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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    I am going to put a kibosh on posting in this thread for now. Send it to file 13, as it is full of malarkey. Makes me feel like explaining what a Kojak with a Kodak is to someone knee high to a grasshopper.
    Well phrased
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    I am going to put a kibosh on posting in this thread for now. Send it to file 13, as it is full of malarkey. Makes me feel like explaining what a Kojak with a Kodak is to someone knee high to a grasshopper.
    Haha!

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    Language is dynamic and ever-changing. The phrase "different to" grates on my ears, for example, but that's the way it goes.

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    Ha! Just last night I said "cheese and crackers" a few times while watching a horror movie with one of the boys. He turned to me after awhile and said "I can't figure out what you mean by that". So I had to look it up today. Based in the '20's a good christian girl's way of trying not to say "Jesus Christ" when exclaiming fear or excitement......but I also learned it's London cockney for "testicles".
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    In my daughter's middle school, "legit" is good and "septic" is bad.

    If you ask me, they're just a bunch of little pillocks.

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    I love to use phrases I overheard my grandmother and her friends using when I was a child (grandma was born in 1894). One of my favorites is 'get a wiggle on' meaning hurry up. I also like to say things backwards as my great grandparents, things such as 'throw the horse over the fence some hay'. I often say 'watch out your head' - within the family of course. Recently I heard a young person say 'that is really rad'. I wondered if she knew I used that word in 1970's? Now if she says 'we were rapping' I will have to say something to her.

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