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#867098 - 02/08/13 10:37 PM Saturdiner
gymcandy1 Offline
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We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
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Did You Know?


Q. Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left?

A. When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! And that's where women's buttons have remained since.

Q. Why do ships and aircraft use 'mayday' as their call for help?

A. This comes from the French word m'aidez - meaning 'help me' - and is pronounced approximately, 'mayday.'

Q. Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love'?

A. In France , where tennis became popular, round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf,' which is French for 'egg.' When tennis was introduced in the US , Americans (mis)pronounced it 'love.'

Q. Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?

A. In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

Q. Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called 'passing the buck'?

A. In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility of dealing, he would 'pass the buck' to the next player.

Q. Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?

A. It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would only touch or clink the host's glass with his own.

Q. Why are people in the public eye said to be 'in the limelight'?

A. Invented in 1825,limelight was used in lighthouses and theatres by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, a performer 'in the limelight' was the center of attention.

Q. Why is someone who is feeling great 'on cloud nine'?

A. Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.

Q. In golf, where did the term 'Caddie' come from?

A. When Mary Queen of Scots went to France as a young girl, Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scots game 'golf.' So he had the first course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her.

Mary liked this a lot and when returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced 'ca-day' and the Scots changed it into 'caddie.

Q. Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?

A. Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called 'pygg'. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as 'pygg banks.' When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a container that resembled a pig. And it caught on.

Q. Did you ever wonder why dimes, quarters and half dollars have notches (milling), while pennies and nickels do not?

A. The US Mint began putting notches on the edges of coins containing gold and silver to discourage holders from shaving off small quantities of the precious metals. Dimes, quarters and half dollars are notched because they used to contain silver. Pennies and nickels aren't notched because the metals they contain are not valuable enough to shave.
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Difficult English

Some reasons why the English language is hard to learn...


The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

After a number of injections my jaw got number.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
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Deja Vu Variants

We've all experienced deja vu in our lives, but did you know there are many variants of deja Vu that you may have throughout your life?


Deja boo: The feeling that I've been frightened like this before

Deja coup: The feeling my government has been overthrown like this before.

Deja clue: The feeling that colonel mustard has done it in the billiard room with the lead pipe before.

Deja do: The feeling my hairdresser has given me this cut before.

Deja eau: the feeling I've smelled this perfume before.

Deja fu: The feeling I've been kicked in the head like this before.

Deja who: The feeling I've known who was on first before.

Deja jew: The feeling I've wandered in the desert like this before.

Deja knew: The feeling that I remembered this information before (before the test, that was).

Deja loo: The feeling I've been to this bathroom before.

Deja moo: The feeling I've drank this milk before.

Deja mu: The feeling I've calculated the mean of this population before.

Deja new: The feeling I haven't experienced this before. (AKA, "Vuja De" - Nothing like this HAS EVER happened to me before.)

Deja ooh: The feeling I've exclaimed at these fireworks before.

Deja poo: The feeling I've stepped in this before.

Deja Q: The feeling I've encountered this entity before.

Deja rue: The feeling I've regretted this day before.

Deja stew: The feeling that this is made from the pot roast my mom served the week before.

Deja too: The feeling that I've experienced this before, also.

Deja two: The feeling that I've experienced this before, twice.

Deja woo: The feeling that heather has yelled at someone like this before.

Deja you: The feeling that YOU have experienced this before.

Deja zoo: The feeling that the monkey has done this in public before.

DUH-ja-vu: The feeling that the answer was so obvious, that you *surely* should have known it before. DUH!
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Good morning everyboomie. wave

This may be my shortest week to date. In the same vein as the "Difficult English" segment though, I have to say that I'm not really planning to date the week for even though it is my type, I don't date anymore, and I certainly don't need to date the week because I feel that most of you know what date this is already. crazy Most of you. wink

That being said, I'll finish the thought, finally. grin

I work Saturday & Sunday and I'm off again Monday & Tuesday. woot WOOT to be sure!

Short and sweet.

Well, short anyway.

That's ok, I get enough sweet in my coffee. snicker

I like a little coffee in my cream and sugar. thumbsup

Speaking of coffee, I'd better get to bed.

Have a happy day everyone. rah

joe
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#867106 - 02/08/13 11:51 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Joe, I am sure the next two days will fly by for you knowing you have another two days off coming. yay

Not sure what my day will bring except for a walk with the dogs. I may or not be in the corner.

