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  1. Subscribercoquette
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    07 May '14 17:46
    Which will prevail?
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    07 May '14 18:02
    Ooooh, the suspense.
  3. This is embarrasking
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    07 May '14 18:58
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Ooooh, the suspense.
    About Bowmann
    Record-holder at RHP/TFC (etc.) for the greatest number of "recommendations" — a whopping 1,535! — held by a Non-Subscriber.

    I plan to beat that record.

    I actually did when I helped win the rec wars once. Don't push it. 😏
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    07 May '14 19:08
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    About Bowmann
    Record-holder at RHP/TFC (etc.) for the greatest number of "recommendations" — a whopping 1,535! — held by a Non-Subscriber.

    I plan to beat that record.

    I actually did when I helped win the rec wars once. Don't push it. 😏
    ""''"
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    Bowmann

    1,535 Recs
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 May '14 08:361 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    Which will prevail?
    "The original meanings of "thumbs up" and "thumbs down":

    Juvenal refers to the Roman custom of spectators’ voting on the fate of wounded gladiators with their thumbs. You may think a gladiator would appreciate the crowd’s “thumbs up” (verso pollice), but exactly the opposite is true. Where we give thumbs up as a sign of approval, it meant death to its Roman recipient; much to the crowd’s delight.

    These men once were horn-blowers and attendants
    At every municipal arena, known as trumpeters in every village.
    Now they present their own spectacles, and, to win applause,
    Kill whomever the mob gives the “thumbs up”.

    Decimus Junius Juvenalis; a.k.a. Juvenal
    (c. 55-140 A.D.), "Third Satire"

    Thumbs down, signified “swords down,” which meant the loser was worth more to them alive than dead, and he was spared apparently so he could make up for his disgrace the next time he appeared in the arena. Keep this in mind the next time you give someone the “thumbs up” sign..."

    —Based on information from It's Greek To Me! by Michael Macrone
    and Fabulous Fallacies by Tad Tuleja

    http://wordinfo.info/unit/3735/ip:1/il:K
  6. SubscriberPonderable
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    08 May '14 11:05
    3:2 at the time being
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    08 May '14 11:121 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    3:2 at the time being
    9:7 in total


    Edit Update: 10:7
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    08 May '14 13:13
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    9:7 in total


    Edit Update: 10:7
    "I just thought I'd let you know, we're all counting on you."

    -- Leslie Nielsen
  9. This is embarrasking
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    08 May '14 17:43
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"The original meanings of "thumbs up" and "thumbs down":

    Juvenal refers to the Roman custom of spectators’ voting on the fate of wounded gladiators with their thumbs. You may think a gladiator would appreciate the crowd’s “thumbs up” (verso pollice), but exactly the opposite is true. [i]Where we give thumbs up as a sign of approval, it meant d ...[text shortened]... ael Macrone
    and Fabulous Fallacies by Tad Tuleja

    http://wordinfo.info/unit/3735/ip:1/il:K[/b]
    Handy household hints GB?
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 May '14 01:43
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    Handy household hints GB?
    Yes, cash: at home or away from home, don't be afraid to ask timely questions or to take qualified risks or to fail.
  11. Subscribercoquette
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    09 May '14 14:28
    4:4

    really?
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    09 May '14 14:30
    Originally posted by coquette
    4:4

    really?
    Looks like it is indeed four for, for against or at least for the time being
  13. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    09 May '14 14:37
    Hmmm. How to thumb? I just can't decide.
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    09 May '14 14:38
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Hmmm. How to thumb? I just can't decide.
    flip a coin...two out of three.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 May '14 17:16
    Originally posted by coquette
    4:4

    really?
    Contrary to the Ancient Roman Customs, RHP Thumbs Down in the Year of Our Lord 2014,
    signify little more than incidental anonymous dung. Keep strong and continue to thrive!
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