1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Feb '15 09:44
    The Meaning of the Word "Windbag" in the usual context of internet conversation is grossly misunderstood by many well intentioned contributors. For example: "On this day in history" followed by several pages of cut and paste. It simply means they have nothing better to do with their time. Whether there's an emotional involvement or not is never the issue they just love pretentious gassing.

    According to American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
    (Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)

    wind·bag n.
    (wĭnd′băg&prime😉

    1. The flexible air-filled chamber of a bagpipe or similar instrument.

    2. Slang A talkative person who communicates nothing of substance or interest.


    According to Collins English Dictionary –
    Complete and Unabridged
    © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

    windbag n.
    (ˈwɪndˌbæɡ)

    1. a voluble person who has little of interest to communicate

    2. (Instruments) the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes


    According to Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary,
    © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by
    Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

    wind•bag n.
    (ˈwɪndˌbæg)

    an empty, voluble, pretentious talker.

    Little Boy Blue,
    Come blow your horn,
    The sheep's in the meadow,
    The cow's in the corn;
    Where is that boy
    Who looks after the sheep?
    Under the haystack
    Fast asleep.
    Will you wake him?
    Oh no, not I,
    For if I do
    He will surely cry.

    Tommy Thumb's Little Song Book page 666
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Feb '15 12:131 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The Meaning of the Word "Windbag" in the usual context of internet conversation is grossly misunderstood by many well intentioned contributors. For example: "On this day in history" followed by several pages of cut and paste. It simply means they have nothing better to do with their time. Whether there's an emotional involvement or not is never the issue ...[text shortened]... Oh no, not I,
    For if I do
    He will surely cry.
    [/i]
    Tommy Thumb's Little Song Book page 666
    Spirituality "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." -Russ

    General "General discussion. If it's off-topic, or you're not sure where to put it, put it here." -Russ

    "On this day in history" Thread 162554
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    24 Feb '15 12:14
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    The Meaning of the Word "Windbag" in the usual context of internet conversation is grossly misunderstood by many well intentioned contributors. For example: "On this day in history" followed by several pages of cut and paste. It simply means they have nothing better to do with their time. Whether there's an emotional involvement or not is never the issue ...[text shortened]... Oh no, not I,
    For if I do
    He will surely cry.
    [/i]
    Tommy Thumb's Little Song Book page 666
    wolfgang59,

    Thankyou for that demonstration.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Feb '15 18:26
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Spirituality "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." -Russ

    General "General discussion. If it's off-topic, or you're not sure where to put it, put it here." -Russ

    "On this day in history" Thread 162554[/b]
    Thank you for Christening this thread and for your considered contribution.
    Would you care to elaborate?
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Feb '15 18:47
    Originally posted by sonship
    wolfgang59,

    Thankyou for that demonstration.
    Thank you.
    But the credit must go to my mentor.
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    24 Feb '15 21:20
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Thank you.
    But the credit must go to my mentor.
    Suzianne - sigh its a wretched pupil that does not surpass his master - Leonardo da Vinci
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    24 Feb '15 21:29
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Suzianne - sigh its a wretched pupil that does not surpass his master - Leonardo da Vinci
    I was referring to a higher authority.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    24 Feb '15 22:08
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Suzianne - sigh its a wretched pupil that does not surpass his master - Leonardo da Vinci
    lol... you've been schooled so many times that this just comes off as laughable.
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    24 Feb '15 23:10
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I was referring to a higher authority.
    the scourgy windbag himself FMF - peace be upon him
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    24 Feb '15 23:11
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    lol... you've been schooled so many times that this just comes off as laughable.
    well if it raised a smile it was worth it.
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