What does it mean to have Ruth?

walker

New Member
Location
Bromley, Kent
Answer me this, if you have no sense your are senseless, if a car has now power it is powerless and if you are happy you are filled with happyness.

So if your ruthless what is it to have ruth?
 
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walker

walker

New Member
Location
Bromley, Kent
Answer me this, if you have no sense your are senseless, if a car has now power it is powerless and if you are happy you are filled with happyness.

So if your ruthless what is it to have ruth?
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
One of the great imponderables ...........

Like, Where does your lap go when you stand up?

and, Why is abbreviation such a long word?
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
One of the great imponderables ...........

Like, Where does your lap go when you stand up?

and, Why is abbreviation such a long word?
 

Tim Bennet.

Entirely Average Member
Location
S of Kendal
Kirstie's right. The original mediaeval word 'ruth' has fallen from common use, but is still in even fairly small Oxford dictionaries.

Ruth, itself is based on 'rue' which is still used, but not normally in this sense to mean 'compassion or pity', but is when it appears in 'ruefull'.

Ruthless is therefore without compassion or pity.
 

Tim Bennet.

Entirely Average Member
Location
S of Kendal
Kirstie's right. The original mediaeval word 'ruth' has fallen from common use, but is still in even fairly small Oxford dictionaries.

Ruth, itself is based on 'rue' which is still used, but not normally in this sense to mean 'compassion or pity', but is when it appears in 'ruefull'.

Ruthless is therefore without compassion or pity.
 
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walker

walker

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Location
Bromley, Kent
thanks to the google experts ;)
 
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