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Partridge: "To indulge in physically intimate endearments, esp. in those provocative caresses which constitute the normal preliminaries to sexual congress. Coll.: C. 17-19. Cf. firk, q.v."


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A convenient coinage to give lyricists something with which to rhyme "canoodle"?


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Dear FB: I remember a little quip in Readers Digest long ago: "This may be the machine age, but love is still made
by hand."


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No doubt.


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By "hand"???












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You wouldn't want it mass produced, would you?


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To each his own.

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It's probably good this thread went nowhere.
Firkydoodle, Imagine confused


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Since this thread has had not a post in awhile, I will post
one I received earlier today from another:


EU DIRECTIVE 456179

In order to meet the conditions for joining the Single European
Currency, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase
"spending a penny" is not to be used after 31 December 2009.
From that date on the correct term will be 'euronating'.

Somewhat irreverant, and sure to offend some, but clever
nonetheless.


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. laugh

Thanks Luke I was looking for a good laugh to round out my day

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> euronating

I would have started a whole new thread for that one!


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England could be considered a Euronation whistle

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Pound for pound I don't think the euro has hit that
Euronation yet, has it???


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That Euronation might be waiting till the pound exactly equals one euro.

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this word's been niggling at me for five years and so I finally looked it up: firkytoodle

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
this word's been niggling at me for five years and so I finally looked it up: firkytoodle


you flirt.


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this word's been niggling at me for five years and so I finally looked it up: firkytoodle

Hmm, not quite sure how that happened. I blame it on the dord and such ilk. Patridge plainly gives firkytoodle.


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jim, I don't quite know how to put this without making (at least) one of us look bad, but I probably wouldn't have waited five years had this been posted by someone else.
-joe (reputation and rarities) friday

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I don't quite know how to put this without making (at least) one of us look bad, but I probably wouldn't have waited five years had this been posted by someone else

Ya know? I have a feeling that this was one of my (many) wwh-prompted postings. And, that still doesn't explain how I turned toodle into doodle.


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Nah
laugh You can ask for dispensation smile

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Who has the authority to grant it???


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Usually the oldest one, but since men have a tendency to lie at least as much about age as women, that will be hard to find out.
I can volunteer. (might even be the oldest)

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Well, I think Dale wins that contest. He just admitted to being 104 in another thread.... shocked

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See what I mean? Lies.

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Age?
Where was the headlight dimmer switch placed prior to being
put on the steering wheel column?

The bottle top of Royal Crown cola had a hole in it. What was
it used for?

What method did women use to appear to be wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing in World War II?

What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going?

How was butch wax used?

Before inline skates, how did you keep your skates attached to
your shoes?

Which was the most dreaded disease of the 1940's and 1950's?

SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


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1. on the floor. (I wish it still was.)
2. sprinkle clothes for ironing.
3. pen marking to simulate the stocking seam.
4. (this one I don't know)
5. men's hair.
6. skate key.
7. polio

I can't because there aren't ten....


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ability to count to ten is one of the first things to go. wink

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What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going


Nash Metropolitan.

There are plenty of similar quizzes floating around the web.

Bonus question: when was the Internet invented and by whom?


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Age?
Where was the headlight dimmer switch placed prior to being
put on the steering wheel column?

The bottle top of Royal Crown cola had a hole in it. What was
it used for?

What method did women use to appear to be wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing in World War II?

What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going?

How was butch wax used?

Before inline skates, how did you keep your skates attached to
your shoes?

Which was the most dreaded disease of the 1940's and 1950's?

SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??



1. got that one
2. No idea
3. No idea
4. My guess woulda been VW
5. Butch wax?
6. My earliest memories of skates were straps
7. Polio.
8. No one can get all Ten

And zmjezhds bonus question. Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?

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Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

Yes, tricky. The "father of the Internet" is Vinton Cerf who co-authored RFC 675 Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program (link) which was published in December 1974. On January 1, 1983, TCP/IP protocols became the only approved protocol on the ARPANET. Between those two dates, some experiments were carried out connecting one or more networks with ARPANET.


