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#848994 - 11/12/12 07:43 PM Tuesday's
gymcandy1 Online   happy
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 32195
Loc: Calera, Oklahoma
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

To increase your vocabulary with phrases you've heard but aren't quite sure how to use, read on...

"Cold turkey"

Definition: Refers to the physical state addicts are in when withdrawing from drug
addition, especially heroin. Their blood is directed to the internal organs, leaving
their skin white and goose bumpy like a Thanksgiving bird ready to go in the oven.
Mmmmm, junkie turkey.

Origin: The first usage of this phrase is unknown, but it has as many applications as
there are things to be addicted to.

Use it in a sentence: After coming down with a strange illness that turned his
eye-whites blue, Ozzy had to go cold turkey from biting the heads off live bats or
any other animals.

"Going Dutch"

Definition: To evenly split the cost of a group expense, like a meal.

Origin: The origin of the phrase is unknown, but there is one explanation. In the
17th century, the Dutch were hated commercial rivals of the British, and have been a
verbal target for them since. Anyone who "went Dutch" may have been considered a
tightwad. Not surprisingly, the Dutch don't seem to love this phrase.

Use it in a sentence: The last girl I went out with called me a superior patriarchal
misogynist who didn't respect her independence just because I offered to pick up the
tab. So last night I decided I'd play it safe and suggested to my date that we go
Dutch. She called me a cheap date!

"Put a sock in it"

Definition: A terse request to be quiet.

Origin: Since early gramophones had no volume control knobs, playing them at anything
less than 11 ("my amp goes up to 11") required putting a sock in the amplification

Use it in a sentence:
Girl: "Why are you hesitating? You don't like it, do you? You think it makes me look
fat, right? Oh, I knew this would happen. I should never have gotten an orange
Guy: "Ah, put a sock in it."

"Son of a gun"

a) As an interjection, it means "gee whiz" or "well I'll be darned."
b) As a name to call someone, it's a euphemism for a phrase that's already pretty
tame: son of a _____.

Origin: According to the Phrase Finder (, the expression
originated on sailing ships, where some women would have sex with sailors between the
cannons. The male progeny of such a dangerous liaison would then be called a son of a
gun. Nice pedigree.

Use it in a sentence:
a) "Son of a gun, who stole my toupee?"
b) "Bob, you old son of a gun. How's the prostate?"

"For all intents and purposes"

Definition: First of all, it ain't "for all intensive purposes." Think about it for a
minute. What the heck could that possibly mean? For all uses that are short but
really demanding? Like, oh, I don't know, midget arm-wrestling? No, "for all intents
and purposes" means "realistically speaking; practically; in almost every way."

Origin: Although its origin is unknown, the phrase used to be "to all intents and
purposes," which is still sometimes heard.

Use it in a sentence: Bob tried so hard to please Patty that he had long ago passed
the "whipped" phase and was now, for all intents and purposes, her love slave.

"Big cheese"

Definition: The most important person; the boss.

Origin: The Urdu word for thing is chiz. The British likened its sound to the word
"cheese" and, as cheese is so vital to the Brits that their pound currency was
actually pegged to the price of medium cheddar for almost two centuries, they
modified its meaning to "the main/best thing." The phrase crossed the Atlantic as
"the big cheese" in about 1890.

Use it in a sentence: The way he acted, you could tell Bob thought he was the big
cheese of the joint. But really, with his faux chains, hedge-like chest hair and
shiny zebra-striped shirt, he was just cheesy.

"Peeping Tom"

Definition: A peeping Tom is a voyeur.

Origin: It stems from an 11th century English legend in which Tom the tailor
unlawfully peeps at Lady Godiva as she rides on horseback naked through Coventry. As
a result, he was struck blind. Doh!

Use it in a sentence: To mess with the minds of any would-be peeping Toms in the high
rise across the street, every night Bob undressed in front of his window with all the
lights on, then looked out into the night and gave a big wave before retiring.

"Beat around the bush"

Definition: This old phrase means, well, you know, sort of to, like, stall and stuff,
or lie even, instead of, um -- hey look, that dog has a poofy tail! Sorry, it means
not to get to the point or the truth.

Origin: It comes from hunting, where hunters would carefully beat around bushes
hoping to drive out their prey instead of just going in after it.

Use it in a sentence:
Man #1: "Stop beating around the bush and ask the question already!"
Man #2: "Okay, fine. Can I borrow your girlfriend for, like, an hour?"


Farmer Jokes

On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back?"

To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!"


