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Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Idioms

by ursoklevar

Every language has idioms--expressions that means something other than the literal meanings of their individual words. As a rule, idioms make no sense to those learning the language because the meaning is established by convention and can't be got at by mere translation. For example, French has ménager le chèvre et le chou (to please both the goat and the cabbage), meaning to try to please both sides. In Dutch, je weet nooit hoe een koe een haas vangt - you never know how the cow will catch the hare -- meaning, basically, never say never.

Today's theme is idomatic English expressions involving pooties and woozles (hat tip to RLMiller for the suggestion). First, I'll present the ones where the meaning is expressed or implicit in the caption. Then I'll give you a series for which to guess the idiom. The answer will appear in the hover, and if you can't view hovers, just sing out and we'll try to help. Example: The answer to the picture at the right would be "the cat's pajamas."  PhotobucketReady?

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Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Sex

by ursoklevar

WARNING: If you usually share the pootie diary with young children, this is one you'll want to skip.

It all starts out innocently enough,
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and can at first be a simple yearning from afar
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and starry-eyed notions of romance.
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But things aren't what they used to be.
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Babies

by ursoklevar

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Tue May 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Philosophy

by ursoklevar

Pascal’s Wagar

Pascal wus clever kitteh hu wus laik: “I am not knoin if teh Ceiling Cat is reel.” Oh noes! But Pascal was thinkin an thinkin, an he wus laik “If I is beleefin in teh Ceiling Cat, and he is reel, I will be gettin cheezburger. But if I has no beleefin in teh Ceiling Cat, and he is reel, I will be getting pwned. If there no Ceiling Cat, no matter anywai. I think I is beleefin in teh Ceiling Cat.”
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Tue May 22, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Penguins

by ursoklevar

It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.~~ Joe Moore
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Owr Grownd Roolz
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Where does the word penguin come from? According to the oxforddictionaries.com, "The origin of penguin is still debated. The name originally applied to the great auk (now extinct) of the seas around Newfoundland in Canada, and may have come from the Welsh pen gwyn, meaning 'white head' (or a similar phrase in the Breton or Cornish languages)."

Where do penguins live? Wiki says:

Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos Penguin, lives near the equator...Larger penguins inhabit colder regions, while smaller penguins are generally found in temperate or even tropical climates.
There is, however, one place penguins do not live, and that is the place where polar bears live. Therefore this, while amusing, Photobucket iz ded rong.

How big are they? Sizes range from that of the Emperor, whose adults average 75 lbs or more and stand almost 4' tall, to that of the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which weighs about 2 lbs and is around 16" high. Here are pictures of the Little Blue and my favorite for hair style, the Rockhopper.

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What, you may ask, do penguins do besides march, dance and sing? Well, they slap one another from time to time, giving rise to this classic gif. Photobucket

They stand on walls with little girls, giving rise to Teh Squee.
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They fly free on Southwest,
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fetch newspapers,
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are sometimes socially awkward,
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play soccer,
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spit before they swim,
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are knighted,

and moar, much moar.

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Tue May 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Rodents

by ursoklevar

As Seen by Pooties

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Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Wealth

by ursoklevar

Joe Louis: I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves.

Anonymous: Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.  

Robert Frost: A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it rains.

Mark Twain:  Honesty is the best policy -- when there is money in it.

Sir Arthur Helps: The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.

Bob Hope: I love to go to Washington, if only to be nearer my money.  

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Hair

by ursoklevar

There's many a man has more hair than wit. ~Shakespeare

Hair on a man's chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest. ~Anton LaVey
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Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.  ~Author Unknown
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Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

PWB: Go Ahead and JUMP

by ursoklevar

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Critter's Guide to Boops

by ursoklevar

Did you know that animal nose prints are as individual as human fingerprints?

The nose delivers warmed, filtered, and humidified air to the lungs and helps us smell and taste. The other purpose--to boop--is scarcely less important. My definition of boop, expanded from the one in Urban Dictionary, is "To poke, usually on the nose, in a gentle and loving way."

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Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

A Pootie's Guide to Barbeque

by ursoklevar

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Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT

Critters: A View of Their Own

by ursoklevar

Windows are good for so many things that it's easiest to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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