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Hags for Hillary

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As opposed to distinguished gray-haired gentlemen?

Watch it, we tend to live longer than you. Big Grin

And a title does not make a poem.
Well, I've actually never known a distinguished gray-haired gentleman. I think that is just a fabrication to sell romance novels and movies. I have known a few extinguished gray-haired men. Besides I think women only want gentlemen in their fantasies, in real life they tend to want ungentle men, at least at certain times. "Pound me, harder!" Gentle, I think not! 


Why do men die sooner than their wives?

Because they want to. Hysterical


dale - the partly extinguished
Oh my, never knew I was a hag.
But what the hell, why not.  Big Grin

The definition of 'hag' has been successfully converted to a misogynistic one
by the current patriarchy; but it denoted, for a much longer time, a very powerful
woman/witch/diviner/sorceress/fury/goddess. Hillary is indeed a powerful woman,
and the Republicans fear her as a witch. They're right, her wrath will be visited
upon them and they shall be vanquished and reduced to the wretched condition
of holding majorities in both houses of congress. Smile

"Hag" etymology:

hag (n.)
   early 13c., "ugly old woman," probably a shortening of Old English hægtesse "witch, fury" (on assumption that -tesse was a suffix), from Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon, which is of unknown origin. Similar shortening produced Dutch heks, German Hexe "witch" from cognate Middle Dutch haghetisse, Old High German hagzusa.

   First element is probably cognate with Old English haga "enclosure, portion of woodland marked off for cutting" (see hedge (n.)). Old Norse had tunriða and Old High German zunritha, both literally "hedge-rider," used of witches and ghosts. Second element in the prehistoric compound may be connected with Norwegian tysja "fairy; crippled woman," Gaulish dusius "demon," Lithuanian dvasia "spirit," from PIE *dhewes- "to fly about, smoke, be scattered, vanish."

   One of the magic words for which there is no male form, suggesting its original meaning was close to "diviner, soothsayer," which were always female in northern European paganism, and hægtesse seem at one time to have meant "woman of prophetic and oracular powers" (Ælfric uses it to render the Greek "pythoness," the voice of the Delphic oracle), a figure greatly feared and respected. Later, the word was used of village wise women.

   Haga is also the haw- in hawthorn, which is an important tree in northern European pagan religion. There may be several layers of folk etymology here. Confusion or blending with heathenish is suggested by Middle English hæhtis, hægtis "hag, witch, fury, etc.," and haetnesse "goddess," used of Minerva and Diana.

   If the hægtesse was once a powerful supernatural woman (in Norse it is an alternative word for Norn, any of the three weird sisters, the equivalent of the Fates), it might originally have carried the hawthorn sense. Later, when the pagan magic was reduced to local scatterings, it might have had the sense of "hedge-rider," or "she who straddles the hedge," because the hedge was the boundary between the "civilized" world of the village and the wild world beyond. The hægtesse would have a foot in each reality. Even later, when it meant the local healer and root collector, living in the open and moving from village to village, it may have had the mildly pejorative sense of hedge- in Middle English (hedge-priest, etc.), suggesting an itinerant sleeping under bushes, perhaps. The same word could have contained all three senses before being reduced to its modern one.

Hey, powers that be, this should be moved to "General Discussion and Polls".
"Hey, powers that be, this should be moved to "General Discussion and Polls"."

Sez who, that's only the opine of one old haglet. colon pee


(04-22-2015, 08:19 AM)Erthona Wrote: [ -> ]"Hey, powers that be, this should be moved to "General Discussion and Polls"."

Sez who, that's only the opine of one old haglet. colon pee



I agree. Hey, moldy moddy dale, think you can move it?
Sorry, don't know how. That was never covered in my introduction to moldy moddism cheese class. Plus I have a rule to never modedit my own pieces. BTW who sayz a poem has to be more'n one word?

As far as I am concerned it can stay in missile anus where I put it to begin with it. It seemed to slide in just fine at that point and I see no reason to take it out. I'm sure I heard some humming, so all must be well.

I didn't move it but i did add a poll . . .
OH, wow, wait a bit here, no way I'm gonna imply something
isn't a poem; goes against my internal inertial guidance
systems. Far's I'm concerned, poems don't have to have words,
much less one. I just thought it'd be more fun over in the
argument place, but I was obviously wrong since it seems to
be having all the fun it could ever want right here.

Personally, I accept at face value whatever name some delusionally
dum-fuk artist wants to paste on his creations. He holds up
a peanut butter sandwich and proclaims it an étude and I think:
fine, an étude it is. It's a brown, sticky étude that smells
of peanuts and day-old bread, the kind that comes in handy when
you're hungry.

(Poles are nice.)
Ha! Hoisted!
consider yourself pitarded young buck. i think she may actually get the post .
It'll be the first post she's gotten in a long while.