Re: USAGE: [CONLANG] Bunty.
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 20, 2008, 11:48|
Come to think of it, I think it was "strange women lying in lakes
distributing armaments". That's better. :)
On 6/20/08, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> That'd be precisely where I first heard the word. I wonder if the use
> of the Arabic-derived "bint" with "scimitar" is just etymological
> "Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a
> system of government! ... You can't expect to wield supreme executive
> power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!"
> Used "sword" twice - seems like the writers ran out of synonyms for
> "sword" before running out of derogatory terms for "woman"...
> On 6/20/08, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> wrote:
>> Philip Newton, On 20/06/2008 09:28:
>>> You missed the opportunity to write "i.e. rhyming with 'pint', not
>>> 'bint'" :) Since "bint" is already a word.
>>> (It _does_ rhyme with 'skint', doesn't it? I've only encountered it in
>>> writing so far.)
>> It does indeed. I am surprised you've not encountered it:
>> DENNIS, to KING ARTHUR: "I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor
>> just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put
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