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Old 01-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #5851
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As we go into a new year, with a chance to review our values, just think on this. Money is no object.

Especially in that sentence. It's the subject.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #5852
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I was once told that the reason we can't produce certain sounds was due to the development of our facial muscles. Once the muscles were fully grown (or matured or trained and the like) it would be very difficult even impossible to speak a foreign language like a native born person. I forgot the age when that occurs maybe early teens?

Voice artists train for many many hours with a speech coach to be successful in the entertainment field.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:32 PM   #5853
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I had a near death experience that has changed me forever.

The other day I went horseback riding. Everything was going fine until the horse started bouncing out of control. I tried with all my might to hang on, but was thrown off.

Just when things could not possibly get worse, my foot got caught up in the stirrup, and I fell head first to the ground. My head continued to bounce harder and harder, and the horse did not stop or even slow down.

Just as I was giving up hope and losing consciousness, the Wal-Mart manager came out and unplugged it.

Thank God for heroes.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #5854
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #5855
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He who has the last laugh thinks slowest.
He who laughs last has thought of a dirty meaning.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #5856
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:17 AM   #5857
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A teeny bit off colour:

Spoiler:
"Have you ever seen a twenty pound note all crumpled up?" asked the wife.

"No," I said.

She gave me a sexy little smile, reached into her cleavage and pulled out a crumpled twenty pound note.

"Have you ever seen a fifty pound note all crumpled up?" she asked.

"No," I said.

She gave me another sexy little smile, reached into her knickers and pulled out a crumpled fifty pound note.

"Now," she said, "have you ever seen 30,000 pounds all crumpled up?"

"No," I said, intrigued.

"Well, go and take a quick look in the garage."

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #5858
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A teeny bit off colour:

Spoiler:
"Have you ever seen a twenty pound note all crumpled up?" asked the wife.

"No," I said.

She gave me a sexy little smile, reached into her cleavage and pulled out a crumpled twenty pound note.

"Have you ever seen a fifty pound note all crumpled up?" she asked.

"No," I said.

She gave me another sexy little smile, reached into her knickers and pulled out a crumpled fifty pound note.

"Now," she said, "have you ever seen 30,000 pounds all crumpled up?"

"No," I said, intrigued.

"Well, go and take a quick look in the garage."
They have a loaded semi in the garage?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #5859
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It's still a mystery that the international phonetics alphabet is not more in use unless it has to do with the size of the required keyboard...
It's not the size of the keyboard, it's how you use it...
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #5860
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I always wondered why the people in books said "see-ahh-oh" when they took their departure, when in real life I only ever heard people say "chow". Took me a long while to realize both were the same word - ciao.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #5861
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I always wondered why the people in books said "see-ahh-oh" when they took their departure, when in real life I only ever heard people say "chow". Took me a long while to realize both were the same word - ciao.
Just the other day I overheard two young college students talking in the International Center. The Japanese boy said his hobby was Karate, pronouncing it Kah-rah-tay. The American boy nodded and said that he practiced Koo-rahdi, and then asked what was Kah-rah-tay?


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Old 01-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #5862
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #5863
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We now have a full nation of people singing at 'Carry-O-kee' clubs... rather than kah-rah-o-keh clubs. And most of us 'Muricans' grew up thinking people drank 'sack-ee' and killed themselves by committing 'harry-carry.' (sock-eh and hara-kiri)


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Old 01-03-2013, 02:50 AM   #5864
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A little town had a high birth rate that had attracted the attention of the sociologists at the state university.

They wrote a grant proposal; got a huge chunk of money; hired a few additional sociologists, an anthropologist, and a family planning and birth control specialist; moved to town; rented offices; set up their computers; got squared away; and began designing their questionnaires and such.

While the staff was busy getting ready for their big research effort, the project director decided to go to the local drugstore for a cup of coffee. He sat down at the counter, ordered his coffee, and while he was drinking it, he told the druggist what his purpose was in town, then asked him if he had any idea why the birth rate was so high.

“Sure,” said the druggist. “Every morning the train comes through at 5:30, blows its horn for the crossing and wakes everybody up. It seems that 5:30 is too late to go back to sleep, and it’s too early to get up.”
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #5865
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I always wondered why the people in books said "see-ahh-oh" when they took their departure, when in real life I only ever heard people say "chow". Took me a long while to realize both were the same word - ciao.
Do you mean that people actually write see-ahh-oh in books to mean ciao, Deb? Or am I missing something?
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