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Post 1

Paigetheoracle

Can you think of any sayings that you can twist the meaning of, to create new meanings?
Too many Indians, not enough chiefs (the present Conservative government)
Time wounds all heels is famous enough to bring out again.


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Post 2

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

In my country, our constitution grants us the right to arm bears.


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Post 3

Paigetheoracle

smiley - okNice


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Post 4

Recumbentman

Oscar did a good few of these, including "Work is the curse of the drinking classes"


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Post 5

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

"Doctor, I have only 59 seconds to live."

"I'll be with you in a minute."


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Post 6

ITIWBS


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Post 7

Recumbentman

A fool and his party are soon monied


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Post 8

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Gladly the cross-eyed bear.


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Post 9

Recumbentman

At that price, you can't go right.


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Post 10

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

While the organ peeled bananas,
Lard was rendered by the choir.
When the sexton rang the dishrag,
Someone set the church on fire.
"
Holy smoke" the parson shouted.
In the fire he lost his hair.
Now his head resembles Heaven,
For there is no parting there.


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Post 11

Recumbentman

~T J Messinger 1905

http://m.facebook.com/corryareahistoricalsociety/posts/707689532582636

Which surely owes some inspiration to Lewis Carroll's 'The Walrus and the Carpenter':

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright—
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.


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Post 12

ITIWBS

Was just watching "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island", a film I'd reccomend for explication of theatrical misdirection as well as Charlie Chan's occasional bon mot.

Available on YouTube.


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