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D00M
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:42:57 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

What is the name of the following starting with "F"?


thar
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:55:19 AM

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Fettuccine?

Seriously, I have no idea. It is a rag doll next to some netting in what looks like an inflatable play area. No Fs in sight.

Think
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 6:23:29 AM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

What is the name of the following starting with "F"?




The image might have been posted in an effort to elicit the answer 'Fun.'


Folk who are more inclined to the dyspeptic might see 'Folly.'
thar
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 6:29:53 AM

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This place is deserted because the frightened survivors of the pandemic have just been chased away by rampaging zombies. Not fun!

Children playing - that would be fun. A lone doll - that is just creepy!
D00M
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 6:33:49 AM

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It's a fairy. Whistle

Now I found the original clip.
Orson Burleigh
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 6:38:10 AM

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thar wrote:
This place is deserted because the frightened survivors of the pandemic have just been chased away by rampaging zombies. Not fun!

Children playing - that would be fun. A lone doll - that is just creepy!



You are right, of course: Anxious'Fear.'Anxious
Elorac
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 6:42:04 AM
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Who knows....could be Fiona, Fern or Floppy.

Could just be a face eh?
thar
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 7:13:53 AM

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Of all the pictures of faeries (or fairies) they could have chosen, they chose an out of focus rag doll with (if you look right at the corner) a crown, holding a lollipop (sorry, wand) with a star at the end. At the edge of the picture. And I guess if you look really hard that could be a wing.

Fairy - an ethereal magical creature that flies on wings like a butterfly, and disappears when you try to see it.

A rag doll - a toy made from cloth and stuffing, which children like to hug and cuddle or throw on the floor.

d'oh!

No!



Elorac
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 9:06:08 AM
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I've got it....FuglyWhistle
towan52
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 11:00:09 AM

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Fairy-nuff! Whistle
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 2:30:32 PM

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thar wrote:
Of all the pictures of faeries (or fairies) they could have chosen, they chose an out of focus rag doll with (if you look right at the corner) a crown, holding a lollipop (sorry, wand) with a star at the end. At the edge of the picture. And I guess if you look really hard that could be a wing.

Fairy - an ethereal magical creature that flies on wings like a butterfly, and disappears when you try to see it.






You mean a dangerous trickster spirit that leads people into danger, spoils milk and steals children and can be warded against using various means such as cold iron or a four leaved clover ( that's why they are lucky they protect against fairies) .

As Shakespeare put it in A Midsummers Nigthts Dream refering to Puck, one of the Fairy King Oberons men.
Quote:

Either I mistake your shape and making quite,
Or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite
Call'd Robin Goodfellow: are not you he
That frights the maidens of the villagery;
Skim milk, and sometimes labour in the quern
And bootless make the breathless housewife churn;
And sometime make the drink to bear no barm;
Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm?
Those that Hobgoblin call you and sweet Puck,
You do their work, and they shall have good luck:
Are not you he?
thar
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 3:42:12 PM

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Ah, that is the difference between a fairy princess (glitter and butterflies and magic wands) and a king of the fairies (mischief and mayhem)!

Gender inequality, perhaps? Whistle


But a Pigwinnin doll does sound far more interesting than a fairy princess!

Quote:
And quickly arms him for the field,
A little cockle shell his shield,
Which he could very bravely wield ;

Yet could it not be pierced.

His spear a bent both stiff and strong,
And well near of two inches long
The pile was of a horse-fly's tongue,

Whose sharpness nought reversed.

And puts him on a coat of mail
Which was of a fish's scale,
That when his foe should him assail,

No point should be prevailing :

His rapier was a hornet's sting ;
It was a very dangerous thing,
For if he chanc'd to hurt the King,

It would be long in healing.

His helmet was a beetle's head,
Most horrible and full of dread,
That able was to strike one dead,

Yet did it well become him.

And for a plume a horse's hair
Which, being tossed with the air,
Had force to strike his foe with fear,

And turn his weapon from him.

Himself he on an earwig set,
Yet scarce he on his back could get,
So oft and high he did curvet,

Ere he himself could settle :

He made him turn, and stop, and bound,
To gallop and to trot the round,
He scarce could stand on any ground,

He was so full of mettle.


And that fettuccine hair still just makes me hungry. Whistle
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 5:41:33 PM

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thar wrote:
Ah, that is the difference between a fairy princess (glitter and butterflies and magic wands) and a king of the fairies (mischief and mayhem)!

Gender inequality, perhaps? Whistle


But a Pigwinnin doll does sound far more interesting than a fairy princess!

Quote:
And quickly arms him for the field,
A little cockle shell his shield,
Which he could very bravely wield ;

Yet could it not be pierced.

His spear a bent both stiff and strong,
And well near of two inches long
The pile was of a horse-fly's tongue,

Whose sharpness nought reversed.

And puts him on a coat of mail
Which was of a fish's scale,
That when his foe should him assail,

No point should be prevailing :

His rapier was a hornet's sting ;
It was a very dangerous thing,
For if he chanc'd to hurt the King,

It would be long in healing.

His helmet was a beetle's head,
Most horrible and full of dread,
That able was to strike one dead,

Yet did it well become him.

And for a plume a horse's hair
Which, being tossed with the air,
Had force to strike his foe with fear,

And turn his weapon from him.

Himself he on an earwig set,
Yet scarce he on his back could get,
So oft and high he did curvet,

Ere he himself could settle :

He made him turn, and stop, and bound,
To gallop and to trot the round,
He scarce could stand on any ground,

He was so full of mettle.


And that fettuccine hair still just makes me hungry. Whistle


To be honest Titanias retinue was not that much better.

But growing up my Gran still used to tell us to avoid certain places like the Five Knolls a Bronze Age barrow site in case the fairies where there.
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