All of you in the storm, I hope you are safe and sound. hearts
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#867121 - 02/09/13 02:25 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Haroula Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
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Loc: Greece
Good morning Joe,Ana and all wave
Have all a super Saturday happydance
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#867125 - 02/09/13 04:35 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 17465
Loc: Marlborough USA
winter Good Morning Joe, Ana Haroula and Cailyn. Coffee is ready. We have over 3 feet of snow on our deck because of the drifting. Can't open any door because the snow is over half way up the doors. Only way out is the overhead garage doors. The snow is still coming down. Last night at 10PM the local weatherman said it was snowing at the rate of 4 inches per hour! I just hope we don't lose power! Hope it's a good day for all! winter
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#867130 - 02/09/13 06:01 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
GBC Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 14694
Loc: Massachusetts
Good Morning Boomers winter

So thankful we still have power. Storm is incredible! Drifting snow is the worst. Can't get out any of our doors. Still storming!

Cailyn, Midgie, do you have power?
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#867136 - 02/09/13 06:53 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
connie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 8160
Loc: winter springs fl.
Good morning everyone. Prayers of safety for all in the path of the storm. We will be waiting for FedEx today, as our pool pump should be delivered. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Saturday. Danish, Apple Turnovers, Omelets, Hash Browns, Toast, and Hot Chocolate in the NC. penguin
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#867139 - 02/09/13 07:21 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Midge Offline
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Posts: 14712
Loc: Massachusetts
Gail I lost the power sometime during the night but it was back on when I got up. It's still snowing.I'm hoping that we don't lose it again. I have to sometime go down and sweep off my car- if I can find it that is smile

Stay safe people. This is incredible. I have to go to work for 5:00. Hope I can get out by then.

Midgie hearts
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#867142 - 02/09/13 08:10 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9644
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
The did not know were very interesting Joe. thumbsup
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#867147 - 02/09/13 09:26 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
soot Offline
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Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 21398
Loc: Usually up an Alabama Tree
Good morning everyone. Our prayers are with all of you in the storm, take care and drive safe if you must be out and about. Have a great weekend everyone wave
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#867151 - 02/09/13 09:36 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 2115
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Stay safe and warm and help any animals who might need it at this time. I wish all of you well. A cousin near Buffalo, NY does her groceries on Sat AM so I sugested she wait at least a day and see how things are Sunday....."Oh no, I must do them Sat because that's how I've always done them". Well Ok but be careful. When I retired I threw out the clocks -no more scheduals.

Hey Nan, you were right about Schemer comming home when he got hungry. That's exactly what happened yesterday and you can bet I was relieved to see him. And the other one, Cmmndr Buttons hit home, ate and has disapeared. But it has been lovely kitty-cat weather. Today is cold -cold south wind which is kinda unusual. South wind is mostly warm.

Tomato plants are starting to blossom -can't wait.

Up early today and it's time for my early morning nap in order to rest up for my late morning nap. Let's not get into the luxurious afternoon nap. Aaaah retirement.

Happy Saturday
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#867155 - 02/09/13 09:51 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5612
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Hi, everyone. wave Just doing a quick stop-by today, as fiance and I are having Christmas dinner with my family today. No, we haven't gone back in time. lol It was just the first time we were able to get everyone together at once. I didn't even find out about it until last night. woozy

So now, I'm off to finish getting ready. Hope everyone here has a terrific Saturday. winter

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#867173 - 02/09/13 10:28 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: venus]
gymcandy1 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 30107
Loc: Mead, Oklahoma
Good morning everyone. wave

I'm off to work.

I hope you all have a super day. rah

Those of you in the blizzard stay safe. I hope you don't lose power. yes

See you after 7:00 tonight. happydance

joe
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#867175 - 02/09/13 10:32 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Registered: 06/10/06
Posts: 13750
Loc: northern Wisconsin
Joe happy montuewednesday!!! lol May the next two fly so you may enjoy two off!! Thanks for the laughs!!

Ana glad you have some free "me" time!! Hope you can get lots fit in before the corner again. Have a lovely run with the dogs.

I will be running some errands before the big storm they say is coming and they are talking freezing rain with the snow. eek

Haroula have a lovely day!

Cailyn, Gerry, Gail, Midge do be safe in the storm and with the clean-up!! I saw someones pics on FB and it reminded me of some of the ones my mom use to talk about when they had to go out the upstairs window to get out of the house. eek

Connie hope they deliver the package soonest so you may enjoy theday! Thanks for the treats!!

Space enjoy the weekend!!

Soot hope the "to do" list is short! Enjoy the weekend!

Yankee glad they made an appearance, even if it waas just to eat. lol Happy Gaming.

venus enjoy the Christmas get-together!!!

wave
Nan

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#867178 - 02/09/13 10:45 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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I had to get up early to wake Peter for a staff meeting and then went back to bed only to get awakened by a text message from Indiana sister, and then 20 minutes later from Chicago sister. lol Sleeping in was not in the cards today. Sis and BIL are coming over and the men are going to the driving range and Sis and I are going hiking with the dogs in the woods. She is bringing her camera and we are hoping to run across some coyotes and deer.

Haroula, happy Saturday to you!

No Sue??? I hope she did not lose power.

Gerry, so glad to see you kept your power on. I was most afraid you would lose it as you seem to when your area gets hit. I bet you skipped your walk this morning. lol

Gail, pictures please. grin I bet the kids can make a great snowman!

Connie, so when are we having a pool party? I'm ready!

Midgie, be careful out there today! So glad your power came back on.

SpaceQ, what are you doing this weekend? Are you feeling better?

soot, enjoy your day!

Yankee, I am relieved your new kitty came back. I would be so worried. I look forward top a time I do not need to follow any clock. yay

venus, how fun! It doesn't matter when you all can get together, just that you get together.

EDIT: I type too slow, Joe and Nan snuck in. grin

Joe, hope the customers are entertaining today.

Nan, I still have to replay and do one puzzle but I am taking a few hours off.
I hope you get your errands done before the storm hits. Be safe!

Ana wave




Edited by BrownEyedTigre (02/09/13 10:50 AM)
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#867188 - 02/09/13 11:08 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
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Loc: Alabama
Super Saturday ya'll puppy

I'm reading about all you guys snowed in with doors that can't open. eek Question from one who has never lived in snow...do you crawl out the window to get to the door to dig it out?

Just heard one of the governors on the tv talking about the need to clear side vents?

Ya'll stay as safe as you can, and stay home. Midgy, sounds to me like you need to call in blizzarded in.

Boys are here and Per is "sick" which means he is well enough to do what he wants but too sick to do anything he doesn't. Son so doesn't see that and it makes me nuts!

Hubby and I were watching old Colombo's last night. So fun to see all the "latest and greatest" from 40 years ago.

Time for more coffee!
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#867194 - 02/09/13 11:30 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: looney4labs]
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 9440
Loc: Southern California
wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Have a sweet Saturdiner!

Oh, Gail! eek Be safe!

You, too, Midgie! hearts

To all in the storm, please stay safe!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Phone chat this morning with best bud. Then I'm volunteering at the church this weekend.

Hubby's playing racquetball...

Alrighty, off to see what's afoot!
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#867199 - 02/09/13 12:05 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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L4L, the garage door and sliding patio doors are the best way out and having a shovel "in" the house certainly helps so you can start digging a path. I remember shoveling the family room when we opened the patio door two February's ago because there were a couple feet of snow against it. lol
You need to pull out the "my house-my rules" with son. We need to do that quite often ourselves with the youngest.

Darlene, enjoy your chat. yay
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#867208 - 02/09/13 12:41 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 7351
Loc: San Diego, CA
Prayers and happy thoughts for no power outages for all of you in the East. Wow! I lived on Long Island for 10 years as a kid and remember blizzards. Still trying to get a response from my Aunt in Connecticut. She's probably without any power. Hope she's OK.

Off today to walk around the Bayfront where they demolished (imploded) our old power plant last Saturday. Taking my camera to get some good pictures. Should be fun. It's an awesome sight as you drive by on the Freeway and up close and personal should be even better.
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#867233 - 02/09/13 02:03 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
niteowl07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 7537
Loc: the dusty desert
prayers and hugs to all of you held in winter's cold ,snowy hands - please stay warm and safe.

have to say , i miss it not -the wind chill here is more than enough for me.

sounds like everyone has a busy day planned -i'm just kind of lounging and poking along - those are my big plans. lol

have a wonderful saturday !

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#867252 - 02/09/13 03:45 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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We are back from the park. A truly gorgeous day out there...too nice so we had to get the dogs out. Now time to sit and munch some apples and hydrate. puppy
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#867283 - 02/09/13 08:12 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Lovely day with sis, we came across a coyote in the woods so it was exciting. She took some excellent snow pics. We went out to dinner to celebrate hubby's 27 pound weight loss. I promised him I would look the other way and let him have a meal of his choice. Now he is at the club working it off. rotfl

Are we having a fun weekend?
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#867286 - 02/09/13 08:27 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Oh Ana you are too funny. Congrats to your hubby.

This old body is exhausted from shoveling all day. Wow. I think we got close to 3 feet. Snow drifts and all. But shoveling my car out it seemed like we got a lot more. Anyway night all. I'm heading for my pillow.

Midgie sleep
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#867287 - 02/09/13 08:58 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Midgie, shoveling your car out of 3 feet of snow is quite a feat! You go girl! woot I hope you sleep well. hearts
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#867300 - 02/09/13 11:29 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Loc: Alabama
Ana, sounds like you had a great day!

Sleep well Midgy.

Sleep well all sleep
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#867301 - 02/10/13 12:08 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Loc: northern Wisconsin
Night all sleep well and pleasant dreams!!

WooHoo to hubby, Ana!!! That is great!!

sleep
Nan

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#867302 - 02/10/13 12:23 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
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Sweet dreams birthday girl! I hope someone else took the taxi out! hearts
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