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Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

i always thought a rip snorter was an animal.

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    Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

    The only time I've heard it,

    Is when you get Rip Snorted drunk...LOL

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

      i always thought a rip snorter was an animal.

      It is, Mike.  A rare animal, even when it happens to be human.

      J

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        Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

        The only time I've heard it,

        Is when you get Rip Snorted drunk...LOL

        Likely so.

        All depends on your body of experience and the people you hang around with, I reckons.

        Jack

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          Posted: June 4, 2006, 9:25 pm - 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?

          You're probably not the only one, Todd. But I used to hear it used alot when I was growing up. (well some would argue that I actually still haven't grown up) Anyway, I never saw a definition of it officially, but we always understood it as being defined as someone who was "positively-sharp". Kinda close to what you mention. Never did look it up in the dictionary though.

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            Posted: June 4, 2006, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

            Bryan said:

            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 it with reference to someone passing gas v-e-r-y loudly.  LOL

             

            Uff Da!  (slang expression among Scandinavian Americans equivalent to oops! ouch! good grief! etc.)

             

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              Posted: June 5, 2006, 12:11 am - IP Logged

              Figures.

              Scandahoovians have always impressed me as being quality folks.

              Hard to find fault with anyone who attaches a name such as rip snorter to his gas attacks, even if it's in a foreign tongue.

              Jack

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                Posted: June 5, 2006, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                We also used it with reference to someone passing gas v-e-r-y loudly.  LOL

                 

                Hi, Uff Da! This is the only place a person can be a comedian and laugh at her own jokes and get away with it! But I'll give you an audience. 

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                By the way, like Todd, I never heard the word either. 

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                  Posted: June 7, 2006, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                  To me, " ripsnorter" conjures up images of raging bulls and fiery nostrils. 

                  This is not to disparage Rip Snorter.  I do not associate bull with him at all.

                   

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                    Posted: June 7, 2006, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                    To me, " ripsnorter" conjures up images of raging bulls and fiery nostrils. 

                    This is not to disparage Rip Snorter.  I do not associate bull with him at all.

                     

                     scfb:

                    You mistake me then, sir, or madam.  Bull's one of my major components when the spirit moves me.

                    Jack

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                      Posted: June 7, 2006, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Oh bull$...t, my mistake.  My apologies.