'Curate's egg'

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'Curate's egg'

Postby Leg of lamb » 14 Apr 2008, 11:31

Seems to pop up quite a bit. Does anyone really expect a cup list to be anything but? An odd reservation to have about a list.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Oscar » 14 Apr 2008, 11:41

Leg of lamb wrote:Seems to pop up quite a bit. Does anyone really expect a cup list to be anything but? An odd reservation to have about a list.


I would take exception to this description being linked to my list and would throw it back to whoever should use it as being a labotomised trogg with a silly fucking beard.

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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby German Dave » 14 Apr 2008, 11:48

Oscar wrote:
I would take exception to this description being linked to my list and would throw it back to whoever should use it as being a labotomised trogg with a silly fucking beard.


Yours is more of a mixed bag.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2008, 11:54

More of a pot pourri, I thought.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby whodathunkit » 14 Apr 2008, 11:54

Leg of lamb wrote:Seems to pop up quite a bit. Does anyone really expect a cup list to be anything but? An odd reservation to have about a list.


Not only a cliche but mis-used. An egg cannot be partially bad - the bad bits ruin the lot.
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Postby German Dave » 14 Apr 2008, 11:56

Some of this thread is actually very good.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2008, 12:00

Johnny C Redway wrote:Some of this thread is actually very good.


Or at least partially good, in places.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby The Red Heifer » 14 Apr 2008, 12:01

It's a terrible expression and everyone using it should be squirreled. Unless you don't have nuts, then you just have an awful nipple cripple.

Honestly, it's cliche. Mixed bag doesn't even mean the same as curate's egg so don't start that.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2008, 12:04

The Red Heifer wrote:.

Honestly, it's cliche. Mixed bag doesn't even mean the same as curate's egg so don't start that.


It can, in parts.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby The Red Heifer » 14 Apr 2008, 12:12

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:.

Honestly, it's cliche. Mixed bag doesn't even mean the same as curate's egg so don't start that.


It can, in parts.


The definition of "mixed bag" is a bit of a curate's egg it seems :roll:
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby German Dave » 14 Apr 2008, 12:17

The Red Heifer wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:.

Honestly, it's cliche. Mixed bag doesn't even mean the same as curate's egg so don't start that.


It can, in parts.


The definition of "mixed bag" is a bit of a curate's egg it seems :roll:


It's swings and roundabouts, really.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2008, 12:19

Six of one and half a dozen of the other, I guess?
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Nikki Gradual » 14 Apr 2008, 12:25

Johnny C Redway wrote:
Oscar wrote:
I would take exception to this description being linked to my list and would throw it back to whoever should use it as being a labotomised trogg with a silly fucking beard.


Yours is more of a mixed bag.


More of bag of shite actually.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby The Fish » 14 Apr 2008, 13:28

Oscar wrote:
Leg of lamb wrote:Seems to pop up quite a bit. Does anyone really expect a cup list to be anything but? An odd reservation to have about a list.


I would take exception to this description being linked to my list and would throw it back to whoever should use it as being a labotomised trogg with a silly fucking beard.


But the trogg with a silly fucking beard can spell "lobotomised" correctly.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Oscar » 14 Apr 2008, 14:06

The Fish wrote:
Oscar wrote:
Leg of lamb wrote:Seems to pop up quite a bit. Does anyone really expect a cup list to be anything but? An odd reservation to have about a list.


I would take exception to this description being linked to my list and would throw it back to whoever should use it as being a labotomised trogg with a silly fucking beard.


But the trogg with a silly fucking beard can spell "lobotomised" correctly.


Excellent! Now stop dribbling down your silly fucking beard and choose one of these...

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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 14 Apr 2008, 16:53

Is a Curate's Egg anything like a Dog Egg ??

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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Leg of lamb » 14 Apr 2008, 17:31

So what does it actually mean? I was under the (quite possibly mistaken) impression that it was 'neither one nor the other'.
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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Apr 2008, 17:33

Leg of lamb wrote:So what does it actually mean? I was under the (quite possibly mistaken) impression that it was 'neither one nor the other'.


"Neither one or the other what" exactly?
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Postby The Modernist » 14 Apr 2008, 17:59

Leg of lamb wrote:So what does it actually mean? I was under the (quite possibly mistaken) impression that it was 'neither one nor the other'.



When I use it, and sadly it seems this delightful phrase is now taboo, I use it to mean a mixed bag.

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Re: 'Curate's egg'

Postby Nikki Gradual » 14 Apr 2008, 18:03

It does mean partially good and partially bad, but it the inference that is important (and which has been lost nowadays). It should be used to mean that because of the bad bit the overall whole was ruined, rather than it was just a bit mixed.
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