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DID YOU KNOW ... ?

bbelle 29 Jul 00 - 01:51 AM
campfire 29 Jul 00 - 01:56 AM
Barbara 29 Jul 00 - 03:05 AM
kendall 29 Jul 00 - 05:15 AM
Morticia 29 Jul 00 - 07:03 AM
kendall 29 Jul 00 - 08:27 AM
bbelle 29 Jul 00 - 10:17 AM
Rick Fielding 29 Jul 00 - 10:56 AM
campfire 29 Jul 00 - 11:09 AM
GUEST,harpgirl 29 Jul 00 - 11:14 AM
Sorcha 29 Jul 00 - 12:39 PM
Mbo 29 Jul 00 - 01:09 PM
SINSULL 29 Jul 00 - 02:59 PM
Mbo 29 Jul 00 - 03:08 PM
Alice 29 Jul 00 - 03:31 PM
Bill D 29 Jul 00 - 03:37 PM
Uncle_DaveO 29 Jul 00 - 04:08 PM
catspaw49 29 Jul 00 - 04:18 PM
Uncle_DaveO 29 Jul 00 - 04:37 PM
kendall 29 Jul 00 - 08:02 PM
Sorcha 29 Jul 00 - 08:37 PM
Diva 29 Jul 00 - 08:49 PM
Gary T 29 Jul 00 - 08:52 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 29 Jul 00 - 09:05 PM
Diva 29 Jul 00 - 09:15 PM
Little Neophyte 29 Jul 00 - 09:17 PM
Sorcha 29 Jul 00 - 09:22 PM
Downeast Bob 29 Jul 00 - 09:26 PM
kendall 29 Jul 00 - 09:38 PM
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Sorcha 29 Jul 00 - 09:59 PM
catspaw49 29 Jul 00 - 10:53 PM
Sorcha 30 Jul 00 - 12:54 AM
bbelle 30 Jul 00 - 01:06 AM
Bill D 30 Jul 00 - 01:08 AM
Sorcha 30 Jul 00 - 01:23 AM
Liz the Squeak 30 Jul 00 - 01:36 AM
catspaw49 30 Jul 00 - 01:37 AM
Sorcha 30 Jul 00 - 01:44 AM
catspaw49 30 Jul 00 - 01:45 AM
bbelle 30 Jul 00 - 01:47 AM
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Subject: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 01:51 AM

Many times in my life someone has said to me ... "Jenny, did you know ...?" and whatever it was they told me, was always a bit of information or trivia that I'm convinced I needed to know. The "did you know's" have been about everything imaginable, e.g., life, music, the universe, the mundane, and the list goes on.

The "did you know's" have gotten less and I'm afraid I'm missing out on important information, so, I will start off ...

Did you know? ... that Rick Fielding coined the phrase "Blue Clicky Thing" because he was fairly new to computers and they were popping up in posts and he didn't know what to call it. That was over two years ago and it is now the most-favored-term for the blue clicky thing.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: campfire
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 01:56 AM

Rick also coined the term "flunderblunking" - which is STILL one of my favorite words.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Barbara
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 03:05 AM

and it means.....?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 05:15 AM

here is something I submitted, but, it didnt catch on..

WHALE, OIL, BEEF, HOOKED


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Morticia
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 07:03 AM

did you know that if you laid all the morris dancers in the UK end to end, no-one would be a bit surprised?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:27 AM

I wonder where THIS thread will end up?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 10:17 AM

Well ... it could end up silly (which wouldn't be a bad thing) ... or we could actually learn a thing or two about each other (which wouldn't be a bad thing either).

Ok ...

Did you know .... that the face on the tail of an Alaska Airlines plane is not a picture of Don Ho when he had an afro in the 70's ... it is the picture of an Eskimo.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 10:56 AM

Did you know...that after Peter T. and Tony Burns showed me HOW to do a "blue clicky" (yes I admit it was my phrase..just as Sandy lived to regret suggesting "BS" as a designation) it only took me two weeks to FORGET how to do it again.

Flunderblunker Fielding

However I didn't coin the words "furannablaster" or "freep" to describe huge and tiny farts.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: campfire
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 11:09 AM

Rick, some of the "gentlemen" I work with have developed a whole vocabulary to describe various forms of flatulence. However, neither "furannablaster" or "freep" are in it. Perhaps those are regional variations? ;)

campfire


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 11:14 AM

...hey moon...di ya know I have been gazing at this part of the Gulf Beach out to Dog Island every day for more years than I can remember?

St. George Island Beach


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 12:39 PM

That carrageenan is seaweed, and that it is what causes commercial pudding mixes to set up?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 01:09 PM

I always thought the guy on Alaska Airlines was Peary for some reason.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 02:59 PM

Did you know that the shape of a classic champagne glass was created from a mold of Marie Antoinette's breast?

