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#211687 - 07/10/13 03:03 PM Re: Wednesday's Word and Wofa's flashes. [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

FOUR-FLASH - either H or EEEE, depending on how long you waited between flashes

It's Morse Code - "dot dot dot dot".


PEONY-ANTE - the florists' poker game
PENNE-ANTE - the pasta-lover's poker game
PENNSY-ANTE - the rail commuter's p.g.
You get the idea.

Or, on a different tack altogether:
PENNY-ANE - an old Beatles Christmas song (no L)

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#211698 - 07/11/13 07:30 AM Thursday...already.. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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standpat

PRONUNCIATION:
(STAND-pat)

MEANING:
adjective: Refusing to consider change in one's beliefs and opinions, especially in politics.
noun: One who refuses to consider change.

ETYMOLOGY:
In a game of poker, to stand pat is to play one's hand as dealt, without drawing other cards. From pat (apt). Earliest documented use: 1910.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
plus h

STANDPHAT - a once phat rapper whose jive is so yesterday but refuses to change because so is she.


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#211702 - 07/11/13 10:03 AM Re: Thursday...already.. [Re: jenny jenny]
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STANDPA - what my father's mother has to say to my father's father because he's too deaf to hear them strike up the Star Spangled Banner

STANDPOT - the Port-a-Potty under the bleacher seats

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#211704 - 07/11/13 10:45 AM Re: Thursday...already.. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

STANDPA - what my father's mother has to say to my father's father because he's too deaf to hear them strike up the Star Spangled Banner

STANDPOT - the Port-a-Potty under the bleacher seats

laugh laugh
Add i

SIT-AND-PAT - what Wofaholicdoc's father's father does while the band plays the Star Spangled Banner until Wofahulicdoc's father's mother gets back from the standpot under the stands.

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#211713 - 07/11/13 10:35 PM "Sit-and-pat' [Re: jenny jenny]
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wink

I fold !
(It is a poker-themed week, isn't it?!)

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#211714 - 07/11/13 11:23 PM Re: "Sit-and-pat' [Re: wofahulicodoc]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

wink

I fold !
(It is a poker-themed week, isn't it?!)


Maybeso, codo, but tomorrow is Friday.
Friday is the day that your silly card is the card that becomes an unlikely leader of an inside straight. smile

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#211715 - 07/12/13 07:21 AM And the band begins to play [Re: jenny jenny]
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BLUE CHIP

PRONUNCIATION:
(BLOO chip)

MEANING:
adjective: Having high value and reliability.
noun: A reliable and highly valuable asset, such as a stock, a company, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
In poker (and other gambling games), a blue chip typically represents high value. Earliest documented use: 1873.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

BLUE SHIP - I'm sorry, I know you reserved the Yellow Submarine, but unfortunately it's in drydock this week so we've given you a free upgrade

(Well, it's better than
BLUE CHAP - Commander Peary left his Long Johns home...)

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#211717 - 07/12/13 10:22 AM And the band begins to play...a blue note [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BLUE SLIP - downsizing cooperations no longer give PINK SLIPS to discharged employees instead they give BLUE SLIPS to those they keep.

Reason: ---> saves paper <---


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#211726 - 07/12/13 03:31 PM Is that sexism or what? [Re: jenny jenny]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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I thought it was the gals got pink slips and the guys got blue slips. No?

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#211753 - 07/15/13 05:10 PM "...it means exactly what I want it to..." said [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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MENSAL

PRONUNCIATION:
(MEN-suhl)


MEANING:
adjective:
1. Monthly.
2. Relating to the table.


ETYMOLOGY:
For 1: From Latin mensis (month). Earliest documented use: 1475.
For 2: From Latin mensa (table). Earliest documented use: 1440.

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MESSAL

1: In need of guidance; disorganized
2: A small meal; also, the room in which it is consumed (cf. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

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