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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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#169439 - 12/09/19 03:35 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: AuntJobiska]
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Puns truly are the puniest form of humor. That was settled over two thousand years ago, in the third punic war. That was when Hannibal The Heckler tried to make 300 elephants take a dump all over Roman rhetoric.
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#169440 - 12/09/19 08:24 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: Deianus]
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Okay, you win the pun award for the day!

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#169492 - 12/21/19 10:02 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: jmill]
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Careful, it's poison.

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#169508 - 12/26/19 04:43 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: ThatMcKenzie]
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Fifteen will get you twenty? I'm lost!

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#169594 - 01/07/20 08:59 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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Are you sure the Greek God of Rust is not Oxide Ferris? Who has thousands of fans wishing he get well and calling him a righteous dude?
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#169595 - 01/07/20 08:59 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: jmill]
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Well, we'll be a rocking and a rolling on a Livingston Saturday Night!!!

Brownie points if you know who sang that song.


Edited by steele,rick (01/07/20 09:00 PM)
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#169599 - 01/08/20 01:13 PM Re: Who was the Greek goddess of rust? [Re: steele,rick]
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