Some Christmas thoughts

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Some Christmas thoughts

Postby MCC » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:38 am

These are taken from "The Foolish Dictionary" by Gideon Wurdz.
ADVICE A commodity peddled by your lawyer and given away by your
mother-in-law, but impossible to dispose of yourself. Famous as
the one thing which it is "More blessed to give than receive."

GOOD ADVICE Something old men give young men when they can no
longer give them a bad example.

AFTERTHOUGHT A tardy sense of prudence that prompts one to try to
shut their mouth about the time they've put their foot in it.

ALCOHOL A liquid good for preserving almost everything except
secrets.

AUGUR One who bored the ancients with prophecies.

BARGAIN A disease common to women, caught in the Sunday papers and
developed in department Stores on Mondays. Symptoms, loud talk,
pushing and shoving, a combination prize-fight and football
scrimmage. (Old spelling 'Bark-gain).

BLUSH A temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the
physiognomy, aeteologized by the perceptiveness of the sensorium,
in a predicament of inequilibrity, from a sense of shame, anger or
other cause, eventuating in a paresis of the vase-motorial,
muscular filaments of the facial capillaries, whereby, being
divested of their elasticity, they become suffused with a radiance
emanating from an intimidated praecordia.

CHRISTMAS A widely observed holiday on which the past nor the
future is of so much interest as the present
.

A simple riddle.

A toy for the children found in books, blocks, pictures
and vermicelli soup. Contains 26 letters and only three syllables.

What am I:?:


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Re: Some Christmas thoughts

Postby underquark » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:13 pm

MCC wrote:What am I:?:
I was going to opt for "animal crackers" but it's Christmas, so I won't. We seem to have run the A to Z of puzzles this year.
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Postby Hud » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:59 am

Is it "alphabet"? Alphabet soup used to be pretty popular.
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Postby MCC » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:34 am

Hud wrote:Is it "alphabet"? Alphabet soup used to be pretty popular.

Yes it is Hud, I didn't want to post anything too taxing over the Christmas period.


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Some Xmas thoughts

Postby Cec » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:45 pm

Well done Hud. I've never heard of "Alphabet" soup. Does it include "lettuce" (letters) ?

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Postby udosuk » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:49 pm

Well done Hud!:)

Alphabet soup
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Some Xmas thoughts

Postby Cec » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:07 pm

Thanks udosuk for alphabet soup description

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Postby underquark » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:51 am

Alphabetti Spaghetti:

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Best served by toasting some wholemeal bread, allowing it to dry out a bit and then thickly spreading with (real) butter. Heat (but don't boil) Alphabetti Spaghetti and pour on top of toast ensuring an equitable mix of vowels and consonants. To accompany it, why not try a Bordeaux such as the '87 (that's 1787) Chateau Lafite or - failing that - an Ikea plastic cup half-full of semi-skimmed milk?
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