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#34042 - 06/29/01 06:40 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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this too shall pass
dag... maybe. let's wait for help from <ahem> down under

Dag, a lock of wool that hangs at the tail of a sheep and draggles in the dirt. Dag-wool, refuse wool; cut off in trimming the sheep.



#34043 - 06/29/01 07:03 PM speaking of hair and getting it soiled..  
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An elephant meets a rabbit for the first timeľ he admires the rabbits beautiful white fur, and asks, enviously, "Do you have a problem with s*** sticking to your fine hair?

The rabbit says, "My fine hair is fur, and no, I do not!"

At which point, the elephant picks up the rabbit, and uses it to wipe himself and comments, "I do!"


I have heard-- but forget-- but there is a special word for rabbits.. (pellets?)


#34044 - 06/29/01 07:27 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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" here we are in NSW, shearing sheep as big as whales,
with leather necks and daggy tails.."

I have seen a lot of sheep, but never one with a tail. All the ones I ever saw had an elastic put around tail at base to shut off circulation and make tail drop off when they were lambs. Can it be the Kiwis can't afford elastics?
(Joke - no offence intended. Maybe they have so many they think it is too much work.)


#34045 - 06/29/01 08:43 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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this too shall pass
::sigh::

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_287b.html

[if you're so inclined, there's a Poop Thesaurus hanging out there...]


#34046 - 06/29/01 09:11 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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Alex, you can go home now---but work on that penmanship,
will you?


#34047 - 06/29/01 11:00 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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Dags are typically a combination of faeces and wool which adorn the rear ends of sheep which are in bad need of crutching (this is cutting the wool off around their backsides).

Occasionally a sheep will be missed during a muster and will not be shorn for a year. By the next summer, they have long streamers of daggy wool hanging around their rear ends. These dry out in the sun, and start knocking against each other when the sheep move, making a kind of clacking sound. This gets more audible as the sheep moves faster. From this phenomenon comes the term "rattle your dags", meaning, "get a move on" or "move faster".



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#34048 - 06/29/01 11:25 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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And virgin wool comes from the sheep that run the fastest.


#34049 - 06/30/01 12:00 PM Dags....  
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As many of you know (especially you bio scholars Hi Jackie!), my non-Board name is Dagny. Over the years, many have opted to shorten it to "Dag".

Suddenly I find myself not so fond of that anymore, if you can imagine...

[Ignorance was bliss e]


#34050 - 06/30/01 12:02 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?  
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And virgin wool comes from the sheep that run the fastest.
Ohmigawd! And if the ewes are running too fast, could you say the others are rampaging??



#34051 - 06/30/01 03:52 PM Re: I remember it well ---  
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virgin wool

When synthetic fibers first hit the market (about 1948) I distinctly recall a tag that bragged the garment was made of "Virgin Nylon"

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