Did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike ? Although you'll have a hell of a time proving it.

Or that aerodynamically, the bumblebee is incapable of flight?

I need to get a life. It's 2PM on a Saturday and I am spending my time here.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 03:08 PM

Don't worry, Sins, you're not alone.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Alice
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 03:31 PM

Did you know that "Don't Fence Me In" was really written by a man in Roundup, Montana, and sold to a song buyer working for Cole Porter (for $20). I called into Larry King's radio show once to mention this, and after he and Arlo Guthrie joked about my name, he bacame irate that I would even suggest such a thing. Well, my family knew the man who wrote it. (Do you think Cole Porter would even know what a cayuse was until someone told him?) Anyway, believe me or not, I swear it's true. My actual question was going to be whether Woody Guthrie had ever had to sell songs that are now publshed with someone else's name on them, but I got cut off before I could ask that question.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Bill D
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 03:37 PM

.....blueberries are red when they're green.

(I know LOTS of stuff..but that's what popped up..maybe some really interesting things later)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:08 PM

Okay, Kendall, I'll bite:

What does WHALE, OIL, BEEF, HOOKED mean? Inquiring minds want to know!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:18 PM

Just say it quickly Dave..........with a bit of the brogue..........not the Hoosier sound........

Spaw (WellI'llBeFucked)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 04:37 PM

WOBF!!!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:02 PM

did you know that lobsters are green before they are cooked? sure you did, but, did you ever see a blue one? an orange one? all phases of their coloration.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:37 PM

Computers are seriously detrimental to housework?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Diva
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:49 PM

The liver of the polar bear is so rich in vitamin A,that if you ate it it would kill you. So if you are ever........


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Gary T
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 08:52 PM

Absolutely right, Diva. Likewise with the liver from a bearded seal.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:05 PM

did you know that for me, great sex takes a backseat to playing music! Its not sad,... its true!


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Diva
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:15 PM

Well..........if you must have "knowledge" of the Queen of the Fairies........what do you expect???????


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:17 PM

Did you know that for me playing music takes a backseat to great sex?
Mind you, maybe when I can play my banjo better I will change my mind.

BB


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:22 PM

The worm in Mescal or Tequila is loaded with mescaline and will give you a positive test for controlled substances.........(and send you boogawooga for a while if you really do eat it)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Downeast Bob
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:26 PM

Speaking of lobster, did you know that along the Maine coast, the major part of lobsters' diets, until they are big enough to keep, is the bait they find in lobster traps? Which helps explain why they are just about the only commercial seafood species that isn't in decline.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:38 PM

did you know that they are now giving a mixture of Viagra and Ginko-Biloba to patients in nursing homes? WhY? so they can remember what the fuck they were doing..


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: sophocleese
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:49 PM

Sinsull, thanks for saying it was a "Classic" champagne glass. I get the oddest image of Marie Antoinette and goats mixed when I remember that story and see the long, thin, narrow champagne glasses.

Did you know that when you pack a car trunk, box or moving truck if you pack the biggest things first its easier to pack everything? Are you listening Allan C.? If you pack the heavy things in small boxes and the light things in big boxes you should get boxes you can lift by yourself.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 09:59 PM

And put the heavy stuff in small boxes on the bottom and over the axle. Lowers your center of balance so the vehicle does not roll so easily.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jul 00 - 10:53 PM

If you take apricots and stew them like prunes, they taste much more like applesauce then rhubarb does.

Spaw (thanks to George Kaufman)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 12:54 AM

And just who the hell wants to eat rhubarb in the first place? Eh? If I want applesauce, I will eat applesauce, thank you very much.

Did you know that----you can make an "apple pie" with green tomatoes, using all the same spices,etc. but substituting green tomatoes for apples?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:06 AM

Sorcha ... send me that recipe, would you, please? I have lots of green tomatoes!

I just knew this thread would "bring out" some great information.

Did you know ... That propane is not the smartest way to heat your house or with which to cook, in the far north? It's because propane turns to liquid at 30 below.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:08 AM

......it takes a hell of a big dog to weigh a ton...


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:23 AM

Will do, Jenny. See PM tomorrow. And, I KNEW propane did not get a warm as natural gas.........my bill was sky high and I was still freezing.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:36 AM

Did you know that the first country to give the vote to women was New Zealand.

Thomas Hardy the novelist was so mean that if he was going out of a room for longer than 30 mins, he put the fire out to save coal. He also designed his own house with no inside toilets.

