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Depo is SUPPOSED to protect you for the full 13 weeks, but I got pregnant with twins in my eighth week after I took the shot.
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It depends alot on the barrel - very old shotguns may have a "damascus"barrel. To manufacture Damascus barrels, iron and steel ribbons were twisted together around a rod and heated in a forge (quick and cheap). They're fairly easy to identify by the irregular pattern of short, streak-like marks arou…
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%DETAILS% Most of the time if you have water in your oil you ruined a head gasket. If they took off the cover it was probably the valve cover. If they could see the pistons they would have had to have pulled the heads off and they would know for sure and would have fixed the problem as it takes a…
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Answer When has the filter and fluid been changed last with genuwine Hyundai atf fluid? any other fluid will shorten the life of the transmission... its more than likely a bad shift sensor since its electronically controlled. This morning I had the same problem on my 1995 Accent as i hadn't driv…
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Stopped up fuel filter, fuel pump going bad, an electrical component that is overheating and entering a non functioning condition, and other possibilities.   I had the same problem and after carb strip down plugs leads wee black box inthe scuttle panel disi cap and rotor it was sill the sam…
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Your "wet" Sparkplugs mean the you are getting to much fuel To your spark plugs and the your gap of the spark plug it too small and the spark plug ain't firing it is like when you pull and pull on a lawn mower and it don't start well you flooded it same thing with a car too much fuel to the spark pl…
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Some women's cervixes are low down and there is no medical cause for this. It can be a genetic cause. It's completely normal, as women's uteruses can be tipped in different positions. But your doctor will be able to examine you and tell you if he thinks further investigations need to be arranged.
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stop being scared. Just tell them. There's no easy way to tell someone your pregnant   First of all, make sure you are really pregnant first. Secondly, I was in the same situation: 19, pregnant, and recently broken up with the babies father. When I found out, I thought my mom was going to KIL…
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Webster's Online Dictionary reports that the etymology of the word "bunt" in this sense is simply as an alteration of the word "butt", meaning "to strike or push with or as if with the head."It is impossible to say exactly when the bunt was introduced into baseball, but the offensive technique now k…
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In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i.e. the run did not score as a result of a fielding error or a passed ball). Now, if the pitcher threw 4 wild pitches (a much more likely scenario) it would be an earned run. I like booooobies and pigs
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From what I've heard, assists are called dimes because it's like dropping a dime in the pay phone (back when it was 10 cents) to make a connection. The player who makes the pass to the other player who scores made the "connection" just like a phone call! I have heard that dropping dimes into a …
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The most common would probably be jayed (made a mid-range shot over someone), and one (a foul and a made basket), and banked in (made the basket in off the backboard). There aren't really slang words used in basketball in my experience but there are some words you can say when you're playing on de…
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It in some cases means that a person wishes to fight you. Or in terms of basketball it can mean to get into a stance near the key with legs spread, arms out, and calling for the ball. In some places this means riders mount their horses and go to the starting post to begin a race.
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I believe it's from the expression of "dropping a dime", meaning to call someone up-- since years ago pay phones cost only a dime to use. Sports analyst hunt for obscure and catchy slangs to use. I remember in my high school days, we all went around saying: "Way down town...... BANG!" b/c …
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%REPLIES% Answer 6 players against another 6 players. They play on a smaller feild than a regular sized soccer feild with shorter time. Answer it is when a team of 6 plays against a team of 6. I would've thought that obvious
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Popular slang terms for "A shot at goal" are to "have a dig" or to "have a poke" also to have a pop at goal   to rip it also means to have a shot have a rip is also a popular term, or let loose. Comments on the above ...... - to "have a dig" - usually means to try to foul an opponent …
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I would say you both have the responsibility to watch out for each other's lives and possessions.The person opening the door should have been aware of being in a parking area and therefore should have anticipated wether a car was coming or not.The person driving the car should have known that people…
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In short it is a relationship term - usually after 7 years people tend to re-evaluate their relationship. There might be evidence that it is now much shorter but the original number 7 came from a time period where the average marriage only lasted 7 years. There is also speculation that this might b…
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Intents and Purposes The correct phrase is "to all intents and purposes." This phrase dates back to the 1500s and originated in English law, where it was "to all intents, constructions, and purposes." In modern usage, "for all intents and purposes" is also acceptable. The phrase means "for all pract…
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%DETAILS% Answer I have no idea, but if you really want the job, call and reschedule on your own. The times or places to meet could have been misunderstood by one of you. If it doesn't work out the second time, you'll probably just have to give up and go for a job at a different company. …
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I would say: "Because I like to stay informed on areas important to my field, to make myself more valuable to my employer. So, I know about xxx, but I do not have professional experience doing it. I would look forward to the opportunity to get more experience with xxx for you.
