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#948379 - 04/04/14 10:31 PM Saturdiner
gymcandy1 Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 32194
Loc: Calera, Oklahoma
A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.
Henry Morgan

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.

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?

These are actual notes from Doctors patient charts...

1. Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

2. On the 2nd day the knee was better and on the 3rd day it disappeared completely.

3. She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

4. The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1993.

5. The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

6. Discharge status: Alive but without permission.

7. Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year-old male. Mentally alert but forgetful.

8. The patient refused an autopsy.

9. The patient has no past history of suicides.

10. Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital.

11. Patient's past medical history has been remarkably insignificant with only a 40 pound weight gain in the past three days.

12. Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

13. Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.

14. Since she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you might like to work her up.

15. She is numb from her toes down.

16. While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.

17. The skin was moist and dry.

18. Occasional, constant, infrequent headaches.

19. Patient was alert and unresponsive.

20. Rectal exam revealed a normal size thyroid.

21. She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

22. I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

23. Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

24. Exam of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

25. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

26. The patient was to have a bowel re-section. However, he took a job as a lawyer instead.

27. Skin: Somewhat pale but present.

28. The pelvic examination will be done later on the floor.

29. Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.

30. Large brown stool ambulating in the hall.

31. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.

Good morning every Boomer. wave

Time to rise and shine, and by the way, welcome to the weekend! yay

I hope the weekend is everything you expect it to be........ think

I hope the weekend is everything you WISH it to be. thumbsup

I expect to be working.

I had an incredibly busy day yesterday, and incredibly they expect me to be back at it again today. rolleyes

I'm incredibly tired, and incredibly happy to be heading off to slumberland. sleep

Have an...... think....unusually happy day everyboomie. snicker

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

William Butler Yeats

#948381 - 04/04/14 10:37 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75365
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Sweet dreams Joe and see you after work! I have a lot to get done by Sunday by I am trying to convince hubby he wants to go look at waterfalls with me and hike in the mud. I'm losing the argument. rotfl We shall see if I can be persuasive. smile

Have a happy day everyone!
Don't feed the Trolls

#948391 - 04/04/14 11:15 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Darlene Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10371
Loc: Southern California
wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Sounds like a busy day yesterday, and an early one for you today! Hope your Saturdiner goes easy peasy!

Hey, Ana! Hope you win the argument! smile What ever is decided, I hope you have a fantastic day!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Still Friday evening for me.....

Busy, busy week. Slowing down this weekend is soooooo needed! happydance Saturday morning is a phone chat with best bud. Then.....nothing planned!! yay Woohoo and booyah! Just need to chillax and enjoy the day!


To all abed.... sleep To all awake.... woot
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#948398 - 04/05/14 12:06 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: Darlene]
Drmojo Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 2226
Loc: Washington In the Wet corner
Hello Joe, Ana and Darlene wave wave wave

and to all Boomers who come in wave

HI Nan! how is Miss Sassy doing?? you should have seen Bella see
a pig for the first time at the barn...
wayyyy too funny rotfl

Have a nice day Boomers puppy spring Karen
"Horses are smart"

"You never heard of a Horse going broke"
betting on Humans~ Will Rogers~

#948403 - 04/05/14 02:17 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Haroula Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 10027
Loc: Greece
Good morning Joe,Ana,Darlene,Karen and all who follow later. wave
Have a relaxing Saturday everyone. happydance spring
I change all my passwords to "incorrect". So whenever I forget, it says, "your password is incorrect".

#948417 - 04/05/14 05:17 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Kaki's Sister Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 22792
Loc: Marlborough USA
dance Good morning Joe, Ana, Darlene, Karen and Haroula. Coffee is ready. Hope your day is all you wish! Have Fun! dance

#948428 - 04/05/14 08:22 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
connie Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 10256
Loc: winter springs fl.
Good morning everyone. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful start to the weekend. Danish and Waffles in the NC. lab

#948435 - 04/05/14 09:23 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
manxman Online   content
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 21398
Loc: Unionville
Good morning boomers. smile Hope everyone is having a sunny Saturday spring
Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.

