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#6708 - 05/12/01 05:51 AM Re: pear-shaped  
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An interaction in the movie,"Meet Joe Black";A.Hopkins is a so confident boss.He thinks that he knows better than every one.When he advises pepople he does that with the air of a gratuitous pride-confidence.So he gets criticized for giving advice in a pear-shaped tongue.
I am still smitten with the movie./obviously.

nudfe


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#6709 - 05/12/01 03:10 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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I used to have an hourglass figure -- (38-26-38) but over the years the sand has run to the bottom! (never you mind!)

pyriform = pear shaped
napiform = shaped like a turnip, round above and tapering below.

IF there was a choice I'd prefer napiform - easier to disguise the figure with the bubble-top style dresses, or flowing tops and skinny pants!

And all the napiform ladies I know have great legs!

OK, Jackie, stop flashing those gorgeous gams, you're distracting the gentlemen!




#6710 - 05/12/01 08:21 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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OK, Jackie, stop flashing those gorgeous gams, you're distracting the gentlemen!

A-hem---who's the one who "hoped" she'd be getting into
trouble, I ask you?


#6711 - 05/12/01 11:25 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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A-hem---who's the one who "hoped" she'd be getting into
trouble, I ask you?


"Me!" she said meekly followed by great whooshing West-of-Ireland sigh.
But it's a very, very, faint hope --if your plans go as you have contrived, the Kiwis will never get out of Kenucky.


#6712 - 05/13/01 07:18 AM Re: pear-shaped  
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Me!" she said meekly followed by great whooshing West-of-Ireland sigh.
But it's a very, very, faint hope --if your plans go as you have contrived, the Kiwis will never get out of Kenucky.


WHAT plans ?!?!?



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#6713 - 05/13/01 11:21 AM Re: pear-shaped  
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--if your plans go as you have contrived, the Kiwis will never get out of Kenucky.

WHAT plans ?!?!?


Never you mind, Dear.
wow--be quiet! I don't want my plan to go all
pear-shaped.



#6714 - 05/13/01 02:08 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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-if your plans go as you have contrived, the Kiwis will never get out of Kenucky.

WHAT plans ?!?!?

Never you mind, Dear.
wow--be quiet! I don't want my plan to go all
pear-shaped.


Really, Jackie, didn't you tell me in a PM that you didn't give a fig? Now, go back to your TV and watch Okra Winfree, and be in hominy with the world.


#6715 - 05/13/01 10:32 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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Is it always the food related threads that go downhill the fastest?

True story: I was in a salad bar when a cowboy asked, what is this? His buddy replied, it's okra. Shocked he said, this is Oprah?!


#6716 - 05/14/01 09:23 AM Re: pear-shaped  
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napiform = shaped like a turnip, round above and tapering below.


is it just me and my mind, but do the rest of you have problems with certain words raising an image the first time you meet it and it never going away? To my enduring shame, "napiform" is just a trade name for panty liners. And when you read the description above, it just gets worse.
[I'll just hide away in a corner emoticon]
Rod


#6717 - 05/14/01 07:03 PM Re: pear-shaped  
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Is it always the food related threads that go downhill the fastest?

Usually; some of the other threads start from so far down, they can't pick up any steam as they descend.




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