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Air Dried Clothes
Tue 13-Jul-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Hopefully he gets at least 30 days for letting the phrase "thats women's work" come out of his mouth!Roll_Eyes Thumbs_Down

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Michelle from Oregon said:

To jump back to the ironing portion of our conversation-

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38136436/ns/us_news/?GT1=43001

I think this may be a big case of "spare the rod and spoil the child"!

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too right, mine were taught how to use the washing machine and iron as soon as it was safe to do so and no one but no one could complain then if there clothes weren't washed for some particular occasion. Woebetide any child of mine who tried to do a half washing load too, just because they needed something doing Monster

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Michelle from Oregon said:

Hopefully he gets at least 30 days for letting the phrase "thats women's work" come out of his mouth!Roll_Eyes Thumbs_Down

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And whilst in there be chained to the kitchen sink!!

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And if there is any justice in the world, the judge will be a woman!

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I am saying nuttin. Neither is MOS. Neither is BobQ or Mutley. Or any of the other guys who contribute on here. Wise move guys. This is  Dalek territory.

 

Having said that, it does bring to mind the very old joke:

Q: Why are womens feet smaller than mens?

A: So that they can stand closer to the sink!

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Or perhaps to stop it hurting too much when they kick !!!!!!!Big_Laugh   Big_Laugh  RunAway

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I'm just sitting here, slack-jawed, aghast.....hang on,my chin is about to hit the keyboardvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv...there, managed to lift it up again.

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Exception : proves the rule

 

(I could never understand that expression) Confused

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Danny, originally 'proves' meant 'tests'.  Proving grounds are where weapons or ammunition are tested. Is that what is needed here? big_laugh

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doh
I just realised it is the same meaning as the proof of the pudding is in the eating!

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devongarden said:

doh

I just realised it is the same meaning as the proof of the pudding is in the eating!


Years ago I was watching one of the saturday morning kids tv shows and they were making some sort of pudding. One of the presenters said something along the lines of 'the proof is in the pudding' and the other presenter ridiculed him for getting the saying wrong.

Recently on the Saturday Kitchen, I'm sure I heard someone actually say 'the proof is in the pudding' and nobody batted an eyelid, so it looks like the new version of the phrase has entered the language surprised

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Like 'tender hooks' instead of 'tenter hooks'. I grind my teeth and howl when that one gets through.

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Guys and girls: my question was not related to grammar or semantics.
It's just questioning the logic of the expression "it takes an exception to prove the rule".

How can an exception to any rule, proe that rule?

Like Newton's Law of Gravity, for example. If an apple "falls" upwards from an apple tree, how does that prove anything?
 

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Danny said:

Like Newton's Law of Gravity, for example. If an apple "falls" upwards from an apple tree, how does that prove anything?
 


 I reckon it could prove that you've moved into a different dimension.....as for ironing...my guests have arrived and decided that they didn't need to pack the travel iron and that I'm bound to have one.....wrong....no personal use for one out here so they went and bought one from the shop....I have suggested that they take it home with them...believe me I shall never be tempted big_laugh big_laugh

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Danny said:

Guys and girls: my question was not related to grammar or semantics.
It's just questioning the logic of the expression "it takes an exception to prove the rule".

How can an exception to any rule, proe that rule?

Like Newton's Law of Gravity, for example. If an apple "falls" upwards from an apple tree, how does that prove anything?
 


 According to Wiki:

The original meaning of this idiom is that the presence of an exception establishes that a general rule exists

 

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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