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#63193 - Wed Oct 25 2000 10:50 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Well to them it was the good ol' days.....no fear of being burnt at the stake or ducked in water.

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#63194 - Wed Oct 25 2000 01:19 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Now there's the ultimate case of the lesser of the evils - "Hit me, beat me, make me write bad checks!!!"

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#63195 - Wed Oct 25 2000 01:58 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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To Karmaloupster...just wanted to clarify that Halloween is not an American tradition, it is Irish in its origins and was adopted by the United States (and many other countries) when the Irish immigrated there.

Also, and this is not a defense to my two posts that you did not challenge..huh?..just wanted to explain.
Salem, Massachusetts was the place where the Witch Trials took place...witches are synonymous with Halloween..enough said. And it is quite an "entertaining evening" for most people, except for the Samhainophobics & Triskaidekaphobics I would imagine....
LOL!


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#63196 - Wed Oct 25 2000 02:44 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Lol Fortunata..thanks, I didn't know Halloween had Irish origins but it doesn't suprise me....what with the 4 leaf clover and the leprachauns, it had to be them..very superstitious people.

I didn't mean to question the validity or quality of your answers, but was just trying to demonstrate other answers that had been posted which could be used in other themes and that had meanings that were much broader then Halloween on it's own.

Does that make sense?..probably not but basically I wasn't trying to single anyone out or doubt their answer, I had nearly posted Salem Mass. myself the other day but ended up having a "F". The whole thing sounds like one big fancy dress party, I'm sure that all who participate have entertaining evenings, and I hope you have one yourself, Fortunata....thanks again

KL

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#63197 - Wed Oct 25 2000 04:58 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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The history of Halloween.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/1502/hfes.html#top

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#63198 - Wed Oct 25 2000 06:37 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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No problem, Karma. Hope you have a good Hallow´s E´en too!

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#63199 - Wed Oct 25 2000 07:55 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Not meaning to be picky, but I do have to challenge pinhead's entry, isn't a phobia a fear? not a superstition?
Just wondering how a phobia can be called superstitious?

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#63200 - Wed Oct 25 2000 09:47 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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In defense of Pinhead's entry, I'd say that some phobias are rooted in superstition. For example, people may be afraid of the number 13 (triskaidekaphobia) because they are superstitious about it. If there weren't any superstitions revolving around the number 13, people wouldn't be afraid of it.
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#63201 - Wed Oct 25 2000 09:55 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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To me a phobia is a fear not a superstition.

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It only takes ONE person to transform thoughts, beliefs and ideas into action.
It's called The Power of One.

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[i]I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall,
but Newton was the one who asked why.</I]
[i]Bernard Mannes Baruch</I]

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#63202 - Thu Oct 26 2000 12:56 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Ah well, Caerr. I think we're just gonna end up disagreeing on this one. :-) Hafta wait for Sypher to settle it!

Anyway, I wanted to say that I love your Halloween carols. They're very highly excellent.

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#63203 - Thu Oct 26 2000 01:15 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Thank you CellarDoor.

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It only takes ONE person to transform thoughts, beliefs and ideas into action.
It's called The Power of One.

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[i]I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall,
but Newton was the one who asked why.</I]
[i]Bernard Mannes Baruch</I]

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#63204 - Thu Oct 26 2000 01:24 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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There are a lot of dodgy entries yesterday and most I could make invalid...BUT...I wont...they fall into that ugly known group called the GREY area. ECK !!!!!


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No adjectives !!

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#63205 - Thu Oct 26 2000 01:41 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Hmmm...define grey.

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#63206 - Thu Oct 26 2000 01:56 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Grey in the way I feel....
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#63207 - Thu Oct 26 2000 06:38 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Hope you are not lamenting the flood of "S" 's taht u have been gettting....lol..my apols Sypher hadn't noticed that I had left the same letter, sorry...I promise a more dynamic one tomorrow...

