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Some new and not so new observations.....

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Some new and not so new observations..... Reply with quote

I know many - if not most - or even if not all - have been posted before but we do need a reminder to show how clever we women can be with practical lifesaving stuff...LOL but I also didn't realise the thousAnd thingy.

Q.. If you were to
spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find
the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand
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Q. What do
bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers
have in common?

Add liquid paper to this list as well...

A. All were invented
by women..
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Q. What is the only
food that doesn't spoil?


A.
Honey
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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes,

the mattress tightened,
making the bed firmer to sleep on.

Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'
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It was the accepted practice in Babylon \4,000 years ago that for a
month after the
wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the
mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar
was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know
today as the honeymoon.
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In English pubs,

ale is ordered by pints and quarts...

So in old England, when
customers got unruly,

the bartender would yell at them

'Mind your pints and quarts,

and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase

'mind your P's and Q's'
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Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
handle, of their ceramic cups

When they needed a refill,
they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle'
is the phrase inspired by this practice.
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At least 75% of people who read this

will try to lick their elbow!
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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you
can read it.


I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer
be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is
bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the
wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2011 when...


1. You accidentally
enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even
have the first
20 or 30 (or 50) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you
turn around to go and get it

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and

nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.


14. You are too busy
to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list

~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at
yourself..

Go on, forward this
to your friends. You know you want to!

Go lick your elbow. super grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Some new and not so new observations..... Reply with quote

inkling7 wrote:
I know many - if not most - or even if not all - have been posted before but we do need a reminder to show how clever we women can be with practical lifesaving stuff...LOL but I also didn't realise the thousAnd thingy.

Q.. If you were to
spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find
the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand

I didn't realize it either!!!
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Quote:
Q. What do
bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers
have in common?

Add liquid paper to this list as well...

A. All were invented
by women.

Cool! I didn't know that Embarassed
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Quote:
Q. What is the only
food that doesn't spoil?


A.
Honey

This, I knew. They found some honey in the pharaohs' tombs in the pyramids and it was still edible.

I'll skip the rest, but all of it was either funny or instructive.

I must be one of the very few people who can perfectly well go out without her cell phone. And I have a friend who doesn't even have a cell phone. Yes, in this day and age. Rolling Eyes
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