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Posted:Staff

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pozee
old hand
Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:staff...

anyone got a light?

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Depends on the size - short = stick, long = staff.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I thought size did not matter ?

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Kurobei
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Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
Total posts: 786
Posted:It doesn't, it's what you do with it that counts!! hehehe

The Japanese have special names for their staffs depending on length:

6 foot - Rokushakubo or just Bo
5 foot - Jo
3 foot - Hanbo
1 foot - Shobo

I personally would call it a staff whatever length it is, to me a staff is a length of wood that has been crafted for a purpose (with the exception of the walking stick of course!!); fighting, walking, displays, etc. A stick is a piece of tree you pick up off the floor and get your dog to fetch when you're in the park.

Cass, I never knew such thoughts existed in that innocent little head of yours, I'm truly shocked!!!!

[ 17 September 2002, 22:53: Message edited by: Kurobei ]


whats up with all the limitations?

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:if going with bovrils idea...when does a stick turn into a staff?

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
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Posted:For me, a stick turns into a staff at about 3 and a half feet.
That's because I'm calling it a stick when it can feasibly be used as a walking stick held by a hand over the end.
When it's more comfortable to hold it gripped around it as opposed to over it, that's when it's a staff.
Obviously that'll change depending on who's holding it, but that's just how I see it - I'm sure everyone else has a different interpretation, but they're still going to know what I'm talking about whatever I call the thing they're spinning


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:ok then...furry muff

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
Member Since: 5th Nov 2001
Total posts: 3749
Posted:STICK!

Staff sounds too grand, its just a stick.

also, 'going to play stick' sounds better than 'off to practice staff'

i just like the plosive sound of Stick! as aposed to the dropoff stafffff.

STICK!


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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TheBovrilMonkey
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Location: High Wycombe, England
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Posted:I suppose if everyone called them sticks, we'd not have to bother arguing if the correct plural is 'staffs' or 'staves'

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Mineiro
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:staffage

brain replacement...anyone?

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lolli
purple penguin- soon to be
Location: playing with the pixies at the...
Member Since: 9th May 2002
Total posts: 478
Posted:stick

looks around to make sure dave cant see the comment above lol



My spelling wobbles. its very good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place

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Lapaire
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Location: Hadley, MA, USA
Member Since: 8th Jan 2002
Total posts: 36
Posted:Staff.

I'm with you on the dog fetching explanation.


When there is no place that you have decided to call your own then no matter where you go you are always heading home -Soseki

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