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  1. Standard memberSeitse
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    01 Apr '16 15:44
    Why is it not between two hard places? I mean, a rock is hard, right?
  2. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 15:45
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Why is it not between two hard places? I mean, a rock is hard, right?
    Six of one, half dozen of another.
  3. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    01 Apr '16 16:10
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Why is it not between two hard places? I mean, a rock is hard, right?
    It's done to make clear just that...
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    01 Apr '16 16:48
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Why is it not between two hard places? I mean, a rock is hard, right?
    The only question of interest is "Between" what.
  5. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 17:13
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    The only question of interest is "Between" what.
    Interesting word origins, that.
    It's an Old English derivative of an earlier iteration from the older-still Germanic phrase, wette, translated to the modern English as bet and wiener, which came across intact.
    It was based upon earlier oral contracts enacted as a form of exchange, or better, a surety of exchange or promise the payment would be delivered.
    When one party was taking delivery of goods with a promise of future payment, they were said to have "bet (their) wien(-er)" that such payment would be forthcoming, thus...
    between.
  6. Standard memberlemon lime
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    01 Apr '16 18:41
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Interesting word origins, that.
    It's an Old English derivative of an earlier iteration from the older-still Germanic phrase, wette, translated to the modern English as bet and wiener, which came across intact.
    It was based upon earlier oral contracts enacted as a form of exchange, or better, a surety of exchange or promise the paymen ...[text shortened]... e said to have "bet (their) wien(-er)" that such payment would be forthcoming, thus...
    between.
    Wo! And to think all this time I thought it simply meant be (or being) and tween (middle or midst). How could I have been so wrong?
  7. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 19:05
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Wo! And to think all this time I thought it simply meant [b]be (or being) and tween (middle or midst). How could I have been so wrong?[/b]
    Common error.
    Just be glad you didn't bet the wiener on the real origins.
  8. Subscriberrookie54
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    01 Apr '16 19:24
    a weiner and a seitse in the same thread is like putting out fire with petrol...
  9. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 19:27
    Originally posted by rookie54
    a weiner and a seitse in the same thread is like putting out fire with petrol...
    Or: a cracker with a parrot.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    01 Apr '16 19:29
    Originally posted by rookie54
    a weiner and a seitse in the same thread is like putting out fire with petrol...
    Ha!
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    01 Apr '16 19:46
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Common error.
    Just be glad you didn't bet the wiener on the real origins.
    /eyeroll

    lol... men.
  12. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 19:50
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    /eyeroll

    lol... men.
    Well, endowed men.
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Apr '16 21:55
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Interesting word origins, that.
    It's an Old English derivative of an earlier iteration from the older-still Germanic phrase, wette, translated to the modern English as bet and wiener, which came across intact.
    It was based upon earlier oral contracts enacted as a form of exchange, or better, a surety of exchange or promise the paymen ...[text shortened]... e said to have "bet (their) wien(-er)" that such payment would be forthcoming, thus...
    between.
    that's actually quite funny
    if you can make that up
    you certainly can pretend to be a flat-earther.
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Apr '16 22:01
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Wo! And to think all this time I thought it simply meant [b]be (or being) and tween (middle or midst). How could I have been so wrong?[/b]
    The derivation is most likely "by" "tweon".
    "by" meaning close to or inferring proximity.
    'tweon" meaning two

    ... or something like that depending how far back you go.
  15. Unknown Territories
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    01 Apr '16 22:36
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    that's actually quite funny
    if you can make that up
    you certainly can pretend to be a flat-earther.
    I'll take that as a compliment.

    Or, at very minimum, a comment.
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