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THE DRUNK ARAB

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Giving the Finger

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating
Victory Over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all
captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible
to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable
of fighting in the future. This famous weapon was made of the native English
Yew tree, and the act Of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew"
(or "pluck yew").

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset
and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated
French, saying "See, we can still pluck yew!
"PLUCK YEW!"
Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant
cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental
fricative 'F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-
finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows
used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the
bird."

And yew thought yew knew everything
 

Batz

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Such a piece of history could have only have come from you TDA , cheers for that ! :huh:

Batz :ph34r:
 

Batz

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While we are on unbeer related topics

Anyone interested in buying my pride and joy?

23 ft Penguin Ultimate , 185 OMC V6 powered?
 

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Does it have a false bottom?

tdh
 

Batz

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It does have a deck wash pump , could be used to sparge

Batz :ph34r:
 

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is it a march pump??? :p :lol:
 

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I'm with bonk,
It HAS to be a March pump. :p

cheers
 

Batz

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Your not a real brewer without a March pump :p
 

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bonk said:
is it a march pump??? :p :lol:
Actually it is a MARSH pump. The dual purpose much bigger brother.

Steve. :)
 

Batz

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Oh Marsha
 

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Yes Gorge?
 

THE DRUNK ARAB

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F*ck me, talk about a thread hijack :angry: ;)

Only you could try and sell a boat in the Humour & Jokes forum Batz!! :D

C&B
TDA
 

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mark,mark said the dog with the hair lip
 

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Since we're at it....

Anyone want to buy a 66 pontiac parisenne 4 door pillarless. 327 and power glide auto???

GML ;) :lol:
 

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or a used 66 model woman, 5'2" and feisty

March pump March pump, marcho marcho man.

Where am I Toto? This doesn't look like a serious forum. Is it Kansas?
 

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