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Forum topic by Betsy posted 10-24-2016 05:56 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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10-24-2016 05:56 PM

On my lunch hour but this popped into my mind and not wanting to forget to ask – thought I had better jump on the site with my question.

I was in Red River, New Mexico this past 5 days (beautiful place by the way). Driving along one of the streets we passed a sign that read “no tree gutting allowed.” My initial thought was that the “g” in gutting was probably a “c” with an additional mark by a bored teenager to make it look like a “g”. My traveling partners are certain the word is really “gutting” and not “cutting.” I didn’t take a photo because I knew it was graffiti – now I wish I did take a photo!

I cannot find anything about tree gutting in my searches, but you all know how woefully inadequate my searching skills are. So does anyone recognize this term? I’ve told my friends I think they are crazy but maybe it’s me.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks in advance – now I should get back to eating my lunch and getting back to work.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 07:44 PM

I think someone put a tail on the c!!

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 08:26 PM

+1 on what Jim said.

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 11:50 PM

It’s the dialect

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Betsy

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 01:44 AM

Good – glad to know others think along my path!

I couldn’t convince my friends it was a joke.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 01:53 AM

Sounds like something to do with burl cutting. It’s a problem in many areas.

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 02:59 AM

Monte – that’s an interesting thought. I don’t like to think someone would inflict another injury to a tree – but nothing surprises me much these days. I’d imagine the market for burls is pretty good.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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