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October 29, 2017, 17:37
sattva
Spalpeen Entries
can you find the true definition or will you choose a daffynition? Here are your choices:

1. A rascal, an itinerant farm laborer.

2. A U-shaped pipe used in plumbing that connects a vertical pipe with a horizontal pipe.

3. One who urinates on rocks.

4. The secondary krill filters on a baleen whale.

5. The third of a cow's four stomachs.

6. A pink two-inches-or-so-in-diameter rubber ball used by children, usually poorer kids in bigger cities like New York and Chicago where they play on the sidewalks and in the streets (in stickball, two manhole covers is an automatic home run!)

7. A knife containing a small hammer and blade combined for minor shoe repairs.

8. A Welsh variation of Irish step-dance.

9. A rough hammered surface on metal.

10. A joke told using props.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
October 29, 2017, 19:02
haberdasher
First response, so it has to be A
October 29, 2017, 19:20
sattva
quote:
Originally posted by haberdasher:
First response, so it has to be A


There is no A. Do you mean 1?


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
October 29, 2017, 19:29
tinman
4
October 30, 2017, 05:19
haberdasher
quote:
Originally posted by sattva:
There is no A. Do you mean 1?

Yep. That’s just the rascal in me coming out. ;-)
October 30, 2017, 06:17
sattva
quote:
Originally posted by haberdasher:
quote:
Originally posted by sattva:
There is no A. Do you mean 1?

Yep. That’s just the rascal in me coming out. ;-)


In this saha world, so much suffering, but the rascal in you, made me smile. Sometimes, it is the small things....


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
October 30, 2017, 06:18
Proofreader
I say it's 1, although the one used in my neighborhood was called a rock. (We are tough.)


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
October 30, 2017, 07:55
haberdasher
Did you say "1", Proof? To me this sounds as if you're describing "6".
October 31, 2017, 12:28
Proofreader
Sorry. Going to night school makes it hard to reckon numbers in daylight.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
October 31, 2017, 19:33
Kalleh
# 7
November 01, 2017, 06:54
Geoff
If I eliminate those I wrote and those I'm sure are wrong, that only leaves 1 and 10. I'll guess incorrectly and go with 10.
November 04, 2017, 15:04
sattva
Last call for votes!


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
November 05, 2017, 04:48
arnie
Number 1 for me please.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
November 06, 2017, 21:14
sattva
Who wrote what:

1. A rascal, an itinerant farm laborer. Correct definition (Couldn't fool haberdasher or arnie)

2. A U-shaped pipe used in plumbing that connects a vertical pipe with a horizontal pipe. sattva

3. One who urinates on rocks. Geoff

4. The secondary krill filters on a baleen whale. Geoff (tinman chose this one)

5. The third of a cow's four stomachs. Kalleh (I was sure this one would get some votes. I thought it was the most creative!)

6. A pink two-inches-or-so-in-diameter rubber ball used by children, usually poorer kids in bigger cities like New York and Chicago where they play on the sidewalks and in the streets (in stickball, two manhole covers is an automatic home run!) Haberdasher (Proofreader fell for this one. He used a rock, though.)

7. A knife containing a small hammer and blade combined for minor shoe repairs. Arnie (kalleh voted for this.)

8. A Welsh variation of Irish step-dance. Proofreader

9. A rough hammered surface on metal. Geoff

10. A joke told using props. sattva


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
November 09, 2017, 20:19
Kalleh
I liked mine, too, Sattva. I am going to do the next word, but it really was Shu's idea.
November 10, 2017, 06:00
haberdasher
A pink two-inches-or-so-in-diameter rubber ball used by children, usually poorer kids in bigger cities like New York and Chicago where they play on the sidewalks and in the streets (in stickball, two manhole covers is an automatic home run!) Haberdasher (Proofreader fell for this one. He used a rock, though.)

I think what he meant was that after a while the rubber petrified and essentially the ball turned into a rock, so it didn't bounce very well any more...

It was made by the Spalding company, and you could get it for a quarter or so in the candy store or the Five-and-Ten. The official name was the Spalding Hi-Bounce but it morphed into a "spaldeen," which might have lured you in.

Oh, and some hammers have a ball on the side opposite the face, instead of a nail-removing claw. That's the peen, and they're called "ball-peen hammers."
November 10, 2017, 12:03
Proofreader
quote:
Oh, and some hammers have a ball on the side opposite the face, instead of a nail-removing claw. That's the peen, and they're called "ball-peen hammers."

Used in metalworking.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
November 10, 2017, 17:54
tinman
Spalpeen is an Irish word with three definitions, according to the OED Online:

1. A common workman or labourer; a farm-worker or harvester.
Attested from 1780

2. Used contemptuously: A low or mean fellow; a scamp, a rascal.
Attested from 1817

3. A youngster, a boy.
Attested from 1891
November 11, 2017, 16:00
arnie
Yes, I don't think it's all that uncommon in Ireland. I've definitely heard it.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
November 12, 2017, 07:25
haberdasher
I'm a lot further from Ireland than arnie and I've seen it too. In comic books, even. Generally as an insult, or at least a pejorative, per tinman's Definition 2.
November 12, 2017, 21:25
Kalleh
Oh, you two are so smart! Smile