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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
The boy . . . is slapped and called wicked.

A method of discipline that has, alas, fallen into disrepute.

[Miss Amanda shields herself in her wrap and slinks off.]

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Pigwidgeon

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When I was about eight, my mother brought home a used typewriter, much like this one, and I thought it was the greatest thing ever. I started to write the great American novel, "The Silver Horse."

Despite the fact that I was eight years old and knew nothing about horses I'm sure it would have been wonderful if it had ever been completed (I think I may have finished a page or two). There probably would have been bidding wars for the movie rights. I'm sure your niece would have loved it.

My apologies for depriving the world (and your niece) of this masterpiece.

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Ian Climacus

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No plans to pick it up again? The world is waiting...

[Smile]

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Anotther question. I read this in an article, on politics:
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Despite our politics running like the inner workings of a Danish castle, the commentary on it runs like the council notices of The Wooropna Advertiser – a dutiful, deathful, exhausting documentation of tactics, manoeuvres, spin and public relations.
I take it the bolded phrase means "well"? Or not? Where does it come from?
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Lyda*Rose

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Does anyone here play recreational football/soccer? Or knows someone who does? I'd like to get a pretty good quality ball for my niece and her husband for Christmas but don't know anything about equipment except that a ball for adults is size 5. I read that there are pro types, training types, turf types plus some others. I believe they play on public park grounds.

Much obliged for recommendations. [Smile]

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Lyda*Rose

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quote:
Originally posted by Ian Climacus:
No plans to pick it up again? The world is waiting...

[Smile]

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Anotther question. I read this in an article, on politics:
quote:
Despite our politics running like the inner workings of a Danish castle, the commentary on it runs like the council notices of The Wooropna Advertiser – a dutiful, deathful, exhausting documentation of tactics, manoeuvres, spin and public relations.
I take it the bolded phrase means "well"? Or not? Where does it come from?
My guess would be Hamlet- and thus not so well.

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Kittyville
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In the context of the rest of that article, Ian, I wonder if it's a Hamlet reference?
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Ian Climacus

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How embarrassing. Hamlet never crossed my mind, uncultured uncouth person I am. Makes perfect sense. Thank you both.
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Huia
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Given the reference to things Shakespearean, a question which popped onto my mind* when I was feeding the cat this morning, was about Mark Anthony's Friends, Romans, Countrymen speech where he talks about letting slip "the dogs of war." After the question of why not the cats of war? (because Georgie-Porgy can be fairly fierce at times), I wondered whether it was an allusion to mythology, or if fighting dogs [I]were actually used in warfare.

Can anyone throw any light on this please?

* I never cease to be amazed, and delighted, about how weird my mind is about making connections.

Huia

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Huia
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Sorry about the coding, when I tried to correct it I quoted myself instead - clearly a quality mind at work [Hot and Hormonal] .

Huia

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Brenda Clough
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Dogs trained for hunting can easily be turned to war. They use dogs to this day, in police and military work.

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Jengie jon

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One suggestion would be because dogs are pack animals and cats are not. This is because wars are fought between armies not individuals.

Jengie

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Golden Key
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I've read that "cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war" were the last words of Alexander the Great--when he was asked who should take over for him. Presumably meaning "let them fight it out, and winner take all".

Shakespeare must have borrowed it. Dunno if Alexander borrowed it before him, too.

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Brenda Clough
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No, they were 'to the strongest.' Whether that meant kratistos, 'to the strongest of my generals' or Krateros, one of his main generals, is a question.

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Shakespeare must have borrowed it. Dunno if Alexander borrowed it before him, too.

Shakespeare did borrow it, but it is believed he borrowed it from Plutarch's Lives. Alex may have, as well.

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Golden Key
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Re "dogs of war" quote:

I'm still poking around in search-land, but the situation is complicated.

Wikipedia's article on Alexander said one particular author gave the "to the strong" quote. Plutarch and someone else said A was likely too weak to speak, by that point.

It's possible I picked up the quote from an epsidode of "Smallville"! (IMDB) LOL!!!

quote:
Lionel Luthor: When Alexander the Great was dying his generals asked him who he would leave his armies to and his answer was "I leave it to the strongest."

Lex Luthor: I believe the term is "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"

Lionel Luthor: You're not my enemy. You're my son!

Lex Luthor: Funny, I never saw the distinction.

