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Old 10-19-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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It's rather quiet today so I toss out this simple question. Anyone know what "stemming gold" means as in "See the drunkard in the tavern Stemming gold to make ends meet"?
This one has me stumped for a long time.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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But of course Peter we were lucky that catmanron of Melbourne has sharp ears and gave a very complete explanation recently see his handily named
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:59 PM   #3
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I actually asked Gord this summer what he meant by that, and he said he meant a handout, sort of bumming for money.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks John and Jenney, (and also all who contributed to the past post on this subject!). I've been digesting this a bit at a time this afternoon. I think we got the "techinical" explaination of where a figure of speech might have developed. And of coarse, a brief definition for "the man" himself....
You guys are something else!!! Thanks again.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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...and here I thought he meant spinning gold like Rumplestiltskin!

No,I really thought that. Thanks for clearing it up though.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #6
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Back in the BC days,I thought He was "Tending Goal",to make ends meet!! I still do it that way.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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Let me guess! BC stands for "Before Corfid"?
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