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Author Topic: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief  (Read 4491 times)

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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 10:37:14 AM »

....your teacher NEVER had a pupil that ended up in a wheelchair from leaning their chair on its back legs
o my god, i had a teacher who claimed this.  i demanded the kid's name.  she didn't give it.  i went home and asked my dad.  he said the teacher was lying.  i went back to school and told her my dad said she was a liar.  she didn't like that.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 11:12:14 AM »

warts don't come from pulling a little girl's pigtails?

(right, not me - but a 2nd grade teacher did say this to the class bully
 (i liked the little girl and got her some kleenix ; -))

Len you just reminded me of primary school antics I got up to.
I tied two girls pigtails to each other once
In Primary 6 I bashed a girl over the head with an old heavy large print Bible and floored her.
In my defense I was 8 and she would not stop annoying me all day and I snapped.
Later in life the same girl joined the Irish Army and became tough as feck.

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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 12:43:54 PM »

warts don't come from pulling a little girl's pigtails?

(right, not me - but a 2nd grade teacher did say this to the class bully
 (i liked the little girl and got her some kleenix ; -))

Len you just reminded me of primary school antics I got up to.
I tied two girls pigtails to each other once
In Primary 6 I bashed a girl over the head with an old heavy large print Bible and floored her.
In my defense I was 8 and she would not stop annoying me all day and I snapped.
Later in life the same girl joined the Irish Army and became tough as feck.
Oddly (in this specific context) a girl brained me with her lunchbox at the bus stop at about that age,
(I wish I could remember what kinda lunch box it was...  probably Scooby Doo or something in that genre...) and she
became a professional opera singer.  (...and no, in case you're wondering, I did NOT do anything to
deserve it.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 02:35:49 PM »

I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 03:30:02 PM »

i might have smuggled ferrets in my time.....
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 05:05:20 PM »

I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 05:17:11 PM »

I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.

Well it would only be confusing if it were pencil-necked weasel thief, not pencil-necked weasel-thief. Surely. Right?

Actually, I just lifted the phrase from news reports and Gaiman's own blog/journal.

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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2011, 05:19:09 PM »

I think it's the fact that it's weasel-thief and not weasel thief that helps make it confusing. It makes it seem like the thief bit has to do with the weasel bit and I don't know much about weasels, but I don't automatically think 'a weasel is another word for a thieving bastard'.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2011, 05:25:34 PM »

xD yes, I was looking to be helpful - for me a weasel is, as applied to a person, regardless of the merits of weasels in their natural state, a euphemism for a dickhead
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2011, 05:44:21 PM »

Hahah I know. It's just fun to take some things literally.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2011, 07:10:09 PM »

I doubt Neil would need to steal weasels. He has money. This guy is totally out of line, case closed.

I was hoping somebody else would say something along those lines. I genuinely thought when I read it first that it was saying NG stole weasels. Confused.

Indja, as a non-American, you may not realise that,
the politician Mr Ryan Dean (edit) who called Neil names is a fundamentalist.
Who disguises himself as a member of the Republican Party.  

Mr Ryan Dean (edit) is not much different than Osama Bin Laden.

Abraham Lincoln, one of the first Republican Party super-stars,
would dislike Mr Ryan Dean (edit) immensely, and respect Neil alot.
He might even like Neil's fiction,
though it's based on much that happened after Lincoln's assassination.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2011, 08:08:55 PM »

Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2011, 09:26:34 PM »

Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)

Well, some of the USA is poo.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2011, 10:31:16 PM »

Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.
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Re: Neil Gaiman - pencil-necked weasel-thief
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2011, 11:38:57 PM »

Ueff. Sounds rotten. America is poo ;)
nah, it's just got poo in the leadership, for example mr lincoln, and the rest of the republican party.  we can't seem to get rid of them, and it's illegal to kill them off, although we were off to a good start with lincoln.

did you mist-type and mean Mr Ryan Dean (edit)?

or do you really have issues with President Abraham Lincoln who
was US President from 1861 ro 1865 when
he was assassinated while still President?
what issues?



btw, the people who elect politicians,
like Mr Ryan Dean (edit),
are part of Americas poo
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