Old rules!

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MIA
Book Reviewer
#1
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'

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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.

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

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Coca-Cola was originally green.

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It is impossible to lick your elbow.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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


A. One thousand

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


A. All were invented by women.

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

A. Honey

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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'

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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
after
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
based,
this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the
honeymoon.

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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
phrase:
'mind your P's and Q's'

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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
whistle
to get some service. 'Wet your whistle'

is the phrase inspired by this practice.


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


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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?


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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
they
don't have e-mail addresses.


6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone to see if
anyone
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
message.

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!
 
#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.
 
#7
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.
Bet you were a rite laff in the mess.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#9
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.
The type of reply often made by NMC????????
 
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