Richard the Third did not kill the princes in the tower even though history books still report that he did. It was Henry Tudor, and the truth was made public almost as soon as Elizabeth I was dead....

LTS


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:37 AM

The rounded part at the rear of a sail that constitutes the difference from an absolutely straight line is called the roach. Don't smoke it. Don't step on it either.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:44 AM

yesdearspawIamgoingtobednow.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:45 AM

.......and you're wasting a lot of good green tomatos too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:47 AM

Sorcha ... do you like fried green tomatoes? They are absolutely one of life's epicurean treats.

spaw ... surely you would agree!

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 01:48 AM

The first branch of the Anglican Church to have women bishops was the Anglican Church of New Zealand.... and we in the north supposedly consider NZ a backward country......

Did you know that I have a head full of useless trivia, until someone asks me about any of it, and then it all just vanishes.... puff!

LTS


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:09 AM

Did you know that the first naval battle of the Revolution was fought in Machias Bay? my home town.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 03:47 PM

did you know that I LOVE fried green tomatoes? And Swiss Chard? And rhubarb? And Ohio grown sweet corn? And that I make an incredible pig of myself this time of year and have the manners of one as well?

Did you know Karen retains a divorce lawyer during this period every year?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 03:52 PM

Kendall,

WOBH!

Apparently YOU didn't know that I have used this term at least TWICE in the last week, right here at Mudcat!

That whole thread was a riot, you should refresh it.

~S~


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: paddymac
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 04:55 PM

WOBH? Guess I missed it the first time around, Kendall. Had to say it fast before I grasped its cosmic significance. Maybe I'm wierd, but I like it.

BTW, you can also make an apple pie by substituting Ritz crackers for apples, but WHY?


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 04:57 PM

Probably if you were "puttin' on the Ritz."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:03 PM

I refreshed the thread with WOBH, kendall.

Cracked me up all over again. Ah those were the good old days. (February! LOL)

~S~


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:05 PM

Did you know that..........
Albert Einstein was 4 years old before he could speak.

Beethoven's music teacher once said of him, "As a composer, he is hopeless,"

When Thomas Edison was a youngster, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. He was counselled to go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality.

F.W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21, but his employer would not permit him to wait on customers because he "didn't have enough sense to close a sale."
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Bob Cousy suffered the same fate.

A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."

Winston Churchill failed Grade 6 and had to repeat it because he did not complete the tests that were required for promotion.

Babe Ruth struck out a record 1,300 times.

Yet somewhere along the road of life, we end up meeting someone who sees greatness in us, expects it from us and lets us know it. It is the golden key to success.

(taken from the Toronto Star newspaper)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:08 PM

"Yet somewhere along the road of life, we end up meeting someone who sees greatness in us, expects it from us and lets us know it. It is the golden key to success."

Bonnie ... Would that we all could believe in the above statement ...

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:16 PM

Moonchild do you mean, 'wish' that we all could......

When someone believes in me, it seems to make all the difference in the world with how I feel.
Doesn't mean I would stop doing the things I love doing if someone did not, but when someone believes in me, I feel like I could move mountains.

Bon


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:21 PM

Immanuel Kant never went more than 30 miles from his home town..

the first Negro..BlackAfrican-American baseball player in the US major leagues was NOT Jackie Robinson...two brothers, Moses Fleetwood Walker, and Welday Wilberforce Walker, both played briefly before 1900

Donald Duck's licence# has always been 313

"It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide"...(let's see how many recognize the source)

Tennesee borders more states than any other state

(oh..about that claim that there are no two snowflakes alike..I found two last winter...have 'em right here in the freezer...let me get them out and take side-by-side pictures to prove it... .
.
.
.
.....ooops.........)


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:21 PM

Bonnie ... no, that's what I meant to say. It's just a manner of speech I've picked up, but it means the same as "wish."

It's been a long, long time since anyone has believed in me ... I'd like to move some mountains.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Mbo
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:24 PM

Well I believe in you Jen.


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: JenEllen
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 05:40 PM

.....bat guano contains caffeine....tho I'm not quite ready to trade in the morning cuppa just YET...

~Elle who spent too much time spelunking in Southern Indiana


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 06:38 PM

Jen ... would pigeon guano have the same properties? I once restored a 19th century row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and the attic was literally filled with guano. I'm now wondering if I had a gold mine and didn't know it. WOW ... to think I cudda been a rich woman!

moonchild


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: JenEllen
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 06:49 PM

LOL MoonDarlin'.....Pigeon poo will get you Avian Clamydiosis, if you're lucky!


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Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 06:53 PM

To get rid of the pigeons in one of the larger London stations, the local vet spiked pigeon food with contraceptives, to stop them breeding.

