I Like to Learn Something Every Day

Experience Project has been a wonderful learning experience for me. It has expanded my horizons beyond my wildest dreams! From my Canadian sister I have learned the proper way to use "eh" at the end of sentences! I have been taught exactly what it means to be a hoser! And this is from someone on the same continent as me.

Imagine the wealth of new information I've received from Europe! I now know that when someone is pissed in my garden, she isn't angry or even in need of the bathroom. She is simply drunk as a skunk! When she accuses me of faffing about, I am only wasting time! If I am told to bin it, I assume that I should either stop or be quiet--that one I'm not entirely clear about yet. And then there's tosh! Foolish nonsense! I really like that one too! Tosh,tosh,tosh!



No worries, mate, as my Australian friends seem to say. I'm not just faffing around here. Tosh! I'm expanding my knowledge! And I'm no hoser,eh?

datura datura
56-60, F
214 Responses Mar 11, 2009

hello Crusaders of the Lost Cause

Against all odds, Tassie found this story using the "new and improved" story page....but the "new and improved" activity feed means that no one noticed her comment anyways. <br />
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EP hasn't learned much at all....

You have it!

Lol <br />
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I have found a story!!!!<br />
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But now have to lie down .. found the process exhausting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lol

Well...have you learned anything new lately or broadened your knowledge?

Yes, I have learnt that the Ep tech folk really dont understand how they have ruined EP

hehe... the world needs another language. Tra De Da ..Ta Da! *giggle*

Yeah, destry...seems like we're inventing our own EP language....also including pm, wb, BA....

So it's Tra De Da,...... Ta Da!<br />
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We could call him Sal....

hehe...ta-da!!!

Hi Da,<br />
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I see our new Scottish friend is S now!!<br />
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Quite righty too , as we are being called T and Da!!

hehehe....forgive me....got a little carried away thinking about the moor and the rainbow and the accent....ahem.....I'm better now.....think I'll go have a piece of jam....

Oh, des, I bet S is a real charmer, describing the rain and the moor and the rainbow in that brogue...which I believe and hope means Scottish too and not just Irish....and soundin' all like Sean Connery.......ahhhhhhhhh!

hod your wesht , S? Oh my....what does that mean????<br />
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I wish I could hear you actually saying all this stuff! <br />
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I sure am feeling all wind swept and cosmopolitan!!!

Another of the Scottish vernacular a "piece in jam" not a part of jam, but a slice of bread spread in this case with jam could be anything but for the purpose of education spread with jam folded in half creating a "piece" <br />
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:o)

i can only imagine how it all sounds..hehe

Just making you more wind swept and cosmopolitan Da :P

Another for library Da , when ever we are in conversation should one make a statement to which I don't agree I may tell you to "go bile yer head " or in fact " yer face in a tinny " which in effect means that you have in fact uttered the biggest load of codswallop and therefore should " hod your wesht " hope that rings a bell asit were ...

Indeed, Trailguide! And Tasmin continues to provide a wealth of information!

Oh wow...this story continues to be highly educational !!!

Exuse me .. ???!!!

Thank you, Nancy for pointing out the way things could get misinterpreted. Porked by the computer repairman, for example.<br />
ahem, ahem,ahem.

May I add, or slipped the pickle by the computer repairman.<br />
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Ahem, ahem.

See? That's why this group is such a good thing....broaden our knowledge, clear up cultural differences that lead to misunderstandings, like Tas being diddled by the computer repairman, for example.<br />
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ahem.

I WAS ONLY AWARE OF THE FIRST MEANING !!!!!

