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09/21/18 01:44 AM
Correct change, please. (3)
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09/21/18 12:03 AM

RUMMY

PRONUNCIATION: (RUH-mee)

MEANING:
adjective: Odd or unconventional.
noun
1. Drunkard.
2. Any of various card games in which the objective is to make sets or sequences of three or more cards.

ETYMOLOGY:
adjective: Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1828.
noun:
1. From rum (an alcoholic drink distilled from sugarcane products). Earliest documented use: 1843.
2. Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1910.
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ARUMMY - lily-like

RUB MY... - any of several gestures my dog makes, asking to be stroked someplace not yet specified

RUM,NY -
1. former Governor of Massachusetts and Presidential candidate
2. city in upstate New York about 17 miles west-north-west of Utica
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09/20/18 08:13 PM

COATING

I --> O

OCTAGON

Let's see, now: left side, right side, front side, backside, topside, bottom side, inside, outside. Yep. All eight of 'em.
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09/15/18 03:04 AM
When Wellington won Waterloo
By vanquishing Bonaparte's crew,
The weeping was drowned
By a great cheering sound.
They made him Prime Minister too.

RHAPSODY - RIBBONS
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09/07/18 01:10 AM

After early 1500 postings, maybe it's time to simplilfy the reloading process. Continued here.
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09/03/18 02:53 AM
Sigodlin is a regional expression. Antigodlin is its equivalent in the South and West.

Origin and Etymology of antigodlin according to Merriam-Webster:

anti- + -godlin, -goglin, probably variants of goggling, present participle of “goggle” (in the now archaic sense “look obliquely, (of the eyes) take an oblique position”)
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09/02/18 12:20 AM
Welcome
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08/28/18 12:52 AM
Luke, I got to play Don Quixote in [i]Man of La Mancha/i] in 1986. My wife is thinking of directing it for production in the fall of 2019, so we watched the movie just last week, to get reacquainted with it. A few of the lines, and most of the songs, were still familiar to me.

Quixotic is also the name of a phenomenal performing troupe, subtitled "Cirque Nouveau", based in Kansas City but performing all over the place. Strong similarities, I suppose, with Cirque Du Soleil, but very much their own brand, with lots of lights and special effects, rhythm, original music, dance (and aerial dance!), acrobatics, costumes, and masks. Maybe not everybody's cup of tea (I happen to love it), but there's no doubting the excellence of the execution. Yes, I have a bias, as the executive producer is the son of one of my college friends,and a friend in his own right, and he got his start in technical theater right here in our own little Alaskan theater. I urge you to check them out if you have the opportunity.
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