And a young pigeon is called a squab. The noise they all make as the biggest tries to outdo the others for food is where we get the word squabble from....

LTS


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From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 06:58 PM

OK, Jen ... what the heck is "avian clamydiosis?" It sounds like a veneral disease, but I don't think I've had it yet.

moonchild


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM

Got something to do with birds I think.... probably been sleeping with that duck again, haven't you!

LTS


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From: JenEllen
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 07:20 PM

Actually it IS related to the human version, and doing a titre isn't conclusive, all Chlamydias react the same.

Most birds are inapparent carriers, pigeons get conjunctivitis...go figure...and feral pigeons have carrier rates of 50-95%. They poop out the organism, and it dries, aerosolizes when they flap their wings around guano, and re-infect thru respiratory tracts.

Humans can get infections ranging from flu-like symptoms to myocarditis, delirium, arthritis, and sudden death.

Message for today: Dealing with poo? Wear a mask.

Also, for further consideration in the Didja Know...

'Les Langage des Fleurs' by Charlotte de La tour in 1818 led to the resurgence of floriography in the Victorian age? Victorian lovers would send each other posies of flowers with distinct messages being tied to each type of flower.

~Elle


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From: bbelle
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 07:39 PM

Jen ... you have now cured me of both sex and birds! Whatever will I do with myself? I know ... I'm going to start writing little teeny tiny messages and attaching them to the leaves of the bushes around my house, to send to various and sundry individuals. What do you know about these wild weeds (in my yard) that have three leaves attached to each stem?

moonchild


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From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 07:58 PM

About the bumble bee aerodynamics thing...

Subject: RE: DID YOU KNOW ... ? From: SINSULL Date: 29-Jul-00 - 02:59 PM

> Or that aerodynamically, the bumblebee is incapable of > flight?

Quite a few years ago it was discovered that they flatten their wings together at the top of the stroke, and the resulting suction effect as they pull the wings apart again gives them the necessary lift...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! It seems bees are a lot cleverer than we think!


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From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:00 PM

I forgot what that thread was..anyway its WOBF not wobh


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From: Bernard
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:02 PM

Pas de lieu Rhone que nous...


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From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 08:11 PM

sorry, brain fart it IS wobh


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From: JenEllen
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:17 PM

Okay Jen....it's not all inclusive, but here are a few

Allysum: Worth beyond beauty
Bluebells: Constancy
Borage: Bluntness
Carnation: Bonds of affection
Chamomille: Energy in adversity
Daisy: Hope
Yellow Daylily: Flirtatiousness
Fennel: Strength
Hyacinth: Playfulness
Iris: A message
Ivy: Matrimony
Lavender: Devotion
Lemon Balm: Sympathy
Lily of the Valley: Peace and Happiness regaines
Marigolds: Sadness
Marjoram: Joy
Nasturtium: Patriotism
Pansies: Devotion
Parsley: Festivity
Red Roses: Love
White Roses: Innocent Love
Rosemary: Remembrance
Sage: Good health
Sweet Peas: Departure
Violets: Faith

Hopefully the three-leaf plant can cure you of the aversions....
New floricon!!
Three Leaves: Try not to take Jen's factoids to heart...

~Elle


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From: Mbo
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:21 PM

Here's some rosemary, that's for remembrance. I'd give you violets, but they all withered when my father died...

--Matt


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From: GUEST,Banjo Johnny
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:27 PM

Did you know ...? A Tenor Banjo has only four strings. It doesn't have the "thumb" or ring-a-ding string, as a proper banjo should. Johnny sez, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that string.


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From: JenEllen
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:29 PM

Nice one Mbo...That line always springs to mind when I'm working in the herb beds.


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From: Naemanson
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:35 PM

Going way back up the thread to Kendall's comment about the first action of the revolution being fought in Machias Bay:

That action was planned in BURNHAM Tavern.

Signed,

Brett BURNHAM


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From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:48 PM

Name dropper!!!lol


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From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 09:51 PM

Still in the family, Brett? Wow!


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From: MarkS
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 10:21 PM

Bill D - Its crackers....snide comes from the same source which gave us axolotols. Bill Ganes (sp?) would be pleased to know of this discussion. But I guess, Bill, that makes you about as old as I am! (and had the same misspent youth) Let's not identify the source just yet and see if there are any other takers. MarkS


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From: Mbo
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 10:28 PM

Isn't an axolotl a kind of salamander? Or at least a immature one? "See how they snide...I'm crying..."?

--Mbo


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From: Jeri
Date: 30 Jul 00 - 11:05 PM

Pigeon (and some other bird and bat) poo also can cause histoplasmosis. Isn't this what Bob Dylan had a couple of years ago?