So, I'm guessing it was meaning #1 in the story about the computer repairman?<br />
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Here it is used solely, to my knowledge, as meaning #2. I was a bit shocked when you created the group! Thank goodness we could clear this up!

errr...I bet you had to pay a lot extra for that :O

did·dle 1 (ddl)<br />
tr.v. did·dled, did·dling, did·dles <br />
Slang To cheat; swindle: "The Swiss have special laws for people who diddle hotels" John le Carré.<br />
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[Perhaps akin to Old English dydrian, to deceive, or from variant of dialectal doodle, fool, simpleton; akin to Low German dudeldopp.]<br />
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diddler n. <br />
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did·dle 2 (ddl)<br />
v. did·dled, did·dling, did·dles <br />
v.tr.<br />
1. To jerk up and down or back and forth.<br />
2. Vulgar Slang <br />
a. To have intercourse with (a woman).<br />
b. To practice ************ upon.

tasmin created the "I Have Been Diddled" group 41 seconds ago<br />
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Hmmmm....I wonder what diddled means in Latveria???????????

So! Yesterday my knowledge was expanded to include the fact that the subject of Tasmin's beautiful painting of Flaming June is actually a relative of dear Zeggle, and the artist a friend of Lever Hulmes, also Zeggle's relation, who left a garden in London that I will one day tour with my English cousin.<br />
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What will today bring?

Well, if I'm ever in the area, you and I will tour the gardens and maybe we'll get special treatment since you're a relative! I can pretend to be your American cousin:)

I found that it also said "The garden of his former London residence 'The Hill' in Hampstead, is open to the public."<br />
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Have you ever seen and toured the garden? I would love to do that!

I just read about the family. I knew about Lever brothers soap! So, you are related to the Lever Hulmes family? Do I have that right? A very interesting family.

That is absolutely amazing. I am very impressed. I can now say I know someone who is related to someone who is in a famous painting! In England!<br />
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You get first prize for today's most valuable knowledge, Zeggle.

You have very good taste in artwork, Zeggle. It really is a lovely piece.<br />
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You never cease to amaze me:)

A girl of my own heart, Child! I guess birds of a feather really do flock together!<br />
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Flaming June!!!!!!!!!!! I adore Zeggle for that information:)

I had the same thought Dat - Hmm. strange minds think alike.<br />
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Where would I be without my Dat, Dest, Tas, and the rest?

Yes, Ladies. Our Tasmin is a wonder!!!<br />
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When we say flaming here in these parts, the next word usually isn't June!!!!<br />
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hahahahahahaha....sometimes I just crack myself up......hahahah

She's Flaming June and more...

Thanks RA! I'm not a hick anymore! I'm becoming very savvy:)<br />
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Yes, MissYoo--I know you like to shake it all about!<br />
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But, did you see the really big news? Tasmin is Flaming June!!!! I'm still astounded!

You are hilarious. It's great that you've become a more internationally savvy person :)

Zeggle!!! I am astounded with what I have learned from you today!!!!! How did you know that!!!!! Wow!<br />
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"Flaming June is a painting by Frederic Lord Leighton, produced in 1895. Painted with oil paints on a 47" x 47" square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the sleeping figures the Greeks would often paint which were collectively referred to as Venus."<br />
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Miss Tasmin is Flaming June!!!!!!!!!

child. over here the Igits drive minibus taxi's (16 seaters) or flashy german saloons.<br />
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to the taxi drivers, the road ordinance does not exist and to drivers of class s cars the speed limit signs are merely suggestions<br />
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Igits is right.<br />
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b

Here hokey means corny, lame, dopey. I thought you were calling our comments hokey, perhaps....<br><br />
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Cushty?<br><br />
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Igits is cute. And you're right. they seem to be universal!

Igits is a lovely word .. cushty!

Hmm .. well I wasn't too sure what it meant actually Madam datura .. is it a term not to your liking?

You are both Da Kine! <br />
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Hey bcj, we are the same way. I always understand when someone is explaining something to me using Da Kine. I think I will try dis ting and see if anyone notices the difference.<br />
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I have another one that is my own made up word -<br />
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I have a tendency to call people "idiots" when I am driving. When my son was a toddler, and repeated back the word I knew I had to stop. <br />
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We came up with a new tribe of drivers "Igits" My son asked me one time, "Momma where do the Igits come from?" I told him that you could find Igits all over the world. Darn Igits!

b, I've got Virgo rising, so I know what you mean. <br />
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Hokey, Miss Tasmin? Surely you can do better than that! If not, please bin it!

hokey ..

