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David Myer
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Re: Hunky-dory

Postby David Myer » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Stirring is easy. But if I'm going to churn, I will have to put a lid on it, or I'll spill it on the floor.

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Re: Hunky-dory

Postby misterdoe » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm

David Myer wrote:It is surely unfair to dismiss Hari-Kari on the basis that it is Japanese

Besides -- since we're talking about rhyming compounds -- my own first experience hearing about hara-kiri was during an episode of The Flintstones, where Fred referred to it as "Harry Carry." :? (Or was it Barney who said it? I'm not sure...)

Which, BTW, led to me dismissing the baseball announcer Harry Caray's name as either a joke or a pseudonym the first time I heard it. *That couldn't possibly be his real name, could it?* :lol:

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