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I prefer to keep the mystery element alive. The fact that I volunteerd to be the oldest and said I might be doesn't mean that I am. ( as noticed by twosleepy )
Half of the articles of that quizz are completely unknown to me. I must have been born in
2012.

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Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?


Beats me, but at least some people can count. I am fully aware there were not ten there, but paying attention to what one reads before posting is exactly my point.
Appreciate the wink. It may be alzheimers, but maybe part-timers, sometimers, or half-timers (???)

The answer to two of them according to the quiz found on the net were Studebaker and Skate Key.


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Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


Would peoples being able to answer these not just depend on their age but on where they are from or are all the things in this list universally well known?

You are quite correct, Latishya. Age means nothing if the questions are culturally based (and/or biased), and most of those are, and may even be quite localized ("Butch Wax", for one). I knew most because I am a middle-aged American, of which there are quite a few on this board, but certainly not close to all! :0)

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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
Tricky, guessing the ARPA team.

Yes, tricky. The "father of the Internet" is Vinton Cerf who co-authored RFC 675 Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program (link) which was published in December 1974. On January 1, 1983, TCP/IP protocols became the only approved protocol on the ARPANET. Between those two dates, some experiments were carried out connecting one or more networks with ARPANET.


I thought AlGore was. ;^)

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Age?
Where was the headlight dimmer switch placed prior to being
put on the steering wheel column?

The bottle top of Royal Crown cola had a hole in it. What was
it used for?

What method did women use to appear to be wearing stockings when
none were available due to rationing in World War II?

What postwar car turned automotive design on its head when you
could not tell whether it was coming or going?

How was butch wax used?

Before inline skates, how did you keep your skates attached to
your shoes?

Which was the most dreaded disease of the 1940's and 1950's?

SINCE WE ARE DETERMINING AGE, THIS LITTLE QUIZ MIGHT HELP.
WHO CAN GET ALL TEN CORRECT??


As someone has noted, there are not ten questions here.

AGE? -- 71.

1. Dimmer switch -- the first car I remember in our family had no dimmer switch but when they cam they were on the floor.

2. Royal Crown bottle cap -- actually there were several holes in it sealed with a cork or cardboard liner. It allowed the bottle to be used to sprinkle clothing before ironing them before the existence of steam irons.

3. "fake" nylons -- painted or inked on the legs.

4. Post war car -- best answer Tucker
alternative answer Studebacker

5. butch wax -- made butch or flat top hair cuts stand up

6. skates -- they were clamp-ons and a hex key adjusted the clamps & length

7. dreaded disease -- poliomyelitis, sometimes called infantile paralysis -- before penicillin though there were numerous dreaded diseases such as scarlet fever, diptheria, etc.

8. Unasked question about early cars: what was on the steering wheel that helped the engine run smoother?

9. Another early car question: what kind of hand injury was related to starting cars? Why didn't left handed people get it?

10. When a circus came to a town, how did it get there?

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8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Beats me, but at least some people can count. I am fully aware there were not ten there, but paying attention to what one reads before posting is exactly my point.


I always say, there's three kinds of people in this world; those that count and those that don't count.

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8. Unasked question about early cars: what was on the steering wheel that helped the engine run smoother?

Spark advance lever? Adjusting timing.


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I thought AlGore was.

Well, Gore did some important legislation (cf. the Gore Bill in 1991) to fund the development of higher speed networks for the Internet to run over. More like funding highways rather than inventing the car.


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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

Beats me, but at least some people can count. I am fully aware there were not ten there, but paying attention to what one reads before posting is exactly my point.


I always say, there's three kinds of people in this world; those that count and those that don't count.


I guess I'll spell it out: we were talking about Age. Dale being 104 and all that. I listed seven things
and said there were ten. With age so goes the mental ability. Counting, etc. Only listing seven but
saying there were ten was a poke at myself at getting Old. That's all.


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as long as we're spelling things out, Dale never claimed to be 104; here's what he typed:
Originally Posted By: dalehileman
However, I'm reluctant to introduce any new programs since at 78 I don't expect to have mastered just Mac til age 104
[EA]

this may still make him the [current] oldest poster..

