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  1. Wat?
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    18 Jan '13 13:08
    We were all taught them, be they true are false.

    A share would be nice.

    I recall 2 specifics.

    1. "You'll take somebody's eye out doing that."

    (I don't recall seeing a friend with a missing eye due to a mate swinging or prodding).

    2. "Now, come on son, finish the skin of your roast pototo. THAT'S the best part, that is!"

    (I'm, no nutritionist, but is it?)

    -m.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    18 Jan '13 13:132 edits
    Originally posted by mikelom
    1. "You'll take somebody's eye out doing that."
    (I don't recall seeing a friend with a missing eye due to a mate swinging or prodding).

    2. "Now, come on son, finish the skin of your roast potato. THAT'S the best part, that is!"
    (I'm, no nutritionist, but is it?)

    -m.
    1. It does happen. My uncle (mother's youngest brother) had a glass eye. His older brother did it playing with a catapult.

    2. Apparently not. "In potatoes, the skin consists mostly of dead cells filled with a waxy, largely vitaminless substance whose chief function is to protect the potato's insides. However, skin does keep vitamins from being boiled off during cooking. A baked potato with skin intact has almost all its original vitamin C, whereas a potato that has been peeled and boiled retains only 50-80 percent.
    So, just leave the potato skins on while cooking and peel them afterward, right? Not so fast. Potato skins contain toxic compounds called glycoalkaloids that can cause headaches, nausea, and diarrhea if eaten in sufficiently large amounts."

    So, one right and one wrong.
  3. Wat?
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    18 Jan '13 13:18
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    1. It does happen. My uncle (mother's youngest brother) had a glass eye. His older brother did it playing with a catapult.

    2. Apparently not. "In potatoes, the skin consists mostly of dead cells filled with a waxy, largely vitaminless substance whose chief function is to protect the potato's insides. However, skin does keep vitamins from being boiled ...[text shortened]... ausea, and diarrhea if eaten in sufficiently large amounts."

    So, one right and one wrong.
    Lol.

    1. I wasn't really referring to things like a catapult, more like swinging a cushion or throwing a frisbee! (not the latter, just humour)...

    -m. 😉
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    18 Jan '13 13:34
    "Come on Stees, eat your beans they'll put hair on your chest" (Ok folks but why would you want my little sister to have hair on her chest?)
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    18 Jan '13 13:43
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Lol.

    1. I wasn't really referring to things like a catapult, more like swinging a cushion or throwing a frisbee! (not the latter, just humour)...

    -m. 😉
    Cushions can be dangerous!Re Monty Python and the Spanish Inquisition!!!!!!!!!
  6. Standard memberapathist
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    18 Jan '13 14:28
    I like the skin, cuz I'm selfish and it sure scares um, people, away.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 14:36
    ... son, you still think too much
    and talk waaaaaaaaaaay too much.
    time for another washing out
    of your big fat, swedish mouth O with lava soap;
    if this doesn't slow your square jaw [..] down,
    i'm telling your mother
    to call the fire
    department
    and cops.

    (to be continued)
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    18 Jan '13 14:41
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    ... son, you still think too much
    and talk waaaaaaaaaaay too much.
    time for another washing out
    of your big fat, swedish mouth O with lava soap;
    if this doesn't slow your square jaw [..] down,
    i'm telling your mother
    to call the fire
    department
    and cops.

    (to be continued)
    Didn't work did it?😉
  9. Wat?
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    18 Jan '13 14:501 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    "Come on Stees, eat your beans they'll put hair on your chest" (Ok folks but why would you want my little sister to have hair on her chest?)
    You spilt my beer. The bill will be in the post!

    Classic! I forgot that one.

    -m.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 14:571 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Didn't work did it?😉
    [Hmm...]
    Comment: Maybe not.
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    18 Jan '13 16:02
    Originally posted by mikelom
    You spilt my beer. The bill will be in the post!

    Classic! I forgot that one.

    -m.
    Oh fear not Mike I licked it up. Waste not, want not and besides it was a good choice of beer...thanx.
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    18 Jan '13 16:02
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [Hmm...]
    Comment: Maybe not.
    MAYBE?😲
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    18 Jan '13 18:46
    Interesting use of the word anecdote
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 18:581 edit
    A drop of warm olive oil in an ear, then a cotton ball relieves earaches.
    Vinegar on a sunburn.
    Raw bacon on a bee sting.
    Clove oil for a toothache.
    Wintergreen oil on a sore muscle.
    Hope this helps.
  15. Subscriberrookie54
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    18 Jan '13 19:28
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Interesting use of the word anecdote
    for maxims and parables,
    and olde wives' tales...
    do a quick search on youtube,
    type in, "FAIL"...
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