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Post  woo on Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:56 am

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:58 am

a what?

aw pinhedz means like you know like from natural causes

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Post  woo on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:42 am

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:48 pm

pinhedz wrote:I remember times I've felt like this, and it was never a good day:



the Peanuts make that face every day and they keep fighting, never give up


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:10 am

The pinhed apologizes once again for being distracted--following Subo's tour of California from town to town is a full-time activity.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:37 am

She flaked on SouCal, but there will be rioting if she cancels on San Antone

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:42 am

Now that SuBomania is over, she can finally focus on the Blackburn Gala, promoting charities, and her patronage of the Regal Theatre. Very Happy

Her nest should be all she needs, as long as she doesn't invest on brother Gerry's hair-brained schemes.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/subo-s-brother-dreams-a-dundee-dream-1.854207

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:22 am

You should see the spiders at the Nevada Test Site (now known as "An Environmental Research Park") What a Face


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:47 am

The pinhed apologizes for once again failing to erect a Wall of Pinhedz before departing for the Balalaika convention. Neutral

I was just too distracted with all the celebrations since Svetlana became a citizen. cheers     drunken

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:07 pm

I am in the heartland (Ohio), I am reconnecting wirth the Real America. Very Happy

Actually, it's Indiana now.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:25 pm


i refuse to accept that Ohio is The Real America ... such a statement is tantamount to the worst anti-Americanism


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:41 am

How about Indiana?

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:39 am


my grandmother was from Indiana before moving up in the world to Chicago ... there were some good times ... before everything turned to shit


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:27 am

I haven't seen a computer in so long I forgot my password. Shocked

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:29 am


that's why one's password should always be "password"

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:14 pm

It's so obvious I can't figure why I didn't think of it.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:58 pm

In 1780, the region around Johnstown, New York was like Iraq, exactly.

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:01 pm

In the town of Tappan, New York, there is a restaurant that was built by the Dutch in 1686.

Major John Andre was tried in the Dutch Reformed church across the street, and hanged in the restaurant parking lot.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:21 am

pinhedz wrote:Recently on a denial forum I visit, quite a discussion erupted about the term Dutch as in Dutch treat and Dutch uncle. Some internet comment writers, fearing criticism and acutely conscious of political correctness, were afraid to use them as being pejorative. Where do we get these terms?

heh, in the seventeenth century, the Dutch and British were enemies. Both wanted maritime superiority for economic reasons, especially control of the sea routes from the rich-ass spice islands of the East Indies. The two countries fought three wars at sea between the years 1652 and 1674. At the lowest point of the struggle, in May 1667, the Dutch sailed up the Medway, sank a lot of ships, and blockaded the Thames. The Dutch were powerful, they were the enemy, they were the bad guys, and their name was taken in vain at every opportunity.

The stereotype of the Dutchman among the English at this period was somebody stolid, miserly, and bad-tempered, and these associations, especially the stinginess, were linked to several phrases. Only a small number of them are actually recorded in print from the time of the Dutch wars, most being of eighteenth century provenance or later. But there’s nothing so long-lasting as traditional enmity; later phrases borrowed the ideas from earlier ones, and in any case many are certainly older than their date of first recording.

Examples from the time of the Dutch wars include Dutch reckoning, a bill that is presented without any details, and which only gets bigger if you question it, and a Dutch widow, a prostitute. In the same spirit, but recorded later, are Dutch courage, temporary bravery induced by alcohol; Dutch metal, an alloy of copper and zinc used as a substitute for gold foil; Dutch comfort or Dutch consolation, in which somebody might say “thank God it is no worse!”; Dutch concert, in which each musician plays a different tune; and Dutch uncle, someone who criticises or rebukes you with the frankness of a relative.

However, a Dutch auction is strictly not a member of this set, since it refers to a real practice, still used today for example in the Netherlands to sell flowers and other produce. Instead of starting low and going higher, the auction starts with a high price and reduces it. The first dealer to bid gets the lot at the current price. And going Dutch, one in which those invited pay for themselves, appeared in the US only in the late nineteenth century and has a different origin.

But otherwise, you get the idea. Yes, they are pejorative. Using them requires thoughtful consideration of the offence that might possibly be given. However, some are now so embedded in the language that direct associations with the Dutch or the Netherlands have largely been lost — Dutch uncle, for example.

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