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Posted: 08 August 2012 07:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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OP Tipping - 07 August 2012 02:19 PM

FMRACMRA ... pardon me, I should have got that.

These things happen. I confess it took me literally years before I finally understood the “two nuns in a bath” joke,

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Posted: 08 August 2012 07:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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What does FMRACMRA mean?

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Posted: 08 August 2012 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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ElizaD - 08 August 2012 07:56 AM

What does FMRACMRA mean?

*Ahem* “Fuck me raw and call me red-arse”, I believe, although I am perfectly prepared to be corrected on that.

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Posted: 08 August 2012 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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It’s probably too late to save OPT’s blushes, but I didn’t get it either, until aldi provided a nudge. (And tool in this sense is common in the US.)

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Posted: 08 August 2012 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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FMRACMRA has only two googlits, both on Australian sites, and both presumably by the male of the species.  Not that anything surprises me ...

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Posted: 08 August 2012 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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the “two nuns in a bath” joke

I puzzled over this one for a while and got nowhere; so I looked up the explanation at some website or other. My problem is that when I learned English as a small child, I was taught to pronounce the “H” in words like WHEN and WHAT, and still do, even in my head (e.g. when reading).

The joke’s hardly worth explaining anyway........ if it weren’t off-colour, as well as terminally feeble, it might perhaps barely have made it to the bottom margin of an inside page of Comic Cuts; I doubt if Beano or Dandy would have touched it.

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Posted: 08 August 2012 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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In answer to aldi’s question, yes, tool is a common term for the penis in Australia.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I remember something similar from schooldays but this was self-explanatory:

OAQIC I82QB4IP

Seemed quite comical and true at the time...!

(Does contain one right-pondian verb & noun.)

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Posted: 13 August 2012 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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BlackGrey - 13 August 2012 09:40 AM

I remember something similar from schooldays but this was self-explanatory:

OAQIC I82QB4IP

Seemed quite comical and true at the time...!

(Does contain one right-pondian verb & noun.)

It’s not explaining itself to me.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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OAQIC I82QB4IP = Oh, a queue I see. I hate to queue before I pee.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Thank you, Ms Doolittle.

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Posted: 13 August 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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For the record, it’s Fuck Me Ragged And Call Me Raggedy Andy

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Posted: 13 August 2012 11:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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The literary connection being here. The books about Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, her rag doll brother, were created

during a time in American history when traditional values were being challenged by progress and social change. As a counter-reaction, many were turning back to more nostalgic diversions. Homemade and hand-crafted objects were popular fare; fairy tales, magic shows, and psychic phenomena became all the rage. All of this fit with what Gruelle was already creating, and set the stage perfectly for the folksy, whimsical doll he designed and patented in 1915—Raggedy Ann.

Edit: does the rambling nature of this thread remind the elder statesmen on this board of The Good Old Days on the old board? From mushrooms to colourful antipodean terminology to books about rag dolls ... it’s all there.

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Posted: 14 August 2012 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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ElizaD - 13 August 2012 11:36 PM


Edit: does the rambling nature of this thread remind the elder statesmen on this board of The Good Old Days on the old board? From mushrooms to colourful antipodean terminology to books about rag dolls ... it’s all there.

I [sometimes] miss WordGeek, or whatever s/he was called.

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Posted: 14 August 2012 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I have never missed WordGeek, not even for a minute.  He (I’m quite sure he was a he) was not one of the more charming trolls.

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