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#105601 06/13/03 04:56 PM
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This is one of those things that had been annoying me for a while but I never get round to asking:
Just what is a person doing if the Who's Online section shows them as being on mess_handler??


#105602 06/13/03 05:04 PM
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What they gonna *be doing is washing their hands is what they gonna *be doing.


#105603 06/13/03 05:26 PM
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Nrg...


#105604 06/13/03 05:28 PM
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I think it's message handling. Looking at or sending PMs


#105605 06/13/03 05:33 PM
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Oh yeah... it's kinda obvious now you mention it, guess my brain needs re-vamping!
Cheers :)


#105606 06/13/03 10:36 PM
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Dear BA: did you know that a "vamp" is part of a shoe that covers the instep. What's an instep?From my dictionary, the easiest way to describe it is to say it'ls the part of the foot covered by the tongue of the shoe. I still can't figure out what "re-vamping" originally meant.


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Dear wwh, The verb usage that I am pasting below will clarify the revamping problem. Do also take a look at the origin of vamp2

vamp1 noun
1 the upper front part of a boot or shoe.
2 (in jazz and popular music) a short, simple introductory passage, usually repeated several times until otherwise instructed.
verb
1 [no obj.] repeat a short, simple passage of music: the band was vamping gently behind his busy lead guitar.
2 [with obj.] attach a new upper to (a boot or shoe).n (vamp something up) informal repair or improve something: the production values have been vamped up.

ORIGIN Middle English (denoting the foot of a stocking): shortening of Old French avantpie, from avant ‘before’ + pie ‘foot’. The musical sense of the verb developed from the general sense improvise.

vamp2
(informal)noun: a woman who uses sexual attraction to exploit men.
verb [with obj.] blatantly set out to attract: she had not vamped him like some wicked Jezebel.

ORIGIN early 20th cent.: abbreviation of vampire.




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>vamp2
Oh dear... thanks maahey, I think... though I'd rather reboot my brain any day.


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I can remember having cobbler put on new heels, and once or twice having new sole put on. But I can't imagine shoe being worth spending any money on if top wears out. Never had it happen'
And no female thought I was worth vamping. Maybe just as well.


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Sure they did, you were just too pure minded to understand them.


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