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#18875 - 02/15/01 09:45 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
maverick Offline
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Valentine's Day is safely passed...

That's what they used to say....

Thus began a great purification ritual. Dressing only in the skins of the newly sacrificed goats, the priests ran about the foot of the Palatine… a major part of this rite was the lustration (light flogging or whipping) of citizens by means of goatskin strips, called februa. Anyone the priests encountered on their trek received a smack with these bloody hides. It was the women, however, who got most of the attention…

http://latin.about.com/library/weekly/aa021401a.htm

(and yes, Jackie, they were fresh out of goat skins in Cardigan, so I had to just get her flowers )


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#18876 - 02/15/01 02:16 PM Re: Heart-to-heart
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I read on another site a few days ago that this week was International Flirting Week. That seems more fun.

CJ
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#18877 - 02/15/01 06:05 PM Re: Heart-to-heart
francais31415 Offline
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disheartening
take heart



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#18878 - 02/15/01 06:59 PM Re: Heart-to-heart
Geoff Offline
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disheartening
take heart

That's happening more and more, as organ donors are in short supply.


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#18879 - 02/15/01 07:24 PM Re: Heart-to-heart
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That one made me laugh out loud - briefly but heartily!


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#18880 - 02/16/01 05:50 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
belligerentyouth Offline
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Loc: Berlin
> That's happening more and more, as organ donors are in short supply

You didn't happen to read about those cases in Britain did you (I read it in Times). There's been a massive uproar concerning the hospital workers extracting organs from deceased patients (or PC its: negative-patient-output).
Apparently some are robbed of so much, that which is buried is little more than a shell of their former (physical) self. Those heartless swines!


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#18881 - 02/16/01 06:44 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
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those heartless swines!

Then there are the 'lucky' transgenic pigs - how did they get them to sign those Organ Donor cards?

But you can imagine how it might happen: "Pork chops - ME?! - a sentient warm loving creature! Come on, now - have a heart!"


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#18882 - 02/16/01 08:28 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
Geoff Offline
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But you can imagine how it might happen: "Pork chops - ME?! - a sentient warm loving creature! Come on, now - have a heart!"

Oh, Mav, you've been at the video store renting "Babe" again, haven't you?


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#18883 - 02/16/01 08:32 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
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"Babe" again

Nope. Used to keep pigs - the most intelligent animals I have ever encountered. Some humans gets close, but...


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#18884 - 02/16/01 10:27 AM Re: Heart-to-heart
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Sometimes it was hard to tell the swineherd from the swine. My father made a house visit to such an establishment, and the son of the patient felt it necessary to tell my father, "Pa's down yonder, You'll know him, he's got his hat on."


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