[Hot and Hormonal] [Killing me]

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Firenze

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“ ...and at his heels,
Leashed in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire
Crouch for employment.”

I mean, can you imagine cats in there? And at his heels a bunch of cats stroll, stretch, sleep and lick their bums.

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Moo

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Many years ago when my daughters took voice lessons, their teacher had tiny lozenges which he gave them when they had colds. These lozenges made it much easier for them to sing.

My rector, who is recovering from a severe respiratory infection, is scheduled to sing Evensong on Sunday. He's hoping his voice holds out.

Can anyone tell me the name of these lozenges and where he can get them?

Moo

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Gill H

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In the UK, they are called Vocalzones, and taste foul but work wonders. Available from chemists (or drugstores to you!)

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Moo

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Thanks.

Does anyone know whether they are called by that name in America? Also, they may not be available at any pharmacy in the boonies, where I live. Can they be procured over the internet?

Moo

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BroJames
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Vocalzones are small round throat pastilles, and do appear to be available online within the USA. A similar product goes under the name of Bel Canto. Some people prefer Vigroids (formerly Nigroids), Mighty Imps, or Nipits (all liquorice pellets) as they are smaller and more easily tucked away in the mouth, or swallowed, at short notice. Of those, at a glance, only Nipits appear to be available in the USA. I don’t think you have time to have them shipped from the UK.

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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Moo:
... Can they be procured over the internet?

Moo

It appears so.

Vocalzone

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Moo

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Thanks, everyone.

Moo

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Dear Spouse has told me that she'd like a tortiere for Christmas Day. (Maybe in preparation for fleeing over the border at some point?) Anyway, this request has morphed into a Canadian Christmas dinner. Any suggestions for side dishes -- Quebecois or otherwise? DS is going to make butter tarts for dessert ( not up to attempting a Buche de Noel).

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Jengie jon

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Why should long tail tits deliberately fly or knock on my windows?

This has only started happening this year.

Jengie

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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quote:
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Dear Spouse has told me that she'd like a tortiere for Christmas Day.

I read this as "torture" initially and was about to suggest this might be over-sharing.

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Hedgehog

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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie jon:
Why should long tail tits deliberately fly or knock on my windows?

This has only started happening this year.

Jengie

Have you started using a different window cleaner that might, perhaps, have an attractive scent?

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Boogie

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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie jon:
Why should long tail tits deliberately fly or knock on my windows?

This has only started happening this year.

Jengie

They think their reflection is a friend/rival and are trying to chase it away.


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Jengie jon

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Not really the one today could clearly see me through the glass as it flew away as soon as I went through and it was pecking not flying at.

The flying at the window was almost staged. Two of them equal side of the centre bar would sit on the railing of the Juliet balcony and alternately fly up six inches to the window and then fly down again to sit on the rail.

Jengie

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Pigwidgeon

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Two of them equal side of the centre bar would sit on the railing of the Juliet balcony ...

But soft, what birds through yonder window peck?

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Sparrow
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A question for any wine experts out there ...

I have frequently seen the advice that if you have a small amount of wine left over (!) you can freeze it in ice cube trays and use later in sauces etc. Well, a couple of weeks ago just before I was due to go away on holiday, I found myself with half a bottle of red wine left over. I put it in a plastic milk bottle and froze it.

So my question is, would it be drinkable or only usable for cooking?

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Brenda Clough
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You could taste it, but IMO the loss of quality will be drastic. Of course if it was just plonk at the beginning it might not be very noticeable.

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Half wine and half tomatoes from a tin can of whatever proportions you can muster. Boil than simmer as long as you like. Not required, but good: dash of cayenne, perhaps dash of salt, some leafy herb dried or fresh. Simple. Use as a sauce with virtually anything (any meat, any type of dried beans, over pasta, with rice, potatoes, even with apples and cherries).

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Sparrow
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quote:
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You could taste it, but IMO the loss of quality will be drastic. Of course if it was just plonk at the beginning it might not be very noticeable.

It was plonk ... I'll report back!

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Brenda Clough
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A great thing to do with not-very-good red wine is to make an ice cream sauce out of it. Simmer with some sugar and cinnamon until it's syrupy, serve over vanilla ice cream.

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Well I am no wine expert, but it tasted ok to me. I had a glass earlier today and I am not dead yet!

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