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From: bbelle
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 12:31 AM

OK, Jeri ... I'm crossing bats off my list, too.

moonchild


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From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 12:42 AM

Did you know that the leading cause of death among lesbians is hairballs? OOoohh shit! Don't believe I should have posted that one! Seamus


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From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 12:48 AM

that histoplasmosis can cause erythema nodosum? And there is little to be done for it.


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From: kendall
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 07:49 AM

Did you know that all dogs (even pugs) are descended from the European Red Wolf? Talk about genetic engineering.


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From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 08:06 AM

...that it's only the hairs on a gooseberry that stop it from being a grape (old music hall song)
...there's only one Monopolies Commission.
RtS


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From: Allan C.
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 08:35 AM

"To remedy the Feet that are Sore with Travelling. - Take Plantaine and stampe it well. and anoynt your feete with the juice thereof and the greefe will swage."
The Good Housewife's Handmaid, 1588

Plantain leaves when crushed and applied to bee stings can bring quick relief.

Yep, we're talking about the same stuff that grows in your lawn. It is easily identified because of the parallel veins. Often both the narrow-leaf and the broad-leaf varieties can be found in the same spot.

Try some of the young leaves in a salad. Soak them in salted water for a few minutes and then very briefly place them in boiling water to make them tender.


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From: kendall
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 11:55 AM

did you know that Adam and Eve both had computers? She had an Apple, he had a Wang


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From: GUEST,guest
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:03 PM

I think Seamus needs a long walk!


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From: Kim C
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:23 PM

Did you know that Coca-Cola was invented in Atlanta, GA, by a Confederate veteran?

Usually people don't come up to me and say did you know. They come up to me and say, you'll know the answer to this. I am generally known in my office as the Keeper of All Trivial Information.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:42 PM

Since this thread has now had plenty of posts............

Thread titles often trigger some thought in me which I can't get out of my mind, but I try not to screw up the thread by posting them early. This one, ever since moon started it makes me think"

DID YOU KNOW ... ?
No...and I don't particularly give a damn either.

Love the thread.....Its just that some phrases set off an immediate response.

Spaw


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From: Bert
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:11 PM

Spaw, 'Did you know' that there's a thread that was created just for remarks like that?

Bert.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 02:52 PM

Wow Bert.....No, I didn't and fuck you very much!!!

I never opened that one because I assumed it was more of the adjoining title game thing which I was never too hot on......I'll be there soon, I'm sure!!!

Thanks.

Spaw


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From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 11:40 PM

MarkS...you got it...guess the rest don't know or don't care..*grin*...Bill Gaines might not care either.

I am old enough now that the things that stick best are the oldest ones...like "scram gravy ain't wavy" and "Notary Sojac" and "Pluck your magic twanger, Froggy"

ah, well...as the feller said,

"Nostalgia is not what it used to be."


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From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 09:28 AM

hey Bill, what the hell was Notary Sojack besides a horse in a Spike Jones piece? (Beetlebaum)


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From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 10:58 AM

well, "notary sojac" (or, 'yraton cajos' some days) was a sign that was always posted somewhere in the "Smoky Stover" comic strip, about a crazy bunch of firemen with a fire engine that has only 2 wheels..."scram gravy ain't wavy" was too.

Ohh..I had forgotten "BEEEEEETLEbaum....thanks, Kendall


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From: Jim the Bart
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:20 PM

Bill D. and Mark S. - have you both gone Mad?? Or am I missing something?


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From: GUEST,Winston Churchilll
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:25 PM

More people die each year by coco nuts falling on their heads than they do by shark attacks. THAT IS TOTALLY TRUE!


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From: Mark Clark
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 01:28 PM

Did you know that in the Northern Hemisphere, toilet paper comes off the top of the roll but in the Southern Hemisphere, it comes off the bottom?


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From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 02:51 PM

Now I remember! good old Smokey Stover! thanks. His hat had a hinge and a big hole in it!


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From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 09:59 PM

Ah, ah, ah, Kendall! You're showing our age.

Dave Oesterreich


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From: kendall
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:35 PM

hell, I remember the Yellow Kid! Maggie and Jiggs...Henry..The Little King.


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From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:39 PM

Lordy... I long for the days before all this nostalgia....

(and Smilin' Jack, and The Katzenjammer Kids and Lil' Abner...etc.)


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From: Mbo
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:44 PM

I remember Henry! He was pretty cool, but he never had much to say...


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From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:46 PM

and Little Lulu, who ended up selling Kleenex


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From: Brendy
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:53 PM

That Belgium has had its' cloudiest July on record?

B.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 11:56 PM

And that's not to mention that comic-soap creation, "Gasoline Alley" there Skeezix.

