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Old 03-16-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions, when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house.

The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring.

Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1 . The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire with a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.

4. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit , thus causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

Thought you'd like to know
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:39 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Hate to state the obvious here, but aren't peevers "moaning?"
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Hate to state the obvious here, but aren't peevers "moaning?"
I don't think it counts if you consider yourself 'venting'.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There was even a song about it: Moan River
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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"Once-a-moan-a-time, there was a kingdom where all the little people......."
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:21 PM
bjh
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I don't think it counts if you consider yourself 'venting'.
True: One man's vent is another man's rant.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Hate to state the obvious here, but aren't peevers "moaning?"
You have a good point there!...lol.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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R U serious"Moaning" I don't think it needs any translation... but why would u be peeved Unless u can't get? If this is peeving u it's cause u aint doing it right
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I don't know what to say If it's whining....what a great peeve, if it's moaning than that might be a different story
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Oh, the perils of the English language that separates us!
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