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#34052 - 06/30/01 12:04 PM Re: I remember it well ---
wwh Offline
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"Virgin Nylon"

She was the oldest of the Vestal Virgins of Rome.

#34053 - 06/30/01 12:17 PM Re: I remember it well ---
Jackie Offline

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"Virgin Nylon"

No, no, no, see, that's where it was made. Except I thought that name was always in plural...

#34054 - 06/30/01 10:31 PM Re: I remember it well ---
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Which reminds me of the old poem, "Caviar from the Virgin Sturgeon"

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#34055 - 07/01/01 08:35 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
Bingley Offline
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Alex asks
what is the "sounds like a bell" reference about?

I actually got it from Monty Python. The answer is, as tsuwm points out, dung .


#34056 - 07/02/01 08:38 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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Registered: 01/05/01
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OK. I've resisted long enough. Here's one version of the ubiquitous bear joke:

In light of the rising frequency of bear-human encounters, the National Park Service is advising hikers to take extra precautions. The Service suggests that hikers remain on the trails and wear little bells on their clothing, so as not to startle bears that are not expecting them. The service also suggests that outdoorsmen carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear dung. Black bear dung is smaller and contains lots of berries and sometimes squirrel fur. Grizzly bear dung is larger, has little bells in it and smells like pepper.

#34057 - 07/03/01 07:26 AM Re: Dags....
Bean Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 1156
my non-Board name is Dagny

Uh, yeah, I'm sure my husband (whose name happens to be Dag, which has a perfectly nice meaning in Norwegian!) will also be thrilled to hear the latest on his (oft-abused) name...

#34058 - 07/04/01 08:25 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
rodward Offline

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 609
Loc: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
why didn't you warn me about the dog s***?

The word "shit" has been used as an expletive for many years, and through over use has lessened in its intensity and shock value. It is also used quite widely as a term for general mess, and in several other phrases. However, its use as a term for excrement seems to have a higher intensity and is eschewed (No - I already saw that joke, thank you) - in polite company. Hence I have heard a polite lady state "Oh shit! I just stepped in some doggy doo-doo".
Is there a name for this process? Can you think of some other examples? I'm not trying to trawl the gutter, just trying to explore this phenomenon.


#34059 - 07/04/01 09:06 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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But the group would have be surprised if she said: "Oh, doo-doo! I've stepped in some dog shit!" Maybe she followed a fundamental lesson in style, that repetition of one word in the same sentence is bad form And she was not one of those imperturbable types who wouldn't say if if they had a mouth full.

#34060 - 07/04/01 11:04 AM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
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As an avid morel shrooner, I am always amused when I encounter what my sisters and I refer to as the "Deer John". It is a semi-hollowed tree full of deer droppings that looks like they just back up and let it drop. I often imagine a group of deer standing in line to use the facility and gossiping and crossing their legs.


#34061 - 07/04/01 03:13 PM Re: What's brown and sounds like a bell?
wwh Offline
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Dear consuelo: Trees such as you describe cannot be common, which might explain why I have never seen or heard of deer doing that. I wonder why they do that, what advantage there is to it, unless it prevents the biting flies from attacking sensitive areas.

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