Sisphean Task

Dec 2015
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What does that mean in common redneck?


Do you mean sisyphean?? In Greek mythology Sisyphus was King of Corinth and was condemend to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again.
So I assume it means (in common redneck) hard work that never ends??
 
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Sep 2015
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Do you mean sisyphean?? In Greek mythology Sisyphus was King of Corinth and was condemend to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again.
So I assume it means (in common redneck) hard work that never ends??
Somebody used that phrase on USMB and the topic was Trump. I asked the OP what that means and said I think it is the polar opposite or antithesis of a Herculean Task but the OP did not answer me. I guess I have to look it up in the dictionary which is a Herculean Task.

I knew I saw the word Corinth before and then it flashed back to me. Corinth is on the sea and had a major import and export harbor. I once had a certified silver coin from ancient Corinth that had an anchor, owl and boat on it. I gave it to my shipmate who is administrator of the USS Somers DDG-34 website for printing my sea stories and famous picture as a token of gratitude.
 
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Do you mean sisyphean?? In Greek mythology Sisyphus was King of Corinth and was condemend to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again.
So I assume it means (in common redneck) hard work that never ends??
I think part of the message is its pointlessness.
 
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Somebody used that phrase on USMB and the topic was Trump. I asked the OP what that means and said I think it is the polar opposite or antithesis of a Herculean Task but the OP did not answer me. I guess I have to look it up in the dictionary which is a Herculean Task.

I knew I saw the word Corinth before and then it flashed back to me. Corinth is on the sea and had a major import and export harbor. I once had a certified silver coin from ancient Corinth that had an anchor, owl and boat on it. I gave it to my shipmate who is administrator of the USS Somers DDG-34 website for printing my sea stories and famous picture as a token of gratitude.

A Herculean task would be something extremely difficult or impossible to do, Sister. Hercules had enormous strength but most of us do not. Example: It would be a Herculean task for me to climb Mt. Everest or lift 200 pounds or avoid eating chocolate. LOL
 
Dec 2015
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When I use the word moot my educated friends get aggressive and I am not sure what that word means but it has to be a bad word.

Sister, has anyone ever told you how sweet you are?? :wub:

Moot (one of my favorite words): something that's debatable and possibly irrelevent. Questionable? Unresolved.
 

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