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  • Well, that's curious.

    July 31, 2008

  • Good point, b. I checked again, and the "ware" part of the word does apparently derive from the "articles of merchandise or manufacture" definition, but no mention of anything but fur. Odd.

    July 31, 2008

  • If your thinking is on track, rt, I'd guess it didn't just stop at fur. ie. pelts, tusks, glands, hooves, any old bits that had commercial value.

    July 31, 2008

  • Ah, Bach!

    July 31, 2008

  • Possibly. But who do we write to, now that the word's obsolete? ;-)

    I suspect it was spelled this way to refer to animal fur as a commodity.

    July 31, 2008

  • Not to be a troublemaker...but I would think that wildware would refer tableware, like Fiesta Ware or Tupperware, maybe with a wild animal theme.

    It seems to me that "wildwear" would be a more appropriate name for the wearing of, um, former coverings of wild animals. Like swimwear, cruisewear or ready-to-wear... No?

    July 31, 2008

  • Sorry, chained. I was merely trying to expound upon the definition of wildware. From now on, bears are excluded. :-)

    Actually, if I had my way, all of the critters would be excluded.

    July 31, 2008

  • I don't think we have any furries in here *looks around* What we do have is one occasionally irate, but otherwise good-natured, she-bear (mama-bear? ursine specimen?) and one cheery marsupial.

    July 31, 2008

  • No.

    July 31, 2008

  • Oh dear. Is this by any chance connotating furry fandom?

    July 31, 2008

  • Thank you, Mia. That's exactly what they needed to be told.

    Oh, and AAAGH!!!

    July 31, 2008

  • She is only chained in a figurative sense; wait until she mauls the both of you for throwing around innuendos about her so carelessly.

    July 31, 2008

  • See what I mean, bilby? Now we're freaking out The Bear.

    July 30, 2008

  • Mwhahaha. Hee hee.

    July 30, 2008

  • AAAGH!!! AAAAAAAAGH!!!

    July 30, 2008

  • Hmm. I took it to refer to the fur after it's been...well, separated...from its owner. Anyway, I wouldn't attempt taking wildware from a bear, chained or otherwise--especially not after it's been hibernating. ;-)

    July 30, 2008

  • Hmmmm. Is a chained bear still a wild animal? It may be mightily pissed off but is probably no longer truly wild.

    July 30, 2008

  • (Obsolete) The fur of wild animals.

    July 30, 2008