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Old 05-09-2001, 05:19 PM   #131
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You want the meanings etc for those sayings yet?

Yes, please. I'm running out of time here at work and I have a, ummm, of site meeting with my coworkers on . . . um... morale builders. Yeah, that's it.

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:31 PM   #132
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"its cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey"
Well it a nautical term from when ships carried cannons and cannon balls. The rack used to store the balls when not in use was made of brass and was called a "Brass Monkey". When it was cold the brass would contract, and the cannon balls would fall off the "brass monkey" hence the phrase.
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"Kicking the bucket"
"Money for old Rope"
"Pulling your leg"

These are from the act of public hangings. the first and thord were used when a person wanted to cheat the judge of the sentence of a slow death. By either kicking away the bucket on which the criminal stood early, or by having someone pull on the legs of the hangee they would die quickly and not suffer the full horrors of hanging. Phrase 2 comes from the grizzly act of selling off the hanging rope after the execution. The spectators would buy a section of the rope as a souvenir.

Bit gruesome, but I learned these while visiting Lancaster Castle, one of the last places in the U.K. to perform public hangings I believe.

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:33 PM   #133
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Bit gruesome, but I learned these while visiting Lancaster Castle, one of the last places in the U.K. to perform public hangings I believe.

How . . . quaint . . .NEXT!

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:36 PM   #134
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How . . . quaint . . .NEXT!

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:36 PM   #135
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Question: Why does a paladin like you have such an evil sounding name?

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:48 PM   #136
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Question: Why does a paladin like you have such an evil sounding name?

Better an Evil Sounding than a Fallen one!

nice to see ya, BTW.

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Old 05-09-2001, 05:49 PM   #137
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Well that was a mental picture Sir Tainly


btw, I got your "map" via e-mail. FUNNY!!!! LOL!

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Old 05-09-2001, 06:00 PM   #138
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Well that was a mental picture Sir Tainly


btw, I got your "map" via e-mail. FUNNY!!!! LOL!

Stay around long enough and I'll fill you with useless trivia Great if you do the pub quiz A colleague sent me the map today, so zoomed it off to a few people whose addresses invertantly had crept into my address book


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Old 05-09-2001, 06:11 PM   #139
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Question: Why does a paladin like you have such an evil sounding name?
Is that ...? Could it be? No...*rubs her eyes* JEROME? ACK! I wasn't ready for your return, no spell...er didn't comb my hair, yah, that's it, uh, gee ArchNemesis old buddy, you could warn me when you're in town..hehehe


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Old 05-09-2001, 06:15 PM   #140
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Stay around long enough and I'll fill you with useless trivia Great if you do the pub quiz A colleague sent me the map today, so zoomed it off to a few people whose addresses invertantly had crept into my address book

Hmmmm... mine must creep slowly...LOL


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