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Re: Ear bones #69908
05/15/02 12:51 AM
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Dear WW: I hate to tell you, but that "piscine" bone sounds fishy to me. I wonder if by chance you were referring to the "pisiform" that resembles half of a pea? Half a pea means bladder is half full.

Re: Ear bones #69909
05/15/02 08:44 AM
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You're right, wwh. It was pisiform. My brain learned the word the wrong way. Pisiform, 100 times, one hundred little peas in a row...........................................

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Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69910
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learned it in Anatomy

Aha! I learned it in Physical Anthro.


We were working on a game using hand and foot bones as playing pieces with different moves as with chess pieces. One player would have the left bones and the other the right. Never did figure out what to do with the pisiform.


Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69911
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Dear Faldage: you have reminded me of a snappy retort from the days of my childhood, when if anybody yelled "Hey!" at you, you replied: "Hay is for horses, better for cows!"

Also the legend that in Revolutionary days, country militia recruits were taught taught close order drill,
by attaching a handfull of straw to one foot and a handful of hay to the other, and given command: Hayfoot, strawfoot....."


Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69912
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Not to be a hayseed or anything, but why didn't they just use left and right?

(wwh wrote:

, country militia recruits were taught taught
close order drill,
by attaching a handfull of straw to one foot and a handful of hay to the other, and given
command: Hayfoot, strawfoot....."



Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69913
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why didn't they just use left and right?

Way I hearn it they din't know which was left and which was right.

Try hayfoot, strawfoot on a bunch city boys see how far *they gits


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well this city gal wants to know how do you tell the difference between hay and straw?

hay is grass, harvested green, and allowed to dry. straw is grass that has dried in the field..
both are dried grass.... do they look different? feel different? smell different? (hay has more nutricion than straw.. i only have book knowledge of the stuff- You wouldn't want me to go buy a supply, cause i would know good hay from bad straw!)


Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69915
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Dear of troy: Hay is made from grass cut when lushly green, and dried to preserve the abundand nutrients.
Straw is from cereals, e.g.wheat,or oats, cut very late when no nutrients are left in the stalks, and all it is good for is bedding.


Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69916
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"Hay is for horses, better for cows!"

We had a similar phrase-- "Hay's for horses, grass is cheaper!"



Re: Why hay? Straw's cheaper #69917
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We were less wordy. If A said 'hey!', B replied 'straw!' Much laughter after.


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