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by trolley
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: The Fourth
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

The Fourth

Happy Birthday, all y'alls. Play safely.
by trolley
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

As if this wasn't already Badenov!
by trolley
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

Erik, you're right. We enjoyed it quite often when I was growing up. I think it was called Mickey Moose over here.
by trolley
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

cosmology

Can't I just call "Ballies"?
by trolley
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

cosmology

scientology: the made-up of everything
by trolley
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dour
Replies: 16
Views: 2853

dour

I was at my daughter’s high school this morning, picking up some paperwork. As I walked through the parking lot, I saw all the old cliques that I recognized from my school daze. There was the Rockers, the Punkers, the Coolies (“in” crowd), et al. I didn’t see the Nerds, but I’m sure they were there ...
by trolley
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

Hoof-hearted?
by trolley
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ballies
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

ballies

I vaguely remember a quote from somewhere claiming that everything you needed to know for life was taught in kindergarten. The info doesn't help much when you can't recall it.
by trolley
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dour
Replies: 16
Views: 2853

dour

I'm not sure that I've ever heard the word spoken. Whenever I read it,I read it as rhyming with sour. It certainly always seemed to tip the scales more to the negative side. I thought it more than just serious, but rather, gloomy or forbidding or ill-tempered.
by trolley
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

People of our elk usually can. I'm game.
by trolley
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

This thread will surely prove the rumination of us all.
by trolley
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 5738

Irish Moose

Doe!
by trolley
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ballies
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

ballies

We used the term “Queenie Out” the same way. It could also be used to call for a Mulligan or do-over. Kids had the best rules! I often wish I still had the power to make a statement and then cry “Stamped! No Erasies”. That would make it universal law and leave no room for debate. Come to think of it...
by trolley
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "I bags that"
Replies: 38
Views: 16490

"I bags that"

O.K. Never mind. I go back to Google, add the quotation marks (doh!)and Viola. The answers are there, except the explanation of where we picked up Aussie slang
by trolley
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "I bags that"
Replies: 38
Views: 16490

"I bags that"

Let me say, at the start, “I don’t have some strange fixation with bags”. It is more of a free association thing. Anyhoo, when we were kids, my brother and sisters and I would claim right to objects or privileges by “bags”ing them. It was a very powerful tool for a child. “Bags, I get the last cooki...