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The answer to your question depends on the specifics. How old is "old"? Do you have the capacity to pay these items off? Are they legitimate? What are your goals?Tax liens are in a separate category from other types of debts. Like child support obligations and federally guaranteed student loans, the…
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Bonnie Lass is a Scottish expression not Irish. You must be referring to the song 'bonnie(attractive-scot) Irish lass(young woman-scot)'. Bonnie Wee lass is certainly more common than the question which I've never heard (wee meaning small). A Colleen (Cailín) is probably the closest meaning a gir…
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If you are hand raising a baby mouse and you see a white spot on the left, middle side of its belly, this means it needs to excrete solid/liquid waste.(pee/poop)If it has no mother to help it, then you must assist. After each feeding, gently massage its abdomen to rectal area with a warm, damp cloth…
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== = yes! Anything they are accusing you of, they are doing themselves   In the narcissist's surrealistic world, even language is pathologized. It mutates into a weapon of self defence, a verbal fortification, a medium without a message, replacing words with duplicitous and ambiguous vocables…
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Christmas means Christ Mass. It is a church service in the Catholic Church which celebrates the birth of Christ.
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It is another way to say "good morning," often associated with the Irish. When you wish someone the "Top of the Morning," you are wishing them the best part of the morning. To which they should reply, "and the balance of the day to you." This is wishing you a good rest of the day.
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In the early '70's I was in an abusive relationship that turned physical. I got out of it very quickly (6 to 8 months) compared to where I am now (4 years of abuse). Honestly, it took me almost 2 years to stop ducking everytime someone (a man) moved too fast, too close. And to this day I still flinc…
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Battering involves certain mental health issues and requires professional intervention. Moreover, some cultures and societies condone physical abuse as a form of "education" and preparation for life. I would say just continue to get counseling and help with anger. Learn to walk away when you get …
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Abusers offend against their victims for a variety of reasons, pathological envy being only one of them.Pathological envy is a strong motive in narcissism, for instance. Additionally, to cast themselves in the role of "master" (Jeffrey Satinover's term), narcissists cast others in the roles of disci…
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If you are fearful of speaking out about your abuse, find legal ways to keep the abuser from harming you.   On the very contrary. Sharing what you went through can help you achieve closure. Secrecy is the abuser's weapon! No. Exposure is protection.
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It means that they are oblivious to the feelings, needs, and choices of other people. It means that they feel immune to the consequences of their actions. It means that, being "unique", they feel entitled to special treatment.   no.it means that they are affronted and shocked that you would d…
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Answer When the abuse has been "gratuitous" (sadistic), repeated, and protracted, conceptual closure is not enough. Retribution is called for, an element of vengeance, of restorative justice and a restored balance. Recuperation hinges on punishing the delinquent and merciless party. The penal int…
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It means to create an iso of the software (use winISO) or game and use a virtual drive eg use daemon tools to mount the iso/image *Actually, the above is regarding creating the iso image or "drive" if the Iso is OF a drive. Mounting one is a different thing altogether. To mount it is to "load" it b…
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I had this glove in 1978..It's a facimile autogragh..they came that way from the factory.
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You can buy a cable with 2 connectors on it if you don't already have one.If your cable already uses both up, plug a new cable into the secondary slot on your motherboard.Most motherboards have connectors for 2 cables, supporting a total of 4 devices (hard drives, DVD's, etc).
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This refers to the fact that one can be beautiful on the outside and mean or unpleasant on the inside - you also see this in the saying "pretty is as pretty does." More Opinions: It is saying if someone looks beautiful on the outside, they might be so mean in the inside, or if someones super ugly,…
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Your question is actually part of your answer; You are in control of your thoughts and moods; if you are bothered by someone or some thing, it's because YOU CHOOSE to let it bother you; OTHERWISE, some one or some thing controls your moods and not yourself. If you can change what bothers you, then d…
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Cricket was a popular past-time in Australia in the early 1900s, and many games were played in the road outside suburban houses, as well as out in country towns. Picnics were a regular occurrence, with church groups, families or local townspeople often heading out together in horses and sulkies to …
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Hey. It's not your fault. Relationships usually start with a "honeymoon" period, during which the couple cannot see any flaws in each other. This period can last for 6 months or more. Then, one day you find yourself annoyed with the other person's body odor, or the way they squeeze the toothpaste t…
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Its means literally that; your heart is broken by extreme sadness, and you die. It used to be thought that the person was simply too sad to function properly and they really did not die of a broken heart. However, more recent science has shown there are physiological changes that come with a "broken…
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I'm afraid you are the only one who can answer this, but here are some helpful tips:If the person is a good person and treats you with respect, you have fun together, you confide and trust each other you are one lucky person. If they abuse you, take control of your life and disrespect you then you a…
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Since he's made promises (and one's word IS one's bond) and not kept them, he's a liar. Since he makes excuses when confronted, he's also worthless. If you keep him around, he will continue to use you in this way.   The main words here are "cheap" or "procrastinator." When giving a gift the u…
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I've heard the proper response is "And the rest of the day to yourself." I'm Irish and I have never NEVER EVER heard anyone say that except in films with ridiculously bad Irish stereotypes. Couldnt agree more with the last answer. It makes me cringe when ever I hear an American say that and put on a…
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Answer Put the old carb back. Playing with the setup you have named may well fry the engine. Lonnie It can be done, but without the engine running, it is very difficult to tune these carbs. You'll have two needle adjustments to make, the idle and main (high speed). The idle screw is on the thr…
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Pesante is a musical term, meaning "heavy and ponderous." It is often used in [[Latin]] languages, such as [[Spanish language|Spanish]] or [[Portuguese language|Portuguese]], with the word pesado meaning heavy in both of these languages. The French equivalent is lourd.In performance, "pesante" is of…
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PVT - Private (E-1)
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The term southpaw developed from the fact that left-handed pitchers face south because baseball diamonds are laid out with home plate to the west. The term has been traced back to 1885.
