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Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:52 pm
by Derek H
Picador wrote:
Etranger2 wrote:
Macunaima wrote:“Float”?


A form of wagon, although it's probably an archaic usage in this instance, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_(horse-drawn)


In context it's not archaic. It's what the GWR (and others) called them in the early 1900s. Where do you think 'milk float' comes from? :)


The word float is still used. The thing in the picture below is called a milk float. The word is probably dropping out of news now, as dairies have stopped delivering milk in most areas.

Image

And you can read all about them on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_float

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:35 pm
by Picador
Derek H wrote:
Picador wrote:
Etranger2 wrote:
Macunaima wrote:“Float”?


A form of wagon, although it's probably an archaic usage in this instance, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_(horse-drawn)


In context it's not archaic. It's what the GWR (and others) called them in the early 1900s. Where do you think 'milk float' comes from? :)


The word float is still used. The thing in the picture below is called a milk float. The word is probably dropping out of news now, as dairies have stopped delivering milk in most areas.

Image



And you can read all about them on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_float


Am I on ignore? ':-|

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:41 pm
by Ssanemax
Derek H wrote:
Picador wrote:
Etranger2 wrote:
Macunaima wrote:“Float”?


A form of wagon, although it's probably an archaic usage in this instance, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_(horse-drawn)


In context it's not archaic. It's what the GWR (and others) called them in the early 1900s. Where do you think 'milk float' comes from? :)


The word float is still used. The thing in the picture below is called a milk float. The word is probably dropping out of news now, as dairies have stopped delivering milk in most areas.

Image

And you can read all about them on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_float


That's very interesting, thanks Derek!

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:57 pm
by HongKongPhooey
Do I detect sarcasm ssanemax?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:04 pm
by Ssanemax
HongKongPhooey wrote:Do I detect sarcasm ssanemax?


That's a Great Sarcasm Detector you have there HKP. A really great one. I wish my Sarcasm detector was as good as yours. LOOK EVERYONE, HKP has a Sarcasm detector. Isn't it GREAT???

Did it detect that?

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:05 pm
by Derek H
Picador wrote:
Am I on ignore? ':-|


I appear to be on "stupid" today :-) Though to be fair I did provide some extra information and a picture.

Just trying to help Mac expand his knowledge and vocabulary. .

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 pm
by Picador
Derek H wrote:
Just trying to help Mac expand his knowledge and vocabulary. .


Pearls before swine.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:40 pm
by Guest
Derek H wrote:Just trying to help Mac expand his knowledge and vocabulary. .


I think you'll find Mac already knows quite enough about the subject.
He's an ACADEMIC, in case you didn't know, and is probably a professor in it as well.

You need to update your spreadsheet.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:58 pm
by Hew Johns
I like SaneMax's postings back when they were funny.

Re: The Sad Cunts with No Life Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:52 pm
by Macunaima
Derek H wrote:
Picador wrote:
Am I on ignore? ':-|


I appear to be on "stupid" today :-) Though to be fair I did provide some extra information and a picture.

Just trying to help Mac expand his knowledge and vocabulary. .


Thanks, Derek. That’s actually very interesting. I had no idea!