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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by archersuz, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    It would seem the term copper was the original, unshortened word, originally used in Britain to mean "someone who captures".

    Derived from the Latin capere via the Old French caper.

    So I suppose as a spider's web is used to capture or seize it's prey there could be a definite connection there.
     
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  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    How I love people who love language!
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    So ...
    Out on a caper,
    captured by a copper,
    cast into a cavern
    where the creepy coppes crawl ...
    copped criminal copies
    in creditable copperplate
    what we hope was copyrighted
    by the composer thereof:

    O what a tangled web we weave
    when first we practice to deceive!

    The above is not just a load of cobblers ...
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I do too! :)
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Can I add another way of using the word cop? To cop off - to "capture a boy/girl friend". My grandma (born 1880) always said have you copped off? In fact, one day (she lived with us then) when she was 90 and as fit as a fiddle, she was setting off to walk to the library wearing her beautiful powder blue coat, announcing that she might cop off. I can still see her at the front door when she said that.
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Did she?
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    "Hope springs eternal (in the human breast)

    It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism"

    Alexander Pope Essay on Man.
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Just had the letter concerning eye screening all fine totally clear :):)
     
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  9. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Yay! Wonderful to hear such great news! :)
     
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  10. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Had no letter yet, but instead of the pictures it was the eye doctor himself having a good look and he gave me the all clrear then and there as well :)
     
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  11. JohnEGreen

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    That's great you had it straight from the horses mouth no need to wait for the letter.:)
     
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  12. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Yay! Time to celebrate!
     
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  13. carty

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    Where does the expression from the horses mouth come from I have never met a talking horse and their breath is not usually very fresh !!!:angelic:
     
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  14. JohnEGreen

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    It's a 20th century horse racing term means from the highest authority on the form of a horse, better than trainers stable lads etcetera as no one would know better about the horse than the horse it's self.

    In the Syracuse Herald, May 1913:
    "I got a tip yesterday, and if it wasn't straight from the horse's mouth it was jolly well the next thing to it."
     
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  15. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    If she did, she never said. :hilarious:
     
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  16. JohnEGreen

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    Well lets hope she did.:angelic:
     
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    Just like to say it being Saturday night I have enjoyed a few noggins of whiskey and am feeling almost fine cold is on the wain and am relaxed so hope you are all enjoying your weekend and having a good time.
     
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  18. SaskiaKC

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    I enjoyed reading about your grandma so much. Thank you for posting that story.
    Elsewhere there's been some posts about the poem "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple" and all the cool things the woman will do ...
    Now I like the idea of wearing a powder blue coat! Your grandma sounds like an amazing woman. :)

    ... Now I think of it, when my mother was getting up into her 70s she made a lovely sort of heathery-powder-blue coat that was her all-weather coat. She was a very sprightly lady too.
     
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  19. Antje77

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    I am!
    have been out for dinner with best friend and aunt, diabetes behaved well, against all odds, and my aunt gave me a perfect pair of socks with a picture of someone walking their dog and a cool t-shirt saying 'On day release from H.M. Prison Dartmoor'. Not sure if there's a hidden message there, but she travels a lot and always tries to bring me a t-shirt.
    I think she secretly likes t-shirts with prints as much as I do and I'm the only one she knows who will actually wear them :hilarious:
    I have a very nice aunt!
     
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  20. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Hopefully someone who knows will chime in about the one-day release message. I like graphic T-shirts too (although I don't like the term "graphic" for them -- too "graphic" IMO!). Reading about Dartmoor prison always makes me think of the convict Selden in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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