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it simply defies and rattles my ordered, virgoan, scientific mind.<br />
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hehehe<br />
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b

Hi Child and bcj! <br />
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A multi-purpose word from each of you that can mean anything! That's significant progress.<br />
Dis ting is very good for da kine.<br />
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Nice.

ah child. the people of hawaii must be related to the indian people in Durban, south africa.<br />
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Here they say "dis ting". It could be a verb, noun or just whatever you want it to be.<br />
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I am going to dis ting - as a verb, it could mean make love, have a shower, have dinner or anything else.<br />
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the dis ting is broken - as a noun, could be a component in your car, the bedside lamp, front door lock, the heel of your stiletto's.<br />
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The scary part is that after you live with them for 2 years, you start to understand what they are saying..<br />
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I get the shudders just thinking about it.<br />
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b

Wow, the word fairies were busy while I was asleep. <br />
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Aloha Datura and the rest of the "Word Fairies"<br />
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I have one for you - "Da Kine"<br />
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DA KINE (da KINE) Da kine is the keystone of Hawaiian pidgin. You can use it anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Very convenient. <br />
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"Da Kine" can mean virtually anything, the salad dressing, a phone number, your uncle Lewellyn. It doesn't strictly even have to be a thing. <br />
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Ooh, Da Kine tastes good. I smoked some goood Da kine. I lost Da kine. Honey, I can't find Da kine.<br />
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While "Da kine" appears in many contexts and refers to almost anything, it is also frequently associated with something good or genuine—"the best".<br />
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My circle is Da Kine!

I've suspected that all along. Poor Yoric.

Yeah, Zeggle. Always looking for new frontiers. That's us earthlings all right. Always trying to broaden our knowledge.<br />
Let's hope the Pleiadians think we're nice, too.

*Note to self: Men from Mars seem very nice.*

Zeggle, you have opened up whole new worlds of language for me since I suspect you really come from Mars and not England ;-)<br />
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I'd like to take this opportunity to give you a hug!((((Zeggle))))

Yes, Lilt, I can now say bad words in 16 languages, I now know to beware of treacherous South African men. I've learned that Canadian's woffle about with syrup and butter--a sticky mess if you ask me!<br />
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I managed to faff about a whole day yesterday and procrastinate on the taxes once again. I met a terrific Hawaiian (Aloha, Child!) , a Canadian who doesn't say eh much at all, and a Tasmanian who loves trees as much as i do!<br />
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What will I learn today?

Wow.<br />
175 comments.<br />
You must be a genius by now, Datura!

Tosh, bosh,nosh......Gosh!!!<br />
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Latverian people surely like "osh" words!

nosh (nsh) Informal <br />
n.<br />
A snack or light meal.<br />
intr.v. noshed, nosh·ing, nosh·es <br />
To eat a snack or light meal

nosh?

Tish Tosh <BR><BR>I've had me nosh<BR><BR>I'm off to bed <BR><BR>To rest me head<BR><BR>Nite nite <BR><BR>Don't fight

I hope you didn't read back too far in the comments, Tas....<br />
I'm sure your mental state is just fine, in case you did.....

What a load of baloney ..

i am the quiet, loving kind and not the fighting kind.<br />
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lol<br />
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hehe<br />
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b

Thank you so much for the interesting conversation today,b. But, you know, it really always does seem like you're trying to pick a fight!<br />
Just kidding!!!!!!!!!

nay milady. i did not suggest that you use them. this was merely to satisfy your already piqued interest in sayings of the world.<br />
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also, so that you would recognise it if you ever heard it and then you would know to duck.<br />
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hehehe<br />
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b

actually may english speaking white south africans call the afrikaans speaking one "Dutchmen". Frowned upon.<br />
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b