A lone tourist who is passing through the suburbs on the way to town by car, unfortunately experiences mechanical problems with the automobile. The car stalls and the tourist parks the car by the side of the road and waits for help.

Not much later, a farmer happens to pass by with a truck full of farm animals. The farmer offers the tourist a lift to town and proceeds to explain that he is bringing his farm animals to the town market, where they will be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

Well, it so happens that on the way to the town, the farmer being so engrossed in his story, unintentionally wanders into the other side of road where another vehicle is approaching in the other direction.

The farmer realizes his absent mindness and attempts to avoid the possible collision with the other vehicle. He just misses the other car, but unfortunately crashes the truck into the side of the road. The tourist winds up thrown into a ditch and suffers broken ribs and a broken arm and leg and is obviously in extreme pain. The farm animals are all messed up very badly and the farmer, although remaining inside the vehicle, still suffers cuts and scrapes.

The farmer gets out of the truck and looks at his farm animals.

The chickens all have broken limbs and can barely move. "These chickens are all useless! Nobody will want to buy these chickens anymore!" bellows the farmer. With that, he grabs and loads his shotgun and blows away the chickens.

Next, he sees the pigs and they are all lame and bleeding profusely. "These pigs are all worthless now! I'll get nothing for them!" yells the farmer. With great rage, the farmer reloads his shotgun and blows away the pigs.

The farmer looks at the sheep and they all have broken limbs and their wool is all bloodied. "Worthless sheep!" screams the farmer and with that, he reloads his shotgun and blows away the sheep.

Meanwhile, the injured tourist witnesses all of this carnage in great horror.

The farmer then moves over to the side of the ditch and looks at the tourist. "Are you okay down there?" asked the farmer.

"NEVER FELT BETTER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!" the tourist yelled back.


Juan was driving down a country lane in his pickup when suddenly a chicken darted into the road in front of him. He slammed on his brakes, but realized that the chicken was speeding off down the road at about 30 miles an hour. Intrigued, he tried to follow the bird with his truck, but he couldn't catch up to the accelerating chicken. Seeing it turn into a small farm, Juan followed it. To his astonishment, he realized that the chicken had three legs. Looking around the small farm, he noticed that ALL of the
chickens had three legs.

The farmer came out of his house, and Juan said, "Three-legged chickens? That's astonishing!"

The farmer replied, "Yep. I bred 'em that way because I love drumsticks."

Juan was curious. "How does a three-legged chicken taste?"

The farmer smiled. "Dunno. Haven't been able to catch one yet."


The farmer's son was returning from the market with the crate of chicken's his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden the box fell and broke open. Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighborhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate. Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst.

"Pa, the chickens got loose," the boy confessed sadly, "but I managed to find all twelve of them."

"Well, you did real good, son," the farmer beamed. "You left with seven."


These two country boys, brothers, were knocking around one lazy summer day and thought it would be a good prank to push over the outhouse. They crept up from an advantageous direction like a couple of commandos, pushed the outhouse over on one side and headed for the woods. They circled round and returned home an hour later from a completely different direction thus, trying to divert suspicion from themselves.

Upon returning, their father approached them with switch in hand and bellowed, "Did you two push the outhouse over this afternoon?"

The older boy replied, "As learned in school, I cannot tell a lie. Yes, Father, we pushed over the outhouse this afternoon."

At this revelation, the farmer proceeded to flail the two boys severely and sent them to bed without supper.

In the morning, the two boys meekly approached the breakfast table and took their seats. Everything was quiet until their father finally said, "Have you two learned your lesson?"

"Sure, Dad!" said the big brother, "But, in school we learned that George Washington admitted to HIS father that he'd chopped down a cherry tree and he was forgiven because he told the truth."

"Ah yes!' said the farmer, "BUT, George's DAD, wasn't in the cherry tree when he chopped it down!!!"


A retiring farmer in preparation for selling his land, needed to rid his farm of animals. So he went to every house in his town.

To the houses where the man is the boss, he gave a horse. To the houses where the woman is the boss, a chicken was given.

He got toward the end of the street and saw a couple outside gardening. "Who's the boss around here?" he asked.

"I am." said the man.

"I have a black horse and a brown horse," the farmer said, "which one would you like?"

The man thought for a minute and said, "The black one."

"No, no, no, get the brown one." the man's wife said.

"Here's your chicken." said the farmer.


Good morning every itty bitty boomie buddy. wave

What day is this? Ah yes


I thought I was going to have to give up days off "cold turkey". shocked

I'm finally again back to two days off. Woo Hoo bravo

OOPS! Actually it's still today for me.

