Chewing the cud

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  1. meatloaf109

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    I would, but the link doesn't work.
     
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    Is this a conspiracy or just a cabal ... :)

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    #4 Readie, Apr 7, 2013
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    Pm sent.
    The address had a 'dot' on the end which may have caused a problem.
    You know where having too many dots has led....
     
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    You are a wag.:D

    Discussion groups are sometimes the best way to find an answer to very obscure vexing questions

    Cheers
    John
     
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    O.k., sent you one to get my address to you.
    I'm in.
     
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    As in, which way to best keep your bikini line nice and smooth?
     
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    Your giving up way more info than I wanted to know about Jan. [email protected]
     
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    Chewing cud? Can someone explain to a non-native?
     
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    Ruminants .... animals that graze and have two stomachs and can recall food from stomach one (cud) for more chewing and processing ... aka cattle and such like.

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    I'm in. We'll all hate each within a year. :lol:
     
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    That is why I won't involve myself.

    I enjoy these kind of discussions, but not over the internet, where words can be misinterpreted. Now if you want to sit down in a bar over a few beers, I am all in...;)
     
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    Ok, Clockwork Beer Co. then, 10 minute walk from where I live Chris, brew some of their own stuff as well! Your call! :lol:
     
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    Okay, Lucky. I'll match ya. Right up the street. In back of the 7-11. Old English 40 ouncers and we can share some cheese whiz nachos with pickled jalapenos. I even think I can rummage up a couple of napkins.
     
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    Well Chris, I would hope that that is the outcome. We have different views but, we seem to agree on many issues too.
    Mines a pint ...you buying?
    Cheers
    John
     
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    Marcel, Just an expression which means having a chat/discussion/talking things through.

    Chew the cud

    Origin

    Alternative versions of this are 'chew the fat', 'chew the rag' etc. Cud is the part digested food that ruminant animals, notably cows, bring back into their mouths from their first stomach, to chew at leisure. The image is of slow and aimless mastication and the allusive use of the phrase refers to that.

    In its literal sense there are references to chewing the cud' going back to Aelfric, 'De veteri et de novo testamento', circa 1000. The first recorded use of it in the allusive 'chatting' sense is in Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, 1749:

    "Having left her a little while to chew the cud, if I may use that expression, on these first tidings."
     
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    Old English 40 ouncers?????

    :big16:
     
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    American fluid ounces had me confused when I tried to measure out the gearbox oil in my Harley...
    I'm still not entirely convinced that I got it right...
     
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