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    Don't want any weenus cooties anyway....so there!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Don't want any weenus cooties anyway....so there!!
    Oh heck, you really wouldn't want to read this one wrong (or in a hurry) would you?

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    Cooties

    is a non-scientific term in North American English used by children for an imaginary disease or condition perceived to infect others, particularly members of the opposite sex. One catches cooties through any form of bodily contact, proximity, or touching an infected person's possessions. The phase typically passes by age 5-14.



    [not to be confused with cooters--that would be very different ]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    Cooties

    is a non-scientific term in North American English used by children for an imaginary disease or condition perceived to infect others, particularly members of the opposite sex. One catches cooties through any form of bodily contact, proximity, or touching an infected person's possessions. The phase typically passes by age 5-14.



    [not to be confused with cooters--that would be very different ]


    I've heard of cooties, but... I was reading super fast and heard something else.

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    I know.


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    Titular - tit·u·lar
    Pronunciation: \ˈti-chə-lər, ˈtich-lər\

    Etymology: Latin titulus title

    A titular ruler, or titular head, is a person in an official position of leadership who possesses few, if any, actual powers.

    The first time I heard someone called a titular head I laughed my buttox off, then I looked it up and found out what it really meant.
    I think what I thought it meant is better but oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post

    [not to be confused with cooters--that would be very different ]

    Ms. MOD!!

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    fractious \FRAK-shus\ (adjective): 1. tending to be troublesome : unruly; 2. quarrelsome, irritable.

    Example Sentence: The children at the playground became fractious when their mommies couldn't find any money to buy ice creams from the ice cream man.

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    Oenophile - n. A lover or conneisseur of wine.

    Many oenophiles live in Northern California.

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    Wikipedia reference-linkP's and Q's -
    One origin story of "mind your Ps and Qs" comes from English pubs and taverns of the seventeenth century. Bartenders would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a reminder to the patrons, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps and Qs."

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