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I couldn't have put forward a better example of not reading carefully! blush

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smile twosleepy, you're awaking sleeping dogs. I'd already forgotten that it was you who spread false rumour. Anyways, you're the winner for honesty.

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Originally Posted By: etaoin
8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


Even I, at a sprightly 31, knew these. However, I'm not sure question 9 has been completely answered. Nothing in my envisioning (or quick g-search) reveals why it couldn't be done left handed...

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Originally Posted By: etaoin
8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


Horse and buggy?? Er, question #10. Must be getting old, like 104??

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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Must be getting old, like 104??


who? you or me?


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I've been to hollywood
I've been to redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
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Still searching, this many years after the goldrush?
Don't let it bring you down.

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Still searching, this many years after the goldrush?
Don't let it bring you down.


Nature's first green is gold
her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
but only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief.

So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

=r.frost=


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A very nice Frost poem. I have one little book, but it contains only autumn and winter poems. One falling leaf after another.

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I first saw the poem in S.E.Hinton's movie edition of the
book "The Outsiders" where the older boy (forgot name)
quotes it to Johnny, who later dies and tells the older
boy in a note before he dies: "always seek the gold".
Never forgot it.


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'The Outsiders' Now that rings a bell. It was, along with John Steinbecks 'The Red Pony', part of my early schooling curriculum. Two of the books we had to wread and rite reviews about in english class. Good times!

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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
8. Unasked question about early cars: what was on the steering wheel that helped the engine run smoother?

Spark advance lever? Adjusting timing.


Right on! Very Good!

Did any one answer the injury question? My computer's been down until yesterday.

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Originally Posted By: etaoin
8. choke
9. crank to turn over the engine. it was done right-handed. my dad broke his arm when he was young cranking his brother's car.
10. train


Ah! I see some one did answer the injury question. The medical evidence though indicates that the injury was the breaking of the thumb metacarpal on the right hand. When the engine was cranked, it frequently would back-fire first and the hand of the person cranking the engine would be jerked around with the crank breaking that bone in the hand. However, the knowing person did not lock his thumb around the crank handle and when the engine backfired, the crank would simply be jerked out of the cranker's hand without any injury. I have a positive print of an x-ray taken of my father's hand in the late 1930s showing either that he was not one of those knowing people or that he ignored his experience because of the influence of certain spirits in which he frequently imbibed excessively.

Right! The circus came to town on the train. What was the name of the toy train company that preceded Lionel? The name has slipped my mind. They made an "0" Gauge circus train that today is worth several thousands of dollars (especially now that Obama's administration is making the dollar worthles)s.

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>toy train company that preceded Lionel?

Marx? at least I recall having such, but I don't know if they came first, or were just a minor competitor.

edit: The Marx logo was the letters "MAR" in a circle with a large X through it, resembling a railroad crossing sign. Because of this, Marx toys are sometimes misidentified as "Mar" toys.

Marx's toys included tinplate buildings, tin toys, toy soldiers, playsets, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns, action figures, dolls, dollhouses, toy cars, and HO scale and O scale toy trains.

The rights to some of Marx's toys are now owned by other companies, and some of its former products are still in production. Marx Toys, Inc., was sold and transformed into 'Marx Toys & Entertainment, Inc.' Marx Trains, Inc. produces lithographed tin trains, both of original design and based on former Louis Marx designs. K-Line produced plastic O scale train cars and scenery using former Marx molds, which are now marketed under the 'K-Line by Lionel' brand name.

wiki link

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Originally Posted By: olly
'The Outsiders' Now that rings a bell. It was, along with John Steinbecks 'The Red Pony', part of my early schooling curriculum. Two of the books we had to wread and rite reviews about in english class. Good times!


Taught them myself in English literature for many years, also "Of Mice and Men", "Scarlet Letter", etc.
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'Animal farm' was another.

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thanks for that link, tsuwm. I've got some old Marx trains in a box in the closet. may have to dig those out.


> (especially now that Obama's administration is making the dollar worthles)s.

ahem.


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Originally Posted By: olly
'Animal farm' was another.


and "1984".


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