World's oldest people

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  1. Ermintrude

    Ermintrude Existential pixelfixer

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    That Parr case is fascinating, I do like the evidence of him having been called to court at a specific date (ie it is not a birth or marriage record).

    The cause of death 'plethora following late-life over-plenty' is somewhat circumstantial. But persuasive. I wonder if this longevity case might be true?

    EDIT "Jenkins" not Parr
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Are you referring to Jenkins rather than Parr?
     
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    Dammit, yes! Co-citation cross-contamination. Thank goodness it wasn't case law!!
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Sorry to have nurtured confusion ... I included the Jenkins bit in my quoted text because it was the expository lead-in to the Parr-specific passages.

    ... And then got confused myself when I wasn't sure whether your 'called to court' referred to Jenkins giving evidence or Parr being summoned by the king.

    ... So I guess we're even ... :evil:
     
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    [thread-drift] Á propos 'court'.....I've often wondered, when we 'court disaster', or are 'called to court' (regal, legal, or even, presumably, ecclesiastical)....

    Are these phonetic instances of ''court'' related to the word court as in 'court shoes' (i.e. short-heeled?) And is that just a homophone for 'curt', as in someone being 'short' (idiomatically, nasty, or less of a person) in their treatment of someone else? Or are they somehow all directly convergent/derivative? [/thread-drift]
     
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