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Re: A warning... by bIG bLOGGER on 17 December 2008 3:54pm
When people say 'Duke',I always think they are talking about Duke Ellington,although 'Duke' was only a nickname,his REAL name was Edward Kennedy Ellington.

I don't think this 'little michael' is anything like me: I don't wallow in insulting bona-fide members of this site,even if they annoy me.And Anne is a long-standing and much-loved-and-respected member of this forum.Happy Christmas.
Re: A warning... by geordiegirl on 17 December 2008 4:51pm
beware, troll activity again!
Re: A warning... by johnnythemonkey on 17 December 2008 6:42pm
Nobody needs to beware of little Michael, he's harmless and gormless.
Re: A warning... by mrsthing on 18 December 2008 2:00pm
What does "gormless" mean? "Gormed" is a word used in "David Copperfield", and I've never figured out exactly what it meant.
Re: A warning... by bIG bLOGGER on 18 December 2008 3:38pm
My dictionary says : it is an obscure dialect word formed from the Middle English word 'gome' and the Old Norse word 'gaum' --meaning sense, brains,or intelligence.Liverpudlians say 'gormless',meaning no brains,no sense.In Lancashire,there is also a verb :'to gawm',which means 'to notice' or 'to understand'.

..Hope this helps.
Re: A warning... by Ken Dunn on 18 December 2008 7:01pm
Signs of a troll in Duke. Wasn't John Wayne called Duke then there was also Jeff{Geoff?) Duke the famous motorcyclist from many years ago.
Re: A warning... by sighthound on 18 December 2008 8:24pm
I've wondered what gormless meant but was too lazy to look it up. Thank you, bb.

The moniker, "Duke", is probably a sign that he is our old friend Morse who is fixated on titles and the "superiority" of monarchical systems of government. (He once signed up me and a couple of others here to gormless site that is working to reestablish the monarchy in the U.S., putting salacious "facts" in our bios. Nice guy, that Morse.) He also tends to appear during school holidays. We're fortunate his schoolwork seems to be keeping him occupied during the rest of the year.
Re: A warning... by geordiegirl on 18 December 2008 10:11pm
Agree with you about Duke, Geraldine.
Re: A warning... by mrsthing on 19 December 2008 11:05pm
I thought "gormless" was used sort of affectionately--no? Sort of like "naive"?
Re: A warning... by kazzzz on 20 December 2008 12:52am
Haha my mum always calls "The Young and the Restless" the Young and the Gormless:)

She has alternate names for pretty much everything, the family can understand her but others are at a loss!
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