I always write, and post the diner today, rather than tomorrow. wink

Sometimes though, I'll hop in the old time machine and jump to tomorrow and read it, just so I know what I'm supposed to write. cool

I have to admit, though, that sometimes I'm very disappointed by what I wrote, but by then it's too late to change it. duh

In that case I just grab a bag of peanut M&Ms, and head for the couch and my remote, and live with it. snicker

Have a happy day everyone.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats

#849040 - 11/12/12 10:21 PM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75370
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Happy Friday Joe! I am glad to hear you have two days off. woot I hope that you have plenty of "me time" and not a lot of work to do on your days off.

Have a happy day everyone!

Ana wave
Don't feed the Trolls

#849054 - 11/13/12 02:37 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
Haroula Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 10027
Loc: Greece
Good morning Joe,Ana and all who follow smile
Have all a nice day fall
I change all my passwords to "incorrect". So whenever I forget, it says, "your password is incorrect".

#849059 - 11/13/12 04:05 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: Haroula]
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Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 6145
Loc: Somewhere ? in Massachusetts?
Good morning Joe.Ana,Haroula waveCoffee is ready I'll keep it hot and fresh! Have a great day everyone fall
I may not have gone where I intended to go,but I think I have ended up where I need to be.


#849060 - 11/13/12 04:09 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
Kaki's Sister Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 22793
Loc: Marlborough USA
Good Morning Joe, Ana, Haroula and Cailyn. Joe enjoy your time off. Ana have a great day. Haroula hope you have a nice day and nice weather. Cailyn coffee is great - Wishing you a peaceful day. Happy Day wished for all! wave

#849068 - 11/13/12 06:08 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
venus Online   content
Staff Reviewer
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 7736
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Hello and goodbye. wave fall
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#849081 - 11/13/12 07:31 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
connie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 10257
Loc: winter springs fl.
Good morning everyone. Nan, prayers Sassy is better quickly. angel Trippy, prayers Skye, is back to normal quickly. angel Evelyn, I'm praying you can get back to feeling Happy again. hearts Today brings a Target and grocery store trip. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Tuesday. Danish, Omelets, Pancakes, and Biscuits with Sausage gravy in the NC. Biscuit bottoms for L4L. fall

#849096 - 11/13/12 09:00 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
soot Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 27732
Loc: Usually up an Alabama Tree
Hello everyone laugh I'm on my way to work and wanted to stop by to say hello and wish you all a wonderful Tuesday!

Mmmmmph, crunch, crunch .. biscuit bottoms!!!!!!



hearts L4L
To learn, read...To know, write...To master, teach...To live, play games & listen to whale music

#849107 - 11/13/12 09:56 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
GBC Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 18262
Loc: Massachusetts
Goiod Morning Boomers

Joe, Enjoy your two days off when they get here.

Ana, enjoy whatever plans you have for the day!

Haroula, have a good one.

Cailyn, glad you kept the coffee hot as I got a late start this morning.

Gerry have a great day also.

Venus, hi

Connie, thanks for the Danish. Enjoy shopping.

Nan, How's Sassy doing today? Will she be able to come home from the hospital? Hugs.

Soot, enjoy your biscuit bottoms!

Doc appointment got canceled this morning. Woo Hoo! Replaced by gaming! penguin

#849109 - 11/13/12 09:59 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: soot]
Gimli Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 2315
Loc: Switzerland
Good morning my friends wave

I shut my misery into the wardrobe and so I feel better today. Ana told me it will get better from day to day and I always believe my SIH (sister-in-heart) kissy

Nan: awwwww, prayers are heading in your direction and they will continue coming till Sassy is out of hospital. I'am thinking of you sweetie!! hearts And thanks again for the Band kissy

Lotus you are such a kind person. HUGS. Please stop being sad because of those mean thieves. They don't deserve that we are thinking about them day after day. Come, do a rain dance for me wink

Ana: I hope it wasn't your current home they broke in years ago? You were such a great help during that tiring time last week. Thank you with all my heart!! kissy kissy

Sorta: yes it's exactly the feeling you desribe. Can't you alter your bathroom a bit, just to be able to use it without thinking of those little buggers (ooops, was that a bleep word??) all the time?

Trippy: thank you for your kind words! I hope Skye will get well soon! :yes

Joe: Yes, I think you are right and that a lot of people had to endure such violation. It's a sad thing! So sorry you had so many things stolen. Big bear hugs!! I'am glad you could go headhunting with Baby. So sad that she can't live with you!

niteowl: I'am sorry to hear that you were robbed too. I hope your feelings healed. Hugs!

