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by trolley
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: ** Some days you're the bug...
Replies: 3
Views: 2443

** Some days you're the bug...

A father and his young daughter were driving along the road. In the car ahead of them, a man was trying to force his wife to perform oral sex on him. Finally, she pulls a knife from her purse, cuts his penis off and throws it out the window where it lands on the wind screen of the car behind them. Q...
by trolley
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: hesperidic
Replies: 9
Views: 5866

hesperidic

The "golden apples" in the Greek myth may well have actually been oranges. There are a few languages that refer to oranges as golden apples or Chinese apples.
by trolley
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ripping yarn
Replies: 8
Views: 6425

ripping yarn

I had a friend from England who used the word "ripper" (actually, more like "rippa!")quite a lot. It seemed to mean excellent or an excellent idea, much like us Canucks would use "beauty!"
"Let's go to the pub"
"Beauty! I'll buy"
"Ripper!"
by trolley
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: dust-up
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

dust-up

I imagine that it comes from the dust being stirred up during a fight. I am picturing those cartoons where a fight is drawn as a swirling cloud with arms and legs sticking out of it.
by trolley
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: on the back foot
Replies: 27
Views: 9635

on the back foot

I think most of the Eastern martial arts are based on a defensive posture. Push when being pulled and pull when being pushed. I am a grand master of Chai Tea.
by trolley
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: on the back foot
Replies: 27
Views: 9635

on the back foot

Muhammad Ali was one of the few men I've seen who was almost as dangerous on the back foot as he was on the fore foot.
by trolley
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: snog
Replies: 27
Views: 10349

snog

I see. So everything becomes less static when it's off. Tres bien, Ken
by trolley
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: snog
Replies: 27
Views: 10349

snog

The more I watch, the less I do.
by trolley
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 6753

round robin / hung vs. hanged

I heard that they gave him too much slack.
by trolley
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 6753

round robin / hung vs. hanged

Well, I'll be dumg.
by trolley
Thu May 31, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: round robin / hung vs. hanged
Replies: 20
Views: 6753

round robin / hung vs. hanged

My teacher explained the rule similarly. Inanimate objects are hung. Animate objects are hanged. I guess if you hanged someone, after a minute or two, he could be considered,well,hung.
by trolley
Wed May 30, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Another walking-into-a-bar story
Replies: 7
Views: 3479

Another walking-into-a-bar story

Same same. It started with restaurants and pubs and now the push is on to ban it in all public spaces. Soon, it will only be legal in my own house. Actually, it’s been illegal in my house for years. I guess I’ll have to quit. I vow that they will never stop me from running with scissors. A man has t...
by trolley
Wed May 30, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]
Replies: 15
Views: 14387

Jack Robinson's barn [or Robin Hood's barn -- Forum Mod.]

Ken I noticed that one of the results from DARE’s survey was “to go round robin”. I wonder if there is a connection to a round-robin tournament, in which each team or player plays every other team or player once. This type of tournament set up does seem a bit of a trip ‘round the barn when compared ...
by trolley
Tue May 29, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Newcastle - Ice Hockey capital
Replies: 2
Views: 2870

Newcastle - Ice Hockey capital

Hey WoZ We’d love to attend, but we’ll be busy hosting our own IIHF tourney in 2008. Different division…different teams. Interesting to read about hockey being played in such far-flung places. (Flung far from here). I remember back in the early 80’s there was a major push on to promote hockey down u...
by trolley
Tue May 29, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Oh Honestly!
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

Oh Honestly!

Who could believe such a phallusy?