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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.
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.

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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.

The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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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!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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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.
The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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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!

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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!

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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.
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.

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« Reply #23 on: 05/05/2008 16:59:46 »
My son blows his own cornet, does that count?
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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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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« Reply #25 on: 05/05/2008 20:12:29 »
Is a pederast a walking Jamaican?
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« Reply #26 on: 06/05/2008 02:36:25 »
I believe that is so.
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« Reply #27 on: 06/05/2008 21:35:24 »
Who wants a bit of muffin?
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« Reply #28 on: 07/05/2008 04:33:35 »
I love to eat muffins and roll the harder parts around with, and play with, them on my tongue to get all of the flavor I can out of them.
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« Reply #29 on: 07/05/2008 08:27:57 »
I love to eat muffins and roll the harder parts around with, and play with, them on my tongue to get all of the flavor I can out of them.

Be wary of the chocolate chips
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« Reply #30 on: 07/05/2008 10:28:08 »
that's the best part!
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« Reply #31 on: 07/05/2008 11:25:15 »
Could it mean a similar equivalent of blowing your nose? I am only
guessing. Or like blowing the car horn?
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« Reply #32 on: 07/05/2008 19:45:50 »
Could it mean a similar equivalent of blowing your nose? I am only
guessing. Or like blowing the car horn?

No.
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« Reply #33 on: 07/05/2008 22:42:44 »
I blow my own trumpet after a curry.
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« Reply #34 on: 07/05/2008 23:25:09 »
Stop being coarse.
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« Reply #35 on: 08/05/2008 01:54:40 »
That's the problem, it is coarse, leaving skid marks all over the drawers.
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« Reply #36 on: 08/05/2008 07:59:01 »
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« Reply #37 on: 08/05/2008 13:21:03 »
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.