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    As to nob, as a 'rude name', in Oz, that is pretty well the equivalent of dismissing a male as not worth knowing, only far faster, more picturesquely, and with the infamous irreverence of Australians. You must go through life in Oz, shying like the maddest Arabian ever foaled!!! Just don't tell me you insist on saying seasoned chicken, instead of stuffed, because you'll make me giggle and find it hard to take you seriously, again. Plus I'll get it into my head that you worked in the David Jones Foodhall and you'll be protesting when I tell people you will know about different cheeses and preserved meat.

    In actuality, it is far from a rude name. Ozzies use it so, but that's because we all, world wide, will pick up words we hear in the conversations of others, and often ASSUME we know the meaning, without the education, to know. A perfect example is the use of imply and infer, often used as synonyms.

    I'm going to add by edits, now, as I keep losing my text * and NO, no one has told me anything Cavs, another reason to have me in high stress.

    * well, I cocked that up. and no, it isn't rude, either.
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    This is dredging so far back in my education...

    The correct use of nob was to specify that a member of university was also the holder of an aristocratic title, It's the abbreviated form of the latin term 'nobilis... vague muttering...' ... snobs, which again, has been distorted by uneducated use, was the abbrev. of the latin term 'sine nobilis... same mutter as above... ' basically without nobility, commoner. Real nobs tended to be Hooray Henry types, wastrels, dissolutes, whilst the snobs, were always social climbing, aping their betters, trying to impress. The lowest classes were often mistaking the false and exaggerated desperate pretence of the wannabees, as the VIPs, and the often short of cash, often gambling alcoholic boy chasers, as the Commoners... The last Duke of Devonshire, was often mistaken for a gardener, as he walked about his estate, on open days. He was often asked for directions, and often tipped, and when asked what he did with the money, he said, "I say thank you and put it in my pocket."

    The term nobs, was used by the villagers and working class, as a shortened, not particularly, sometimes not at all, pejorative, term for the gentlemen and ladies they had contact with, might be used as "Going up to the nobs house to do some gardening work" or "Don't run out in front of the nobs horse, or you'll be bowled over. You know it's hotblooded and mad." At this point, Victorian era, it included the commoners, who could afford the grand estates, of the now starting to struggle, titled elite.

    Bring an aesthetic, campy male to Oz, or met in WW1 trenches, covered in gold braid and medals, with no battle experience, and a complete ignorance of the realities of frontline soldiering, and to be told this twat is a nob or toff, is going to be used very differently, by cynical young Australians, and the word twists. As always, it is interesting to see the way one word twists, and the other freezes in time, which is another subject.

    twat is rude.
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    Are you going to go as way over the top about every oodle you see needs rescuing and have abusive backgrounds?
    Maybe it is best to concentrate on ones near you that you may have a hope of helping . That way you WILL be making a difference.
    Even rescues can not help every dog either which is very sad but realistic.
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    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Im an a$$hole, I can quite freely admit it...but im a bloody good/likeable a$$hole, even when you dont wanna like me LMAO (so says me)


    EDIT: Deleted most of this post lest it "upset" someone because I hadnt thought about it before posting it. Have left the ass hole reference as Men has referred to it, so they don't look like a complete weirdo posting at a non existant comment.
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    And FYI, how inappropriate for a mod to say a poster is annoying...if I was into using the report function, I would use it right now.

    bwhahahahahahahaha
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    Also Men

    If oyu lose all of your post, don't press F5, it refreshes the whole page. Press CTRL Z instead, It will undo whatever you did and reinsert your post.

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    Di_dee, I don't like oodles, as a type. I know this dog is in trouble, and the genuine distress of the homer, has effected me, because it is now a dog that is not one story in a sea of stories, but a dog who is at risk of death and having heard her explanation, I don't want the dog to pay the price. One of the reasons I isolated myself, is I am, as I'm guessing Newfsie may have sensed, and perhaps Hyacinth, a rescue burnout. No matter what I did, I couldn't stop the horror of what was happening, until I was sobbing day and night, and treated for acute and major depression. I was NOT a hoarder of dogs. The most I had, was 14, when 3 rehomed dogs unexpectedly were returned, and that was a nightmare. I can cope with dogs in rescue orgs, but PTS council pounds and the RSPCA set off high distress, very fast.

    You can deal with it, I can't. If everyone was suffering my affliction, almost every animal would be desexed and there would be no dogs on death row, so I don't apologise for it. Why, instead of fixating on the breed/distance, can you not focus on the debate, as such?

    Lala, for the life of me, i cannot understand why you object to nob, and call yourself an asshole ansd bleep it, when ass is a donkey and hole is a break in a solid substance filled with air. Now you are bleeping the polite euphemism. If this is a ness, sorry, I have the shakes.

    I have faults in my computer, that periodically jumble the text and can't afford to fix/replace. I think the time allowed expires, whilst I'm trying to fix the jumbles of letters. You can be a horses arse, Lala, you can't effect me by being a mouthy pillock. What effected me was the buzzing ,time wasting, unhelpful crap going on, while I was going into meltdown. mea culpa. I did think you were American and I did assume that was the explanation, and that is unfair to a lot of well educated, left wing and wonderful people, that I know live there. I'd claim to be Canadian, if travelling, if I were them.
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    I didn't bleep out the word...its a swear filter.

    I don't object to nob either, or knob - which is what I thought you wrote but politely.

    Frustrating. Just ignore me, coz I think this can only go south from here.

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    Now that I know you are not a Republican wasp, and don't have that excuse, and now I know you are morphing to a, what is the term? troll? Or is there a different term for throwing in deliberate distress spikes, for entertainment? The computer world is a complete mystery io me... AND a NZer, I'm fine. I don't have to block you, but tread lightly on the PTS/RSPCA subject.

    Hyacinth, I know you sent me lots of help, while I was one fingered typing and retyping and it is so appreciated, but I won't absorb anything, at present.

    I'm not keeping track of the replies and what I should be answering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menageriemanor View Post
    Di_dee, I don't like oodles, as a type. I know this dog is in trouble, and the genuine distress of the homer, has effected me, because it is now a dog that is not one story in a sea of stories, but a dog who is at risk of death and having heard her explanation, I don't want the dog to pay the price. One of the reasons I isolated myself, is I am, as I'm guessing Newfsie may have sensed, and perhaps Hyacinth, a rescue burnout. No matter what I did, I couldn't stop the horror of what was happening, until I was sobbing day and night, and treated for acute and major depression. I was NOT a hoarder of dogs. The most I had, was 14, when 3 rehomed dogs unexpectedly were returned, and that was a nightmare. I can cope with dogs in rescue orgs, but PTS council pounds and the RSPCA set off high distress, very fast.

    You can deal with it, I can't. If everyone was suffering my affliction, almost every animal would be desexed and there would be no dogs on death row, so I don't apologise for it. Why, instead of fixating on the breed/distance, can you not focus on the debate, as such?

    Lala, for the life of me, i cannot understand why you object to nob, and call yourself an asshole ansd bleep it, when ass is a donkey and hole is a break in a solid substance filled with air. Now you are bleeping the polite euphemism. If this is a ness, sorry, I have the shakes.

    I have faults in my computer, that periodically jumble the text and can't afford to fix/replace. I think the time allowed expires, whilst I'm trying to fix the jumbles of letters. You can be a horses arse, Lala, you can't effect me by being a mouthy pillock. What effected me was the buzzing ,time wasting, unhelpful crap going on, while I was going into meltdown. mea culpa. I did think you were American and I did assume that was the explanation, and that is unfair to a lot of well educated, left wing and wonderful people, that I know live there. I'd claim to be Canadian, if travelling, if I were them.
    You dont need to be able to afford anything to stop the text from jumbling. Its a driver, you can download one for free.

    I dont really care what affected you Men to be perfectly frank with you. I asked one question about how if you didnt know all the facts, you could say something that you meant as an insult (I dont care if you deny this is how it was meant, it quite clearly was). I dont care that you think I am a mouthy pillock (glass houses and stones).

    As I said before, I think its best you put my posts on ignore. I say what I think, and regardless of whether I manage to do it in a nice way (stopping and thinking first) or in a tactless way, I think itll just cause you constant upset, as you are clearly a tad sensitive. As fair warning, I enjoy a bit of argy bargy myself, so if you don't want to ignore me, its likely to occur occassionally - perhaps even frequently.

    I could go on and on and on, but Im too lazy to write a novel.

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