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And now act three...

Tropical Storm Martenclaire meets Northern Hurricane Faye for disastrous results
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The Svenectomy begins
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Tai razzes Marten and Claire till they're both as red as Claire's hair
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Steve Eating Cereal: The Legend Continues
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Clinton finally finds out that big sister has a boyfriend
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5 straight days of yelling bird cloaca jokes
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Author Topic: WCDT: 2816-2820 (20-24 October 2014) Weekly Comic Discussion Thread  (Read 42871 times)

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As opposed to a wink and a nod...
Say no more, say no more, a wink's as good as a nod to a blind bat.

You've both got the nod and the wink the wrong way round...
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The thread can make another page or so on the strength of a wink or a nod, depending on who it's from.  Who we got that can wink eloquently?
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As opposed to a wink and a nod...
Say no more, say no more, a wink's as good as a nod to a blind bat.

You've both got the nod and the wink the wrong way round...

Interesting.  Over here, the phrase "with a wink and a nod" means something unstated is understood, usually in a conspiratorial fashion. 

However, "a nod is as good as a wink" seems to mean that for someone who's ready, any signal will do.  But I've heard that one both ways - a wink is as good as a nod as well. 

Shall we take this to the "English is weird" thread? 
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It's Monty Python.

Yeah, SubaruStephen's part was.  Beside the point, though.  The usual idiom Paul was referring to really is "a nod is as good as a wink"
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I meant that, in the Python sketch the nod precedes the wink. "A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat," being the exact line. I don't know that the order of events carries any more significance in general English.

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What?
Damn, he's right, I did get the order wrong.


'Scuse me while I go hang my head in shame...
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It's Monty Python.
Isn't everything?

Sadly, no. I'm too brown, for example...

And not very funny.

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Say no more, squire.

E's not the squire, e's a very naughty boy!!
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What Jesus blatantly fails to appreciate is that it's the meek who are the problem.
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The meek shall inhibit the earth.
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The only way I can imagine the meek inheriting the earth is if the non-meek kill each other while at least some of the meek some how avoid being collateral damage.
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"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"


*yes,yes they are.
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The only way I can imagine the meek inheriting the earth is if the non-meek kill each other while at least some of the meek some how avoid being collateral damage.
My favourite interpretation of that passage is that the meek that inherit the earth will be the ones left behind after the last colony ship departs for alpha centauri or wherever… 
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I just assumed it was referring to that time when the meek were all placed on the 'B' Ark and sent off to crash into Earth.
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What Jesus blatantly fails to appreciate is that it's the meek who are the problem.

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And purity - a noble yen
And very restful every now and then
I find humility means to be hurt
It's not the earth the meek inherit, it's the dirt
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The only way I can imagine the meek inheriting the earth is if the non-meek kill each other while at least some of the meek some how avoid being collateral damage.
My favourite interpretation of that passage is that the meek that inherit the earth will be the ones left behind after the last colony ship departs for alpha centauri or wherever…
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri
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Oh, no, not again...

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I just assumed it was referring to that time when the meek were all placed on the 'B' Ark and sent off to crash into Earth.

Under no circumstances would I define the inmates of the B-Ark as 'the meek'. Actually, their lack of meekness was, at least in some small part what got them exiled!
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Actually, I think it might be Sven who will be the secondary male character but in what context I'm not sure.

Oh Christ no.

Depends upon how you do it.  There's nothing like taking a unlikable character and then eventually turning them around somewhat through redemption.  Look what it did for Jaime Lannister in ASOIAF.

I haven't read the books, I've only seen the TV show, and if you're referring to that, don't even get me started.
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I meant that, in the Python sketch the nod precedes the wink. "A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat," being the exact line. I don't know that the order of events carries any more significance in general English.
Is the blind bat "East of Eden" *? African or European?

* Genesis 4:16
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Isn't everything?
Not when its Black Adder, "Supreme Ruler of the Universe" or just a small cottage in Chelsea.
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