Midge: you are already in your new home? Wow, that was fast. I'am so happy for you! No more hag who is pestering you. WooHooooo

Gail and Darlene: thank you muches for your kind words. Have a happy day!!

Connie: I'am sure we will get over this sad experience. I only hope it was the first and last (!) time. Are you and Donald well? Hugs!

I will go down to my basement studio now to potter a bit. I wish you all a good and joyous day. Keep smiling grin

"You ask me what life is. That's like asking me what a carrot is. A carrot is a carrot is a carrot" (A. Chekhov)

#849110 - 11/13/12 09:59 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: soot]
Darlene Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10371
Loc: Southern California
wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Hope your Friday is Fab-U-Lous!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#849147 - 11/13/12 11:13 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75370
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Good morning boomies! I am heading out the door to get my hair done. Not sure what that means yet, but I'll let you know when it gets done. lol Peter's friend owes me a favor and she is a hairdresser so she is going to play with my hair.

Haroula, have a great day!

Sue, thanks for keeping the coffee warm.

Gerry, have a happy day!

venus, hope work goes well.

Connie, any chance of something fun falling in your cart while you are out?

soot, safe whooshing.

Gail, have fun gaming!

Evelyne, it sure was my current house they broke into. There were 6 of them and they all got caught within 24 hours. If you did not have a lot a valuables there, they will go elsewhere. It's a good thing you keep things simple there so that do not wait for you to replace the stolen items and then come back. You need to remember and focus on how your Italy home brought you peace and solitude prior to the break-in. Think only happy thoughts. hearts

Darlene, safe skooshing.

Ana wave
Don't feed the Trolls

#849149 - 11/13/12 11:19 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47575
Loc: Alabama
Terrific Tuesday ya'll puppy

Tis a bit chilly here, but not too cold cos I'm still wearing shorts. I hacked all night so I'm a wee bit weary today. Weary or not, I've gotta cook some books. I think I will roast them so we can get the heat from the oven.

Evelyn, hugs to you.

Nan, what is the Sassy news?

Trippy, any news?

Midgy, woohooo happydance

wave to all and back later.

Edited by looney4labs (11/13/12 11:20 AM)
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#849151 - 11/13/12 11:25 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
Sorta Blonde Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 9563
Loc: San Diego, CA
Yup, Gimli, I immediately flooded the toilet and everything in the bathroom with Lysol (over and over) AND changed the toilet seat completely. Couldn't even think of sitting on the old one. Made me feel a bit better.

Still cold here but a bit warmer today but was in the 40's overnight. Cold and so dry my skin is crackling.

All outdoorsies counted and fed, indoorsie fed and sleeping happily, waiting for friend to take our morning walk, AND my doctor finally got my second email about my pills and refilled them. Thank goodness. He apologized about the first one not getting to him. Hummmmmmm.

Bought new smoke alarms for my tenants. Seems a new law goes into effect soon that requires the Landlord to check and maintain them. I provide them, (and CO2 and fire extinguishers) but never had to check or change the batteries FOR the tenants. Geeeee. I've gotta find out more about the new law. I don't want to be bothering my tenants all the time. Totally intrusive.

Tried those egg beater or yolkless eggs in a carton things last night. Surprisingly they were very good. Cooked up one in the microwave with a litte butter, salt and pepper. Tasted just like a normal egg. Too bad they always have to be scrambled. Gonna be great for my high protein diet (yes I've gotta go back on that) since they are mega protein, no cholesterol.
WARNING! This person is extremely blonde...please type SLOWLY.

#849158 - 11/13/12 11:52 AM Re: Tuesday's [Re: gymcandy1]
flutist Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/17/01
Posts: 11505
Loc: Kirkwood, MO USA
Good morning folks.

Brrrr again. It was 26 when Bill got up this morning. We took Cory for his walk and it is up to 42 now. We are taking Moxie in to the vet this afternoon. I did some checking on the internet and think she may have thyroid problems. She has lost weight, drinks copious amounts of water, pee's copious amounts, is hungry all the time, her fur is all matted and yucky looking and has had some fainting spells that only last a few seconds. She is 16 years old.

Hey Midgie, yay for getting in to your new place.

Nan, has the vet given you a diagnosis for Sassy?

Well, I gotta go think about some lunch. Bill wants cole slaw so got to go shred the cabbage.

Hugs to everyone.

Corgis fill your life with Joy, your heart with Love, and your soul with Sunshine.

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