Spaw


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From: Brendy
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:02 AM

Here you go, \Spaw!!!

B.


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From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:42 AM

I had a Little Lulu book which came with a box of kleenex inserted in a recess inside the back cover. Somehow in the story line she wound up demonstrating how to make a little ghost out a piece of kleenex. I thought I was the kat's meow with the book and the ghost I made!

How about ole' Snuffy Smith? All those others ya'll mention were WAY before my time!*bg*


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From: bbelle
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:47 AM

Steve Canyon, anyone? Or Apartment 4D?


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From: Elise
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:36 AM

Is this the non-sequtor thread?


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From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:21 AM

Did you know that it was BeauDangles original idea to have people sign the Mudcat Adventure Guitar?


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From: kendall
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:34 AM

Barney Google had a horse..what was its name?


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From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:04 AM

Was it Terry and the Pirates or Steve Canyon who befriended an oriental boy who shares the same name as a North Carolina 'Catter?


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From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:15 AM

I dunnq, but that brings "Dondi" to mind Allan.

Kendall........'Spark Plug'

Thanks Brendy!

Spaw


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From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 09:34 AM

Dick Tracey!


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From: Mbo
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:12 AM

Did you know that when Hans Christian Anderson died, he had a love letter from his first love on his person? It was found that he carried with him his entire life...


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From: Bert
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:16 AM

Did you know - that Allen Damron was the first person to record 'Bo Jangles'


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From: reggie miles
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:08 PM

Did you know that until recently when traveling west from the small town of Sultan,WA the sign on the highway said it was 7 miles to the next city Monroe. Oddly though when heading east to Sultan from Monroe the sign on the highway says you will have to travel only 6 miles. I'm not certain how many years the signs stood unquestioned at least 10 years by my estimation. Recently though someone decided to cover up the 7 with a 6 on the Sultan sign, though a bit of the seven can still be seen peeking out from under the 6. Yep another government coverup exposed. What I want to know is how much money were we the tax payers charged for the construction and upkeep of the phantom mile of roadway and how many other phantom miles exist scattered throughout the country unquestioned? And while we're at it, whose pockets are being lined with our tax dollars for these miles of roadway that don't exist except on paper? It may have taken more than ten years to shine the light of truth on this little plot of "hide the mile" but now the word is out.

Truth is stranger than fiction.


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From: Bill D
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 12:59 PM

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. (If you're ambidextrous do you split the difference?)

The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds. (What can be so tasty on the bottom of the pond?)


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From: bbelle
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:06 PM

That was going to be my next question ... What if you're ambidextrous? If the righthand knows what the lefthand is doing, does that give the ambidextrous a leg up?

moonchild


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From: Bert
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 02:23 PM

....give the ambidextrous a leg up?? Can you BE ambidextrous in your legs? *BG*


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From: jeffp
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 04:15 PM

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


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From: bbelle
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 04:25 PM

Not if you had the trouble I do when it comes to restringing your guitar (just ask Bill Sables and Max!) doing anything that requires turning a knob. I use both hands and have to think about "righty-tighty" and "lefty-loosey," otherwise it can be a real mess. I'm just hoping this new set of strings (thank you, dear max) holds out 'til the getaway.

moonchild


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From: Wesley S
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 05:06 PM

DID YOU KNOW - In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" there is a scene early in the movie when James Stewart and Donna Reed are dancing in the high school gym?? And the floor over the swimming pool opens up and everyone falls in ?? The little jerk that pulls that prank on everyone is Alfalfa from the Little Rascals movies???


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From: GUEST,winterbright
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 05:49 PM

Did you all know that if you make love for the first time in a vat of clear beef broth it is known as connsomme-ing a relationship?!


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From: kendall
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:04 PM

did you know that the Monitor never fought a vessel named the Merrimac? She was actually named the Virginia, not Merrimac


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From: Bill D
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:06 PM

Maybe that is what Allen Sherman was talking about


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From: Mbo
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:19 PM

Yep kendall, she was a U.S. steam frigate (with sails and all) Merrimac before she was sunk. The Confederace refloated her, stripped her masts, covered her with steel plates, and renamed her the C.S.S. Virginia. BTW the wreck of the Monitor is right off the coast of North Carolina. A team from East Carolina University (my college) is the head research team for the preservation of the remains on the once proud ship.

--Matt


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From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 11:52 PM

Will I be Arrested if I End a Sentence with a Preposition?

A Southerner stopped a stranger on the Harvard campus and asked, "Could you please tell me where the library is at?" The stranger responded, "Educated people never end their sentences with a preposition." The overly polite Southerner then apologetically repeated himself: "Could you please tell me where the library is at, you jerk?"

