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  •  do you understand this ? (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, Wee Mama

    i do not understand this.
    well, i would, if my goat would please come when called, and speak to the press for me.

    then i might understand.

    i do know whatever it is does exist, but i do not know whether or not it is real.

    for instance:
    has anyone ever seen a 'cootie' really ?

    Addington's perpwalk? TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes. @Hugh: There is no Article II power which says the Executive can violate the Constitution.

    by greenbird on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 04:47:26 PM PST

    •  "Cooties" (3+ / 0-)
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      Ahianne, Wee Mama, annan

      Actually are lice. This may be entirely TMI but in fact I have seen a "cootie."

      Per Wikipedia

      The word is thought to originate from the Austronesian term "kutu", meaning a parasitic biting insect. The earliest recorded uses of the term in English are by British soldiers during the First World War to refer to lice; the term was brought to America in the 1950s by military personnel coming back from service alongside the British in the South Pacific.
      Apparently the original term referred to scabies (very difficult to see those except under a microscope) but since there are all sorts of "parasitic biting insects" around, the word pretty much took on the more generalized meaning, prior to acquiring it's current sense of "something you get from hanging around uncool people."
      •  Cootie catchers were all the rage in my (1+ / 0-)
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        sfbob

        50's era grade school. Thanks for the history lesson.

        "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

        by annan on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 07:16:14 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for this (0+ / 0-)

        I never knew the etymology.

        We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

        by dconrad on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 10:19:41 AM PST

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