View Full Version : Placebo's use of the word "tenous"
Feb 6 2002, 11:00
Feb 6 2002, 11:48
Tenous was a runner boy in the ancient Spartan army who was intended to pass on the order to advance to their allies the Corinthians in the war against the tyrant Polycrates of Samos. However Tenous (possibly a derivative of the greek 'Pteleonous') became hopelessly lost and was intercepted by the tyants forces ,whereupon believing them to be Corinthians he is said to have shouted at them the order to advance on Samos
-though the order failed to get through to them ,the Corinthians ,seeing a small party of the tyrants men retreating back to Samos (with the boy messenger), decided the tyrants forces must be running from the advancing Spartans and not wanting to miss the glory themselves they charged into the fray on to Samos and victory! Tenous was found and executed by the Spartans ,and was held up as an example of the weakness that could destroy Sparta
(hence the 'tenous link')
you are the Weakest link Goodbye!
Feb 6 2002, 11:57
http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif i don't know what it means, but i voted for the last one
Feb 6 2002, 11:59
And here I am thinking that he was talking about Wimbledon all this time http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">ten·u·ous (tny-s)
Long and thin; slender: tenuous strands.
Having a thin consistency; dilute.
Having little substance; flimsy: a tenuous argument.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>
Hope that helps http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Anyways dumb polls=closure, you know the rules madam http://www.flashpoint1985.com/ikonboard3/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
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