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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:17 am

HTownSteve
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:17 am

The Spleen wrote:
That's way too big to scan Steve



True, my dick WILL droop over the side, but.....Oh, yer talking about yer poster. My bad. Sorry. I digress.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:18 am

fustyruk
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:48 am

HTownSteve wrote:
Also, during the Great Depression, (ask Fusty) folks actually used to pick corn outta thier shit, boil it, and eat it again. From this came the term "second harvest".






You always said you liked my second harvest refried beans.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:19 am

Zvon
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:20 am

The Spleen wrote:
When I was serving in the phillipines I bought an all nighter from two women at once and guess what the price was?





















One Apple.








I got 4 babes for one Mac and a Dell Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:20 am

Zvon
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:24 am

The Spleen wrote:
That's way too big to scan Steve



take a well lit real film photo of it and scan it.

Thats how I did all my large artwork.



Thats some huge artwork ya got up there tho^^ Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:20 am

The Spleen
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:49 am

even with photo you would never get the detail. It has some really small details in the poster.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:21 am

Sassenach
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:13 am

The Spleen wrote:
When I was serving in the phillipines I bought an all nighter from two women at once and guess what the price was?





















One Apple.





And yes it was fun as hell!



Jesus, man. That's cold.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:23 am

Deviled Egg
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:34 pm

Cartoons are fun!



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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:24 am

stewie
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:48 pm

Eggy! Where have you been?! Missed ya! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:25 am

Deviled Egg
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:55 pm

Well how are you supposed to miss me if I never go away?
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:25 am

stewie
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:02 pm

Deviled Egg wrote:
Well how are you supposed to miss me if I never go away?



I haven`t seen you here for ages though. You make me laugh and that`s a good thing. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:27 am

Zvon
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:24 pm

Deviled Egg wrote:
Cartoons are fun!






Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing



i love your work,DE Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:28 am

fustyruk
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:54 pm

Just for Tigernuts



One mans meat is another mans pudding



Obvious gay sexual reference. Wink





Tigernuts got to beat his meat and eat his pudding at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:29 am

The Spleen
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:38 pm

Deviled Egg wrote:
Cartoons are fun!




Excellent work!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:29 am

LoveChild
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:59 pm

Is it any wonder I worship the Egg?
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:30 am

The Spleen
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:02 pm

actually they werent starving. They dont have apples over there. To them it was a major treat.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:31 am

Sassenach
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:04 pm

I thought of one as it's raining here while the sun is shining.



My mom always used to say "the devil is beating his wife" when that happened.



So I googled around and found this:



Quote :
[Q] From Gary Williams: ìI wonder if you can shed some light on the phrase a monkeyís wedding? When I was a child growing up in South Africa, my mother would use the saying when we had rain and sunshine at the same time. My wife tells me that she knows the saying from her family, which is mainly of Irish blood.î



[A] Itís certainly a well-known South African expression. A related Afrikaans word, jakkalstrou, jackals wedding, also exists. The South African English version is the direct equivalent (what linguists call a loan translation) of the Zulu umshado wezinkawu, a wedding for monkeys.

Back in 1998, Bert Vaux, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Harvard, asked members of the LINGUIST List about expressions for this weather phenomenon (he called it a sunshower, a lovely name, which Iíve never heard but which Iím told is common in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and also in parts of Britain, thoughóoddly enoughóit appears in few dictionaries). He was told that similar sayings or proverbs exist in a surprising number of languages. A great many of them have animal associations, often to do with marriage (or, as one respondent commented, that activity for which the word marriage may be considered a suitable euphemism).

In Arabic, it seems the term is ìthe rats are getting marriedî, while Bulgarians prefer to speak of bears doing so; Mr Vaux was told that in Hindi it becomes ìthe jackalís weddingî; in Calabria, it is said that ìwhen it rains with sun, the foxes are getting marriedî, for which thereís a similar phrase in Japanese; Koreans refer to tigers likewise; thereís even an English dialect term, ìthe foxesí weddingî, known from the south west, it seems. However, in Polish, the saying is that ìwhen the sun is shining and the rain is raining, the witch is making butterî.

Several languages refer to devils instead, as in Turkish: ìthe devils are getting marriedî. Thereís a well-known version in the American South, at least among older people: ìThe devilís behind his kitchen door beating his wife with a frying panî, usually shortened just to ìThe devilís beating his wifeî.With so many examples from different languages, it is certainly possible that thereís also an Irish version, though I havenít come across one.

However, I am baffled as to why and how such phrases should have arisen. Thereís clearly a common association that is understood by widely divergent language communities, so it seems to be something at a level below that of superficial culture. But what is it?



Anyone know the answer?
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:32 am

lasvegasguy
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:33 pm

When I was a kid, I was in Montreal taking a carriage ride around the old part of the city. The carriage dirver told us in Canada (at least the French part) the rainshower was referred to as, "the Devil is beating his wife for pancakes."



I know, I'm just a river of interesting information. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:32 am

'talian
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:16 pm

My dear old grandmother who we all called Nanna Bella, in her 90's used to recall her days in the old country at times like that. When it would rain while the sun was out she would call it an atmospheric reach-around.
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PostSubject: Re: Old sayings and what they mean   Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:33 am

Sassenach
Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:24 pm

'talian wrote:
My dear old grandmother who we all called Nanna Bella, in her 90's used to recall her days in the old country at times like that. When it would rain while the sun was out she would call it an atmospheric reach-around.



Laughing Laughing Laughing



Your nanna was a pip.
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