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  1. Len says:

    Brilliant !
    I wonder how long this meaning will take to become a popularly used verb.

  2. henry Ford says:

    The popularisation of the verb to pope, has immediately been adopted in this household. It goes with the verb “to henry”: to temporarily misplace or lose ones keys/wallet/ glasses/ TV remote…. etc
    And I rather liked the concept of an Authorite. I felt it partners “Anchorite”

  3. OtterBe says:

    “Ratzinger shunted to final parish”
    Good one, Author-I had to mop coffee off my very indignant cat

  4. Shaughn says:

    Let’s invent an authoritual for the popelarization of ‘to pope’… 🙂

  5. smee says:

    Saw the funeral, amazing the veneration catholics have for the enablers of child molesters, pederasts and paedophiles.

  6. I’m pope, I, the papal man
    I live in a vatican
    With a hole in the middle
    Where I do my piddle
    I’m pope, I, the papal man

  7. Simon Maddison says:

    Excellent and sadly true

  8. M27Holts says:

    I can remember the firebrand, royalist protestant bigot called the Reverand Ian Paisley….eyes almost popping out of a blood-red face as he shouted “It’s POPERY i tell ya POPERY!”….

  9. M27Holts says:

    Is shunting a very clever play on words by the author…as everybody knows shunters operate in a FIDDLE yard…:)

  10. Laripu says:

    Update on the Hamline University firing… It seems that moderate Muslims don’t see Islamophobia in what the professor showed. What follows below the lines is from an Associated Press page.

    I like it when moderate nuts dispute with extreme stupid-nuts. It takes some of the onus off the rest of us.


    The national Council on American-Islamic Relations on Friday, though, distanced itself from claims that López Prater’s approach was Islamophobic. CAIR, which describes itself as the largest civil rights organization for Muslims in the U.S., said intent, actions and circumstance all matter.

    “Although we strongly discourage showing visual depictions of the Prophet, we recognize that professors who analyze ancient paintings for an academic purpose are not the same as Islamophobes who show such images to cause offense,” the organization said. “Based on what we know up to this point, we see no evidence that Professor Erika López Prater acted with Islamophobic intent or engaged in conduct that meets our definition of Islamophobia.”

  11. smee says:

    Laripu. Thats probably because a phobia is a diagnosable medical condition. I’ve yet to hear of a single case? Islamaphobia is an artifical construct invented by islamic politicians and religous leaders to hide and protect their bigotted and hateful beliefs.

  12. Laripu says:

    smee – Nobody uses Islamophobia to mean a medical condition. It typically means hatred or violence or discrimination against Muslims. Just like homophobia is used to mean hatred or violence or discrimination against homosexuals.

    Some Muslims might exaggerate and say that some behavior is hateful, for political reasons, that really isn’t at all. In the case of the professor, they did say that, and were properly contradicted by CAIR.

    But there is actual and real hateful violence committed against Muslims.



  13. suffolk blue says:

    RichardElGuru – top work 🙂

  14. postdoggerel says:

    does the pope piss in the vatican?
    for bears in the woods it’s dramatic in
    the way that it’s done
    if it’s not number one;
    a place to be firmly emphatic in.

  15. M27Holts says:

    Do bears shit in the woods? Well thats a big no for Britain, we wiped out all the bears in the first millenium CE…

  16. postdoggerel says:

    —I just wanted to say, he said. Ireland, they say, has the honour of being the only country which never persecuted the jews. Do you know that? No. And do you know why?
    —She never let them in, he cried again through his laughter as he stamped on gaitered feet over the gravel of the path. That’s why.

  17. Laripu says:

    postdoggerel, Joyce notwithstanding, that isn’t entirely true.


    This is pretty well documented:

  18. M27Holts says:

    Religious bigotry is still deep seated in the Emerald Isle…All those daft marches and holding grudges from battles hundreds of years ago…

  19. postdoggerel says:

    Thanks, Laripu. I stand corrected. On a lighter note, the limerick boycott of Nassar Ben Houdja on J&M is a fiction; it never occurred, though the attempts to remedy his scansion were many.

  20. M27Holts says:

    Having worked for software houses who have had NI health providers using their software. Special permission models were needed to hide the religion of persons entered into the system, as it was considered taboo for all except those with high enough clearance. I didn’t think that recording a persons religion was important in an NHS system, but thats HR for you!

  21. Donn says:

    “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Who wants their mental aberrations exposed to all?

  22. Laripu says:

    M27, some diseases are more frequent in identifiable groups, like religious groups, or other groups whose gene pool was limited. An examples is Tay-Sachs disease which affects mostly Ashkenazi Jews. Knowledge of a person’s religion or at least their cultural origin might help diagnosis.

    There are probably others, but Tay-Sachs is one I’ve heard of.

  23. Son of Glenner says:

    What a fund of unexpected knowledge we have in Laripu, born Canadian of Jewish heritage, now resident in Florida and a regular in J&M’s old Cock & Bull pub. Please, Laripu, have a virtual large whisky (NB spelling!) on me as a mark of my admiration! And may your descendants never have Tay-Sachs disease!

  24. M27Holts says:

    If gene pools are due to isolation..ok, If a gene pool is due to religious/cultural sexual selection I am not suprised that another negative aspect of religious control is highlighted. Especially since science has shown that women are attracted by mens scents who have differential immune systems to theirs…


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