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deja moo the feeling that How much shit could a dip-shit, Updates for 2013-11-30 start here.
She was fascinated with words, Updates for 2013-12-02 start here. sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick, Updates for 2013-12-07 start here.
The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
Laughter is timeless, Imagination, Updates for 2013-12-08 start here. OVER A BARREL:,
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In the days before CPR, a drowning victim would be placed face down over a barrel and the barrel would be rolled back and forth in a effort to empty the lungs of water. It was rarely effective. If you are over a barrel you are in deep trouble.
Heavy freight was moved along the Mississippi in large barges pushed by steamboats. These were hard to control and would sometimes swing into piers or other boats. People would say they "barged in." Steamboats carried both people and animals. Since pigs smelled so bad they would be washed before being put on board. The mud and other filth that was washed off was considered useless "hog wash."
The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu," which means "cover the fire." It was used to describe the time of blowing but all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as "curfeu," which later became the modern "curfew." In the early American colonies homes had no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order to make sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was required that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a clay pot called a "curfew." When the first oil wells were drilled they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.
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