.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pique
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Re: Your space

Post: #258849 boboff
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:01 am

So Jerry was Piqued at your Piqueness, so to speak.

Love and Hate, see opposite sides of the self same coin.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

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Re: Your space

Post: #258857 oldjerry
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:45 am

I bow to you both, in awe of your wordsmithery..........

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Re: Your space

Post: #258859 MKG
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:18 am

MMM, of course, should have known that the word is derived from French - piquer, now reflexive in the form se piquer (basically, to prick, to annoy). In its earliest forms, it was not used as a "pleasant" word, but more recently has taken on that connotation via such concepts as "goading an interest" - at one time, annoying someone to such an extent that they took an interest, but now merely saying something interesting.

So there you go. My thanks go to the OED, my Granny, and the Norman Conquest.

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Re: Your space

Post: #258871 Millymollymandy
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:22 pm

I bow to your superior knowledge Mike. I know the word here as meaning a sting from an insect, a jab from a doctor, or to steal (nick, pinch) something! :iconbiggrin:

However we digress from the original, far more interesting, topic. :scratch:
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Re: Your space

Post: #258873 boboff
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:27 pm

You started it!
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

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Re: Your space

Post: #258875 Millymollymandy
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:28 pm

boboff wrote:What about the gardening?

Milly & Jerry sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G.......

Sorry.

No, YOU bloody started it!
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Re: Your space

Post: #258887 boboff
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:16 pm

Ok Ok, I know better than to argue now, sorry.....
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

http://boboffs.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Your space

Post: #258910 Millymollymandy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:47 am

This is a very interesting article, written from a North American point of view, so damning a lot of our (European) native wild plants which have been introduced there.

http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/po ... ve-plants/
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Re: Your space

Post: #258911 oldjerry
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:56 am

Hmm.. I think she puts the case far better than I have.

I may have found the subject I've been looking for to study in my enforced retirement.

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Re: Your space

Post: #258917 boboff
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:13 am

STood at the back door this morning looking at my Dry Stone Walls it struck me they are a much more vibrant living space than rendered walls.

We have birds, insects, mice, voles, snakes all living in and around the 17th Century stone walls around the place, and a rendered shed which is a desert in comparison.

Anyway, thats my thought for the day.
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.

http://boboffs.blogspot.co.uk/


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