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Old 11-18-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite quote:

"Do not fret about getting older. It is a priveledge denied to many."

Current favorite word that is making a comeback:

"Chum".

Not shark food, but meaning "friend" or "buddy".


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Old 11-18-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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whirling dervish

doolally

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Brummagem

gewgaw

jerry-built

crinkle-crankle
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Crinkle-crankle wall in Neston, Cheshire


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Old 11-18-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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whirling dervish

doolally

bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

Brummagem

gewgaw

jerry-built

crinkle-crankle
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Crinkle-crankle wall in Neston, Cheshire

I like all of those. Whirling dervish is good. Has everyone seen a real one? I remember seeing one on TV when I was a kid. They belong to a branch of Islam that teaches to love everything. How refreshing!

Reminds me of this. One of my all time favorite phrases!



"All you need is love"
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Forgot to post the link.


YouTube - Authentic Whirling Dervishes
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Good grief saucy, I'm still dizzy from watching.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Knickers

Bloomers

Haberdasher

" The soul of this man is his clothes"
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BereniceUK

Love the photos of the wall and english terms, can't rep you again now


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Old 11-18-2009, 07:56 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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...Sphincter police-Had a little help with this one.
If that means people who are overly interested in other people's private lives, I like that one! Makes you wonder what their real problem is.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:02 PM
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Location: Crustacea
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Amazing.. I had no idea!.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:02 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Haberdasher
I like haberdasher too. It brings to mind: The emperor has no clothes.

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Favorite quote:"Do not fret about getting older. It is a priveledge denied to many."
I needed this one today. I saw a young man who looked like a kid to me driving on Poplar Avenue and said to my better half, "Is he old enough to drive?" Then we laughed when I realized, Uh,oh, I must be getting old.

It's been a few years since young 20-somethings started looking like children to me so a teenager behind the wheel was a real surprise.

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
I like this one, too.

Any idea why the crinkle crankle walls were made that way?

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