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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

Does "crotchedy" mean "full of crotches" or "crotch-like"?

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Reply Does "crotchedy" mean "full of crotches" or "crotch-like"? (Original post)
Bruce Wayne Apr 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #1
Moondog Apr 2012 #2
Graybeard Apr 2012 #3
annabanana Apr 2012 #4
libodem Apr 2012 #5
dimbear Apr 2012 #6
UTUSN Apr 2012 #7

Response to Bruce Wayne (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:17 PM

1. And how does it differ from being 'grizzled' ?...

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Response to Bruce Wayne (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Crotchety with a "t".

Dictionary says that crotchet is a 16th century word meaning whim or fancy. To be crotchety then is to be overly concerned with trivial or minor things.

(And most crotchety people that I know wear their trousers all the way up above the waist.)

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:48 PM

4. luv this entomology stuff - thanks . . n/t

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Response to Bruce Wayne (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:11 PM

5. Probably full of crotches

Like a d*ck or a who ha.

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Response to Bruce Wayne (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:41 PM

6. Crochet is a French word for hook, and seems to enter English every so often.

Like that elaborate sewing done with 'hook' hooks. That tool shepherds use has to have the same origin. Old Norse. 'krokr'

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Response to Bruce Wayne (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:46 PM

7. Well, "Damn kids" says it all for me!1

Therefore, I meet the definition!1

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