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ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 18 Oct 2020 09:13

Many hands make light work.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Oct 2020 09:16

Much of a muchness.

Why use one word when four will do? :-D

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Oct 2020 10:47

Drapetomania.

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 18 Oct 2020 11:06

Blind leading the blind.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Oct 2020 11:09

I had to look that one up, Dermot.

I thought it was possibly those frilly-knicker pelmets that were so popular two or three decades ago.

I was completely wrong!

Never too old to learn eh!

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 18 Oct 2020 11:11

I had to look it up too, I was surprised at what it meant.

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Oct 2020 11:12

I deny all knowledge of 'Frilly Knickers'. :-D

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 18 Oct 2020 11:15

Obverse.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Oct 2020 11:18

My Mum loved hers. <3 :-D

Oldest sis did too, at that time. <3 :-D

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Oct 2020 11:49

'Paraskevidekatriaphobia'.

The term Paraskevidekatriaphobia was first coined in the early nineties by Dr. Donald E. Dossey, an American psychotherapist specialising in phobias and stress management, who reputedly claimed that when someone was able to pronounce the word, they were cured.

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 18 Oct 2020 12:58

There is no fool like an old fool.

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 18 Oct 2020 13:23

In and out like a fiddler's elbow

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 18 Oct 2020 14:39

The reporting finger reports and moves on.

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 18 Oct 2020 14:42

I know one but I won’t post it..... it might be RRd

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Oct 2020 15:43

Today's Sunday Sermon was as clear to me as to a blind man's horse.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 18 Oct 2020 16:58

That says it all about psychotherapists, Dermot! ;-)

Give it a go ZZzzz - in all likelihood we'll know it or fall about laughing!

Dermot

Dermot Report 18 Oct 2020 17:34

In ‘The Story of Civilisation’ (by Will Durant 1885-1981), there is an interesting discussion on the origin of ‘words’ for, as the author intimated, ‘with words, man became man’.

Without those strange noises called common nouns, thought was limited to individual objects or sensorial experiences’.

Barbra

Barbra Report 19 Oct 2020 14:28

When is a door not a door when it's a jar ( well I am trying ) ;-)

Dermot

Dermot Report 19 Oct 2020 14:48

"Well, I'll go to the bottom of our stairs!" :-0

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 19 Oct 2020 14:53

I think, therefore I am.

(I think I posted this elsewhere.... without thinking! :-D )

Up the dancers - something my Liverpool Gran used to say at bedtime. <3