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« on: 02/05/2008 11:25:38 »
Does anyone know where this saying comes from?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 02/05/2008 14:46:07 »
I don't...


.....but I wish I could !!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 02/05/2008 16:58:10 »
Me me me. I know!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2008 17:44:49 »
It comes in different forms.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2008 17:58:39 »
The Beave knows !.....

 

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« Reply #5 on: 02/05/2008 19:07:21 »
Oh sage Beaver - (that is sautéed beaver meat with sage and shallots) please enlighten we of the lower classes as to the origin of this aphorism.

 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/05/2008 19:17:20 »
Hallelujah !

I can only add my lowly timbre, a mere infection of a voice that is added to JimBobs vocal vernacular. Praise be that us, the lowest of the low, the scum that dwells beneath the scum that resides beneath the rocks !!.....We plead...nay !!...we beg that the almighty shine his guiding light upon the dullness of our cerebral emptiness and fill the void with beaver knowledge and enlightenment.

Praise be.......oh my !!....I think I may speak in tongues !!.........
 

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« Reply #7 on: 02/05/2008 20:00:40 »
Blame Anthony Trollope
 

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« Reply #8 on: 02/05/2008 20:26:51 »
....*all gather in a circle around the table and hold hands*

 " Anthony Trollope......Anthony Trollope......can ewe hear us ?..."
 " oooohhhhh.....Oh what is it now  ? "
 "It's all your fault "




 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/05/2008 20:45:43 »
LOL.. you guys are killing me here!!! Wait for me... I have never been to a gathering of the spirits before!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/05/2008 20:54:23 »
LOL.. you guys are killing me here!!! Wait for me... I have never been to a gathering of the spirits before!

Hey, guys, check out the top shelf!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 03/05/2008 00:15:37 »
I would guess that one blows a trumpet to herald a great event (rather like ringing of the church bells, or lighting bonfires on hilltops), and to blow your own trumpet would be to herald your own achievements.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 03/05/2008 02:00:48 »
I thought Anthony Trollope a transvestite prostitute.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 03/05/2008 02:01:52 »
By the way Doctor Beaver, Herr Gott, that was no joke but spoken by the spirits.

 

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« Reply #14 on: 03/05/2008 02:09:54 »
LOL.. you guys are killing me here!!! Wait for me... I have never been to a gathering of the spirits before!

Hey, guys, check out the top shelf!

???
 

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« Reply #15 on: 03/05/2008 08:05:00 »
LOL.. you guys are killing me here!!! Wait for me... I have never been to a gathering of the spirits before!

Hey, guys, check out the top shelf!

???

The spirits (the alcoholic drink variety thereof) in English pubs are often referred to as "the top shelf"
 

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« Reply #16 on: 03/05/2008 08:05:37 »
By the way Doctor Beaver, Herr Gott, that was no joke but spoken by the spirits.



Are you a medium? I always thought you were a small!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 03/05/2008 16:14:12 »
I am actually a XX-Large but there are occasions when the spirits call on me - unbeckoned - to speak for them.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 04/05/2008 08:20:42 »
I am actually a XX-Large but there are occasions when the spirits call on me - unbeckoned - to speak for them.

Is that when you wear your Napoleon outfit and call everyone Martha?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 04/05/2008 17:53:37 »
No, it is when I truly believe that a misguided human being is actually a beaver.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 05/05/2008 00:16:27 »
LOL.. you guys are killing me here!!! Wait for me... I have never been to a gathering of the spirits before!

Hey, guys, check out the top shelf!

???

The spirits (the alcoholic drink variety thereof) in English pubs are often referred to as "the top shelf"

AH...ha that makes so much better since! LoL....Thanks Doc!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 05/05/2008 09:17:07 »
No, it is when I truly believe that a misguided human being is actually a beaver.

You impudent pup!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 05/05/2008 13:16:43 »
No, it is when I truly believe that a misguided human being is actually a beaver.

You impudent pup!
At his age he's hardly a pup.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 05/05/2008 16:59:46 »
My son blows his own cornet, does that count?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 05/05/2008 17:25:35 »
Sadly, no. The coronet should go back to his estate and hope he doesn't loose his peerage because of his pederasty.
 

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