While editing the proof of one of his books, Winston Churchill spotted a sentence that had been clumsily rewritten by the editor to eliminate a preposition at the end. The elder statesman mocked the intention with a comment in the margin: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put."

These two anecdotes reflect an intolerance on both sides of the Atlantic for the rule prohibiting sentence-final prepositions. So where did the rule come from, anyway?

Before the science of language, linguistics, schools and universities taught what is known as 'prescriptive grammar'. Prescriptive grammar is not grammar (the rules of spoken language) at all but a list of "do's and don'ts" prescribing the way those in or striving for the upper class should talk. Because all upper-class private schools of the time emphasized, if not required Latin, 'good' grammar was presumed to be grammar that emulated Latin grammar.

The problem is, English is not Latin, an insight lost on prescriptivists. Latin has cases and every Latin preposition is associated with a case. For example, the word for "wine" in Latin is vinum. However, the prepositional phrase corresponding to "in wine" is in vino (as in 'in vino veritas'; 'wine brings out the truth') ending on the Ablative case marker, -o, because in was associated with the Ablative case. So the suffix of vin-o identifies the noun vin-um as the object of the preposition in and not the object of any other preposition in the sentence; in short, they go together.

Because sentences usually contain several prepositional phrases like this (e.g., "A relative of the fruitfly was doing something like the backstroke in the wine on the table in the library."), it is important to keep up with which noun goes with which preposition. The easiest way to do that is by a rule that prepositions are never separated from their object noun (or noun phrase if the noun is modified by adjectives). Latin has that rule.

Believing that Latin grammar represents grammatical perfection and unintimidated by the onerous task of molding English in the image of Latin, prescriptive grammarians proscribed the use of prepositions anywhere other than immediately before their object noun. For example, one should not say "the prescriptivist John clashed with," but rather "the prescriptivist with whom John clashed", not "the rule John laughed at," but "the rule at which John laughed".

The fact of the matter is, however, English simply does not have case endings on nouns that are objects of prepositions, so the reason for keeping prepositions and their object nouns together is wholly irrelevant to English. You may keep them together or not. You'll never spend a night in jail either way. However, because of the upper-class bias in the rule's history, its use now makes you sound pretentious: "the chap in whom I invested my trust". (Is that you? It isn't me; nor was it Winston Churchill.)

This example teaches us two important lessons about language. First, each and every language has its own set of grammatical rules and everyone who speaks that language knows what they are in his or her region. (They do vary slightly from region to region--big deal.) That is what speech is: the use of grammatical rules to express oneself. Second, prescriptive grammar is based on misconceptions about language and causes far more mischief than good.

Better to stick with the linguists.

The Phantom Linguist strikes again!


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From: Alice
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Did you know there is an Axolotl Lake in Montana wherein live axolotls?


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From: Bert
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:59 AM

If that's an axolotl, then what is one of those Aztec spear throwing divices?


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From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:11 AM

As Michael Caine might have said (well, he might...)not axolotl people know that. ?Spearchucker? I'm sure native Australians used them, did the Aztecs, too? If Hansell of Arabia says so it must be true.
RtS


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From: Alice
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:26 AM

bert, that's an atlatl.


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From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:43 AM

Kat:
You quoted Churchill thusly: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put."

To my understanding it's "This is the sort of errant pedantry up with which I will not put."

Dave (errant pedant) Oesterreich


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From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:44 AM

bILLd,
"pLUCK YOUR MAGIC TWANGER, fROGGY" Yes!!!Do you also remember Midnight the cat riding a bicycle? My family thinks I am insane when I talk about the Andy Devine Show. They think I am hallucinating.

Re: English. Of course we do apply case rules to pronouns - I, to me. He, to him.


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From: kendall
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:49 AM

the Monitor was a PROUD shiP? she fought one indecisive battle, and then sank in a storm..what's proud about that?


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From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 12:11 PM

kENDALL? dID WE NOT HAVE OUR BRAN THIS MORNING? tAKE YOUR SMARTASS TO A GARBAGE THREAD. By the way, ALL ships are proud - you of all people should know that! It's the idiots on board who lost the battle and sent her to the bottom, did you know?


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From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 12:24 PM

DaveO, I just copied and pasted from the Phantom Linguist's article at the Article section www.yourdictionary.com, so if s/he really has the quote wrong, ya oughta go tell her/him! Thanks for pointing that out.

kat


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From: Mbo
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 01:18 PM

Too right, Sins, all ships are proud. Not only that, the Monitor was the first U.S. ironclad, becoming the prototype for the Monitorclass ironclads to be built soon after. And no one "lost" the battle. It was a stalemate. That's what happens when you have 2 ships with 6 inches of iron plating bouncing cannonballs off each other. And the reason it sank was not crew error either. It was being towed off the coast of North Carolina when during a fierce storm (normal in NC) caused it the break loose, whereupon it became another part of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, off Cape Hatteras. And Ken Doll, I'm REALLY sure that none of the boats you captained ever won any battles either, but they were still proud.


