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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:30 pm 
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AuLoS303 wrote:
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Yes, we know about nuts. So what does DoNuts translate to then? I .

Torus. Its basically a shape,a toroidal confectionary item

Which has already been pointed out well before the question was asked, by which time the general drift had shifted to something else. You won't get far ignoring a thread's continuity. It usually requires actual reading.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:31 pm 
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However, hailing from Norwalk, Connecticut, these people have no excuse: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YumnutsNaturals/about/.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:36 pm 
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However, hailing from Norwalk, Connecticut, these people have no excuse: https://www.facebook.com/pg/YumnutsNaturals/about/.

Somebody's up for a trademark infringement. :o

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I would add another observation to this discussion. Nano has quite adequately discussed the naughty resonance, at least in American ears, of YumNuts. The question of the meanings swirling around doughnuts has come up. I worked with an individual whose first language was not English, who delightedly persisted in pronouncing the word doughnuts as ´Dog-Nuts´, thus making a salacious commentary on some of the irrationalities of spelling in the English language.
As to the rest of this discussion, I am fairly certain General Anthony McAuliffe, of the famous defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge would have been able to illuminate various shades of meaning. I am not certain ´numbnuts´ was current slang during WWII, but McAuliffe would´ve twigged its usage as apt in describing the German Commander´s inability to understand his one word reply to a request for surrender.

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Nanohedron wrote:
AuLoS303 wrote:
david_h wrote:
Yes, we know about nuts. So what does DoNuts translate to then? I .

Torus. Its basically a shape,a toroidal confectionary item

Which has already been pointed out well before the question was asked, by which time the general drift had shifted to something else. You won't get far ignoring a thread's continuity. It usually requires actual reading.

Alright snarky pants...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:59 am 
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Tunborough wrote:
[Singular or plural? An etymological relative of 'nutcase' or not? Quite a few Right Ponders may think it was something to do with cycling.
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But cycling? Now you've lost me altogether.[/quote]Consider how you might feel after a long cycling trip on an uncomfortable bicycle seat.[/quote]

I have one pair of biking shorts that dos this to me after about 40 minutes.

Makes me feel like a nothinghead from "Welcome to the Monkey House."

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Saddle is too high, &/or at the wrong angle.....

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an seanduine wrote:
I worked with an individual whose first language was not English, who delightedly persisted in pronouncing the word doughnuts as ´Dog-Nuts´, thus making a salacious commentary on some of the irrationalities of spelling in the English language.

This reminds me of a family that had the habit of deliberately discombobulating words: doughnuts as dog nuts, Wisconsin as Ex-consin, beverages as beaver eggs. I never knew them long enough to learn the greater corpus of their offenses, but I'm quite sure the sky was the limit.

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