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Discussion: Bowhunting season

in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2020-10-22

Oct 23, 2020 2:40 PM # 
I checked the Mass hunting calendar, since it's always good to know if you'll be dodging arrows or bullets or grenades. I was surprised to see that Oct 29-31 is listed as "paraplegic hunt". Sounds like something you might expect in Nazi Germany.
Oct 23, 2020 2:49 PM # 
This is a linguistic anomaly like "We're having Phil for dinner".
Oct 23, 2020 3:41 PM # 
Structural ambiguity. The most famous example, from Chomsky, is: flying planes can be dangerous.
Oct 24, 2020 12:06 AM # 
I always thought the Ham Shoot activities in NY were really bizarre.
Oct 24, 2020 1:58 AM # 
In New Hampshire it’s children and it’s this weekend (Oct 24-25). Each year, the last weekend before the beginning of muzzleloader deer season is Youth Hunting Weekend.

Youth hunter
Oct 24, 2020 11:54 AM # 
"Youth Hunting Weekend" was the working title for "The Hunger Games."
Oct 24, 2020 1:12 PM # 
What's a Ham Shoot? I was initially thinking it was hunting season for feral swine, but a web search suggests that it's a target shooting contest where the winner gets a ham?
Oct 24, 2020 1:38 PM # 
Yep, but I didn't know that at first. :-) There are also turkey shoots, which are basically the same (target shooting; best shot gets a turkey). Usually held at gun clubs.
Oct 24, 2020 3:07 PM # 
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Oct 24, 2020 10:49 PM # 
Ha. In college, I once said to a friend "time flies!" and he responded: "You can't. They fly too fast." It took me about an hour to parse what he said, which just shows how inflexible our mind can be sometimes.

In a "deer hunt", one hunts deer; in a "whale hunt", one hunts whales. In a "paraplegic hunt", ... "Turkey shoot" is more random, since the turkey is neither doing the shooting or getting shot.
Oct 25, 2020 12:50 AM # 
Took me a few minutes. That’s a good one!

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