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  • #23153
    Patrice
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    We had an early HYW skirmish at a games event in Theix (Brittany) on Sunday 19 April 2015:

    More here: http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=78115.msg955736#msg955736

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
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    #23157
    Jonathan Gingerich
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    Patrice, Patrice, Patrice,

    Sometimes English has its pitfalls.  The correct word is “dike”.  “Dyke” means, er, something else. 

    #23165
    Patrice
    Participant

    Patrice, Patrice, Patrice, Sometimes English has its pitfalls. The correct word is “dike”. “Dyke” means, er, something else.

    Thanks Jonathan.

    Dictionaries tell me that both spellings… and meanings… are correct. …and can be understood? …in many ways?

    If I can comfort you: the same AAR in French has for name “La digue, la digue…”

    http://argad.forumculture.net/t1218-la-digue-la-digue-escarmouche-a-ramene-tes-jeux-theix-avril-2015#11212

    …the word “la digue” bears no doubt in French, it means a dike on a river or sea inlet. However, “La digue, la digue” appears in the chorus of a French well-known dirty song.

    Ahem, I thought I would be forgiven because English is not my native language  …but what will the forum admin think of me, now that you made it clear?

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    #23167

    The correct word is “dike”. “Dyke” means, er, something else.

    …and here I was sooooo psyched when I clicked on this post!

    Dictionaries tell me that both spellings… and meanings… are correct. …and can be understood? …in many ways?

     

    Well, let’s put it this way: “sticking a finger in a dike” is something a Dutch boy might do to prevent a flood. “Sticking a finger in a dyke” is generally considered to be something that’s not safe for work.

    But if anyone does want to do a dyke-related skirmish, might I suggest these figures here?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loudnraging/raging-heroes-the-toughest-girls-of-the-galaxy

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #23187
    shelldrake
    Participant

    Thank you Thaddeus (and others) for a good laugh for the day

    #23190
    Patrice
    Participant

    considered to be something that’s not safe for work.

    …but King Offa considered that it was safe for him to have one.

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    #23279
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    My copy of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (admittedly a no doubt rather staid 1975 edition) has this:

    ‘Dyke – see Dike’

    ‘Dike, Dyke, n & v.t. 1. Ditch’

    You’re fine Patrice don’t listen to these ruffianly fellows.

    #23287

    Next thing, you’ll be claiming that “gay” means “happy”, Guy. 🙂

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #23303
    General Slade
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    http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path

    When referring to a trench or earthwork it is perfectly acceptable spell dyke with a ‘y’. It’s not archaic and is still in common usage.

    #23316
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    HI Thaddeus,

    There’s another meaning?

    :^)

    #23329

    Maybe Offa was just responding to the radfem pressures of his day. “A path of one’s own” and all that.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #23335
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Probably – a typical phallocentric symptomatic palliation response to the legitimate demands for a fundamental feminist self determination, if you ask me. A ditch doesn’t need a vallum.

     

    #23350

    Like a fish doesn’t need a bicycle. Unless she’s Danish.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #23373
    Mike
    Keymaster

    anyway……

    #23391
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Sorry Michael (and Patrice) did that wander off topic a bit?

    #23395
    War Panda
    Participant

    Brilliant AAR Patrice…Excellent idea inserting the dirty word in the title …knowing your audience is half the battle

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #23400
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Love the table and figures !!!

    #23515
    janner
    Participant

    Dyke is the correct spelling in English. Please ignore confused Brasilians that have been tainted by exposure to obscure dialects 

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by janner.
    • This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by janner.

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    #23522

    There’s a reason Dick Van Dyke’s name has been re-appropriated by transformationists as Dyke Von Dick. And it ain’t his Cockney accent, Mahry Pohppins. 😉

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #23533
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    It’s the tire/tyre thing in reverse.

     

    If you buggers have to mangle the English language, at least be consistent 

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

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