Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by octathlon » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:22 pm

PeterB wrote:
PeterB wrote:A Compulsive Contrarian is one who is compelled to offer a contrary arguement to that of the majority in a given setting.
<snip>
bump........ A serious joke whose time appears to have rolled round again.
So I see this new post in an old thread and I think it must have been triggered by some discussion currently going on and wonder which one. And I have seen a couple of others from you that made me wonder the same thing. Just thought I'd ask; definitely won't happen again.

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 pm

If it were about specifics Octhathlon I would respond directly on the thread in question...Its more about a tendency to debate for its own sake...as a kind of wee hobby.
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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:37 pm

Monkey Mind wrote:Ngawang Drolma- :jumping: :clap:
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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:38 pm

PeterB wrote:
octathlon wrote:Peter,

I've noticed that you sometimes start new threads or, as in this case, bump an old thread, to make a point about something going on in some other thread. The problem is I never know what you are referring to when you do this. I don't keep track of them all. Would you mind in the future including a link to the referred-to thread so I (and I imagine a few others) will know what you are talking about?

Thanks,
You may think that.....I couldnt possibly comment. Its not about another thread...its about propensities.
Peter I'd like to thank you for improving my vocabulary. For as long as you've been posting in forums I've been using online dictionaries because of it :D

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm

Aw Shucks........ :embarassed:

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:06 am

PeterB wrote:Aw Shucks........ :embarassed:
:reading:
shuck (shk)
n.
a. A husk, pod, or shell, as of a pea, hickory nut, or ear of corn.
b. The shell of an oyster or clam.
:shrug:
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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by tiltbillings » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:24 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
PeterB wrote:Aw Shucks........ :embarassed:
:reading:
shuck (shk)
n.
a. A husk, pod, or shell, as of a pea, hickory nut, or ear of corn.
b. The shell of an oyster or clam.
:shrug:
Kim
Try this:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aw-shucks" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Annapurna » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:23 am

Aloka wrote:
Annapurna wrote: .

Can you tell us a possible root of such behaviour?
A past life as a parsnip. I would have thought that was obvious ! Hang on, I'll look for a reference.....


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I heard Anglosaxxons eat roots a lot? :tongue:

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:44 am

So do Celts Anna ( Scots, Irish ) In fact they will feature tonight all over the world where there are ex patriot Scots, in a major ritual to commemorate Robert ( Rabbie ) Burns the Scottish national poet. Burns Night 25th January.
Haggis , which is sheeps liver and kidneys, wrapped in sheeps stomach lining, is served with tatties neeps and whisky . Tatties are potatos and neeps are turnips (stechtrube... spelling ? ). The food is brought in while a particular Burns poem is read out to the sound of bagpipes....

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Annapurna » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:29 am

Wow, that sounds great, and I could definitely enjoy food like this. Wishing you a happy day!

The Bavarian/Franconian kitchen has similar dishes, btw. There are actually quite a lot of similarities between the two "highlanders"....unique style of cloths, music, food, and old traditions that are kept up. :smile:

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:52 am

But we dont all have blue faces like Mel Gibson in Braveheart.....except during football matches. :smile:

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Aloka » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:14 am

Annapurna wrote:
Aloka wrote:
Annapurna wrote: .

Can you tell us a possible root of such behaviour?
A past life as a parsnip. I would have thought that was obvious ! Hang on, I'll look for a reference.....


.
I heard Anglosaxxons eat roots a lot? :tongue:

You should try roasting parsnips, Anna, they're delicious ! I'm a veggie so I don't eat haggis etc...yuk !


Peter - I remember black pudding from when I was a child - its made from blood, eeeaw! Not surprising I became a veggie after I left home.


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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:19 am

There are veggie haggis's nowadays Aloka. For veggie Burns fans. Its the pipes and the whisky thats essential... :twothumbsup



For a'that and a'that
its coming yet for a'that'
That man to man
the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a'that.

The Mans A Man For A'That....Robert Burns.

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Kim O'Hara wrote:
PeterB wrote:Aw Shucks........ :embarassed:
:reading:
shuck (shk)
n.
a. A husk, pod, or shell, as of a pea, hickory nut, or ear of corn.
b. The shell of an oyster or clam.
:shrug:
Kim
Try this:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aw-shucks" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Aw shucks, Tilt, I'm not so ignorant of the American language as to have been genuinely flummoxed!
Now I'm embarrassed.
:toilet:
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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:45 am

PeterB wrote:There are veggie haggis's nowadays Aloka. For veggie Burns fans. Its the pipes and the whisky thats essential... :twothumbsup



For a'that and a'that
its coming yet for a'that'
That man to man
the world o'er
Shall brithers be for a'that.

The Mans A Man For A'That....Robert Burns.
I thought a translation might be useful.

Despite all despite all
it will happen despite all.
that man to man all over the world
will be brothers, despite all.

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