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

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed Jun 24 17:30:58 UTC 2015


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OED has "parbuckle" back to 1625


Edward Phillips _The New World of Words: or, Universal English Dictionary_ 7th ed.  London: J. Philips, 1720.

"Parbuncle (Sea-Term) a Rope that is us'd in the nature of a pair of Slings; being fasten'd together at both ends, and so put double about a Cask, or other weighty thing, to hoise it into the Ship."

https://books.google.com/books?id=tp4NAAAAQAAJ&pg=PT469



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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
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> Subject: Re: Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or
> mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or
>               mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> 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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> > Poster:       Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      Re: Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use
> (or
> >               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?
> >
> > DanG
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:44 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
> > adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > Subject:      Word on billboard that one is not supposed to use (or
> > > 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
> > >
> > > http://dnain.fo/1QQe9ga
> > >
> > > [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]
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter
> > > <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > > Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > > > Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > > > Subject:      Re: parbunkells (UNCLASSIFIED)
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> > > > Link doesn't work, Bill.
> > > >
> > > > JL
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
> > > > william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> > > >
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> > > >> Subject:      parbunkells (UNCLASSIFIED)
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> > http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150618/forest-hills/artist-posts-
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