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Braincase
06-15-2005, 02:58 PM
Origins of the Word 'Feisty' (http://www.takeourword.com/TOW124/page2.html)

"There is another Indo-European root for fart, and it is *pezd-. English feisty derives from it in a curious way: a feist was originally a "fart" in Middle English (related to the fist in puck-fist mentioned above). It came to be applied to little, snappy mongrel dogs (why? Perhaps because they were pesky, kind of like farts can be, or perhaps "full of fight" and "full of hot air" were synonymous then), and then to anyone who behaved like a little, snappy dog - full of fight! So next time you call a friend feisty, etymologically you'll be calling him or her "farty"! "

Queen of the SBD's, yo!

Lzen
06-15-2005, 03:01 PM
A fart, eh? Duh nise....aka sofartsy. Yeah, sounds about right.

Mr. Laz
06-15-2005, 03:23 PM
RednGassy? RednFarty?

she is soooooo gonna kick your feisty arse

Braincase
06-15-2005, 04:15 PM
she is soooooo gonna kick your feisty arse

I won't say I don't have it coming.

RedNFeisty
06-15-2005, 04:55 PM
Certainly you were not thinking of me when you put this up! If so, then nlm

Braincase
06-16-2005, 09:18 AM
Certainly you were not thinking of me when you put this up! If so, then nlm

When I think of anything "Feisty" I think of you. I read about the origins of the word, and thought it would be fun to yank your chain. Thanks for reinforcing the modern definition of "feisty" as it certainly fits you... the older definition, I have no idea, but I wouldn't put it past you to put Clint in the ol' Dutch Oven.

Fried Meat Ball!
06-16-2005, 09:38 AM
:fart: