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RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:29 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/stupidfrog/titmouse.jpg

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:29 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/stupidfrog/titmouse.jpg

huh. always thought a titmouse was a mouse.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:31 AM
huh. always thought a titmouse was a mouse.
Nope. It's a bird. A type of Finch, I believe.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:32 AM
Nope. It's a bird. A type of Finch, I believe.

well. you learn something new every day.

AAlgar
03-15-2006, 04:33 AM
That makes me giggle like Giant Nurse vs. Giant Warren Ellis.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:34 AM
well. you learn something new every day.
That's the great thing about the Bendis board.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:34 AM
That makes me giggle like Giant Nurse vs. Giant Warren Ellis.
We're talking nature in here son, not your funny books.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:34 AM
That's the great thing about the Bendis board.

well, that and the nonsense.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:35 AM
well, that and the nonsense.
Nonsense?

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:35 AM
That makes me giggle like Giant Nurse vs. Giant Warren Ellis.


this needs to be a comic book. when you get to seattle, i suggest we work on it immediately.

copypastepuke
03-15-2006, 04:35 AM
thats a cute bird. it looks big. but SMALL...

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:36 AM
thats a cute bird. it looks big. but SMALL...
I think it might be shot with a macro lens.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:37 AM
i'm still curious as to how a bird is called a titmouse..

AAlgar
03-15-2006, 04:38 AM
We're talking nature in here son, not your funny books.

Wow, no one's ever called my books funny before.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:38 AM
i'm still curious as to how a bird is called a titmouse..
I think it has something to do with etymology.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:39 AM
Wow, no one's ever called my books funny before.
My mistake. :)

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:39 AM
Wow, no one's ever called my books funny before.

well, it appears that i'll be the one to be writing giant warren ellis vs giant nurse. that leaves you on the art chores, unfunny man.

AAlgar
03-15-2006, 04:39 AM
this needs to be a comic book. when you get to seattle, i suggest we work on it immediately.

I fear lawsuits. Or the much-worse things that Mr. Ellis could bring about as internet jesus.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:40 AM
well, it appears that i'll be the one to be writing giant warren ellis vs giant nurse. that leaves you on the art chores, unfunny man.
Who gets to wear the pervert suit?

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:40 AM
I think it has something to do with etymology.

this requires research. hopefully someone will look up the etymology of titmouse, and present the information to me in a concise and easy to read manner.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:41 AM
Who gets to wear the pervert suit?

whoever's in giant warren ellis' pants, naturally.

AAlgar
03-15-2006, 04:41 AM
well, it appears that i'll be the one to be writing giant warren ellis vs giant nurse. that leaves you on the art chores, unfunny man.

I was never good at chores.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:44 AM
I was never good at chores.


your fear of warren ellis' wrath (though justified) is disconcerting.

very well. we shall abandon the project. perhaps some other enterprising soul will tell this mighty tale.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:46 AM
your fear of warren ellis' wrath (though justified) is disconcerting.

very well. we shall abandon the project. perhaps some other enterprising soul will tell this mighty tale.
Fortune favors the bold, my friends, not whining little bitches.

You need to dig into Giant Warren Ellis' pants and bring back the steaming-hot fiction meat you find there.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:47 AM
got tired of waiting for concise research and randomly went with the first site google gave me.

eytmology of the word "titmouse"

small, active bird," c.1325, titmose, from tit (2) (expressing something small) + O.E. mase "titmouse," from P.Gmc. *maison (cf. Du. mees, Ger. meise), from adj. *maisa- "little, tiny." Spelling infl. 16c. by unrelated mouse.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:48 AM
Fortune favors the bold, my friends, not whining little bitches.

yes, but the wrath of warren ellis spares none.

AAlgar
03-15-2006, 04:48 AM
"Tit" means "something small"?

Heterosexual males wept.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 04:49 AM
got tired of waiting for concise research and randomly went with the first site google gave me.

eytmology of the word "titmouse"

small, active bird," c.1325, titmose, from tit (2) (expressing something small) + O.E. mase "titmouse," from P.Gmc. *maison (cf. Du. mees, Ger. meise), from adj. *maisa- "little, tiny." Spelling infl. 16c. by unrelated mouse.
Got yourself some book learnin there boy.

chris page
03-15-2006, 04:49 AM
Got yourself some book learnin there boy.

yeah. i have no idea what it means either.

McAfee
03-15-2006, 05:41 AM
"Tit" means "something small"?

Heterosexual males wept.

So, "big tits" is an oxymoron? Is this what I'm to take from this thread?

*And the bird in that pic is the Tufted Titmouse...:blah:

chris page
03-15-2006, 05:43 AM
So, "big tits" is an oxymoron? Is this what I'm to take from this thread?

that, or rocketfrog gave you the bird.

whichever you prefer.

(or, the idea of giant warren ellis battling a giant nurse.. that's also something you could take from this thread)

McAfee
03-15-2006, 05:46 AM
that, or rocketfrog gave you the bird.

whichever you prefer.

(or, the idea of giant warren ellis battling a giant nurse.. that's also something you could take from this thread)

Either of those is easier on my fragile little (tit?) psyche.

St.-
03-15-2006, 05:50 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/stupidfrog/titmouse.jpg

I don't get. What are it's powers and origin? Or is this some kind of Indy bird who has to tell me how grueling the flight was and how he always has to fly in the back of V cause no one loves him.

JABSEN
03-15-2006, 05:59 AM
The Titmouse is neither a tit or a mouse.

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 06:04 AM
The Titmouse is neither a tit or a mouse.
Doesn't appear to be.

Taki Soma
03-15-2006, 06:05 AM
birds are beautiful





















































but too frackin loud.

JABSEN
03-15-2006, 06:05 AM
Doesn't appear to be.Wait, are you saying it might be a tit in disguise?:mistrust:

chris page
03-15-2006, 06:05 AM
Doesn't appear to be.

well, according to the etymology, it is a tit, because it's little. (or something.. i'm still not entirely clear on how "tit" means little)

tjtolosa
03-15-2006, 06:07 AM
Here's a better titmouse...
http://anekdota.dyndns.org/jotd24/att-0282/01-TitMouse.jpg

Taki Soma
03-15-2006, 06:10 AM
well, according to the etymology, it is a tit, because it's little. (or something.. i'm still not entirely clear on how "tit" means little)
do you have a book on etymology? I love learning about the origins of words.

TIP
03-15-2006, 06:51 AM
:shock:

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 06:52 AM
:shock:
Pfft...city folk.

TIP
03-15-2006, 06:53 AM
Pfft...city folk.

Citmouse?

T

RøcketFrøg
03-15-2006, 09:50 AM
Citmouse?

T
But you don't dare abbreviate the country mouse, do you?

TIP
03-15-2006, 09:55 AM
But you don't dare abbreviate the country mouse, do you?

Countmouse?
http://cache.tias.com/stores/tadf/thumbs/40014counta.jpg

T

Foolish Mortal
03-15-2006, 10:16 AM
do you have a book on etymology? I love learning about the origins of words.

There is an online Etymology Dictionary that I've used from time to time...

LINK: Etymological Dictionary (http://www.etymonline.com/)

Here's what I found...

tit (2)
1548, "any small animal or object" (as in compound forms such as titmouse, tomtit, etc.); also used of small horses. Similar words in related senses are found in Scand. (cf. Icel. tittr, Norw. tita "a little bird"), but the connection and origin are obscure; perhaps, as OED suggests, the word is merely suggestive of something small.