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#169404 - 10/29/19 01:01 AM Who was the Greek goddess of rust?
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I was looking something up in the Iliad (yes, a translation—I'm not smart enough to learn Greek) and it reminded of this thing I think whenever I read Homer:

Q: Who was the Greek goddess of rust?
A: Duh! It was obviously Oxide Hera.

Yeah, insanely bad pun. [The white-armed goddess is often given the epithet "ox-eyed Hera", meaning having large, soft eyes. Merriam Webster tells me that it is a direct translation of the Greek "boōpis", which seems like it would be fun to say…if I spoke Greek.]

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#169405 - 10/29/19 04:17 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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I love a good pun. Puns are supposed to be the lowest form of humor, but even the lowest form of humor is often better than the highest form of seriousness!

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#169424 - 11/07/19 10:06 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: jmill]
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No. Puns are funs. Sarcasm is the lowest form!
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