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2001-11-15 09:42:50 AM
Yawn.
 
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2001-11-15 10:09:45 AM
What's a duffer?
 
2001-11-15 10:14:32 AM
 
2001-11-15 10:15:30 AM
It seems to me that they are duffers BECAUSE they are playing golf... Whoever wrote that article needs a kick in the pants.

Main Entry: duf·fer
Pronunciation: 'd&-f&r
Function: noun
Etymology: perhaps from duff, n., something worthless
Date: 1756
1 a : a peddler especially of cheap flashy articles b : something counterfeit or worthless
2 : an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person; especially : a mediocre golfer
3 Australian : a cattle rustler
 
2001-11-15 10:19:11 AM
Golf library? The terrorists have already won.
 
2001-11-15 10:19:22 AM
Well, there are valid theories that the Dutch invented Golf. In 'Friesland' one of the most northern provinces they played 'KOLF' quite a few centuries ago.
 
2001-11-15 10:42:57 AM
on the other hand, chores keep me from golfing! GRRRR
 
2001-11-15 11:08:40 AM
"Ever watch golf on T.V.? It's like watching flies fark."
-George Carlin
 
2001-11-15 11:21:51 AM
In similar news, FARK.com keeps me from work!

3Horn
 
2001-11-15 12:51:44 PM
Golf kept duffers from chores 500 years ago ..........and continues that to this day.

Fb-, That's what I was thinking. What the hell does 'duffer' mean? And if they're called duffers, then why ins't golfing called duffing?
 
2001-11-15 12:53:03 PM
BTW, I'm discovering that I'm dyslexic, or just hung-over.
 
2001-11-15 03:46:40 PM
That definition is eerily reminiscient of all the salesmen I know Dahaka... and they all love golf too.

(except for the cattle rustling part)
 
2001-11-15 10:23:32 PM
Hey, you have a good point there B.f.d.
 
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