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Am I just a complete curmudgeon?
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 5:15pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess I'm pretty yackity. :-)

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

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sador
Half-elven

Nov 18 2008, 6:03pm

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I should have added this link on my last post, so here it is [In reply to] Can't Post

As you can see, this day was long anticipated...

One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor were the Shadows lie.

"And thither we are going against my wish. Who will lead us now in this deadly dark?" - Boromir, ‘A Journey in the Dark’.

Join us in the Reading Room for 'The Land of Shadow'!


Aerin
Grey Havens


Nov 18 2008, 6:47pm

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Same here. [In reply to] Can't Post

I just don't bother to read them. Life is too short, and these boards are supposed to be fun, not work.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 8:09pm

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Oh, my! [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked I missed that post when you first put it up. It's a little--scary and amazing--to be the subject of prophecy.

I should do a search on my nickname and see what else people have said about me. What fun!

Thanks for the link Smile

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 8:36pm

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Wow, that's an interesting excercise! [In reply to] Can't Post


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I should do a search on my nickname and see what else people have said about me. What fun!

I've never done that before. I've missed some interesting stuff. People here sure are sweet :-) I recommend that excercise to other people. You never know what people might be saying about you, and in a great group like this, it's bound to be worth reading.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Nov 18 2008, 8:36pm)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 11:37pm

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Speaking of which, where's [In reply to] Can't Post

Elizabeth been? I miss her confident posts.


Advising Elf
Rohan


Dec 10 2008, 5:03pm

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Definitely not! A curmudgeon, by definition, is male. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Dec 10 2008, 5:21pm

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So is there a corresponding female word? [In reply to] Can't Post

Or are we just known as a cranky b***h?

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


weaver
Half-elven

Dec 10 2008, 6:10pm

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how about mossback? [In reply to] Can't Post

It means an "extremely conservative or old-fashioned person".

It seems kind of gender neutral to me though, so maybe it's an all purpose descriptor...

Weaver



Lossefalme
Gondor


Dec 13 2008, 12:20am

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Agreed!!!/// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Lossefalme
Gondor


Dec 13 2008, 12:26am

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Six, here! [In reply to] Can't Post

I always fall way behind during live chats or when I'm instant messaging because I can't help myself; I have to use actual words and sentences. I do use "lol," (and it's variations), "brb" and "imho" fairly regularly, especially when chatting live, but that's about the extent of it. I don't find most of the shortcuts cute or useful, just annoying. If that makes me a curmudgeon, then so be it!

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a.s.
Valinor


Dec 13 2008, 2:22am

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hmm. My American Heritage Dictionary says: [In reply to] Can't Post

An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions. Origin unknown.


And the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (which can be searched online) says:


curmudgeon

rmujn/

noun a bad-tempered or surly person.
— DERIVATIVES curmudgeonly adjective.
— ORIGIN of unknown origin.


However, I agree that "cranky b***h works, too.

LOL

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Some say once you're gone, you're gone forever, and some say you're gonna come back.
Some say you'll rest in the arms of the Savior, if sinful ways you lack.
Some say that they're coming back in a garden: bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

Iris DeMent



Call Her Emily


Advising Elf
Rohan


Jan 7 2009, 7:05pm

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I based my reply on an old Isaac Asimov comment. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't remember the context (it was in one of his famous science essays), but he made the gender-specific reference to the word.

Of course, in today's PC world, God forbid (oops, better not reference a deity) anything be gender-specific.

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