I actually have heard Field Marshal Montgomery's quote before.<br />
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Thank you,b. Very interesting. And I'm sure this in some way leads to your slang and word usage, as well.<br />
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But, be sure of this. I'm going to be very careful in using words you suggest;)

eureka. i have found it.<br />
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Spoken by Great Men:<br />
“Give me 20 divisions American soldiers and I will beach Europe. Give me 15 consisting of Englishmen, and I will advance to the borders of Berlin. Give me two divisions of those marvelous fighting Boers (Meaning Farmer, originating from the Boer War) and I will remove Germany from the face of the earth.” <br />
~ Field Marshall Bernard L. Montgomery, Commander of the Allied forces during WWII. <br />
“The Americans fight for a free world, the English mostly for honor and glory and medals, the French and Canadians decide too late that they have to participate. The Italians are too scared to fight; the Russians have no choice. The Germans for the Fatherland. The Boers? Those sons of ******* fight for the hell of it!” <br />
~ American General, George “Guts and Glory” Patton - <br />
“Take a community of Dutchman of the type of those who defended themselves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world.<br />
Intermix with them a strain of those inflexible French Huguenots, who gave up their name and left their country forever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The product must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon the face of the earth. Take these formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances in which no weakling could survive; place them so that they acquire skill with weapons and in horsemanship, give them a country which is immanently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman and the rider. Then, finally, put a fine temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism.<br />
Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual and you have the modern Boer.” <br />
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - (And for those who don’t know, he wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories)

Now you tell me.<br />
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Treacherous!

somewhere on the net there is a description of south africans. <br />
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in essence, we fight for the hell of it. i think it was lord mountbatten who said it. Yes, i am almost sure it was monty.<br />
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b

Ok. There are going to be some new rules around here. (That's what my mom always said when she really meant business).<br />
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If a word or phrase could get me moerse klapped, I must be warned in advance. No coming back an hour later and saying,"Oh, by the way, this word is a bit dangerous" ever so sweetly and innocently....<br />
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you SA guys are treacherous!!!!

excuse me! i guess i wasn't thinking. (devlish grin)<br />
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maybe you were being a bit dof. i did give the definition timeously. <br />
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i knew that you would figure it all out, before or after being to the hospital with concussion.<br />
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heheheeee<br />
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b<br />
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ps quite demonic, am i not. see a true product of RC eduction.

b, why do you wait so long to warn me!!!!!<br />
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Maybe I already said it to someone!<br />
Please! Issue all warnings at the same time you tell me the words!<br />
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Good heavens!

note: once again, do not say to a south african, "Man, but you are dof" unless he really loves you.<br />
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else once again you might get one "moerse klap" - massive clout.<br />
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b

G'day, Wanya! A ripper of a day!<br />
Another phrase to add to my vocabulary!<br />
Wonderful!

dof! Another new word for me!<br />
See, I learn something every day!

time of day see - 1 in the morning<br />
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i was being a bit "dof" - thick, stupid etc.<br />
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b

(she thinks she's Latverian, poor thing. Shhhhhhhhh. Just play along)

missed it.<br />
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have been out of the marvel awareness since 2003<br />
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thanks<br />
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b

(play along with her,b. She's not right in the head)

Yes, Tasmin. Skedaddle. hie! hie!

the lady wishes it to be Latveria. I do not argue<br />
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b

I have to scarper .. my people need me

google Latveria on wiki, good sir!

Zeggle, what the heck is Sir bcj talking about???????????

help<br />
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victor von doom???<br />
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remember i am a lowly, uncultured engineer type.<br />
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b

d<br />
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our ladies eat red meat and almost everyone own a cast iron skillet.<br />
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go figure.<br />
b

And I suppose you are really Victor von Doom, good sir b?

lady tas<br />
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i have to say it. the stuff that you smoke in Latveria is really good.<br />
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hehehe<br />
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b

I see, b. SA men are not stupid!<br />
And they appreciate Latverian ladies.