Old rules!

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  1. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to
    beat his
    wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.

    Hence we have 'the rule of thumb'


    Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.
    It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'.. .
    and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.


    The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred
    and Wilma


    Coca-Cola was originally green.


    It is impossible to lick your elbow.


    The cost of raising a medium-size dog
    to the age of eleven:
    £ 10,120..00


    The first novel ever
    written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.


    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
    a great king from history:

    Spades - King David

    Hearts - Charlemagne

    Clubs -Alexander, the Great

    Diamonds - Julius Caesar


    111,111,111 x
    111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321


    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the
    the person died in battle.

    If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of
    received in battle.

    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
    of natural causes


    Q... If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
    would find the letter 'A'?

    A. One thousand


    Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
    have in common?

    A. All were invented by women.


    Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

    A. Honey


    In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
    When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,
    making the bed firmer to sleep on.
    Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'


    It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
    the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the
    mead he
    could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar
    this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the


    In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts.....
    So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell
    at them
    'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. It's where we get the
    'mind your P's and Q's'


    Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the
    rim, or
    handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
    to get some service. 'Wet your whistle'

    is the phrase inspired by this practice.


    At least 75% of people who read this will try to
    lick their elbow!


    Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not,
    you can read it.

    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
    phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
    Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
    the olny
    iprmoatnt tihng is taht the

    first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
    taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
    is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by

    istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?


    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2011 when...

    1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

    2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

    3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family
    of three.

    4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

    5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that
    don't have e-mail addresses.

    6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone to see if
    is home to help you carry in the groceries...

    7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom
    of the screen

    8. Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn't even
    have the
    first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and
    you turn
    around to go and get it

    10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting
    your coffee

    11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

    12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

    13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this

    14. You are too busy to notice there was no 9 on this list.

    15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't
    a 9 on this list

    ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

    Stop trying to lick your elbow!
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  2. The lads at work will love this one. :)
  3. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news but most of your old rules are wrong.

    rule of thumb was a measurement (probably)
    golf just not true (try snopes for proof)
    coke was always brown
    I just licked my elbow
    statues of people on horses. Number of hooves in the air means nothing.
    Mind your Ps and Qs to do with drinking has little credence.

    All good urban myths.
  4. I have just tried (again!) to lick my elbow, how the hell is it done? Do you have small arms or a giraffes tongue?
  5. I ve got a tongue that is 10" long
    And Ive learned to breath through my ears.
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  6. Damn beat me to it.
  7. Bet you were a rite laff in the mess.
  8. Nope W.E. bore
  9. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    The type of reply often made by NMC????????
  10. Sorry Jan but no coconut.

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