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Old 10-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #11
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"Twenty-three, Skidoo!"

Plenty of phone call complaints in the early '20's caused the NYPD to patrol 23rd Street & Broadway, the Flatiron Building, whose catty-corner structure would have the cold winds whipped around the building and lift skirts up in the air. Too many women complaint that men would gather on that corner specifically to watch and gloat.
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ORIENTATION:
Understanding where you are, so you can figure out how to get to where you want to go.

The first real extensive use of maps was by commercial interests plying the spice trade. The caravans needed to find their way to the ORIENT without getting lost. With the adaption of magnetic compasses and use of Polaris indicating the constant, if not exact, direction of north no matter where you were, one usually ORIENTS a map to the north now.
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During the oppressive years of the early Puritan Church to question the church could get you beheaded. People who disagreed did so in secret. When they passed each other in public they would whisper "God Go By" or God go away. In time this became "Goodbye" when departing from a friend.
Huh. I thought goodbye was a contraction of "God be with ye".
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"The bottom line" refers to the final conclusion. It originally referred to the last line in a business ledger where the current balance was located.
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You better watch your P's and Q's which means behavior yourself and watch what you say. It originated because people would drink too many pints and quarts of alcohol and cause problems.
That is a common misconception. It has nothing to do with alcohol.

It refers to type setters. Little pieces of metal (generally lead alloy) type were placed in a rack for the printing press. Everything was backwards. Lower case p's and q's are similar looking. One must be cautious they choose the correct one.
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That is a common misconception. It has nothing to do with alcohol. One must be cautious they choose the correct one.

Especially if you've had a pint or two
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That dog don't hunt

refers to a dog that will not hunt...as opposed to a dog that will.
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That dog don't hunt

refers to a dog that will not hunt...as opposed to a dog that will.
For real? Who'da thunk it...
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That dog don't hunt

refers to a dog that will not hunt...as opposed to a dog that will.
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ROFL!!!!
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