I'm not British or from New Zealand.

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I'm not British or from New Zealand.
 

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Berislav
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That's nice. Neither am I.
 
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Berislav said:
That's nice. Neither am I.
Glad you mentioned it. Now I won't be jumping to any conclusions.
 
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You'll always be a Mountain Man to me. Incidentally, I was born of the sea foam. :wink:
 
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honestrosewater said:
You'll always be a Mountain Man to me. Incidentally, I was born of the sea foam. :wink:
Which one of us, Aphrodite?
 
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zoobyshoe said:
I'm not British or from New Zealand.
This is a trick, no? You did not say: "I'm not British or a kiwi," nor "I'm not from Britain or New Zealand." It could be you are not British because you are a nationalised New Zealander, but you are not "from" New Zealand because you were born in Britain.

Or it could be you're from somewhere else.
 
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Berislav said:
Which one of us, Aphrodite?
zooby. I don't know what you are yet - I need a map. Croatia is somewhere in the middle, right? :redface:
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
This is a trick, no? You did not say: "I'm not British or a kiwi," nor "I'm not from Britain or New Zealand." It could be you are not British because you are a nationalised New Zealander, but you are not "from" New Zealand because you were born in Britain.
OK, OK. I was neither born in the UK nor in New Zealand. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a citizen of the UK or New Zealand. I do not now, nor have I ever, lived in the UK or New Zealand.

I have also never tried to smuggle a coconut out of Haiti.
 
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honestrosewater said:
zooby. I don't know what you are yet...
I am a zoobie!
 
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I don't know what you are yet - I need a map. Croatia is somewhere in the middle, right?
Something like that... It's east of Italy.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
I am a zoobie!
Okay, okay, you are a zoobie - descendants of the Mountain Men and mountain goats.

Berislav is a gondolier who got lost and rowed across the sea.
 
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honestrosewater said:
Okay, okay, you are a zoobie - descendants of the Mountain Men and mountain goats.
Goats? Are you high? I'm prolly some kind of post- simian, prehomonid kinda thing.
 
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Berislav is a gondolier who got lost and rowed across the sea.
I must be a strong gondolier then. :approve:
 
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I've never seen goats while visiting the 'ol man of the mountains, but I have seen lots of chipmunks there. So zooby is a chipmunk/mountain man hybrid? Which would make him firm, yet oddly fuzzy.
 
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What are these "Mountain Men" you guys are talking about? (I know what goats and chipmunks are.)
 
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Incidently, I'm British, but also not from New Zealand
 
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matthyaouw said:
Incidently, I'm British, but also not from New Zealand
Is anyone, really, from New Zealand?
 
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I'm not sure... Most people around here seem to be British. Funny, that.
 
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matthyaouw said:
I'm not sure... Most people around here seem to be British. Funny, that.
Here where? PF, or there, England?
 
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Here in England.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
What are these "Mountain Men" you guys are talking about? (I know what goats and chipmunks are.)
Mountain men were trappers and explorers that roamed the Rocky Mountains from about 1810 to the early 1840s. These were primarily beaver trappers but included some who mainly wanted to explore the West.

The stereotypical mountain man was depicted as a loner dressed in animal pelts, sporting bushy facial hair and carrying a muzzle loader and buck knife. Some mountain men were gruff, while others were well-mannered, however, they were romanticized as honorable men with their own chivalrous code who would help their brethren, but were more at home in the wild...
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_men
Sounds like a zoobie to me...
 
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honestrosewater said:
Sounds like a zoobie to me...
Well, that's what I thought a Mountain Man was too. (A trapper, not a zoobie) Hypatia, though, says she goes and visits one. Does that involve time travel, I wonder?
 
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zoobyshoe said:
I have also never tried to smuggle a coconut out of Haiti.
You are still a young zooby. Plenty of time for that.
 
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Are you from, in, or a citizen of Australia?
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
You are still a young zooby. Plenty of time for that.
Yeah, I'm only five.
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
Are you from, in, or a citizen of Australia?
Nay. Nay. Nay. Nor am I in, from, or a citizen of Canada. In fact, I am not in, from, or a citizen of, any foreign country.
 
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Incidently...

Here's the source story of the term "zoobie:"

BFRO Report 2782: An Interview with a San Diego Sheriff's Sergeant Regarding a Series of Incidents after the Laguna Fire of 1970
Address:http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=2782
 
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zoobyshoe said:
In fact, I am not in, from, or a citizen of, any foreign country.
That would be a feat indeed. Well, the 'from' and 'citizen of' parts. Otherwise it would just be called 'travel'.

Judging by your love of the great Pacific, it would be reasonable to assume you are native to either the Americas, east Asia or Australasia, no?

Could it be...

that you are...

an American?

Have you ever been known to throw beads at a wench, sir?
Can you hear the words corn dog without going into fits of intense concentration trying to imagine the form, flavour and discovery of said snack?
Would you be offended if I said baseball, basketball or what the Americans refer to as 'football' (despite carrying what is clearly not a ball) were games for girls?
 
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"He said that when he went to close the gate that night he heard a very low, very guttural voice say, 'Here chicky, chicky, chicky...'"

Could have been a fox pretending to be a zoobie?
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
That would be a feat indeed.
It would take some kind of talent to accomplish.
Could it be...

that you are...

an American?
I'm discovered! I confess! I'm an American!
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
"He said that when he went to close the gate that night he heard a very low, very guttural voice say, 'Here chicky, chicky, chicky...'"

Could have been a fox pretending to be a zoobie?
There are a lot of foxes in San Diego. I frequently go down to the beach to oogle them.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
There are a lot of foxes in San Diego. I frequently go down to the beach to oogle them.
Alas, fox-hunting is now banned here. [sniff] Still, there are more chicks around thanks to that.
 
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El Hombre Invisible said:
Alas, fox-hunting is now banned here. [sniff] Still, there are more chicks around thanks to that.
Many chicks are foxes, and that is why zoobies volunteer to guard the hen house.
 
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Daniel Webster once said:
"Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men."


I haven't been there sense his nose kinda fell off :uhh:
 
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hypatia said:
Daniel Webster once said:
"Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men."
Actually, he said it twice. Just no-one was listening the first time. Anyway, reminds me of a fertility clinic I once saw... Hung out a huuuuge baby. Didn't work cos everyone thought it was Buddha. They spent so long throwing out dancing, singing men in orange tunics that they couldn't run the service. Eventually they just turned it into a temple. Don't know what they did with the sperm bank.
 

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