Let's argue this out once and for all...

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Bloke, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    It places its handses on the squares and compassessess! Haha

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  2. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Myyyy pwreshouss :)
     
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  3. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    And following that logic ( which i like) and going back to the pant thought, does that leave us all wearing panties or panti ? :)
     
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    hanzosbm Premium Member

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    I knew I should've closed the blinds...
     
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  5. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    I prefer thongi! ;)
     
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  6. Joseph Thornton

    Joseph Thornton Registered User

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    The fat little hobbitses places their handses on the squares and compasses my precious.
     
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  7. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Our ritual has both "points" and that "C' word plural.
     
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  8. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    LOL! Only if you're a cross-dresser!
     
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  9. coachn

    coachn Coach John S. Nagy Premium Member

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    TMI!!!!!!!
     
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  10. Pete Ramboldt

    Pete Ramboldt Registered User

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    Do you wear a pant? Or a pair of pants? (2 legs) same/same.
    oops! scrolled too fast - sorry Coach
     
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  11. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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    Pythagoras (known to Masons as Peter Gorem) tells us that numbers are alive.

    Similarly geometric forms are alive.

    Thus, the geometric form of the compasses knows what naming is coherent with its nature.

    This is easily tested by those that apply themselves to the work of the FC.
     
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    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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  13. JamestheJust

    JamestheJust Registered User

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  14. ej6267

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    Is it scissors or scissor? Same deal.
     
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  15. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    The etymology of words like scissors and tweezers explains this.

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  16. Bloke

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    It's funny. Tonight we did a degree and the WM indicates the square and compasses and describes the same as such. I might go into a shop and buy a square and compass lapal pin, but in the degree, i realised tonight I always say "compasses"
     
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  17. appzdude

    appzdude Registered User

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    Awesome, thank you all for the good read. Being a Texas Mason I was taught Compasses. It burnses us!

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  18. MarkR

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    And with "mouth to ear," there will always be a question. Here, I can look in the cipher and see that everywhere that it appears, compass is not pluralized.
     
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  19. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    NM; compasses, CA; compass. Good thing I don't bounce back and forth much.
    Just realized I don't know what Emulation states... need to look that up.
     
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  20. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Coach please do a book with a talking compass! Actually can you write a novel with various Masonic items that talk. Carl the Compass is angry with Arnold the Apron something like that.
     
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