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« Reply #50 on: 17/02/2009 18:05:21 »
You can also use "Point Percy at the porcelain" but only if you are a man.
 

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« Reply #51 on: 17/02/2009 23:11:20 »
What if you are a woman who has a catheter named Percy which also has a clip on it?
 

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« Reply #52 on: 17/02/2009 23:40:17 »
Your imagination is way more obtuse than mine. I bow down to you. You are the master.

Please note: Both obtuse and abstruse are my favorite words at the moment.
 

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« Reply #53 on: 18/02/2009 01:43:22 »
That is quite panegyric of you, my dear.

Please note: "panegyric" is my new word for the day.
 

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« Reply #54 on: 18/02/2009 07:37:26 »
I'm glad that we haven't dipped to obfuscation, though some points do need a little adumbration still.
 

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« Reply #55 on: 18/02/2009 17:22:00 »
Seriously...you ALL knew what  'Shanks Pony' meant ?...ewe really really all knew that ?


...how come i never knew that ?
 

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« Reply #56 on: 18/02/2009 18:19:57 »
Perhaps it originates from the North of England and as you live in London you live a more sheltered life!
 

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« Reply #57 on: 18/02/2009 18:22:59 »
Yes , yes..that is it !!

I am a sheltered sheepy !......I am ready to be taken under the first available wing !

Gosh !!..I wonder what other things I do not know !! *sweet innocent little ole me*

 

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« Reply #58 on: 18/02/2009 19:13:57 »
It's an archaic expression and possibly has a northern bias ...

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Most of the well-known manufacturers produced pony or horse drawn mowers but probably the best known was Alexander Shanks and Co of Arbroath, Scotland. This company had produced the first horse drawn mowers in the mid-19th century and they were immediately popular, especially on the growing number of golf courses and other sports grounds that were being built at the time. Some people believe that this is the origin of the term "Shanks's Pony",

http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/moms/mom25-spm.htm
 

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« Reply #59 on: 18/02/2009 19:17:34 »
It's an archaic expression and possibly has a northern bias ...

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Most of the well-known manufacturers produced pony or horse drawn mowers but probably the best known was Alexander Shanks and Co of Arbroath, Scotland. This company had produced the first horse drawn mowers in the mid-19th century and they were immediately popular, especially on the growing number of golf courses and other sports grounds that were being built at the time. Some people believe that this is the origin of the term "Shanks's Pony",

http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/moms/mom25-spm.htm

Well, there ewe go !

I'm just a sweet little old southern thang *sups on a Mint Julip*



Time for another puzzle soon !
 

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« Reply #60 on: 18/02/2009 19:38:58 »
I'm glad that we haven't dipped to obfuscation, though some points do need a little adumbration still.

I am very much in mutual concordance with you.
 

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« Reply #61 on: 18/02/2009 19:40:29 »
It's an archaic expression and possibly has a northern bias ...

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Most of the well-known manufacturers produced pony or horse drawn mowers but probably the best known was Alexander Shanks and Co of Arbroath, Scotland. This company had produced the first horse drawn mowers in the mid-19th century and they were immediately popular, especially on the growing number of golf courses and other sports grounds that were being built at the time. Some people believe that this is the origin of the term "Shanks's Pony",

http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/moms/mom25-spm.htm

Then how is it that here in the States it is also a well known expression?
 

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« Reply #62 on: 18/02/2009 19:42:59 »
It's an archaic expression and possibly has a northern bias ...

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Most of the well-known manufacturers produced pony or horse drawn mowers but probably the best known was Alexander Shanks and Co of Arbroath, Scotland. This company had produced the first horse drawn mowers in the mid-19th century and they were immediately popular, especially on the growing number of golf courses and other sports grounds that were being built at the time. Some people believe that this is the origin of the term "Shanks's Pony",

http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/moms/mom25-spm.htm

Then how is it that here in the States it is also a well known expression?



A lot of Jocks emigrating to the states in the 19th century.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scottish1346.gif

distribution of those descended from haggis-eaters.
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« Reply #63 on: 18/02/2009 22:45:39 »
We need a key!
 

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« Reply #64 on: 18/02/2009 22:59:50 »
We need a key!

What? Your chastity belt stuck again?
 

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« Reply #65 on: 18/02/2009 23:22:16 »
It's cobwebs you have to worry about!
 

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« Reply #66 on: 19/02/2009 02:08:36 »
We need a key!

The red on the map is ginger hair as seen from space  :)
 

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« Reply #67 on: 19/02/2009 02:16:09 »
Why does one half of the map have big blocky blocks and the other half have small blocky blocks ?

Please note, this is not the next puzzle...this is me asking a question.

The puzzle will be along after this intermission that will now last a few hours !
 

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« Reply #68 on: 19/02/2009 02:42:13 »
I think the blocks are counties within states.
The greater the (human) population density the more numerous and smaller the counties within a state.
So poorly populated states have big blocks.

i.e the block size is is inversely proportional to population density. 
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« Reply #69 on: 19/02/2009 16:41:32 »
I think the blocks are counties within states.
The greater the (human) population density the more numerous and smaller the counties within a state.
So poorly populated states have big blocks.

i.e the block size is is inversely proportional to population density. 

In general this is correct - BUT these county boundaries were all set by 1900 so it reflects population density at that time, not at present.

King County, Texas. In 2000, its population was 356. King County has the second-smallest population of any county in the continental United States, ranking ahead of only Loving County, which has a population of 67 people. There is a county in Hawaii that has less people.
 

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« Reply #70 on: 19/02/2009 16:43:20 »
It's cobwebs you have to worry about!

I am so sorry, m'lady. Have you approached the stable boy? Or the upstairs maid?
 

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« Reply #71 on: 19/02/2009 20:38:47 »
... Loving County, which has a population of 67 people.

So not much lovin' going on in Loving county then, otherwise the population would be higher.  :)
 

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« Reply #72 on: 19/02/2009 22:17:34 »
I thought it was 69. That would acount for a low population.
 

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« Reply #73 on: 20/02/2009 01:18:19 »
I thought it was 69. That would acount for a low population.

Ah, a person with my sense of humor and appreciation for numbers.
 

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« Reply #74 on: 20/02/2009 02:35:23 »
King County has the second-smallest population of any county in the continental United States

So should be renamed "No ***king County" then.  :)
 

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