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fordnmerc
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posted 05-25-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a time when my cousin was young and suddenly refused to drink her milk. Seems she found out where it came from and had also encountered another cousin who was...busy, and got a little confused:

"I'm never going to drink milk again! Joey's got one of those and HE PEES OUT OF HIS!"

Me? I was confused by the word brassiere. I never could figure out where ladies hid their brass ear.

Later, I couldn't figure out what a chass titty belt was. I thought it was some kind of a boob binder.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-26-2002 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Udderly hilarious!

I remember figuring out why chickens would disappear just before a big sunday meal and being HORRIFIED! I never thought of them as food before!

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mellowyellow
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posted 05-29-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frustrated by my inability to make a trough out of my tongue so I could spit better. Spitting on store windows with a Hershey bar chewed up was big sport for a 12 yr old!

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posted 05-29-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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kwazykat
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posted 05-30-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry to intrude in the mens room
but i had to reply to this one.....

the one thing that truly confused me as a kid
was this line of thinking:

(remember this is a kk as a kid ponderance... so it is not rocket science!! teehheee)

1. cave men were the first people
2. they had no spoken language to communicate
3. adam and eve were the first people
4. they apparantly had a lot to say
5. if adam and eve were the first people
but they were "cavemen" how did they have all those words to say and how did someone write them all down??

ok ok ok ok ok
it is simplistic stuff as an adult
but as a little kid
it was very confusing to me that the story of adam and eve could be told to others if they were cavemen.....(and surely, i thought, they must be cavemen if they are the first man and woman to live) and how did they know english so well????

teeheheheheheee
sounds danged silly now that i have typed it out!!! but man oh man! it baffled me as a little itsy bitsy grrl!!!!!


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posted 05-30-2002 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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fordnmerc
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posted 05-30-2002 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well kk, there is a school of thought, albeit a small one right now, that not all human beings on this planet have the same origin. That there may have been more advanced humans living in the world at the same time that the cave people existed. There is even the suggestion that there were humans of some kind living at the same time as the dinosaurs, over 65 million years ago. That contradicts "accepted" theory that humans have only been around for 3 to 5 million years. But when artificially constructed items are found within coal that is 500 million years old, it makes you wonder if traditional thinking has everything all wrong. It is a very fascinating subject. The book 'Forbidden Archaeology' delves quite deeply into it. Then there is 'The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever.' There are evidently some artifacts on Mars that the government doesn't want to admit to. The book is not a lot of whacko weirdness. It makes a strong case, based on scientific investigation of the available evidence.

Who are we and where did we come from? Fundamental questions worth pondering. But so many people go through everyday life thinking that such questions are only asked by nutty flying saucer freaks or something.

There is no harm in looking up into the starry night sky and wondering.

Just beware of those little green men!

Hey, I had to inject a little humor there....

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chetta
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posted 05-31-2002 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chetta   Click Here to Email chetta     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One thing that confused me was during the 72 Olympics in Munich when the news kept saying the "guerrillas" were holding the Israeli Olympic team hostage. Then they would show long distance shots of the balcony with black figures on it. I kept wondering how the "gorillas" got out of the zoo and into the big building.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-31-2002 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heck as a kid lots of things confused me oh ya alot of things still confuse me.
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mellowyellow
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posted 05-31-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At what time and HOW did the F word and C words evolve. How and when did they get together???? LOL!

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helping hand
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posted 06-02-2002 05:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for helping hand     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I lay here gaizing at the leaky trailer ceiling I know I have only one reply as I wasn't confused much as a child.

Why is my Sister also my Mom?

I'm 35yrs old and that still has me stumped.I better not talk so loud my father will hear me.He wont get too pissed at me if I wake him,we are good buds.He shares his women with me.

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RickBook
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posted 06-02-2002 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOl @ Chetta and guerillas! That one had me confused too. I just thought the "guerillas" came out of the wild and were taking over!

But, the most confusing thing to me was when my dad told me what the single yellow line in the middle of the road was for, "It's to let you know if it's safe to pass".

After sitting back and thinking bout that one for a while, I followed up with "How do the LINES know when it safe to pass?"

(I assumed that it just 'appeared' when there was a car headed our way and we couldn't see it from behind the slower vehicle we wanted to pass - and then the line would just vanish) ?????

Mom and Dad got a laugh outta that one and this one other "confusement":

We were parked at a store my Dad had gone into. Me, my mom and older sister were sitting in the parking lot for a long time waiting for Dad to return.


I break the long silence by uttering two simple words: "grand pricks".

Mom and sister laugh until they're crying.

I just called it like I saw it! I was just reading out loud what was on the fender of the car parked next to us. Who knew at my age what the correct pronunication of "Gran Prix" was and why it it was so funny to say it out loud ???