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#63208 - Thu Oct 26 2000 10:14 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Sypher, I could relate to the "S" syndrome, until I got the "Y" today - and I know that "Youthful" is technically an adjective, but I would contend that "Youthful exuberance" is a recognized phrase and not subject to the disqualification. And if you don't buy that, it's there anyway, because I could not come up with anything else!!!

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#63209 - Thu Oct 26 2000 10:17 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Well, all I can say is...unlucky to the person who gave you the 'Y' as thier score is halved for that entry.

Your entry will be valid...I have heard that expression.

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#63210 - Thu Oct 26 2000 10:21 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Oh well, I'm out of it anyway. I knew Mama was getting sick of s's.
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#63211 - Thu Oct 26 2000 10:49 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Well, I appreciate the fact that you tried, PD, more than you know - but they're actually making me work on my job this week so my time was crunched, and I had no luck with anything I tried!!!
Thank you, oh Snakemaster, for being familiar with the phrase!

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#63212 - Thu Oct 26 2000 03:05 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Sage, I´ve sent you a PM and left a message on ICQ for you. I tried sending you an email, but webbymail says your address doesn´t exist! Oh well, please get back to me...

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#63213 - Thu Oct 26 2000 07:31 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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A woman whose husband often came home drunk decided to cure him of the habit.

One Halloween night, she put on a devil suit and hid behind a tree to intercept him on the way home. When her husband came by, she jumped out and stood before him with her red horns, long tail, and pitchfork.

"Who are you?" he asked.

"I'm the Devil," she responded.

"Well, come on home with me," he said, "I married your sister."

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A young couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween party. The wife came down with a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party and have a good time. Being the devoted husband, he protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed. She told him there was no need for him to miss the fun. So he took his costume and away he went.
The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour, awakened without pain, and as it was still early, she decided to go to the party. Because hubby did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some kicks watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not around.

She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor. He was dancing with every nice chick he could, and copping a feel here and taking a little kiss there. His wife sidled up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new "action."

She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was her husband. Finally he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and had a little bang.

Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped out, went home and put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would have for his notorious behavior.

She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she asked him what he had done.

He said, "Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you're not there."

Then she asked, "Did you dance much?"
He replied, "I'll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got to the party. I met Pete, Bill and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But I'll tell you... the guy that I loaned my costume to sure had one helluva time!"

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A young boy dressed as a pirate captain knocked on the door of a house to get some Halloween treats. A woman answered the door and recognized that he was a pirate.

"Where are your buccaneers?" asked the woman.

The boy replied "Under my buccan-hat!"

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#63214 - Thu Oct 26 2000 08:12 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Excellent Pinhead.....as always..heard a variation to the pirate one...."on my buccan-head"....one of my favourites..gj

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#63215 - Fri Oct 27 2000 02:32 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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BagLady--what the hell was that?!?! LOL

Hippopo...aawww crud! I can´t even spell it, let alone pronounce it! LOL What does it all mean?


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#63216 - Fri Oct 27 2000 02:49 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Sorry, Fort....guess I should have explained my entry further. It was definitely meant as a joke! LOL

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (aka sesquipedalophobia) is 'a morbid, irrational fear of, or aversion to long words'. I just couldn't resist! Winning Snake has become somewhat of an anxiety disorder with me...just can't seem to beat our beloved Pindead, no matter what I do! (And I certainly do hope you know I am sincerely kidding!) LOL

BL

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#63217 - Fri Oct 27 2000 02:52 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Yeah...I'm trying to break it apart to figure out what this thing looks like. My dictionary doesn't list aything for it. It's a type of a snake?

this is all I can come up with:
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Hippo=horse
poto= doesnt really mean anything...if it were potomus it would mean river
monstro= I suppose refering to a monster or something big...monstorous.
sesquippedalio= either something measureing a foot and a half or refering to very long polysylabic words in general.
phobia= the easy one...fear (or fear of)
So all I can figure out is that it's either a snake that fears horses that are really big that go near rivers and use polysyllabic words or only have a foot and a half, OR they have something that measures a foot and ahalf...or variations thereof.
I have no mental picture of this thing at all.

[This message has been edited by Cohalen (edited 10-27-2000).]

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