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There are several uses for this word, both slang and mainstream. Some say it's another term for a horses's neigh or a person's laugh; some say it's slang for a Pound sterling; some say it's half a pair of knickers - which might get a bit drafty, IMHO. There's another definition I'm wanting you to discover. Meanwhile, do your worst to submit daffynitions via PM, and let's see what else it might be.

Hey, why isn't Nicker in bold in the topic line?

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Not sure why, Geoff. Perhaps you can't bold in the subject lines? Mine is in.
 
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The subject line has it already in bold and so it doesn't need and can't be added or taken away.


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---and [formatting]*[/formatting] instructions don't apply to the title line
 
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Where's a Russian hacker when you need one!
 
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Where's a Russian hacker when you need one!


In meetings with Trump or one of his hackies?


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How are we doing with this one?
 
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Not so well. I need a couple more. If I don't get more by tomorrow I'll add a few of my own and publish them.
 
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No more have been forthcoming, so here are the daffynitions, and the real one:

1. A bookmark

2. A slice of cheese

3. In woodworking, a plane blade placed ahead of, and perpendicular to, the main one, to prevent damage to cross-grain sections

4. A type of flat bottomed boat used especially on the Norfolk broads.

5. A dog leash

5. A person who is stingy.

6. A term for bargaining until one attains the desired goal, usually involving paying the lowest amount possible for an item.

7. (v.t.) steal

8. To cuckold

9. A good footballer (rhyming slang for "kicker")

10. obs. One who starts an aeroplane by grasping the propeller and pulling downwards

Which is real? Which is your favorite phony one?
 
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1. and 2. are the same, surely? Wink

I'll go for 10, mainly because I know some of Geoff's interests. 3. sounded plausible but difficult to visualise.


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I am going for 7 as the correct one and 10 as the most original!


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I'm also tempted by ten because of Geoff's interests but I'll go for 3 as both the most original and the most likely.
 
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I'll take #4. I like also 5, 6, 7, and 8 but they're all the same generally derogatory theme, and I eliminate the lot of them as duplicates

Clever: 3, 4, 5, 10. Can't elevate one over the others.

Bob - if 10 is the cleverest and the most inventive, it can't be simultaneously the real thing. Or is that your point?!

And apropos of 3...I don't see how a blade perpendicular to the main blade of a plane could cut anything at all ! It's moving parallel to the edge!
 
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I have always known I am not a detail-oriented person. I just now noticed that there are two number 5's. How many of you noticed that the first time reading the list? So, we have a dog leash that's stingy or a person that's so stingy that they bought the cheapest dog leash possible. Big Grin


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I'll take #4. I like also 5, 6, 7, and 8 but they're all the same generally derogatory theme, and I eliminate the lot of them as duplicates

Clever: 3, 4, 5, 10. Can't elevate one over the others.

Bob - if 10 is the cleverest and the most inventive, it can't be simultaneously the real thing. Or is that your point?!

And apropos of 3...I don't see how a blade perpendicular to the main blade of a plane could cut anything at all ! It's moving parallel to the edge!
My vote was actually for three but your point would still stand... except that I assert that WHOEVER coined the phrase originally was most inventive.
 
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TWO #5s? AAAAAARRRRGGHHHHH!!! Mea clutza! What say y'all: Correct the numbers and start over, or let it stand?
 
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Let it stand. If anyone votes for 5 it's easy enough to ask which 5 they mean.
 
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Let it stand. If anyone votes for 5 it's easy enough to ask which 5 they mean.


Good idea, Bob! It's the logical thing to do.


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I'll post the daffynitions and the real one tomorrow.
 
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Here they are:
1, 2, 8 and 10 must have been mine since I can't find any PMs from anyone with those daffynitions.

3 is the real one. It also applies to a spur on a traditional wood boring bit. https://www.google.com/search?...mgrc=oRau9LNqO0OGyM: and https://books.google.com/books...boring%20bit&f=false Scroll down to fig. 84

4 was Bob's

5a was Kalleh's

5b and 6 were Sattva's

7 and 9 were Haberdasher's
 
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