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I dislike the highjacking of our language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbud View Post
    where did the phrase " I 'm a yankie doodle dandy" originate from - I vaguely recall it being sung on an old film?
    "Yankee Doodle Dandy" was a 1942 movie about the life of composer George M. Cohen. You're likely referring to the title song.

    The original song "Yankee Doodle" was a creation of British soldiers in the American colonies during this country's pre-revolutionary period. It was originally meant to be purjorative, but was adopted by the colonials as they were throwing the Brits off our shores.



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    You can hear Yankee Doodle throughout this video.
    Waterbury was originally called Mat-ta-tuck by the natives.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee View Post
    Im prolly gonna start using Paingry, lol!

    Good! lol

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    Y v W

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    The last 3 are new to me! Thanks.

    Paingry- in pain and angry about it.

    Phablet- device size between a phone and a tablet.

    Fauxhawk- a less dramatic take on a Mohawk; the sides are clipped shorter than the strip of hair on your head, but there is not a great distinction between them.
    Y v W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey Jones View Post
    Breast just doesn't do it.
    That's right. "Breast" makes me think about chicken or turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    I suppose "tits" might adequately describe the appendages but it seems a might crude to me and I am very liberal.
    I was waitin' for someone to post that one. No one says it any more. The last time I heard it was in a movie a few years ago - "Four Brothers." Mark Wahlberg & his three brothers were investigating the murder of their mom who adopted them & the police knew they were troublemakers from their criminal past in that city, so the detective told them not to interfere & cause trouble because "We'll find the people who did it." Mark said, "Oh, please....you cops couldn't find tits in a strip joint."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Oh Yeah. I've heard some women calling them "The Girls" Funny.

    However, I believe that now, BOTH men & women refer to womens' breasts as boobs and think it's OK.

    BTW It's better than calling them "mammary glands". That's gotta be quite a mouthful.

    OOPS.. What I said ! My bad.

    I hope you've noticed that BOTH women AND men have nipples! How'd that come about?
    Well, I've heard men call two parts on us, "The Twins."

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    - Brown Knot
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    I think the British make up their own minds as to what they want to do, and copy no one!
    You insult your own people as weak copycats and have some nerve insulting Americans without any provocation!
    hear hear! the english [british shall we really say] has changed dramatically all over the small isle and islets! - the scots; irish and welsh talk a language in english but almost indecipherable with there own dialects and that's without speaking past language!

    same with the cornish - many of the youth in the cities of UK - right down the middle speak 'jargonistic languages that we elderly just don't get. Listening to yorkshire people; lancashire and all other parts of the empire is also almost indecipherable. In many instances the Americans speak better and more decipherable english than the english.

    I think some people insult the Americans for their use of english but there are many underlying reasons that do not emerge related to how the Americans present to the rest of the world in general. So yes I agree in a long winded way with the above poster. get your own house in order before criticizing others!

    [do I surprise you radishrose? ]

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    Sadly the British have become a load of sheep. They have lost all pride and self-respect....but I suppose that's another subject.

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    2B or not 2B

    I just want 2B
    I don’t want to come
    Or even to go back
    I’m happy being stationary
    I just want 2B

    I know you like to strive
    Reach for the moon – you can!
    But frankly Josephine my dear
    I don’t give a damn
    I just want 2B

    I just want 2B
    Because I know I can
    It’s so relaxing being here
    I just want 2B

    So please don’t bother me
    Go on and strive and win
    I’ll still be here when you call by
    I just want 2B
    sa

    gumbud

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbud View Post
    2B or not 2B

    I just want 2B
    I don’t want to come
    Or even to go back
    I’m happy being stationary
    I just want 2B

    I know you like to strive
    Reach for the moon – you can!
    But frankly Josephine my dear
    I don’t give a damn
    I just want 2B

    I just want 2B
    Because I know I can
    It’s so relaxing being here
    I just want 2B

    So please don’t bother me
    Go on and strive and win
    I’ll still be here when you call by
    I just want 2B
    sa

    gumbud

    Reading your "Poem" now whilst listening to Charlie Drake's "My Boomerang Won't Come Back". 2B or Not 2B!
    Last edited by icaremystic; 04-16-2019 at 03:00 AM. Reason: editing word

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