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Old 08-02-2006, 08:52 AM   #113
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[quote=68 Overlander]Did you mean: trunkating


I love to know the origins of words. Every word must come from somewhere after all we don't just spill them out of our mouths- there is a reason it came forth.
Trunkating is a great word with a great heritage. There are two accepted origins both hold equal weight in the International Society of Those Concerned With These Things, which holds its annual meetings in Stockholm, Sweden twice a year on the third Saturday of June, 8:00 GMT.
The first origin is from the gangster days in Chicago. The mob grew very large and it was necessary to cull out some of the members. In the beginning they used what is referred to as Chicago Boots which is simply two buckets filled with cement and then the person would be dumped into the Chicago River. This method proved quite economical until the great drought of '26. The river level dropped two feet and the local constables got a heads up so to speak on many unsolved murders. The mob then turned to outright throat slicing and stuffing the body into a car trunk then taking it to an empty field. This proved to be messy and soon the odors from the car trunk were, to say the least not nice. Out of desperation the assigned assassins would then stuff a live body into a car trunk until they could find a place to stash it which would be out of the way. sometimes they would even put two or more live bodies into the trunk. This method proved to be the most beneficial since the live body did not smell up the car. The person who was stuffed into the trunk did not always agree with the efficiency of this method. In fact they would sometimes want to remove themselves from the trunk. While exerting the effort to extract themselves from the trunk they would become hungry. A 1926 Cadillac trunk did not afford itself of many culinary choices so at times the occupant would resort to eating the trunk itself. After a few weeks the assassin would open the lid to find the trunk half eaten and with his mouth full of spaghetti would say: What the _ _ _ _ _ the guy trunk ate. This became shortened to trunkate.
The second derivation has to do with pirates, cannibalism, mutiny, beautiful island women and treasure chests. Obviously it is not as appealing as the first so I will not elaborate it at this time.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:00 AM   #114
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I love to know the origins of words. Every word must come from somewhere after all we don't just spill them out of our mouths- there is a reason it came forth.
Trunkating is a great word with a great heritage. There are two accepted origins ...
sometimes these posts start out so sincere, so helpful, so believable...

my cynicism grows.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:49 AM   #115
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hats off to the original poster (yes, I got this little beauty right here back when I was a newbie). please step forward and take credit for your outstanding sick humor!!

I thought I'd see if I can get this GIF file to work here--makes me wonder how many posts, in the end, are thought better of and not posted?


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if this animation doesn't work, could a moderator tell me why? aren't the emoticons just little animated GIFs? If it does work, cool.
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Did you mean: trunkating


I love to know the origins of words. Every word must come from somewhere after all we don't just spill them out of our mouths- there is a reason it came forth.
Trunkating is a great word with a great heritage. There are two accepted origins both hold equal weight in the International Society of Those Concerned With These Things, which holds its annual meetings in Stockholm, Sweden twice a year on the third Saturday of June, 8:00 GMT.
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Chaplain,

Excuse me, but I thought that there was only one third Saturday in June. At least on my calendar their is, do you have a different calendar?

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--makes me wonder how many posts, in the end, are thought better of and not posted?
For me, I've had several. Though sometimes I think it should have been several more than that. Sorta like "Limits and Boundaries for the DIY'er."
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Excuse me, but I thought that there was only one third Saturday in June. At least on my calendar their is, do you have a different calendar?

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There are two. The first one is GMT, the second is local time, unless it is the Summer Solstice, in which case there are three third Saturdays.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:39 AM   #119
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There are two. The first one is GMT, the second is local time, unless it is the Summer Solstice, in which case there are three third Saturdays.
Terry,

Thanks that explains it.

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what's the chance that we can get there, their, and they're right, and maybe even your and you're? It's like unexpectedly hitting a pothole in the smooth highway of [semi-]intelligent discourse.

remote, I'm thinking. The search for intelligent life goes on... and on

(by the way, don't hold me up as an example! it won't work. hmmm, is this one of those posts that shouldn't have been?)
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There are two. The first one is GMT, the second is local time, unless it is the Summer Solstice, in which case there are three third Saturdays.
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Somewhere I read ..."You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same"

ya got me. Guilty. I spell it new but I didn't no it made a difference.
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GIF talent

Zep kudos (kudoes, cudos, whatever) to whoever created that GIF. Can't get it out of my mind's eye. It illustrates too well the frustration at the keyboard - however, I have been lucky enough to just walk away before the eye pops out.
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Somewhere I read ..."You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same"

ya got me. Guilty. I spell it new but I didn't no it made a difference.
AARGH I give up .
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Good chuckle

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btw, thanks for all the input. I'm making a killing adding descriptions to the American Standard for Psychological Disorders, mostly in the area of adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
Everytime I read over this thread that makes me laugh .

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