[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 20:26:35 UTC 2015


> It's just a variant spelling

Clearly you are a philistine. Humble yourself!

JL

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM, Dave Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:

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> It's just a variant spelling of "parbuckle," which is in the OED (which =
> includes a cite of Smith's 1627 book).
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> There's also a citation from as recently as 1997 in the Daily Telegraph.
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> If you Google it, you get "did you mean parbuckle?"=20
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> mention). Allusions, anagrams, metaphors are probably ok.
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> >From (Captain) John Smith's _A Sea Grammar_ (1627), pp. 21-22:
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> "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."
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> Git that?
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> Thanks, EEBO!
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> JL
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> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> =
> wrote:
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> (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=20
> > 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 <=20
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> > > mention).
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> > > Below is a short link to the article mentioned in Bill's message. I=20
> > > changed the subject line.
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> > > Article: Artist Posts 17th Century Word on Billboard, Asks That=20
> > > 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 =
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> > > previously empty billboard in Forest Hills =3DE2=3D80=3D94 but she =
> wants=20
> > > to be th=3D e only one using it.
> > >
> > > Julia Weist said she found the word, which means "coming together=20
> > > through the binding of two ropes," at the Rare Book Division of the=20
> > > New York Public Library in a 1627 publication about vocabulary=20
> > > related to sailors and their trade.
> > > [End excerpt]
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> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter=20
> > > <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > > Subject:      Re: parbunkells (UNCLASSIFIED)
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> > > > Link doesn't work, Bill.
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> > > > JL
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> > > > On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <=20
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> > > >> Subject:      parbunkells (UNCLASSIFIED)
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