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#290 - 07/01/00 10:49 PM Re: need help with trivia question  
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>>I also had a clue by knowing that what makes lightning bugs light up is luciferin.<<

And that lucifer is another word for match, as in the World War I army song:

'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
and smile, boys, smile.
What's the use of worrying?
It never was worthwhile
As long as you've a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile boys that's the style.'

Or something like that, anyway. (Jackie and other North Americans, please don't be misled by the British use of the word fag!)

...or now I know how to write markup (thanks Jackie!) maybe I should embellish that

'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
and smile , boys, smile .
What's the use of worrying ?
It never was worthwhile
As long as you've a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile boys that's the style.'


#291 - 07/02/00 01:21 AM Re: I'm sorry for last meaningless post...  
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Jackie Offline
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Louisville, Kentucky
>>I am alive and I will come back<<
Super, E! Tickled to hear it!
And si, "ciao a tutti" is certainly close enough to hi, you
all!


#292 - 07/02/00 01:24 AM Re: need help with trivia question  
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Jackie Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

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Louisville, Kentucky
>>'Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
and smile, boys, smile.<<
I can remember my parents singing that, but just the first
few lines! Yup, I knew what that f-word meant.



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