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#176832 - 05/11/08 08:57 AM Happy Mothers' Day!!!
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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I wish all the wonderful moms on this board a happy, joyful, peaceful day today. For those who are not moms, please take time to love yours today, whether in person, from a distance, or in prayer. Blessings to you all! :0)

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#176848 - 05/11/08 05:11 PM Re: Happy Mothers' Day!!! [Re: twosleepy]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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\:\) The adjective "wonderful" puts a small restriction to whether one may think oneself fit to receive your good wish or not.
I'll tell you and nobody else that I've been an active mother's day boycotter (where does that word come from btw.) ever since I became one. Mainly to avoid getting breakfast in bed. But I count my blessings and one more is always welcome.
Thanks!

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#176851 - 05/11/08 05:35 PM Re: Happy Mothers' Day!!! [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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 Originally Posted By: BranShea
I've been an active mother's day boycotter (where does that word come from btw.)


From Charles C. Boycott. Another eponym.

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#176856 - 05/11/08 06:43 PM Re: Happy Mothers' Day!!! [Re: BranShea]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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>>Mainly to avoid getting breakfast in bed.

You have that messy tradition in Holland, too?

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#176860 - 05/11/08 07:11 PM Re: Happy Mothers' Day!!! [Re: BranShea]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
 Originally Posted By: BranShea
boycotter (where does that word come from btw.)

Yes as Faldy says, from Captain Boycott. Interestingly, although it is an active/transitive verb, he was the TARGET of the original 'Boycott.' It would have been more logical for it to become a passive verb - "he was boycott by them" - but logic in language development (especially in English) is rather hit and miss.

The Pookwife too hates breakfast in bed - all those messy crumbs and runny yolks in the bedclothes.


Edited by The Pook (05/11/08 07:12 PM)

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#176879 - 05/12/08 10:54 AM Re: Happy Mothers' Day!!! [Re: AnnaStrophic]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Yes, messy and decadent. Much better to take your mother out for ,to , at, with, or on lunch.

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