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BS: Great phrases you know and use.

Flash Company 22 Dec 04 - 05:53 AM
Bunnahabhain 22 Dec 04 - 06:54 AM
ev 23 Dec 04 - 10:31 PM
Bunnahabhain 21 Jan 05 - 07:36 PM
ranger1 21 Jan 05 - 09:38 PM
Teresa 21 Jan 05 - 10:19 PM
Dewey 22 Jan 05 - 01:12 AM
Dewey 22 Jan 05 - 02:39 AM
Dewey 22 Jan 05 - 02:49 AM
*Laura* 22 Jan 05 - 01:00 PM
GUEST 22 Jan 05 - 06:30 PM
*Laura* 23 Jan 05 - 08:25 AM
GUEST 23 Jan 05 - 04:52 PM
Peace 23 Jan 05 - 04:54 PM
ranger1 23 Jan 05 - 05:21 PM
Crystal 24 Jan 05 - 05:06 AM
Cluin 24 Jan 05 - 02:30 PM
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Chris Green 24 Jan 05 - 06:52 PM
Donuel 25 Jan 05 - 09:57 PM
Little Hawk 25 Jan 05 - 11:29 PM
Teresa 26 Jan 05 - 12:09 AM
GUEST,Com Seangan 26 Jan 05 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon 27 Jan 05 - 08:11 AM
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GUEST,Layah 31 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM
Peace 19 Feb 05 - 03:39 PM
John O'L 19 Feb 05 - 10:39 PM
sixtieschick 20 Feb 05 - 01:14 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Feb 05 - 06:13 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Flash Company
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 05:53 AM

Returning from our Christmas round of cemetaries the other day, about 50 people piled into our already packed train at Knutsford station. I was reminded of another of my old Gran's sayings:-

It's the Isrealites and the Jebusites and half the tribe of Mannasah!

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 22 Dec 04 - 06:54 AM

Dont bother with tech support, just give a carefully calibrated kick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: ev
Date: 23 Dec 04 - 10:31 PM

yep -- but i prefer the technical term for whomping a piece of technology:

"percussive maintenance".


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 07:36 PM

Round and round in random circles....

In response to where are we going type questions


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: ranger1
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 09:38 PM

Well, it seemed like the thing to do at the time. (anytime I do something really stupid and get caught)

Would you like some cheese to go with that whine?

Go rotate. (said to annoying people who you want to leave you alone)

Go take a long walk off a short pier. (see above parentheses)


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Teresa
Date: 21 Jan 05 - 10:19 PM

If it ain't one thing, it's two.--A friend of mine

Sounds like a terd of hurdles!--my dad and granddad, said of a houseful of kids

That makes too much sense.--something another friend says when someone solves a problem he can't figure out.

I feel as if I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.--anonymous

On the other hand ... there are different fingers.--anonymous

When someone says "Hold on", say, "But what am I holding onto?"--unknown

When teaching a student to type, , I blurted out in exasperation: "Slow down; you'll get there faster."

"What do you care what other people think?" Richard Feynman's first wife (to him. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Dewey
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:12 AM

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistance.
Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistance and Determination alone are Omnipotent!

Calvin Cooledge

posted by Dewey


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Dewey
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 02:39 AM

I especially love the educated derelicts phrase: education manifests itself merely as a wasted, un-directed, ego-driven past-time in such a foolishly and rightly "educated" person.

Paraphrasing the former President Cooledge: Education is a worthy, working ethic of applying faith with one's knowledge to obtain a fruitful endeavor and labor of love for self-growth and/or group productivity. It is thus directed for the benefit of all mankind towards necessary productive ends, not towards the express issues alotted to entertainment and time wasting.

Dewey


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Dewey
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 02:49 AM

We shall meet life better if we have fulfilled the present to the best of our ability.

Unknown Author

Posted by Dewey


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: *Laura*
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 01:00 PM

*I wanted to go out and change the world but I couldn't find a babysitter*

the best one of course, relevant in so many situations, and so theraputic to yell - "Bloody Hell!"
(but so often overlooked - hence so many rich shrinks)


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:30 PM

Meanwhile, back at the ranch house, Jock and Snowy were wondering,

and

Where the river bends, the blindman falls in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: *Laura*
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 08:25 AM

Saucier than a Direct Hit on a Heinz Factory!


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 04:52 PM

A few good ones, thanks to Victoria Wood:

Miss Tweed, fetch me my writting mittons, I have letters of import to write, and they can not wait for warmer waether.

A daily Diet of parsnips may leave one agog for a tomarto.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Peace
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 04:54 PM

Do unto others as they would do unto you--but do it first.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Jan 05 - 05:21 PM

Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Crystal
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 05:06 AM

One I was reminded of on the phone last night (in response to a good idea); "Good thinking Bat-being!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Cluin
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 02:30 PM

That's "rodent's rectum", ranger1.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Cluin
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 02:39 PM

"Don't tear `er! I'll take the whole yard!"

(one my uncle used to say when he heard an audible fart)


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Chris Green
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 06:52 PM

My Dad always used to fart explosively and shout "Share that amongst yer!" We stopped inviting the priest around after that...


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 09:57 PM

Great phrases by Mark Twain

"When in doubt, tell the truth.

It is more trouble to make a maxim than it is to do right.

A dozen direct censures are easier to bear than one morganatic compliment.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

He was as shy as a newspaper is when referring to its own merits.

Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

It is your human environment that makes climate.

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again -- and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.

There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and shallow. Yet it was the schoolboy who said "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."

The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double and compromises on par.

We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that.

