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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:Staff

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pozee
BRONZE Member since Jul 2001

old hand
Location: san diego, USA

Total posts: 886
Posted:staff...

anyone got a light?

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

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 !

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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

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
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:if going with bovrils idea...when does a stick turn into a staff?

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

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
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:ok then...furry muff

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

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
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
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

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...

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
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

Lapaire

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Location: Hadley, MA, USA

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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