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#172284 - 12/25/07 10:43 PM Re: Best wishes-gifts for many [Re: themilum]  
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is a croger sack like a croker sack?
--which i read somewhere was a crocus sack (but why one would have sacks of crocus(vs tulips or other bulbs) was never explained.

what sort of sack do you think off? a burlap bag?

(that what i think of when i refer to a sack of potatoes, but in reality, even 50lb bags of potatoes are sold in nylon (and tyvec) bags theses day (same with 20lb bags of onions)

and smaller portions (5lb bags) are plastic! but i still say "pick up sack of potatoes, (but would never call a plastic bag a sack!)

#172285 - 12/25/07 11:21 PM Re: Best wishes-gifts for many [Re: of troy]  
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You are absolutely right, Helen, that dern tsuwm made me change "croger" sack to "Kroger" sack because he is a word bully.

See?

Word Dectective: The forms "croaker sack" and "croker sack" are both variants of "crocus sack," the coarse burlap bags used to ship crocus. The crocus, known to most of us as a colorful flowering plant, is, more importantly from an economic standpoint, also the source of saffron, an orange-red powder used in flavoring and coloring food. (This saffron differs from "Indian saffron," which is the spice turmeric.) While "croker sack" is primarily heard in the American South today, "croker" as a term for a crocus merchant dates all the way back to 16th century England."

That tsuwm is a mean man.
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#172293 - 12/26/07 10:22 AM Re: Best wishes-gifts for many [Re: themilum]  
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(1)"No, madam, it was your turn to bully me once -- now it's mine, and I
use it. No, you old catamaran, .*X >^!^0& !@%!*"
William * Makepeace *Thackeray.
(2)The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. Malcolm De Chazal, writer and painter(1902-1981)(Anu's 2 intuitive quotes of the day. )

Why a catamaran means mostly women in the figurative sense is a riddle to me. Quarrels?All we do is take care of the crocusses.

Quote:
What a wonderful group of folks you are. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your minds.

I subscribe to Penny's line and would like to have this little one for my earrings.

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#172309 - 12/26/07 11:58 PM Re: catamaran [Re: BranShea]  
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Well, ships are usually referred to as "she", and anyone who has ever sailed knows that certain boats can be cantankerous. As for us women,

#172391 - 01/03/08 02:52 PM Re: Best wishes-gifts for many [Re: BranShea]  
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Just getting here after a holiday hiatus with my family; thanks, Branny! I could've gotten the book some time ago: 'twas the autograph I wanted!
And you were right, Ron--it was obvious, once you'd seen 'em all. But I was desperate, yet determined to follow Anu's darned rule about one entry per person...

#172397 - 01/04/08 02:42 AM Re: Best wishes-gifts for many [Re: Jackie]  
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Howya BranShea

Just spotted yer List. Amazenly that's exactly what I got from Santy. A course, the oul sod never left the receipt so is ya see him ya can tell him that he can have it back.

Be seein ya

GT

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