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Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #205536
04/20/12 02:16 AM
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Hamish Offline OP
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Haha, I feel the naivety of my youth shining through here, but I'll let that slide... for a few years more, at least!

Thanks Bran, Rhubarb and Luke.

Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish] #205551
04/20/12 02:58 PM
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I'd say with age comes wisdom, but far too often
I've seen the opposite. Just keep doing what you
are doing, you'll be OK.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: LukeJavan8] #205554
04/20/12 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I'd say with age comes wisdom, but far too often
I've seen the opposite. Just keep doing what you
are doing, you'll be OK.


Yes - I've never made up my mind whether it is worse to be young and foolish; or old and stupid.


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #205555
04/20/12 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
whether it is worse to be young and foolish; or old and stupid.


Yes, it is!

Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish] #205578
04/21/12 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hamish
Haha, I feel the naivety of my youth shining through here, but I'll let that slide... for a few years more, at least!


I hope the naivety of your youth will still come shining through when you'll be 91.

Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: BranShea] #205582
04/21/12 11:44 PM
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Hamish Offline OP
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Oh no, please don't wish such a thing upon me - I try to live by the motto:

Live hard, die young and leave a good-looking corpse.

wink

Last edited by Hamish; 04/21/12 11:46 PM.
Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Hamish] #205588
04/22/12 12:03 PM
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Ha!

Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #205594
04/23/12 02:06 AM
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and it is from this that the slang term for condoms, "French Letters" arose.

A New Zealand band, Herbs, had a hit with the song 'French Letter' A no nukes song. I'd have never had guessed the innuendo until now.

Re: Paragon and paragon [Re: olly] #205597
04/23/12 11:23 AM
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It's a very old-fashioned term, Olly, and I haven't heard it used for years, I admit. Another slang term for condoms which seems to have gone out of use is "johnny."
People deal wwith contraception so matter-of-factly these days, that there doesn't seem to be the need for euphemism any more.


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