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What does it mean to have Ruth?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by walker, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. 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?
     
  2. OP
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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?
     
  3. Apparently it's:

    1. Compassion or pity for another.
    2. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.

    From www.thefreedictionary.com

    Going by this definition it would seem that if you're ruthless you also have psychopathic tendencies!
     
  4. Apparently it's:

    1. Compassion or pity for another.
    2. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.

    From www.thefreedictionary.com

    Going by this definition it would seem that if you're ruthless you also have psychopathic tendencies!
     
  5. rich p

    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?
     
  6. rich p

    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?
     
  7. Tim Bennet.

    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.
     
  8. Tim Bennet.

    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.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    thanks to the google experts ;)
     
  10. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    thanks to the google experts :blush:
     
  11. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I've got Ruth - I'm married to her. And, it's much better than being Ruthless.
     
  12. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I've got Ruth - I'm married to her. And, it's much better than being Ruthless.
     
  13. frog

    frog Guest

    Maths never was your strong subject then ;)
     
  14. frog

    frog Guest

    Maths never was your strong subject then :blush:
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Just like you never hear of gruntled workers. Although Trusty has clearly met a few grunting workers.