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  • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

    In short, if "wet" is a play on words, then yes, it will be wet every single day until it's found.
    No water involved.
    If wet means spiritless and spiritless means lacklustre and lacklustre means lustreless which means matt, dull, unburnished - then absolutely yes. All day.

    Obviously I've completely twisted the meaning. And that's so much fun. I think Forrest thinks like that.

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    • Originally posted by Zapster View Post
      If Forrest meant "whet" he would have spelled it that way. Consider the "no red herrings" and "no subterfuge" comments. "Simplify" also comes to mind. Assuming "wet" means anything other than moist, not dry, exposed to water, is not a straightforward interpretation of his remarks.
      I may have to walk this one back a bit. It is not unprecedented for Forrest to mix whet & wet. SB 122:

      "Necessity wets the wits of the inexperienced and that meant I had to move quickly."

      Sharpening ones wits is distinct from wetting ones whistle.

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      • If you are brave and in the wood . . .

        I think we can all agree that Forrest has shown bravery and courage.
        And being that I think we need to understand exactly what he means by the words he uses in the poem, I analyze each and every one of them.
        I also believe that the poem explains itself. Said another way, most words in the poem can be found to have the same or similar meaning as other words in the poem.
        And then, there are hints in TTOTC that align with those meanings.

        To say that someone is brave, might be to say that they have grit.
        When I look at the word 'grit', I smile when I see that one of the synonyms is 'oak'.
        Hmmm, now I have brave and I have wood.
        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/grit/synonyms/2

        I then find that oak gives me 'stout-hearted'. Bingo.
        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/oak/synonyms

        Stout-hearted gives me something that puts me in the zone.
        I'm not going to give you that one. Anyone who is interested enough will follow the links and figure it out.
        There are some, who will never bother to click on the links as long as you are showing all of your work.
        And I never show all of my work. Just because 'this = that' , doesn't mean 'that' is what you should focus on.

        Once I find myself in the zone, I realize that I am now in the area and back inside the box.
        https://www.classicthesaurus.com/ins...e_box/synonyms

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        • Hidden somewhere in the mountains north of Santa Fe . . .
          https://www.classicthesaurus.com/in_the_canyon/synonyms

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          • As I have gone alone in there . . .

            He went alone.
            He left alone.

            Just take the chest and leave my bones.
            Leave him in peace.

            Just take the chest and go in peace.
            Leave in peace.
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/left_alone/synonyms
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            "How do you help someone who says they don't need help, when you know they do ?"
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/in_denial
            Someone is refusing to accept it ?

            " . . . I am posting it here with permission from the writer."
            permission granted
            you are clear
            have confirmation
            it has been confirmed
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/hav...ation/synonyms

            "I warned that the path would not be direct for those who had no certainty of the location beforehand, but sure for the one who did."

            certainty = confirmation
            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/confirmation
            =====================================

            Lead searchers, lead hunters, and those who know exactly where it is . . . you now have a new kid on the block . . . The Sleeper.

            And btw, a box is a method of transportation.
            And, if you are "in the box", then you are boxed-in.
            Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 07-14-2019, 10:01 AM.

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            • I can absolutely own the fact that I need help. I think we all could use some. I feel like I have no idea what's going on around here anymore.

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              • Originally posted by Captainahabseeks1

                OK..I'll bite....so what made you conjure up this sleeper? What are its characteristics and did it transform itself from being a Lead Searcher/Hunter??
                and most of all ....why is it asleep??
                https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/sleeper sleeper

                A sleeper is something that succeeds when no one thought it would. That low-tech movie about shark attacks that you shot on vacation and edited in your basement? It could be a sleeper if you market it in the right way.


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                • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
                  Lead searchers, lead hunters, and those who know exactly where it is . . . you now have a new kid on the block . . . The Sleeper.

                  And btw, a box is a method of transportation.
                  And, if you are "in the box", then you are boxed-in.
                  Sleepers are quite often held down by railroad tracks.

                  Which makes me realise, if you're stuck inside a box, you can still be going somewhere.

                  So long as you are still on the main trunk, and not sidelined.

                  Tooooowwooooot!

                  ​(​​​​​I have no idea what I'm saying.)

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                  • Originally posted by mikew1927 View Post

                    Sleepers are quite often held down by railroad tracks.

                    Which makes me realise, if you're stuck inside a box, you can still be going somewhere.

                    So long as you are still on the main trunk, and not sidelined.

                    Tooooowwooooot!

                    ​(​​​​​I have no idea what I'm saying.)
                    I'm sorry friend, I'm kinda new around here. What are sleepers and how are sleepers held down by railroad tracks exactly?

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                    • Originally posted by lowkey View Post

                      I'm sorry friend, I'm kinda new around here. What are sleepers and how are sleepers held down by railroad tracks exactly?
                      The British refer to crossties as sleepers.

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                      • Originally posted by lowkey View Post
                        I'm sorry friend, I'm kinda new around here. What are sleepers and how are sleepers held down by railroad tracks exactly?
                        New Zealanders refer to crossties as sleepers.

                        (Thanks RT!)

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                        • "Besides walking, did you use any other methods of transportation to get back and forth between the car and the hide ?"

                          other methods of transportation
                          different means of transport
                          different transport modes
                          kinds of transport
                          various means/forms of transport
                          multi mode
                          intermodal
                          multimedia
                          https://www.classicthesaurus.com/intermodal

                          So, why didn't F answer the question ?
                          Answer . . . the wording of the question.

                          https://www.classicthesaurus.com/multimedia/synonyms
                          Last edited by ROLL TIDE; 07-16-2019, 10:44 AM.

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                          • “”To say that someone is brave, might be to say that they have grit. When I look at the word 'grit', I smile when I see that one of the synonyms is 'oak'. Hmmm, now I have brave and I have wood.
                            https://www.classicthesaurus.com/grit/synonyms/2
                            I then find that oak gives me 'stout-hearted'. Bingo
                            .”

                            Interesting...I just recently learned that there is an association between Thor and oak trees. Oaks explode when struck by lightning....so there you have it...this year’s “explosion”...lol
                            http://www.northernpaganism.org/shri...o-is-thor.html




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                            • This train of thought makes me wonder about wood being struck by lightning. In the “Natural,” Roy Hobbs’ bat was carved from a tree that had been struck by lightning. It had a lightning bolt carved into it and he named it Wonderboy.

                              There is a book and a movie which differ in their endings. I prefer the movie version with Robert Redford nailing the final home run. I have to imagine with the Robert Redford link that Forrest feels the same way.

                              Final Home Run:
                              https://youtu.be/i94ldGNNSQ0

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                              • First thing I noticed was the spelling on the jersey. “Knights” looks like it is spelled as “Xnights.” Gee whiz, seems everything has a Chase connection...lol

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