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Nov 19, 2012
 
RMQuinn37 wrote:
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Kind of like the movie the Titanic
......the ship sank!
Reminds me of the old Polish jokes we told as kids :

WHat happened to the Polish army? He died
What happened to the POlish Navy? It sank.

What happened to the Polish air force? They ran out of rubber bands.

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A missing post here was mine as I offered an answer to why we Americans call our game 'football'. Topix gave me a warning about offensive, profanity, etc and etc with the reply box but for the life of me I could not fathom why it was objectionable so 'sent' it anyway. They win, of course.
So, another try do I (amended a bit to bypass the censor):
"American football" is technically gridiron football; but, it's not just American either. There is Canadian rules gridiron football and there is Australian rules gridiron football. Months ago here I linked in a Wikipedia article on gridiron football. Wikipedia could be referred to for a refresher. If I remember correctly, there is some attachment of this form with Celtic/Irish football, and first people games in America, South America, South Pacific, etc.
Yardage increments must be gained within a certain number of chances to continue possession; the end destination is the goal line for a touchdown.
In the very old days of gridiron football, running plays were the mainstay of yardage gain. This and other aspects have some commonality with rugby; not just the huddling (lol), but also when most plays start the opposing players are lined up in proximity to each other, scrums when a gridiron runner is tackled and/or the ball is fumbled.
As with rugby, there are kicking plays; i.e., punting, but other kicking plays too. A team can score, though fewer points than a touchdown, by kicking the ball through a space between two post segments in the end-zone where touchdowns are scored.
In context of other stick and ball sports played in U.S, this game involves kicking; hence, football for short.
sine American football most resembels rugby, it truly should have been called AMerican RUgby/

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<quoted text>It's just...well, I couldn't see ME in a stovepipe!

Call me selfish.
Selfish!

;-)

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Good afternoon/evening to the fine folks in the kitchen. I've been out a couple of days, ill yesterday and still somewhat queasy today. But reading the last hundred plus posts since I've been gone, it dawned on my how good a read it is.
El you have a great group of folks here.
I'm feeling a little panicked, my oldest daughter is set to go into full labor with her firstborn at any time, and I can't go to the hospital until I'm symptom-free. That means not today, and am praying she doesn't go today or tonight.
Been watching birds.
Hopefully my Colts will trounce the Patriots in their house, today!
Y'all have a great Sunday!
so what you are telling us is that you are about to become a grand-mamaw!?!?!?!? Congrats to you (and your daughter)

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<quoted text>Reminds me of the old Polish jokes we told as kids :

WHat happened to the Polish army? He died
What happened to the POlish Navy? It sank.

What happened to the Polish air force? They ran out of rubber bands.
I take it you're not Polish? ;-)

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Nov 19, 2012
 
PFfff wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone and to those who dont celebrate this, be thankful u dont have to cook a stupid turkey. lol
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I only cook smart turkey's

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I take it you're not Polish? ;-)
nope ...

All around the world there are jokes made by one nationality about another ... nothing new here ... for some reason when I was a kid Polish jokes were "in" ...

Not much different than blonde jokes, right?

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El,I loved everything you sent to me. My favorite was the teachers and the students funny responses.Thank you!!!

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eleanorigby wrote:
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So very glad to hear you are much better.....isn't that just
like sisters, but haven't they got a point, lol. I was thinking
far better you was poorly this weekend instead of next....:)
So let's see if theory works as well as practice....hope she doesn't realise she is under scrutiny! From us all here in the kitchen as well, hahaha. An exciting time Paise, really look forward to hearing the good news.
The poor girl is well aware that I am like a newswire, with a reach as far as AP and Reuters, lol! She won't admit it yet, but she's just like me, lol. The whole family is watching her facebook, lol. My how the world has changed.
Thank you, El.

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<quoted text>nope ...

All around the world there are jokes made by one nationality about another ... nothing new here ... for some reason when I was a kid Polish jokes were "in" ...

Not much different than blonde jokes, right?
However, blonde jokes evolved from racially insensitive jokes!
Please play nice.
Polish jokes as well as blonde jokes have their own forum.
Just saying...

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Boomer7 wrote:
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However, blonde jokes evolved from racially insensitive jokes!
Please play nice.
Polish jokes as well as blonde jokes have their own forum.
Just saying...
I'll keep those down to a minimum ...

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Nov 20, 2012
 
NeverMissed wrote:
Hello. How is everyone?
Hello there NM...doing very well thanks for asking, how are
you? Really unpleasant weather today so am taking the opp
to shift some furniture around, back breaking work. Am
turning a small room I had as a 'work room'(pc and stuff)
into a bedroom. Sounds grander than it is, believe me....:)

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Strange you should say, El,
the same here and more gales expected,
altho' last night I was out for a walk with
Ali, it wasn't raining just then but very windy
[we had heavy rain later]
Under amber street lamps,
pale yellow leaves were flying in every direction
and the pathway was carpeted in yellow and red;
as we live higher up,
the winking and twinkling of city lights
in the distance
made a magical backdrop for all this,
It felt like being in a fairytale,
maybe Little Red-riding H(:
and Ali, so easily cast,
as the handsome black wolf with the
pearly snarly teeth! LOL...
'Stop daydreaming Grace, and get on with the day'
Good Day to everyone here.
It really does paint a magical Irish Winter Evening,
almost transported there myself!
I remember a lovely poem you wrote some time ago
of a child (yourself) looking at a dolly in a toy
shoppe window....should love to hear that again
if you please Grace.
Good Day to you and to all here.

