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Forum: Language 03 June 2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,140
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Uhhh. . . how about the link in post #21

Uhhh. . . how about the link in post #21
Forum: Language 01 June 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,140
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
That's somewhat close to what the article I...

That's somewhat close to what the article I linked to says, that the vocal pattern made dropping the "n't" easier.

Oh, and that article linked in the OP also repeats the drivel about begging the...
Forum: Language 28 May 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 44,140
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
The best analysis...

The best analysis (http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ico1.htm) of "could care less." My own thought: I found it in a number of newspaper headlines in the 1950s. I think it was just a matter of...
Forum: Entertainment 27 March 2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,204
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
One more that I've wondered about: Irene "Granny"...

One more that I've wondered about: Irene "Granny" Ryan. Here only other known relative as an adult was her 17-years-her-senior "sister," Anna Thomson.
Forum: Medical 24 November 2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,386
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
And yet another similar story...

And yet another similar story (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,456428,00.html)
Forum: Medical 13 October 2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,386
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
No more news on this story, but here's a similar...

No more news on this story, but here's a similar news story (http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/10/o.warrior.mother.jenny.mccarthy/index.html) from today's news.
Forum: Entertainment 10 July 2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,181
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Two things to add: 1) Each time I heard the...

Two things to add:

1) Each time I heard the story, it was pronounced as “Leroy fahted!”

2) Many years ago (20+), I had a book of bloopers, which I no longer have, and I don’t remember the...
Forum: Entertainment 04 July 2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,181
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Add to that list kiddie show hosts "Mr. Knozit"...

Add to that list kiddie show hosts "Mr. Knozit" (Columbia SC) and Fred Kirby (Charlotte NC). A classmate told me about Mr. Knozit's "Lerooy" back in the early 70s, and a co-worker told me about Fred...
Forum: Medical 21 May 2007, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,320
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Ropert Ripley (OK, stop laughing) recounted a...

Ropert Ripley (OK, stop laughing) recounted a story of a man Manchurian chap photographed in 1930. Here's a blurb on the person, and a drawing based on the photograph. There might be a copy of the...
Forum: Medical 21 May 2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,386
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Woman loses all four limbs after giving birth

I'm pretty sure this was on the old board, but I haven't had much luck finding the old thread. I do remember one post in particular that said something to the effect "Something tells me there's a...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 29 March 2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,411
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Yep. This is *verrrrry interesting. I have...

Yep. This is *verrrrry interesting. I have copies of the series when it aired on TVLand about 10 years ago, and I’ve just been going back thru them recently. I had no idea that this might have such...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 26 March 2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,411
Posted By Rufus R. Jones
Close match to ''It doesn't do anything. That's the beauty of it''

From the TV series "Burke's Law," episode "Who Killed 711?"

http://s98.photobucket.com/albums/l269/hosmackah/beauty/

Here's the relevant thread from the old board:
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