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Old 12-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #1996
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The change in terrain and more importantly road surface was immediate-as soon as we crossed the border the asphalt disappeared and the dirt started -with corrugations from all the trucks but we soon turned off onto "proper" dirt and could open the taps on the bikes. The dirt was that perfect kind with just enough give to soften the ride but give you confidence and we flew along. At one point we passed a couple of gers with the attendant livestock (funny, you can always smell the sheep or cattle before you see them) and scrofulous dogs.
As Walter passed the first dog gave chase but it was a long way back...another joined, and then another and they were on a path to intercept with us. I gave the old girl some beans and flew past just ahead of the lead mutt and I'm not sure how the other guys went on but assume there were no collisions. I've never hit a dog thank God-it would really ruin my holiday and wouldn't make the dog's day either I suppose although there have been a few snapping-at-the-heels close calls.
The roads are sort of multitrack ...as one track falls out of favour or weather-friendliness another parallel track is adopted so one has multiple choices and it's a hoot for overtaking and just general hooning like we mature folk do.
Bonus points for using the word "scrofulous," sir! Glad the '90 is back up and running again. I still want one, no matter how much trouble they gave ya!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #1997
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Scrofulous?

Double points for using a non existent word (in my dictionary anyway) but which we all know exactly what it means----or think we do.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #1998
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Double points for using a non existent word (in my dictionary anyway) but which we all know exactly what it means----or think we do.

It's a word and Google am yo fren!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #1999
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Double points for using a non existent word (in my dictionary anyway) but which we all know exactly what it means----or think we do.
Time for a new dictionary

"Scrofulous: 1: of, related to, or affected with scrofula 2 a: having a run-down appearance"

Webster's Collegiate, 11th edition.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #2000
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"Scrofulous: 1: of, related to, or affected with scrofula 2 a: having a run-down appearance"

Webster's Collegiate, 11th edition.
Or perhaps even more relevant: 'Morally degenerate; corrupt' (www.thefreedictionary.com)
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #2001
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whatever it is.. i don't wanna have 'scrofula'......
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #2002
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whatever it is.. i don't wanna have 'scrofula'......

Scrofula is a tuberculous infection of the lymph nodes in the neck. Symptoms: Fevers (rare); Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck and elsewhere in body; Sores (ulceration -- rare); Sweats.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #2003
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Took two days to catch up on this but I did it. Thank you for another amazing RR and I very much look forward to the dvd (please offer blue ray).
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #2004
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Scrofulous

Onomatopoetic
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #2005
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I think this was the girl who cleaned Walter's room everyday

Dayem!

That would have been the last stop on my ride for a while!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #2006
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Double points for using a non existent word (in my dictionary anyway) but which we all know exactly what it means----or think we do.
OMG ! You made me look it up! Now I am sorry... sick...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrofulous
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:58 AM   #2007
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I cannot imagine why she has these clothe pins
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Rod was struggling with his interpretation of the saying "two heads are better than one"


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Old 12-31-2012, 03:20 AM   #2009
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OMG ! You made me look it up! Now I am sorry... sick...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrofulous
Blimey...It is somewhat onomatapaeic and as davesupreme said, you sure don't wannit, but didn't know you guys reached for the dictionary when wandering through our ramblings. We better be more careful what we say or given this example ADV will run out of server space.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:24 AM   #2010
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2 heads

[QUOTE=Packer;20362282]Rod was struggling with his interpretation of the saying "two heads are better than one"


The one with the horns was the brains of the pair.........

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