#948436 - 04/05/14 09:44 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15321
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Have a great Saturday everyone. happydance
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

#948438 - 04/05/14 09:46 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
GBC Offline
Graduate Boomer

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

Wishing everyone a wonderful day today. wave

#948472 - 04/05/14 11:49 AM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75365
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Late start, but hubby said he'd hike with me! Off we go. yay
Don't feed the Trolls

#948475 - 04/05/14 12:13 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Sorta Blonde Online   content
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 9562
Loc: San Diego, CA
Oh Ana! Mud and waterfalls! I wanna go too!

So today, after a week of getting the 'please insert proper boot disc' error when I tried to turn on my computer, and then yesterday taking about 10 tries to finally get it to boot up, I am pleased that it booted up on the first try today. Probably just a fluke, but yesterday in desperation (despite my computer guru friend telling me that I was just wasting my time), I unplugged a lot of connections, reset circuit breakers on the plug in bars, blew canned air into every opening of the computer base, and everything else in sight, then turned on my computer. It came up on first try. Left it on ALL day yesterday fearing a major crash. This morning, I punched the button, prayed a lot, and it booted up just fine. Maybe I was right? Dust in the works that was causing a slight current glitch? Something not quite right somewhere. My Dad always started with the wall plug and worked his way up when something electronic or electrical was giving him problems. He said just a loose plug could cause a lot of things.

Hopefully Dad and I am right but I still have the back up files just in case. Crossing fingers, toes, and eyes that my hard drive loves me today.

Went to do a load of wash and discovered last week's underwear still in the dryer. Thank goodness it wasn't the washer! Wondered why my undie drawer was so empty.

OH news! In the case of our local school district which has several members under indictment for fraud and corruption, etc., Now all but TWO of the offenders has taken a plea. Hooray! And it's the two TOP guys that finally saw the light yesterday. The ousted Superintendent and the ousted former district board member who was his second in command both took guilty pleas to felonies. Punishment will be (if all goes well) 3 years each in jail, 20k fines, and long probations after plus community service. Dunno until June if the judge will be tough on them, but they at least spared everyone a long involved trial. My guess is that since the 3rd in command (who said she would never plead guilty) is the one who sparked this latest plea deal. She of course knows everything about everything and you can bet she agreed to testify AGAINST the top 2 guys as a condition of her reduced sentence. So I assume the 2 decided they were cooked. Now only 2 remain, both of which are pretty much blameless. I'm waiting to hear that their charges have been dropped. Things are looking up.
WARNING! This person is extremely blonde...please type SLOWLY.

#948486 - 04/05/14 01:05 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47571
Loc: Alabama
Ahhhh, been up for hours but just made it to the den to sit and sip and surf for a sec before we gather dogs up and go walking and then take Sky and Keoki to a charity dog wash at my vet's. Was going to take them all, but Seagy and Soot have both have traumatic vet visits recently, so will leave them home.

Son took boys to the zoo. I have yogurt on, bread feeding to make later, meat thawing for tacos, green beans in the dehydrator.wave
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#948536 - 04/05/14 04:18 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
Yankee Clipper Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 2402
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Back home from groceries and truely exhausted and just finished eating breakfast. One shouldn't shop groceries when she's so very hungry. Just about bought one of everything but if the pet food holds out it will be a long time befor shopping again. Elgin has a brand new super walmart which competes with our super HEB and the clerks are so tippy-toe nice I really want to avoid them.

Dark and lazy day here right now and pets sleeping and perhaps I'll join them

Games haven't arrived yet boohoo

Happy Sat all
I wish I were a cat and belonged to me ~ My Aunt Helen Mary Rose

#948547 - 04/05/14 05:16 PM Re: Saturdiner [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47571
Loc: Alabama
Yankee, I feel your "shopping while hungry" pain. rotfl Hope the new games come quickly!
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

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