What is a Duck?

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What is a Duck?

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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..
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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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Dzogchenpas should know.
They know everything including nothing
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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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I like this duck.

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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.
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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.
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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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Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
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Ricky wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:16 pm Let's go Anaheim Ducks. The're playing the Edmonton Oilers tonight.
:shrug: Que?
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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?
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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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A duck is a duck. Or at least to our minds...
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And a rose is a rose is a rose according to Gertrude Stein.
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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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There is absolutely no significance to this discussion Greg. :smile:
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It was supposed to be light-hearted. If you think it would be better in 'games and humour' please feel free. :smile:
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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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So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
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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?
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florin wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm So disappointed with this duck business... :roll:
So was Donald.
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