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Posted: June 4, 2006, 10:33 am - IP Logged

I learned yesterday that a "ripsnorter" is a real word -- how clever Jack is!  I saw the word in a newspaper article about a spelling bee.  It was one of the words they had to spell.

It is slang for "One that is remarkable for strength, intensity, or excellence."

Here's the full definition: http://www.answers.com/ripsnorter&r=67

Am I the only one who didn't know it was a real word?

 

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    Posted: June 4, 2006, 10:34 am - IP Logged
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      Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:13 am - IP Logged

      Todd:

      I've heard the word all my life, but I never knew it was anything but slang.

      A good horse with fire in his belly, a good dog with heart, a man who keeps coming was a rip snorter where I grew up.

      Interesting.  Thanks.

      Jack

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        Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:24 am - IP Logged
        I thought the word ripsnorted was slang from the old west.

        I've heard my father use the term ripsnorter I thought it meant (extraordinary)

        He also called lil kids whippersnappers which is like the opposite (a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person)

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          Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:31 am - IP Logged
           

          Hi Todd,

           

          I knew it was a slang word but did not really know the full meaning. I have heard the older generation use the word and most likely that is where a person would hear the word said.

           

          There are other ID's on this board that actually is a word or meaning. I can't pop them all off now but one comes to mind is Konane.

           

          Konane is a board game did anyone else know this?
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            I did not realize that Konane was a board game.

             

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              Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:37 am - IP Logged
              I thought the word ripsnorted was slang from the old west.

              I've heard my father use the term ripsnorter I thought it meant (extraordinary)

              He also called lil kids whippersnappers which is like the opposite (a diminutive, insignificant, or presumptuous person)

              Yes My Grandparents used the word young whippersnappers as well! So do lots of older folks. Geeeee I hope all these words don't phase out with that generation because it is neat to hear them said and then learn the meaning!

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                Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                I did not realize that Konane was a board game.

                It is funny that we see all these ID's daily and never put 2 and 2 together. Not only is LP a great lotto site, it's a great learning tool as well! I love to learn words and meanings! There is always room to grown in all areas of life.

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                  Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                  I really am country, I knew those. Use those....etc. Lol

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                    Posted: June 4, 2006, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                    I never knew what it meant either.

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                      Posted: June 4, 2006, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Where I come from we used ripsnorter as a description for one helluva party or something that gave you a deep belly laugh. We also used whippersnappers meaning rambunctious kids that were still wet behind the ears.

                      Me and a buddy was talking about stuff like this the other day. Things like all the descriptions we use for a heavy rain. It is raining cats and dogs, a toad strangler, a gullywasher, and one about a cow and a flat rock. (I'll let you figure out the rest of it)....and so on... Funny stuff...

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                        Hey there Bryan, could you tell me the Missouri midday results for today? Thanks.

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                          Where I come from we used ripsnorter as a description for one helluva party or something that gave you a deep belly laugh. We also used whippersnappers meaning rambunctious kids that were still wet behind the ears.

                          Me and a buddy was talking about stuff like this the other day. Things like all the descriptions we use for a heavy rain. It is raining cats and dogs, a toad strangler, a gullywasher, and one about a cow and a flat rock. (I'll let you figure out the rest of it)....and so on... Funny stuff...

                          The one about cows and flat rocks used to be fairly popular where I live until we went a generation without anything happening to allow us to use it.  Kids grew up knowing how dry powder houses were, how hot two-dollar pistols are, how busy two-bit whatchallits in quarter factories might get, how unfocused ruptured ducks in hailstorms are, but they never had the chance for the schooling a good rain gives.

                          Sad.  I was down at the dollar general store in Bernalillo the other day, noticed they have every umbrella in New Mexico in stock by the door offering them for a dollar, with a mark-down to fifty cents and no takers.

                          Those cows and flat rocks need to make a comeback here.

                          Jack

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                          It's about number behavior.

                          Egos don't count.

                           

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                            Posted: June 4, 2006, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey there Bryan, could you tell me the Missouri midday results for today? Thanks.

                            They don't televise midday, besides I think they found their bug. It probably drew another double.

                            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/135632

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                              Posted: June 4, 2006, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Hey there Bryan, could you tell me the Missouri midday results for today? Thanks.

                              They don't televise midday, besides I think they found their bug. It probably drew another double.

                              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/135632

                              Thanks Bryan, I was following that link. They don't have to fix the bug for doubles in pick 4s, that's a money maker.