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#19054 - 02/21/01 12:42 PM Re: 1950s joke - late submission
wow Offline
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Two elderly English gentlemen ensconced in the lounge of their club.
First Man : "I say, heard about Cholmondley?"
Other Man : "No. What's he doing?"
First Man : "In Africa. Living with an ape."
Other Man : "Male or female?"
First Man : "Female, of course!
He may be odd but he's not queer."

How Times do change.
wow


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#19055 - 02/21/01 02:00 PM Re: Queer as Folk
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Queer as Folk is now the title of a TV show on a cable network in the US. The show is about homosexuals.


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#19056 - 02/21/01 03:05 PM Re: 1950s joke - late submission
wwh Offline
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There was a young man from Dundee
Who had sex with an ape in a tree
The results were most horrid
All ass and no forehead
Six balls and a purple goatee. Date 1935


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#19057 - 02/21/01 03:30 PM Re: Queer as Folk
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I think it is shown here but I've not seen it.


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#19058 - 02/21/01 05:32 PM Re: Queer as Folk
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Queer as Folk

The US version of the cable channel Showtime is a spin-off of the Brit version that was on BBC 4, I think. The US version is set in Pittsburg (though it's filmed in Canada) and is considered to be the homosexual counterpart of HBO's Sex in the City


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#19059 - 02/21/01 06:26 PM Re: Kids vs. children
BeingCJ Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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Loc: Chicago, IL, USA
kids is not acceptable in formal contexts. This, just from a survey of common usage

I don't have any problem with "kids" usage (2 kids @ my house also), but I hope that Rugrats never moves from slang to daily use. Especially considering the nasty nature of those cartoon charactors.




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#19060 - 02/21/01 07:42 PM Re: Kids vs. children
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RugRats:
Rugs are stationary mops.
Kids are self-propelled mops.


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#19061 - 02/22/01 09:34 AM Re: Kids vs. children
wow Offline
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Being CJ wrote : kids is not acceptable in formal contexts. This, just from a survey of common usage
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My feeling is that "children" has a connotation of well behaved whereas "kids" has a raucous note to it.
wow


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#19062 - 02/22/01 09:47 AM Re: Kids vs. children
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I generally refer to mine, collectively, as lilliputians, which i think is appropriate on myriad levels.

i switched to this term of endearment when my standard round-up call, "Come along, my little tax-deductions" gleaned some odd looks from strangers.


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#19063 - 02/22/01 09:52 AM Re: Kids vs. children
wwh Offline
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Also "Munchkins".


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