Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: I got a Mouse!  (Read 4513 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #168 on: Sunday 19 March 2017, 1347 »
It's been very quiet all week. Do rats hibernate?

Only in the summer, but they call it a "siesta." My uncle Penrhos had a pet rat, he called it "Chewed A" because it chewed a TV cable once.  I said he should have called it "Tudor" as that would have been funnier, but he had no time for fun.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #169 on: Sunday 19 March 2017, 1527 »
My uncle Penrhos had a pet rat, he called it "Chewed A" because it chewed a TV cable once.  I said he should have called it "Tudor" as that would have been funnier, but he had no time for fun.

Presumably he spent all his time watching TV ... before "Chewed A" put paid to his enjoyment.

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #170 on: Sunday 19 March 2017, 1608 »
No he didn't agree with the television, drinking, smoking or spying on whelks through a bush with a non-functional cat. As such, the actions of his pet rat made no difference, and it died of old age in 1973. The funeral was very grand, and ironically uncle Penrhos watched it on his new telly.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #171 on: Thursday 30 March 2017, 1403 »
Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Quote
The house mouse has been hanging around humans for far longer than we thought

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #172 on: Thursday 30 March 2017, 1716 »
Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Quote
The house mouse has been hanging around humans for far longer than we thought


I thought there was something funny about that little bloke in a wig.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Trefignath

  • Dignified Elderly and Venerated Oldie
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 17141
  • Back Again.
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #173 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 1139 »
Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Quote
The house mouse has been hanging around humans for far longer than we thought


I thought there was something funny about that little bloke in a wig.

Oooo! You mean he's not a mamber fo the bar?  The little fibber.
Not waiting for the others.

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #174 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 1458 »
Mamber? It's a mouse, not a snake.

Or is it...?
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #175 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 2145 »
According to my Welsh dictionary, a mouse is a "llygoden."

A snake is a "neidr."

I don't know what the Welsh for "mamba" is, though ...

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #176 on: Sunday 02 April 2017, 2208 »
Llygoden is a rubbish name for a mouse.

"Mouse" actually sounds like it should be the name for a mouse.

"Llygoden" sounds like a retired female history teacher's house, set back from the road in its own grounds.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #177 on: Monday 03 April 2017, 2329 »
What's the Welsh for "samba?"

Offline Nooks

  • Bear faced cheek!
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4884
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #178 on: Tuesday 04 April 2017, 1008 »
Left some 'food' lying around in the loft for Julie before I took the weekend away in Caergybi. On my return it is still there. I've not heard a thing for at least a couple of weeks. I'm beginning to think Julie has either absconded of his/her own accord or is no more.
It's just the bear necessities of life!

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #179 on: Tuesday 04 April 2017, 1405 »
Llygoden is a rubbish name for a mouse.

"Mouse" actually sounds like it should be the name for a mouse.

"Llygoden" sounds like a retired female history teacher's house, set back from the road in its own grounds.

There are "lygoden" in the Mabinogion - see here.

For those of us who can't read the original (that would be me, then), this explains how Manawydan catches a slow, fat mouse and decides to hang it.

Apparently, it turns out not to be a mouse at all, but someone's wife ...

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #180 on: Wednesday 05 April 2017, 1327 »
Llygoden is a rubbish name for a mouse.

"Mouse" actually sounds like it should be the name for a mouse.

"Llygoden" sounds like a retired female history teacher's house, set back from the road in its own grounds.

There are "lygoden" in the Mabinogion - see here.

For those of us who can't read the original (that would be me, then), this explains how Manawydan catches a slow, fat mouse and decides to hang it.

Apparently, it turns out not to be a mouse at all, but someone's wife ...

Easy mistake to make.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #181 on: Thursday 06 April 2017, 1802 »
This, of course, could only be for Reenie ...

« Last Edit: Friday 07 April 2017, 1538 by Jean »

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #182 on: Thursday 06 April 2017, 1900 »
Now that's just ridiculous.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Nooks

  • Bear faced cheek!
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4884
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #183 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 0235 »
So is "clip-clippety-clop" real Dutch then? And what is its translation?
It's just the bear necessities of life!

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #184 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 0549 »
"The leg of my dog is pleasing."

Roughly.
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #185 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 1223 »
More memorable mice (you have to scroll down) ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39518580

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #186 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 1334 »
Memorable mice we have to scroll down? What new Brexit-inspired madness is this? What next? A cat we have to slide up?
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #187 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 1607 »
Perhaps the cat, in pursuit of the bewigged and bewildered mouse disguised as someone's wife, likes sliding up the rough leg of your pleasing dog ...

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #188 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 1638 »
You make a very good point, Jean.  I'd see a  psychiatrist if I were you (and I'm not convinced I'm not).
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Jean

  • Not very Welsh dragon
  • Other
  • *
  • Posts: 4736
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #189 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 1856 »
I'd see a  psychiatrist if I were you (and I'm not convinced I'm not).

You think that, if you were me (and I know that there are many who would like to be) you'd be seeing psychiatrists, even if they weren't there?

I'd get some help for that (and I'm not going to add "if I were you," because that would just give you a whole heap more ammunition ... )

Offline Wils

  • There Is No Plan B
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 15031
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #190 on: Friday 07 April 2017, 2025 »
Why would YOU get some help, if it was ME seeing psychiatrists? Do you mean that if I saw a psychiatrist you'd be writing notes? And if they weren't there, how would you know what they were saying?

You sound mad, but luckily i have a psychiatrist i can recommend...
Even now
My thought is clinging as to a lost learning
Slipped down out of the minds of men,
Labouring to bring her back into my soul.

Offline Reenie

  • Original Welsh Dragon
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 9322
  • um..like ...where's Wils?
Re: I got a Mouse!
« Reply #191 on: Monday 10 April 2017, 1153 »
So is "clip-clippety-clop" real Dutch then? And what is its translation?

It's klip-klippitty-klop

..in zijn klompen. daar op de trap, ja daar.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.