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#117291 - 12/08/03 08:36 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Well, I ain' no maiden.


#117292 - 12/08/03 08:37 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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No, but you are on a sticky wicket!


#117293 - 12/08/03 08:41 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Nuh-unh. Wickets round here are all perty dang slippery right about now.


#117294 - 12/08/03 08:42 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Well, then you better watch your footing. You could be stumped!


#117295 - 12/09/03 09:57 AM Re: "the ton"?  
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You two crease me up!

Edit: Oh, seems I just changed status.


#117296 - 12/09/03 10:14 AM an aside  
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a. Thanks to Capfka, I know what crease ... up means (btw, don't encourage them! )

2. 'Bout damn time, veteran .


#117297 - 12/09/03 03:08 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Wickets round here are all perty dang slippery right about now.

So are your balls skidding around on the ground?


#117298 - 12/09/03 04:45 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Am I the only one around here who has read Regency novels?
Wherein it is pronounced with a long O not as in ton/weight. In said Regency novels "ton" is used in reference to the upper class in society - every young girl's ambition to be accepted by the "ton" and invited to all the right parties and perhaps find a husband. At best to fall in love with said man or at least like him but in any case to make "a good marriage."
Gawd but I have wasted some time in my days!
On the other hand they were enjoyable escapes for a few hours.


#117299 - 12/09/03 04:48 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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That's a whole nother word, wow. Like in Bon Ton


#117300 - 12/09/03 04:51 PM Re: "the ton"?  
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Might be a whole nother word, but thanks to WOW for reminding me of Georgette Heyer. Not a waste of time at all - simply a cross between Jane Austen and pulp fiction. Perfect.


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