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#214946 - 05/02/14 12:06 PM - - - not French [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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KOLE Kale with a cold
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#214958 - 05/03/14 11:00 AM Well: As long as we're in the South [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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BOLES - two foreign words used extensively in backwoods Alabama and Mississippi to describe others, not because the people are particularly multi-lingual, but because the words are onomatopoeic and therefore self-explanatory i.e.

From Latin bolus (lump), from Greek bolos (clod).

Examples: You bolos! You Bolus! You damn yankee!


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#214964 - 05/04/14 07:31 AM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny


But Trombo, all women are evil unless they are your mother.


My mother was a chemist who played cello. Evil as can be. Oh, wait: my wife's a mathematician who plays clarinet. Tie-breaker: my wife has red hair. Makes my mother an angel.

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#214968 - 05/04/14 11:48 PM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: Tromboniator]
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Worry not, good Tromboner, one distant day your wife's hair will turn grey and once again she'll become the sweetheart you courted.

And I have some ocean front property I'll sell you cheap in Montana.

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#214973 - 05/05/14 10:53 AM first effort [Re: jenny jenny]
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ANANIAS

PRONUNCIATION: (an-uh-NY-uhs)

MEANING: noun: A liar.

ETYMOLOGY: After Ananias, who along with his wife Sapphira, was struck dead for lying. They sold a piece of land. Instead of giving away all of the proceeds from the sale, they kept a portion for themselves, to the displeasure of Peter. Earliest documented use: 1876.

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ANALIAS - a fictitious name, intended to deceive

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#214977 - 05/05/14 11:59 AM Re: first effort [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ONANIAS- a spurious method of birth control
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#214978 - 05/05/14 02:29 PM Honest effort [Re: LukeJavan8]
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BANANIAS - the false banana. Once grown by liars in ancient Lycia who got filthy rich before they were invaded by Greeks bearing gifts.

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#214979 - 05/05/14 04:26 PM Re: The problem with FEMAL [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Worry not, good Tromboner, one distant day your wife's hair will turn grey and once again she'll become the sweetheart you courted.

And I have some ocean front property I'll sell you cheap in Montana.


a) It's already turning; b) She always has been; c) At the rate the local glaciers are melting, I'll be living on beachfront property in a couple of years.

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#214981 - 05/06/14 09:46 AM A First Effort Towards Understanding Words [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Once you label me you negate me.

-Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)

Logically extend these words and you will understand the function of words and ultimately the why of life. ()

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#214982 - 05/06/14 11:46 AM Tuesday's Word Solomon and good advice [Re: jenny jenny]
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Solomon

PRONUNCIATION: (SOL-uh-muhn)

MEANING:
noun: A very wise person.

ETYMOLOGY: In the Old Testament, Solomon, a king of Israel, was known for his wisdom. According to one story, he identified the real mother of a baby by suggesting to the two quarreling women that the child be cut into two and shared between them. The real mother agreed to give up the child instead, and was proclaimed as the true mother. Earliest documented use: 1554.
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SOLOMOM - a single mom who foolishly believes that female influence is all her child needs to morph into becoming a complete human adult.


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