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Post by Rbjustme on Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:38 am

The origin of a "shot" of whiskey.


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Post by kelimar on Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:55 pm

Resting on laurels


The idea of resting on your laurels dates back to leaders and athletic stars of ancient Greece. In Hellenic times, laurel leaves were closely tied to Apollo, the god of music, prophecy and poetry. Apollo was usually depicted with a crown of laurel leaves, and the plant eventually became a symbol of status and achievement. Victorious athletes at the ancient Pythian Games received wreaths made of laurel branches, and the Romans later adopted the practice and presented wreaths to generals who won important battles. Venerable Greeks and Romans, or “laureates,” were thus able to “rest on their laurels” by basking in the glory of past achievements. Only later did the phrase take on a negative connotation, and since the 1800s it has been used for those who are overly satisfied with past triumphs.
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Post by Peacekeeper on Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:09 pm

Thanks for that my learned friend - is it also where the expression "Pyth me off" originated? rofl
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Post by Rbjustme on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:06 pm

kelimar wrote:

Resting on laurels



The idea of resting on your laurels dates back to leaders and athletic stars of ancient Greece. In Hellenic times, laurel leaves were closely tied to Apollo, the god of music, prophecy and poetry. Apollo was usually depicted with a crown of laurel leaves, and the plant eventually became a symbol of status and achievement. Victorious athletes at the ancient Pythian Games received wreaths made of laurel branches, and the Romans later adopted the practice and presented wreaths to generals who won important battles. Venerable Greeks and Romans, or “laureates,” were thus able to “rest on their laurels” by basking in the glory of past achievements. Only later did the phrase take on a negative connotation, and since the 1800s it has been used for those who are overly satisfied with past triumphs.

Excellent KM, that is a great piece of knowledge!! I am the latest Mozl

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Post by kelimar on Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:39 pm


The Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the Will of Alfred Nobel who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.

It's impossible to lick your elbow (though why you would want to, escapes me Smile


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Post by Rbjustme on Fri May 27, 2016 3:17 pm

The only reason you would want to lick your elbow, is because you can't.... Lol

Your mouth uses 75 muscles when you speak!....Females must have more than 75!!! rofl

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Post by Rbjustme on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:00 am

You can say "Hong Kong" without moving your lips.

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Post by Rbjustme on Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:56 pm

This is amazing! I see



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Post by Bullant on Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:24 pm

Wow, that's unreal, you could say that both of those soldiers were pretty good shots!! Innocent
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Post by Rbjustme on Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:26 am

Well, I cannot fathom this out? What belongs to who in this photo can you? Shock


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