Semantics
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Semantics!
by: John E. Donovan

Call a woman a kitten,
But never a cat,
You can call her a mouse
But never a rat:
Call a woman a chicken,
But never a hen,
Or your surely will not
Be her caller again.

You can call her a duck,
Cannot call her a goose
You can call her a goose
You can call her a deer,
But never a moose,
You can call her a lamb,
But never a sheep,
Economic she lives,But you
cant call her a cheap.

You can say shes a vision
Cant say shes a sight
And no woman's skinny,
Shes slender and slight,
If she would burn you up
Says she sets you a fire,
and you'll always be welcome
You tricky old liar

*Analyze the choice of words used by John E. Donovan.

1.What does kitten connote?,How about a cat?
2.Why is rat an improper word?
3. Why is chicken better than hen?
4.Why is duck okay, but not goose?
5.Why is deer better than a moose?
6. Why is lamb preferred to sheep?
7.What does vision suggest?and sight?
8.Try creating your own version of semantics.
Posted 7/7/08
Its more of prevarications than semantics

the guy is using (mostly untruthful, as evidenced by You thicky old liar) euphemisms to describe the women

and since one of the meanings of prevarication are untrue euphemisms, almost all the lines are prevaricating

but the poem as a whole forms a discussion on semantics

brilliant~

but I get enough poems to analyse at school, so I will save the analysis for more bored people
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Posted 7/7/08
how funky is your chicken
how loose is your goose
now come on everybody shake you kaboose

is that close lol
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I think he is saying you shouldn't criticize women. Using the good term to make the other side feel good about herself(or himself if you like).

Answers:
1. Kitten translates to "young", a cat translates to "middle or old age".
2. "Rat" denotes impurity or something like that.
3. "Chicken" is a general term of this species. It is most likely to be chosen rather than "hen".
4. Can't really answer that one, I know little about goose. Maybe its because its more formal than goose.
5. A deer in nature is more gentle than a moose, most likely it will be chosen to praise someone.
6. A lamb is more likable than its older version.
7. ??Means she is not to be played at or to be used.
8. NO.

Don't blame me if my answers are unacceptable.
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5 mi nit i think
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You can call he a duck,
Cannot call her a goose
You can call her a goose

You can call her a deer,



....What?

Oh and why do I have the feeling that by answering those questions, we are doing OP's homework...
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AHTL wrote:


You can call he a duck,
Cannot call her a goose
You can call her a goose

You can call her a deer,



....What?

Oh and why do I have the feeling that by answering those questions, we are doing OP's homework...


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Because we're doing the OP's Homework.

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Dusterbayala wrote:


AHTL wrote:


You can call he a duck,
Cannot call her a goose
You can call her a goose

You can call her a deer,



....What?

Oh and why do I have the feeling that by answering those questions, we are doing OP's homework...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`
Because we're doing the OP's Homework.



Then I will spare a moment to laugh at TriPad.


*laughs*
Posted 7/8/08

AHTL wrote:


You can call he a duck,
Cannot call her a goose
You can call her a goose

You can call her a deer,


....What?

Oh and why do I have the feeling that by answering those questions, we are doing OP's homework...


then the OP wins for using teh internetz to do his homework for him
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mangoku wrote:

then the OP wins for using teh internetz to do his homework for him


its just perfectly alright ,..^^


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Then I will spare a moment to laugh at TriPad.


*laughs*


well maybe if you tripad didnt post her answer you will not know anything,..well yes!i agree that it was my homework but a homework that was done b4 i posted it here,.it is just like an ordinary forum that i want to share with understanding people like tripad not you ...a critisizer !


TriPad wrote:

I think he is saying you shouldn't criticize women. Using the good term to make the other side feel good about herself(or himself if you like).

Answers:
1. Kitten translates to "young", a cat translates to "middle or old age".
2. "Rat" denotes impurity or something like that.
3. "Chicken" is a general term of this species. It is most likely to be chosen rather than "hen".
4. Can't really answer that one, I know little about goose. Maybe its because its more formal than goose.
5. A deer in nature is more gentle than a moose, most likely it will be chosen to praise someone.
6. A lamb is more likable than its older version.
7. ??Means she is not to be played at or to be used.
8. NO.

Don't blame me if my answers are unacceptable.


Look what others are telling to you!
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this isnt a place for homework help..
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Posted 7/9/08
You've tripled posted >: (

Learn to edit.


Oh and, deal with criticism - you'll be meeting it plenty.
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AHTL wrote:

You've tripled posted >: (

Learn to edit.


Oh and, deal with criticism - you'll be meeting it plenty.


yah,.just what i saw here!


r0ckm4hw0rld wrote:

this isnt a place for homework help..



Why who told you that i needed help for my homework???

didnt you read the post????
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STUDY THIS U FUKKEN MINIMODS!!!!
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Wow!
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