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Why does my tidepool not yet include my eponymous award?

Asked by tadpole (709points) June 25th, 2010

i try so hard to be probing and inquisitive….

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talljasperman's avatar

what is the eponymous award? never heard of it…

tadpole's avatar

hmmm is that a joke or not?

takes a punt there is a tadpole award that i hadn’t yet got…got it now though…grins

i see my question got moved to meta…little harsh?

gailcalled's avatar

Points for “eponym.” Demerits for small case letters that begin your sentences.

AmWiser's avatar

I tink your question got moved to meta because it is a “Questions about Fluther and the community”.

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t see any award by that name on the list

AstroChuck's avatar

@gailcalled- You must hate k.d. lang.

Berserker's avatar

You didn’t kill enough goats. Get to it, lazyass!

lillycoyote's avatar

Because you haven’t asked a good enough question?

tadpole's avatar

thanks for the replies…3 of you (and counting?) appreciated it…

@gailcalled sorry! that’s just how i type, nothing to do with laziness, more about my style…

@AmWiser strictly speaking yes, but sense of humour here?

tadpole's avatar

@YARNLADY it’s the second one down in the list of tidepool awards..

@Symbeline a religious metaphor?

@lillycoyote well yes the truth if i admit it, but this did the job :-)

gailcalled's avatar

@AstroChuck: Ah, but @tadpole is no k.d.lang.

Berserker's avatar

@tadpole Nah, sorry. I was just being an asshat. Incidentally I don’t know what award you’re talking about. I checked em out a while back but I forgot it all. Might have to do a little review…’‘Brings in the goat.’’

gailcalled's avatar

Check out the definition of “eponymous” to solve the riddle.

tadpole's avatar

@Symbeline i drink the blood of your victim with gratitude…

am i being a bit of a wise-ass? i thought it was a common word…in truth i was desperate for the award….i have nil better to do….

gailcalled's avatar

@tadpole; In most subsets, “eponymous” is found in The House of Lords and not Commons.

tadpole's avatar

@gailcalled that’s gone over my head….i maintain it is a common word, even if you are agreeing with me…

gailcalled's avatar

@tadpole: Maintain away, but I believe that eponymous is not a word used regularly by most people in the US ( and don’t ask me to define “most people,” please). Perhaps Londoners are classier than we are.

—You’re right about my answer ^^ not being clear.Even I’m no longer sure of what I meant.

Try an informal survey amongst your friends, family and colleagues. I’d be curious. It’s a word that I, as a writer, am fond of, but I would never use it in casual conversation.

tadpole's avatar

@gailcalled ah you meant social circles perhaps? i took it literally, like a man, and saw only a maths problem…i am writing from the uk, we read lots of books and are all frightfully posh and well-spoken as you doubtless know…are most flutherites american? now how do i backtrack from that and wipe out the implied offensiveness….

gailcalled's avatar

Just start your sentences with caps. if you wish us to really consider you both posh and well-written.

The preponderance of us are from the US, but we don’t have a monopoly on the ability to either adore or mistreat the language. Hang around. You’ll read some interesting stuff, written in a variety of styes. Some will have you gasp, either with admiration or with horror.

And, off the record, some of us statesiders also read lots of books. Don’t tell anyone.

tadpole's avatar

ok…will try…at some point…

always tell an english person you read books…you will be looked at in a different light, no matter your accent…

tadpole's avatar

k.d.lang is the canadian who had a hit and then another hit with a duet and then a greatest hits album….

gailcalled's avatar

Ok. I read books. Actually, I do.

edit; That should be “styles” and not “styes.”

(I am soaking a stye with a hot compress as I write, as it happens.)

tadpole's avatar

@gailcalled i completely missed your mis-spelling…

gailcalled's avatar

@tadpole: See what happens when you rush?

tadpole's avatar

oh yeah, i see!

gailcalled's avatar

Bedtime here, taddie. Good night.

tadpole's avatar

don’t let the unanswered questions bite!

sleep well…

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