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#205536 - 04/19/12 10:16 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Hamish Offline
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Registered: 04/16/12
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Haha, I feel the naivety of my youth shining through here, but I'll let that slide... for a few years more, at least!

Thanks Bran, Rhubarb and Luke.

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#205551 - 04/20/12 10:58 AM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I'd say with age comes wisdom, but far too often
I've seen the opposite. Just keep doing what you
are doing, you'll be OK.
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#205554 - 04/20/12 12:28 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: LukeJavan8]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I'd say with age comes wisdom, but far too often
I've seen the opposite. Just keep doing what you
are doing, you'll be OK.


Yes - I've never made up my mind whether it is worse to be young and foolish; or old and stupid.
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#205555 - 04/20/12 05:15 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 830
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
whether it is worse to be young and foolish; or old and stupid.


Yes, it is!

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#205578 - 04/21/12 03:03 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hamish
Haha, I feel the naivety of my youth shining through here, but I'll let that slide... for a few years more, at least!


I hope the naivety of your youth will still come shining through when you'll be 91.

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#205582 - 04/21/12 07:44 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: BranShea]
Hamish Offline
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Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 7
Loc: Australia
Oh no, please don't wish such a thing upon me - I try to live by the motto:

Live hard, die young and leave a good-looking corpse.

wink


Edited by Hamish (04/21/12 07:46 PM)

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#205588 - 04/22/12 08:03 AM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish]
BranShea Offline
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Ha!

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#205594 - 04/22/12 10:06 PM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
and it is from this that the slang term for condoms, "French Letters" arose.

A New Zealand band, Herbs, had a hit with the song 'French Letter' A no nukes song. I'd have never had guessed the innuendo until now.

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#205597 - 04/23/12 07:23 AM Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: olly]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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It's a very old-fashioned term, Olly, and I haven't heard it used for years, I admit. Another slang term for condoms which seems to have gone out of use is "johnny."
People deal wwith contraception so matter-of-factly these days, that there doesn't seem to be the need for euphemism any more.
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