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From: Bonnie M Fountain< >
Subject: Re: Nut Joke
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 15:23:35 EST


On Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:16:23 -0500 (EST) "Renee C. Greene"
<> writes:
>
>I've learned so MUCH just reading, but I must confess the NUT jokes
>and
>asides here have kept my heart light. I LOVE it!
>
>HAD to throw my two cents worth in on ORNERY vs CANTANKEROUS.
>
>Bonnie, I believe you've given one of the best descriptions of
>"ornery"
>I've heard. And yes it's use often tends to lean to affection.
>
>Perhaps an example would help to clarify the difference:
>
>An elderly gentlemen who is generally grumpy, recalcitrant and has a
>negative attitude would be ornery.
>
>If, however, he removes his dentures and uses them to bite his NURSE -
>that's cantankerous!
>
>Then AGAIN, if he's disgustingly wealthy and he is YOUR relative -
>he's just being playful! (Grins)
>
>Renee Collins-Greene
>Email:
>(954) 473-2071 Fax: (954) 473-1586
>
Now THAT's the best definition, par excellence!

Bonnie M. Fountain


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