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    Toodle Pip everyone !

    I'm just packing up my works PC shortly so that the wife, daughter and self can get off down to the airport ready for our flight out tomorrow to the Channel Islands for a long weekend break.
    The upside is no work until Tuesday
    ;D, the downside is no vikings news and PP.O til Tuesday either


    So have fun guys and gals and I'll catch up with the news and everyone next week - here's to a good game against the Steelers and no more injuries !

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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    Have a great time in the fun and sun!
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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    Have a fun and safe trip!

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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    Have a good trip.
    Enjoy your time off.

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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    What the hell is a Toodle Pip?

    Have a great time, enjoy that time off, before you know it you'll be back at work.

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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    > Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the
    > > > > > > water temperature isn't just how you like it,think about how
    > > > > > > things used to be; here are some facts about the 1500's:
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Most people got married in June because they took their yearly
    > > > > > > bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June; however, they
    > > > > > > were starting to
    > > > > > > smell so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body
    > > > > > > odor. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The
    > man
    > > > > > > of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all
    > > > > > > the other sons and men, then the women, and finally the
    > > > > > > children-last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty
    > > > > > > you could actually lose someone in it-hence the saying
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw, piled high, with no
    > > > > > > wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm,
    > > > > > > so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice, rats and
    > > > > > > bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and
    > > > > > > sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof-hence the
    > > > > > > saying "It's raining cats and dogs!"
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.
    > > > > > > This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other
    > > > > > > droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. Hence a bed
    > > > > > > with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some
    > > > > > > protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than
    > > > > > > dirt; hence the saying "dirt poor."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the
    > > > > > > winter when wet, so they spread thresh on the floor to help
    > > > > > > keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they kept adding more
    > > > > > > thresh until when you opened the door it would all start
    > slipping
    > > > > > > outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entryway; hence, a
    > > > > > > "thresh hold."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > They cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung
    > > > > > > over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to
    > > > > > > the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much
    > > > > > > meat.They would eat stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the
    > pot
    > > > > > > to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.
    > Sometimes
    > > > > > > the stew had food in it that had been therefore quite a while;
    > > > > > > hence the rhyme, "peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold,
    > > > > > > peas porridge in the pot ninedays old."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite
    > > > > > > special. When visitors came, they would hang up their bacon to
    > > > > > > showoff. It was a sign of wealth that a man "could bring home
    > > > > > > the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and
    > > > > > > would all sit around and "chew the fat."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Those with money had plates of pewter. Food with high acid
    > > > > > > content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing
    > > > > > > lead poisoning and death.This happened most often with
    > > > > > > tomatoes,so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were
    > > > > > > considered poisonous. Most people did not have pewter plates,
    > but
    > > > > > > had trenchers, a piece of wood with the middle scooped out like
    > a
    > > > > > > bowl. Often trenchers were made from stale bread which was so
    > > > > > > old and hard that they could use them for quite some time.
    > > > > > > Trenchers were never washed and a lot of times worms and mold
    > got
    > > > > > > into the wood and old bread. After eating off wormy, moldy
    > > > > > > trenchers, one would get "trench mouth."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burned
    > > > > > > bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle,and guests got the
    > > > > > > top or
    > > > > > > "upper crust."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination
    > > > > > > would sometimes knock them out for a couple of days. Someone
    > > > > > > walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them
    > > > > > > for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a
    > couple
    > > > > > > of days, and the family would gather around and eat and drink
    > and
    > > > > > > wait and see if they would wake up; hence the custom of holding
    > a
    > > > > > > "wake."
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > > England is old and small and they started running out of places
    > > > > > > to bury people, so they would dig up coffins and take the bones
    > > > > > > to a "bone house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these
    > > > > > > coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks
    > > > > > > on the inside and they realized
    > > > > > > they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would
    > > > > > > tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the
    > > > > > > coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone
    > > > > > > would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard
    > > > > > > shift")to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved
    > > > > > > by the bell" or was considered a "deadringer."
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Toodle Pip everyone !

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Have a great time in the fun and sun!
    Sun? In the Channel Islands?!

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