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From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 01:30 PM

aND aLL tHE bROTHERS wERE vALIANT. Damn Capslock!


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:18 PM

An average tastebud lasts for only 10 days..... less if you eat Spaw's chilli.....

1 in 7 people in the UK have Rhesus negative blood, and 1 in 5 are left handed. What are the odds of that being the same person? For three generations?? And all female???

LTS


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From: Bill D
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:42 PM

doesterr...*grin*...and I heard it "arrant nonsense"...it may be pedantry instead of nonsense, but it IS 'arrant'...


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From: GUEST,LDB
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 11:16 PM

Did you know . . . That if you cook it right, cat tastes a lot like dog?


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From: WyoWoman
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 12:11 AM

did you know that ants never sleep?

ww


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From: Branwen23
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 12:23 AM

when "The Wizard of Oz" first came out it was badly reviewed by critics. They said it was "dull and unimaginative".


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From: Mbo
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 12:34 AM

Yep, and children were also NOT encouraged to see it. It was considered an "adult" film. Jolly good fun!

--Matt


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From: kendall
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 05:49 PM

Did you know that the expression, "She's a DOOZIE" came from the automobile Deusenberg? Probably the finest car ever built in this country. (By the way Sin, I wasn't responding to an idiot, thats why I posted here instead of the garbage thread)Mbo is not an idiot, he's..well..young.


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From: Mbo
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 06:16 PM

I sure did know that kendall!


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From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 06:17 PM

Cows can lick their own nostrils....

LTS


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From: Bill D
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 06:21 PM

Moooooo!


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From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 00 - 07:38 PM

Kat! Thanks for the linguistics lesson! Wish my linguistics prof had touched on that... tho I think I'd grasped the concept intuitively. Now if we could justdo something about 'me and him did (whatever)' and 'I had came'...


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From: kendall
Date: 06 Aug 00 - 09:06 AM

lizards can lick their own eyes


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Subject: Don't fence me in...
From: GUEST,Gimbo
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 12:55 AM

A while ago, someone stated that don't fence me in was actually written by someone from montana, which is partially true. The title and several of the western phrases in the refrain were from a book of poems by Montana traffic engineer Robert H. Fletcher, the verses and the music were pure Porter though. It was due to an oversight that on the part of the publishing company that Fletcher god no credit. Fletcher did sue though. Gimbo


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From: GUEST,Blind Desert Pete
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 12:41 PM

Kat, So why did you bring that book I didnt want to be read to out of up for? TX that was great BDP


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From: Art Thieme
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 09:49 PM

Did you know what brand condoms Mudcatters prefer ???

Art


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From: Bill D
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:16 AM

condom-minimums


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From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 12:51 AM

"Pluck your Magic Twanger, Froggie!!!!"
"Boioi--in--ing--ing--innnngggggg!!!"
"Oh, FROGGIE!!!! You've done it AGAIN!!!!"
"I'll be good, I'll be good, I willIwillIwillIwill!!!!"

"Whatcha doin", Rootie Kazootie?"
"I'm searching HIGH and LOW for Polka Dottie!!!"

"Captain!!! Is that...is that....."
"Yes, Ranger!!! It's TOBOR!!!! We've got to get lift off, quick!"

"WAIT FOR MEEEEE, Wild BILL!!!!!!!!"

"They'rrrrreeeee GRRREEEEEAAATT!!"

"Donnie!!! Pattie!!! Michaerl!!! Annette!!!"

"Why???? Because we LIKE you!!!!!"

I think this brings us up to fourth grade.....

"Raised in the woods, til he knew every tree!
Kilt him a bar, when he was only three...."

I guess I better quit....I think I see teenage angst coming up around the corner......

"Dreeeeeaaaam....dream, dream, dreammmmm...."
"Ohhhhhh, Doooonnnnna! oooooh, Doonnna!"

Exit stage right, pursued by rampaging nostalgia.....

A


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From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 25 Apr 01 - 02:03 AM

Did you know, that the flea can jump over one hundred times as high as it's own body height?
Imagine that a hundred times it's own height! This means, that if giraffes could leap, proportionally, pound for pound, as high as fleas, they'd avoid a lot of trouble!

And of course the whale is not really a fish, it's an insect; and it lives entirely on bananas!
I think facts are really interesting, don't you?
Well, I told you I was crazy, didn't I?


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