Truth is stranger than fiction -- to some people, but I am measurably familiar with it.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

There is a Moral Sense, and there is an Immoral Sense. History shows us that the Moral Sense enables us to perceive morality and how to avoid it, and that the Immoral Sense enables us to perceive immorality and how to enjoy it.

It is easier to stay out than get out.

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied.

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.

"Classic." A book which people praise and don't read.

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.

Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to.

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Nature makes the locust with an appetite for crops; man would have made him with an appetite for sand.

The spirit of wrath -- not the words -- is the sin; and the spirit of wrath is cursing. We begin to swear before we can talk.

The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds.

Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.

The Autocrat of Russia possesses more power than any other man in the earth; but he cannot stop a sneeze.

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.

Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name Bzjxxllwcp is pronounced Jackson.

To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.

Prosperity is the best protector of principle.

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean.

There is an old time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend."

Each person is born to one possession which outvalues all his others -- his last breath.

Hunger is the handmaid of genius.

The old saw says, "Let a sleeping dog lie." Right. Still, when there is much at stake it is better to get a newspaper to do it.

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill came always together, who would escape hanging?

Simple rules for saving money: To save half, when you are fired by an eager impulse to contribute to a charity, wait, and count forty. To save three-quarters, count sixty. To save it all, count sixty-five.

Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

He had had much experience of physicians, and said "the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not."

Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.

Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.

There are 869 different forms of lying, but only one of them has been squarely forbidden. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.

Satan (impatiently) to New Comer. The trouble with you Chicago people is, that you think you are the best people down here; whereas you are merely the most numerous.

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards.

There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined ones.

The principal difference between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.

When your watch gets out of order you have choice of two things to do: throw it in the fire or take it to the watch-tinker. The former is the quickest.

In statesmanship get the formalities right, never mind about the moralities.

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

First catch your Boer, then kick him.

None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try.

The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

There isn't a Parallel of Latitude but thinks it would have been the Equator if it had its rights.

I have traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent."




..................



click

The price of gas
went up two pints
over the usual one pint
of blood per gallon.

Without speed pass
I have to make 2 round trips
to pay first and get my change.
What is the price of gas in Mecca?

Usama's Mercedes dies of thirst
from a blown radiator hose.
click...We need to attack Iraq
the bald oilman crows.

The 3rd Reich's mythology
blamed the jews and intelligensia.
The supermen are to be praised
but no archeological proof could be raised.

Out back the grass is overgrown
I step on something that yells
"I am buzz light year"
"To infinity and beyond" were his last words.

New myths are spun on CNN
that few dare call a lie.
As if it depends on what you believe
to make nonsense fly.

Some guy from Indiana said
"after 9-11 I can see NYC
has humans
much like our own".

Government by religion
is quick to kill.
Even our region
has prayers of ill will.

The war fever in Atlanta
is cooled by another
Mariah Carey clone
winning the American Idol.

King to prince
father to son
cleric to God
"an old war has begun".

I have to leave it all behind
for the kids bed time story.
Maybe something from Dr. Seuss...
Old war, wild war, cold war, bio war...

I think God could use some advice.
He needs answers too.
I'm sure you'll grant he has free will
giving his experiments multiple outcomes.

If all you get are questions
and requests
you're bound to get
pissed off too.

I wish the kids would sleep
perchance to dream
meanwhile the small print
on MSNBC is a scream.

Now whats on
the Histrionic channel?
The Germans fall in line
behind a liar.

click

I get by with a little help
from Depends.
At least the dumbmercials
are getting better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Jan 05 - 11:29 PM

"__________ is rubbish!" - jOhn from Hull

It's a very useful phrase for launching silly threads about practically nothing...


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Teresa
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:09 AM

Visualize whirled peas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST,Com Seangan
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 03:54 PM

The tail or "earball" addded oin to the proverbs in OIrish are very witty. One comes to mind from County Waterford: "Cabhair gach aon rud - mar aduirt an dreoilin nuair a dhen se a mhuinin sa bhfarraige"

"Every little helps - as the wren said when he did his little pee-pee into the sea"


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 08:11 AM

In any unpleasant situation: "Well, it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." Or "Well, it's better than playing with a knife and cutting yourself."

Once my wife and I, while stuck in an unpleasant place, amused ourselves by thinking of things it was better than. Soon we were laughing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 11:18 AM

...better than forty lashes with a wet noodle


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 03:00 PM

I've got vogons in my stomach....


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jan 05 - 04:05 PM

Heard a good one on TV last night, in 'The Rock'... 'How in the name of Zeus's butthole did you get out of your cell?'

I've got the perfect person to use it on.. just have to find the perfect moment....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 10:40 AM

Never count your chickens crossing the road until they've burned their bridges!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: GUEST,Layah
Date: 31 Jan 05 - 04:14 PM

Don't sweat petty things and don't pet sweaty things.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Peace
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 03:39 PM

I WILL be DIPPED IN sh#t.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: John O'L
Date: 19 Feb 05 - 10:39 PM

No flies on me. (When you've done or said something uncharacteristically clever)

I said that to my mother once and quick as a flash she said "No, but I can see where they've been."


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: sixtieschick
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 01:14 AM

A Yiddish one:

You can't piss on my back and call it rain!


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 06:13 AM

A woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, is setting her sights too high.

Your boss may be mistaken, but he is NEVER wrong.

It should be possible to find an honest politician, if you visit enough graveyards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Great phrases you know and use.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Feb 05 - 09:45 PM

Cream of the crock.

Crap circles.

~S~


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