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Ken
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posted 06-02-2002 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where chocolate milk came from

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-02-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first time I saw a naked girl I was about 8 and I thought 'it' was a wound.

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fordnmerc
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posted 06-02-2002 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey mellow,
The F word goes back to the days when the reigning monarch had to give permission, or people were not allowed to make love. It stood for Fornication Under Consent of the King.

As for the C word, I haven't gotten into that yet.

Ooh, that didn't come out right.

Ugh! I better quit while I'm ahead.
Geez, once you get into these things, you just can't get back out again!

OHHH....

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-02-2002 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's also another rumor that in days old in England when they arrested a person for prostitution, the charge was 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' and the acronym was what was commonly entered in the ledgers.

For the other, well...

One entry found for ****.
Main Entry: ****
Pronunciation: 'k&nt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ****e; akin to Middle Low German kunte female pudenda
Date: 14th century
1 usually obscene : the female pudenda; also : coitus with a woman
2 usually disparaging and obscene : WOMAN 1a

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-02-2002 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, the dictionary covers the other word, too...

Main Entry: 1****
Pronunciation: 'f&k
Function: verb
Etymology: akin to Dutch fokken to breed (cattle), Swedish dialect fokka to copulate
Date: 1503
intransitive senses
1 usually obscene : COPULATE -- sometimes used in the present participle as a meaningless intensive
2 usually vulgar : MESS 3 -- used with with
transitive senses
1 usually obscene : to engage in coitus with -- sometimes used interjectionally with an object (as a personal or reflexive pronoun) to express anger, contempt, or disgust
2 usually vulgar : to deal with unfairly or harshly : CHEAT, SCREW

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posted 06-02-2002 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"What confused you, as a child? "

Girls, just Girls and they still do.
Yes is no,maybe is maybe or yes or no.

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I never could figure out why they called it a "hot water heater". If the water was hot why did you need to heat it? think about it.
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kwazykat
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posted 06-03-2002 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RickBook:
...to let you know if it's safe to pass....


heh heh ..... this one sounds familiar!!

on the way to my granny's house we would PASS a sign that read "do not pass" i always thought daddy was breaking the law when he would drive past it and i never could figure out how a car load of folks going to granny's house was supposed to get there without 'breaking the law'......

teeheheheheeee
the only thing is .... i never asked about it.... every time we would pass that sign i would wait a few seconds to make sure we werent all going to get into trouble.... have a sigh of relief when nothing happened and then jump my attention back to getting to the grandparents house thinking ~whew~ that was close!

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We always got home at a quarter past 5. I never could understand why that was 5:15 and not 5:25 since a quarter was 25 cents.. Used to just confuse the heck out of me as a yungin.. And my 8 yr old would love to know where chocolate milk comes from. He is still trying to find a chocolate cow. There's a farm between my house and KK's on Hwy 64 who have oreo colored cows.. they are black on the front and back and white in the middle.. He loved them, but still couldn't figure out if they had white milk or chocolate milk


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Mine was "aliens" having to report to the government. If there was no such things as martians why do they have to report?

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What confused me as a child was the price of gasoline. If gas was 24 and nine tenths cents a gallon and you bought exactly one gallon, what in the world happened to that other one tenth of a cent?

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fordnmerc
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posted 06-03-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Even as late as college-age, one of my half-brothers was still confused by some street signs. One time my father went to bring him home, but he was not waiting on the corner where they had agreed he would be. He was farther down the street. When my father asked him why, he replied:

"The sign over there says NO STANDING HERE TO CORNER."

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posted 06-03-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did he know the cross-eyed seamstress who couldn't mend straight??

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Sitting in the back of my dads old truck, i would watch the turn signals with amazment... the left arrow would start blinking, then my dad would turn left, and the same with the right turn arrow. And somehow we would always end up where we were supposed to go! How on earth did the car always know exactly where and when to turn?!?

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fordnmerc
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posted 06-05-2002 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That reminds me of an incident that my father tells about. He was stopped at an intersection with a four way traffic light. He was intending to go straight ahead. The only other car was one with an elderly lady driver, coming from the opposite direction and stopped at the light with her right turn signal on. When the light turned green, my father proceeded straight ahead, but the lady turned left, directly in front of him. He managed to stop in time, so that the front of his bumper just touched the right front corner of her bumper. He got out and checked to see that there was no damage to either car, then he spoke to her:

"Lady, do you know that you had your right turn signal on?"

This was her reply:

"Of course! I put it on to show you where I wanted YOU to go!"

I think she had more of a problem than simple confusion....

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posted 06-21-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the

GO
CHILDREN
SLOW

sign.

I asked my Dad and he said, "it means GO, children are slow"

DOH!

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