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savarin

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And another brick wall banging moment.
As a child I loved all the Burl Ives songs that were played on the radio.
Such as The Farmer and the Boll weevil.
Being in the UK I had no idea what a Boll Weevil was but did gather it was the name of an insect.
The Shoo fly song was another.
After the Boll Weevil song I assumed that a "shoe fly" was another kind of insect.
I was in my 50's when I heard the shoo fly song again whereupon it struck me hard enough that I burst out laughing when I realised what he had been singing about all those years ago.
As I said, talk about thick but I do get there in the end.
 

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Accents can be a tricky thing. I used to talk to one of our dealers in New England. To me, he sounded just like JFK. I can just hear the "kah keys".
 

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Talk about thick, it took me 2 days to get the khakis :bang head:
It was once said (Winston Churchill, I think) that England and America were peoples (~~~something) seperated by a common language. In my experience, Australia and New Zealand fall into that catagory as well. I have made a fool of myself more times than I can count while in New Zealand.

Colloquial expressions vary from region to region even in one country. I'm from the "deep south", a Boll Weevel is from cotton country, here! Some one from up north would have no idea what a boll weevel even is or where it resides. Try a little further back, to Tex Ritter for a better idea. A Shoo Fly is more contextual and can vary from conversation conversation. In railroading, it refers to a temporary track around a washout. It can mean any number of things from one subject to another. Some funny, some not so funny.

I grasped the concept of kahkis immediately having worked with an engineer from "Taxichusets" for years. No idea how to spell it, just know it when I hear it. Regional colloquialisms have bit more butts than have accents since there were have been different languages.

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It was once said (Winston Churchill, I think) that England and America were peoples (~~~something) seperated by a common language. In my experience, Australia and New Zealand fall into that catagory as well. I have made a fool of myself more times than I can count while in New Zealand.

Colloquial expressions vary from region to region even in one country. I'm from the "deep south", a Boll Weevel is from cotton country, here! Some one from up north would have no idea what a boll weevel even is or where it resides. Try a little further back, to Tex Ritter for a better idea. A Shoo Fly is more contextual and can vary from conversation conversation. In railroading, it refers to a temporary track around a washout. It can mean any number of things from one subject to another. Some funny, some not so funny.

I grasped the concept of kahkis immediately having worked with an engineer from "Taxichusets" for years. No idea how to spell it, just know it when I hear it. Regional colloquialisms have bit more butts than have accents since there were have been different languages.

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We knew about it even here in California. Turns out that the boll weavel is a little black bug, come from Mexico they say. Came all the way to Texas, just looking for a place to stay. Just looking for a home.
 

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Do you all remember that old Chuck Berry song; My Dingaling.
You remember, "My Dingaling, My Dingaling, I want to play with My Dingaling".
I figured out what he was singing about, it was his cellphone.
Now I know what you're thinking, there were no cell phones back when that song was popular, that's true, but we all know 'Ol Chuck was way ahead of his time.
 

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Old Mud's crappy soup reminds me of an "Oh, ooh" moment with the wife last night. "Honey. I decided to try something different with the recipe for dinner tonight. Me :disturbed:. Fortunately, it actually tasted good :cheer:.
 

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As I was dealing with a computer issue the other day, I wondered if the ancient Egyptians cursed the guys who were supposed to oil the rods the beads slide on for an abacus. IT guys just kill me some days.
 
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