What is a Duck?

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What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm

I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Jeff H » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:57 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
:good: :rolling:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by florin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:08 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
Form is named duck, duck is form and now also known by a name.

Old guys who have seen many, tend to spot a duck better. Latest is called Trump - used to prove that duck farts echo and twitter.
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Lukeinaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:12 pm

I like this duck.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm

florin wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
Knowing nothing is my speciality. Sometimes I know nothing three times before breakfast.
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm
florin wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
Knowing nothing is my speciality. Sometimes I know nothing three times before breakfast.
http://www.khyung.com

Micchāmi Dukkaḍaṃ (मिच्छामि दुक्कडम्)

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:44 pm

If someone thinks a duck is a goose, they'll call every goose a duck :smile:
That's why we need a duck master to help us not make a mistake at the outset :rolling:

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Ricky » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm

Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm

Ricky wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
:shrug: Que?
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by DGA » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:51 pm
Ricky wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
:shrug: Que?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a professional ice hockey franchise in Southern California. Yes, this club was started as a promotional tie-in to a Disney film, The Mighty Ducks, about a plucky ice hockey club.

Meanwhile, Oilers of Edmonton wear bright orange sweaters for safety, I suppose.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Tenma » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 am

A duck is a duck. Or at least to our minds...

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 am

And a rose is a rose is a rose according to Gertrude Stein.
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Grigoris » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 am

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 pm
I used to think that if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..it must be a duck.

But now I see that I was too hasty..
Did I miss some significant detail regarding this discussion?
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm

There is absolutely no significance to this discussion Greg. :smile:
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm

It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Mantrik » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm
It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:

Now you're just ducking the issue of issuing the duck.
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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by florin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm

So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
"Bow down to me for I thirst for an infinite ocean of blood, since the innumerable torrents of floods at kalpa's end that terrify all world systems do not even wet the tip of my tongue"

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Simon E. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm
It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:

Now you're just ducking the issue of issuing the duck.
So you had a gander at the thread?
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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Re: What is a Duck?

Post by Simon E. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:46 pm

florin wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm
So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
So was Donald.
If you use the word 'mind' without defining your terms I will ask you politely for a definition. :smile:
This is not to be awkward. But it's really not self-explanatory.

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