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Faerieryn
post Apr 4 2005, 10:36 AM
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OK In honour of the new animation (and If you haven't watched Giraffe Humour yet-Why Not?) I thought I would start a thread asking the people of Matazone a question:


WHAT DOES DUCKFLAPS ACTUALLY MEAN???

I am as yet impartial to the meaning but I feel that an eventual accepted meaning should be created. What do you guys think?


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post Apr 4 2005, 02:08 PM
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It's just an expression of shock and disbelief, like "Whoa!" or "What in the name of flying pantaloons...?!"


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post Apr 4 2005, 02:16 PM
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I like it because it sounds like it's going to be some sort of explicit spoonerism, but it doesn't work. The vowel sounds make it sound like it should be offensive, but the more you think about it the less it makes sense.

So, what are duckflaps? I'll leave that up to you to work out...


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post Apr 4 2005, 03:46 PM
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They're what let your domesticated ducks come and go as they please without you having to go and open the door all the time. Duh.


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post Apr 4 2005, 06:35 PM
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The truth? You couldn't handle the truth (on a family board)! blink.gif


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post Apr 4 2005, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (Sky @ Apr 4 2005, 03:46 PM)
They're what let your domesticated ducks come and go as they please without you having to go and open the door all the time. Duh.
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Ah as in a standard cat flap!!! Ingenious! Any other ideas?


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post Apr 4 2005, 08:21 PM
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What he said. It just sounds like something terribly rude to me. wink.gif


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post Apr 4 2005, 10:49 PM
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post Apr 5 2005, 11:42 AM
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In full Blackadder Tradition:

"Duckflaps! Wahey! Geddit?"

"No...."

"Sounds a bit rude doesn't it! Sounds a bit like 'bum'!"


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post Apr 5 2005, 12:11 PM
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It sounds really rude to me too!


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post Apr 5 2005, 06:56 PM
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it only sounds rude to me because Mata suggested it as a substitute for a certain 4 letter word in some random post somewhere!


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post Apr 5 2005, 11:03 PM
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Had to dive in at this point ...

DUCKFLAPS is, as I see it, nothing more than the onomatpoeic phenomena that Mata suggests. It sounds like a spoonerism. This means that it _sounds_ like an unfortunate mix up of consanants that _sound_ as if it could be rude, but is not. In practical terms this gies us the dificulty of wondering where to place this in conversation: "Oh belt up, you duckflap" doesnt make a vast deal of sense, but still sounds the part.

Ths being said, I always assumed it referred to those ear-flaps that can be found on the cliché duck-hunting hat thingy they wear. I still assumed the 'word' is used only because it _sounds_ wrong ... and therefore right ... when used out of context.

If somebody _can_ come up with a rational explanation for the term, it still won't compare with the simple _sounds_ of the expression used in English, and therefore the connotations that could arise. A bit like 'badger-alternator'. Don't mean nothing, but sounds like it should.

...

... no?

...

...I'll get , my coat ...


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post Apr 7 2005, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (Pab @ Apr 5 2005, 11:03 PM)
Ths being said, I always assumed it referred to those ear-flaps that can be found on the cliché duck-hunting hat thingy they wear.
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Deer Stalker!!!

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oh how I wish for a genuine alpaca wool deer stalker!

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post Apr 7 2005, 12:31 PM
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Up until a week ago, I would have suggested that it was a pejorative term for lady ducks front bottoms, but I caught a bit of some bizarre radio program on the way home about the mating habits of birds, and I learnt that birds don't have pee-pees and hoo-hoos. They have something completely different, which they rub together, and hey presto! Eggs!

And I'm pretty certain it didn't involve flaps in any way, shape or form.


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post Apr 7 2005, 12:48 PM
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birds don't have pee-pees and hoo-hoos.


*sniggers*

So what do ducks have? What is this something different?


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post Apr 7 2005, 12:59 PM
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Most have a cloaca.

I've come to the conclusion that birds are proof against intelligent design. Even more so than testicles.

More info here.... Bonkers it is.


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post Apr 7 2005, 01:01 PM
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Hehehe - I was interested enough to do a search on it.

Duck sex and various other combinations are certainly words I never thought I'd be popping into a search engine. blink.gif WARNING - there really is some smut out there.

It turns out that the Argentine Lake Duck, does indeed have a pee - pee. Interestingly enough, it is the same length as it's body.

*noddles like crazy and goes for a cigarette*


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post Apr 7 2005, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ Apr 7 2005, 01:01 PM)
Hehehe - I was interested enough to do a search on it. 

Duck sex and various other combinations are certainly words I never thought I'd be popping into a search engine.  blink.gif  WARNING - there really is some smut out there.

It turns out that the Argentine Lake Duck, does indeed have a pee - pee.  Interestingly enough, it is the same length as it's body.

*noddles like crazy and goes for a cigarette*
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The first case of homosexual necrophilia in ducks was recently observed too.

See?

The moral of this story is that ducks are filth, and shouldn't be trusted. That's why you never see any duck policemen, or duck nannies, see?


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post Apr 7 2005, 02:13 PM
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The moral of this story is that ducks are filth,


'Tis true.

But 75 minutes and still going strong? You have to admire the stamina. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 7 2005, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Jonman @ Apr 7 2005, 02:57 PM)
... The moral of this story is that ducks are filth ...



Of course they are. They rhyme with "thwak".


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post Apr 7 2005, 04:32 PM
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How exactly do you rhyme 'duck' with 'thwak' (except in the duck language, where everything sounds like 'quack')? Do you have _really_ odd pronounciations for words in Andorra?


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post Apr 7 2005, 05:08 PM
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how'd you make a cat flap?

push him off the table!

ahem

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post Apr 7 2005, 06:21 PM
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I didn't get the spoonerism straight away....maybe because dlaps is quite hard to say...


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post Apr 8 2005, 03:07 PM
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OK guys you have succeeded in making me cry with laughter!!!
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Now onto the real post! I kinda got the spoonerism but the real question is to do with whether we can use this to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!! I was thinking about using the word duckflaps in a conversation in the staffroom and seeing how long it takes to get into regular use. Then all we need to do is point out that Mata was the first person to use this term, sue for copyright and BINGO!!! Duckflaps causes the downfall of the nation!!!

Or am I just finding yet ANOTHER reason not to do my marking??


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post May 6 2005, 10:05 AM
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I've already broadcast Duckflaps at least twice to my knowledge while helping out on my radio show...do I get a cookie? Badge? Fairie? ANYTHING?!?!?!


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