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Old 08-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #101
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Warm here too.

I'm asleep almost all the time now.
Q I think you need a new banner "dormouse" or "sloth". Sleeps and eats.

Its 87-90 where I am and I'm being pretty slothful although I manage to rouse myself at gin and tonic time.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:22 AM   #102
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Fair dinkum! Aussie lingo sparks security scare

Strewth. Crikey. Bloody hell. An Australian woman has reportedly sparked a security scare aboard a US flight after her use of a common Australian phrase was apparently misinterpreted as an act of aggression.
Sophie Reynolds, 41, from Queanbeyan, was flying aboard SkyWest Airlines from Atlanta to Pittsburgh this week when she asked a flight attendant if she could have a pack of pretzels instead of crackers.
"[The flight attendant] said they didn't have any [pretzels], and I said, 'Fair dinkum,' out of frustration," Reynolds was quoted as saying in the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Before she knew it a second flight attendant asked her for her passport and copied down her name.
Then, when the flight landed, three uniformed officers greeted her.
"They said, 'You swore at the hostess and there are federal rules against that,"' Reynolds said. "And I said, 'I did not swear at the hostess, I just said 'fair dinkum."'
A spokeswoman for the airline said it was not simply a matter of misunderstanding the language.
"We witnessed aggressive behaviour throughout the flight," she said.
Reynolds was not charged and allowed to go on her way, she said.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:28 PM   #103
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Lucky for the hostess they hadn't run out of beer as well.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #104
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What does fair dinkum mean?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:33 PM   #105
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Q I think you need a new banner "dormouse" or "sloth". Sleeps and eats.

Its 87-90 where I am and I'm being pretty slothful although I manage to rouse myself at gin and tonic time.
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What does fair dinkum mean?

Fair enough, i think.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:36 PM   #106
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What does fair dinkum mean?
It sort of depends on the context. If I said someone was a "fair dinkum bloke" it would mean I thought he was honest, genuine and fair.

But if it's said in the context of frustration, the meaning is more like "are you serious?".
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:38 PM   #107
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that'll learn me, obviously neighbours isn't enough to get the hang of this
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:33 PM   #108
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Lion Kisses Rescuer

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Old 08-17-2007, 12:57 PM   #109
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This is part of a quote from today's Daily Mail :

The perfectly preserved penis of a 12,000 year old walrus, found in a frozen Siberian lake, is to be offered for sale on August 26 at I M Chait's auction house in Beverley Hills. It is described as "the largest mammal member ever found...."

What sort of person buys a preserved penis - large or otherwise? I mean - do you have it on show in your sitting room or what? It will be interesting how much it is actually sold for
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:03 PM   #110
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I want to know how the Walrus parted ways with his penis.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:05 PM   #111
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I didn't think of that. Good point.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:08 PM   #112
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May be the penis was the only bit left after the rest of the walrus had disintegrated....Maybe penises are more resistant to decay than the rest of the body...
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:20 PM   #113
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May be the penis was the only bit left after the rest of the walrus had disintegrated....Maybe penises are more resistant to decay than the rest of the body...
We need our penis expert, C, to confirm if this is true or not.
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:34 PM   #114
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:36 PM   #115
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You know the plural so you're obviously some sort of expert.
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The Chinese believe that consuming the dangly bits of some animals (like bears, tigers etc) is an aphrodesiac. So maybe the walrus fell prey to an unhappy Chinese caveman.
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They were turned on by animal willies?
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They were turned on by animal willies?
ha, not exactly. They cut them off, dried them, ground them up into powder and then put the powder into a drink. Some still do in fact.
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Can't find an article but I was just watching the local news and, apparently, a crazed farmer drove a tractor through my village last night and, gasp, took out several fences.
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Can't find an article but I was just watching the local news and, apparently, a crazed farmer drove a tractor through my village last night and, gasp, took out several fences.
If they were electric fences it would be even more exciting.
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That would have made national news, you can bet on that.
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Can't find an article but I was just watching the local news and, apparently, a crazed farmer drove a tractor through my village last night and, gasp, took out several fences.
Your village is obviously a hotbed of rebellion.
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This was in readers letters commenting on A level results:

"I have just heard on the radio an interview with an A level candidate. His curious mix of subjects was religious studies, chemistry and politics.

Should we be worried?"
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Hey I found a great website at www.tobeyoung.org -- any england supporter get one of these and fill the stadium with these novelties next time!!!!!!!!
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