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Fortunately in rugby, players keep their mouths shut and get on with the game as we always did, regadless of what we think/thought of the ref. It's the soccer boys who tend to throw their toys out of the pram. I do agree it is a pity about the variable standard, but refs are human and cannot always be perfect.
I always remember Ben Ainslie's first Olympics (when he won the silver medal). The Argentinian used the rules rather than sailing ability to get the gold. Ainslie, when asked why he did not protest, simply said that if he had to resort to that, he'd rather not bother. Of course, he went on to win 4 golds at the next four games, the only man in Olympic sailing history so to do. This Olympics when two teams tried to cheat him out of the medal by falsely protesting him, his reaction? "I'm mad, they should realise it's not wise to make me mad". He went on to win gold! A true sportsman.
Is that a good thing though Tony, seriously, commendable in one
respect certainly, but ignoring bad judgement on the pitch can
surely lead to further error, whereas the football players make it
known they are not happy. To err is human certainly, but if three
bad judgements were to be made by one referee, then to my way of thinking he should not referee ever again.
There is too much at stake to have the game sullied by poor calls.
If it were tightened up then the football players would not have to take matters into their own hands....:)

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Nov 20, 2012
 
franko wrote:
<quoted text>nope ...
All around the world there are jokes made by one nationality about another ... nothing new here ... for some reason when I was a kid Polish jokes were "in" ...
Not much different than blonde jokes, right?
im half polish and when i first met my husband my FIL just loved to go on and on with those jokes, lucky for me it never bothered me. it actually helped me to relax around his family and pretty soon the two of us were trading jokes and seeing who could outdo the other. lol
i loved that man like a father..
jokes are intended to make people laugh and if we cant laugh at ourselves, well i think thats just sad..
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Nov 20, 2012
 
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My reading discovers the terms rugby football and association football. For your world, those are shortened to rugby and football. One more commonality between rugby and Amerian football I overlooked is the similar oval-shaped ball, rather than being round. Then, a rugby pitch and American football field have yardage increments marked between the goal lines.
You may throw a yellow card: I mis-spoke of Celtic/Irish. I should have used Gaelic football.
Originally, American football had 'H'-shaped goalposts using a cross-bar between uprights which conform to the shape of those used for rugby and Gaelic football. That's another attachment to the old games. American goalposts have been modified so that there is no lower space under the cross bar that is used, and only one post in the ground. The two uprights arising above the crossbar define the space for field goals and points-after-touchdowns where the ball is kicked through.
The pitch and goal posts for Gaelic football are also used for hurling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaelic_football
There is a separate group and rules for ladies' Gaelic football.
Gaelic football is related to older forms known as caid, according to a link in the article.
Please feel free to show me the red card Cuz....in my best
Fonz impression...I was wr..wr...wr...wr...wrong....:)

Thanks to yourself and Tony, I now realise that there is another
form of football other than English.

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Selfish!
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LOL!...:)

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Boomer7 wrote:
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However, blonde jokes evolved from racially insensitive jokes!
Please play nice.
Polish jokes as well as blonde jokes have their own forum.
Just saying...
ive known Franko for a long time now and i honestly dont think hes mean spirited in any way.
if he says a joke, its a joke - IMO
Grace Nerissa

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Very good day here -
Speeding into Xmas-

Grandson studying hard taken over my laptop! Lol
That, among other things , is what GrannMas are for(:
What's new!

On a more serious note -
I find myself in a bit of an awkward situation-

Am put in a position of accompanying a relative
(Who 'needs ' physical assistance )
For a hospital appmnt-

(The hospital is near where I live
And very far from where the relative & immediate family live)

Thing is there's a serious outbreak
Of the winter vomiting super bug'
there at present, patient visiting has
even been suspended

I honestly don't want to take ANYchances with this
Plus the fact that I'm on heart medication-
I simply don't want to go in there.

I've been there for this relative 'all other times'
Without a problem or regret

But, this is different
A close friend said
'You owe it to yourself to do whats best for ' you'
Too'

Any opinions from the wise and intelligent
Folks on this thread would be welcome indeed-

And please be honest-
If you think I'm being mean don't hesitate in saying so
I'd prefer & Appreciate that

Thanks

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Nov 20, 2012
 
Vee wrote:
El,I loved everything you sent to me. My favorite was the teachers and the students funny responses.Thank you!!!
My pleasure Vee. Just returning the favour, as you know I
haven't been e-mail active for a while...am up and running
again.

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