General Question

mattbrowne's avatar

Does the term Fluther stand for a treasure and other ill-gotten gains used for the purposes of purchasing an evening with a prostitute?

Asked by mattbrowne (31585points) May 8th, 2009

From Wikipedia: Pirates have been around as long as people have used the oceans as trade routes. The earliest documented instances of piracy are the exploits of the Sea Peoples who threatened the Aegean and Mediterranean in the 13th century BC.

Fluther is the term used in the 18th century for treasure and other ill gotten gains used for the purposes of purchasing an evening with a prostitute.

It is proposed that this article be deleted because of the following concern: Unlikely; no references

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluther

Amused? Not amused?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

7 Answers

MissAnthrope's avatar

Amusing in a way, but I find the Wikipedia vandalism to be highly annoying most of the time. I mean, people use it to find legitimate information for reports, school work, personal information, etc.

Damn griefers. :P

robmandu's avatar

heh… that’s funny.

Too bad they had to jack around with Wikipedia to be funny, though. Ultimately… Fail.

eponymoushipster's avatar

no. not funny. it’s very jackassish.

mattbrowne's avatar

I also found a poem:

An Antiquarian Attack of Antiquated Descriptions

A fluther of jellyfish did attack me while swimming,

A school of dolphin did also pass by,

While a loan shark looking for a meal,

Did scare a gaggle of geese visiting the beach,

Even from a distance they did not feel out of reach…

A host of sparrows flying about overhead,

While a murmuration of starlings do talk back and forth,

A wedge of swans in flight are circling,

While a suit of mallard do announce their intention to land…

A knot of toads do jump across a stream,

While a hover of trout do swim and frolic just beneath the surface,

A rout of wolves moving in for the attack,

Of the plump of wildfowl trying to stay intact…

A paddling of ducks do swim around the pool,

Allowing a mob of deer to drink the water so cool,

A skulk of foxes do smell the covey of partridges,

While a cete of badgers do build homes along the banks,

To be protected from the nearby sloth of bears,

Dwelling in their caves, where they do hibernate for winter…

All these and more, they are in store, for the unwary hiker,

Or even for the off road biker,

Watch he should he does not become a tree striker,

For to be injured out here amongst all these creatures,

The only thing left will be his bones, no other features…

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewPoetry.asp?id=117850&AuthorID=16187

eponymoushipster's avatar

@mattbrowne well that poem uses it right.

dynamicduo's avatar

Not amused, cause as far as I can see it, it’s complete baloney. No references = making shit up. Plus, words change meanings all the time, I don’t find the changing of word meanings to really be amusing in any way.

robmandu's avatar

It’s not funny b/c they hijacked Wikipedia… but I’m a big fan of inventing funny definitions for words… a la Balderdash.

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther