[Ads-l] Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 24 17:20:45 UTC 2015


>From (Captain) John Smith's _A Sea Grammar_ (1627), pp. 21-22:

"The Canhookes are two hookes fastened to the end of a rope with a noose,
like this the Brewers vse to [...]g or carry their barrels on, and those
serue also to take in or out hog heads, or any other commoditie.  A Parbunkel
is two ropes that haue at each end a noose or lumpe that being crossed, you
may set any vessell that hath but one head vpon them, bringing but the
loopes ouer the vpper end of the caske, fix but the tackle to them, and
then the vessel will stand strait in the middest to heaue out, or take in
without spilling."

Git that?

Thanks, EEBO!

JL

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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>               mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> Has anyone seen a mention of the 1627 book that includes the word? Is it
> possible the word is an invention?
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> DanG
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> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:44 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
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> > mention).
> >               Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> > Below is a short link to the article mentioned in Bill's message. I
> > changed the subject line.
> >
> > Article: Artist Posts 17th Century Word on Billboard, Asks That Nobody
> > Else Use It
> > Aurthor: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
> > Timestamp: June 18, 2015 8:50am
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> > http://dnain.fo/1QQe9ga
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> > [Begin excerpt]
> > A Brooklyn-based artist posted a rare 17th-century English word on a
> > previously empty billboard in Forest Hills =E2=80=94 but she wants to be
> > th=
> > e
> > only one using it.
> >
> > Julia Weist said she found the word, which means "coming together
> > through the binding of two ropes," at the Rare Book Division of the
> > New York Public Library in a 1627 publication about vocabulary related
> > to sailors and their trade.
> > [End excerpt]
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> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter
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> > > Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > > Subject:      Re: parbunkells (UNCLASSIFIED)
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> > > Link doesn't work, Bill.
> > >
> > > JL
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> > > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
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