Ye Gods! How Time's Have Changed

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  1. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    No because it’s brown red.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    :p
     
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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    In defence of all Aussies who use Marone and not Maroon, I believe it is the way it was spelled and pronounced back in the late 18th early 19th centuries when you sent us packing over here. It stuck.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Thanks Jan, use of :p duly noted. :D
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

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    Two Birds with one stone8(:-)
    That's not a bad idea (#1 litotes) Although the OED shows that the pronunciation for all three variations of maroon (colour, abandon and "rocket") as Maroon, Nutall's Standard Dictionary, 1887 Edition shows (#2) Marone/ Maroon as a single entry "brownish crimson, chestnut". Although to abandon and a runaway negro slave as just maroon.
    Ho, hum, should have spent more time in the garden.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Maroon sounds a bit like someone with a moutful of some-thing sticky trying to say Marone.
    Are we really discussing this?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Discussion over as I dress in my marone t shirt for a lovely sunny early autumn day.;):)
     
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    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

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    So, would something sticky be a macaroon, or a macaron?
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Please ...
    Stop! ...

    :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Depends on the language you favour eh? or the flavour you langour for. going now, Sorry Jane.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    I promise to not write another word on the subject after this post, he now retires to his high moral ground. :p :D
     

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