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In 1971 a group of San Rafael High School students, called the Waldos, used to gather around 4:20pm to smoke marijuana, so "420" became the slang for signifying the time to light up. It later evolved into a term for potheads or just for the drug itself.Coincidentally, it was Hitler's birthday. But i…
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My 1993 Olds Ninety-Eight 3800 has 290.   Unless you have a supercharged engine,horsepower ratings for the 3800 (3.8 liter)V6 is around 170. The naturally aspirated 3800 Series II is rated at 205 HP while the supercharged version is rated at 240 HP. The engine in the 1989 ninety eight is the…
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You Call It Happy Hours "You Call It" generally just means that you can choose your drink at a special price, e.g. "$2 You Call It" means you can have whatever drink you want for $2. In the bar industry a "Call" drink is liquor that is not a name brand. For example, Absolute vodka is more expensi…
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Headline -- The more likely answer here is that handing out a dime or a dropping a shiny dime comes from the fact that the rich used to actually hand out dimes to help the poor in tough times. Rockefeller, for one, was known to hand out new "shiny dimes" on street corners. This is a hypothesis…
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Goober is another word for peanut. Goobers are chocolate-covered peanuts. They are often eaten at movie theaters for movie snacks. Goober peas is a term from an old Civil War song. See the related questions and link below.
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I believe the expression 'to get your goat' has it's origins in horse racing. Race horses are very high-strung animals. Goats are often used as companion animals, to keep a horse calm. Someone wanting to fix a race would slip into the barn the night before the race, steal the goat, then an upset, di…
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"What's up?" an informal slang greeting; it's a way of asking "What's going on in your life?" or "What's happening?"
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Metered water means that the amount of water used is measured ie metered by local utilitiesIn other words, when your water is metered, you pay for what you consume. This water is commonly measured in meters, gallons or feet. Metering has become very popular for financial savings and conservation me…
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Fadsticks Either I've heard the term used once before or I just came up with this meaning on my own, but "fadsticks" could mean cigarettes...hmmm something to ponder. Answer I think the term the above answerer was looking for is the British slang for a cigarette, a fag. A fag is, generally sp…
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It's possible he is telling the truth, but here is what you do:If you have been going with him for several months or a couple of years, when he says these things say ... "We'll talk about these plans of yours when I see a ring on my finger!" There are many married men who play around on their wives …
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Since about 1960, the word "gay" is a common noun often used to refer to homosexuals of both sex: a man who is sexually attracted to men, and also less frequently a woman who is sexually attracted to women. It is also used as an adjective referring to something or someone that is somehow related to …
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Pokemon Girl She is a generic character based on the Lass enemy trainer class from the Pokémon video games. Actually, in the Asian title sequence they talk about where Pokemon come from and they say in forests, water, some other places and then they say "and even in that girls skirt. If you watch …
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Chicken with No Head Keeps On Running After a chicken has its head cut off, it can run around for up to a minute or longer, since the spinal nerves continue to send impulses to the muscles.There is documentation of a chicken living 18 months after having his head cut off while being slaughtered. Hi…
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Answer My best definition of surf punk is punk with influences from the surfing scene. That may sound a bit ambiguous, but consider The Queers, who are a punk band but with a huge noticable influences from bands such as the Beach Boys. -Keith Mclaughlin Answer I grew up in California, and as…
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Ten-four is a CB radio term that means "message acknowledged." it's a numeric/alphabetic poo . . . '10' pertains to it's respective letter in the alphabet 'J' . . . and '4' denotes 'D' . . . 'JD' aka. 'JOB DONE' . . . ie. message acknowledged
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Answer Sounds like the engine is seized up. If the fan belt pulley will not turn by hand, it is finished. Time for another engine.
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Hi, I hope you have spoken to your Doctor? Your having night seizers "Epilepsy" - they would happen to me if I had a heavy night on the wine or not a lot of sleep. I saw a specialist who put me on Lamotrigine tablets for 10 years, I only had two seizers within that time. Last year I asked my Special…
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According to the USGA Handicap Manual, "Rule 33-6 empowers the committee in charge of the competition to determine how and when a halved match or a stroke play tie is decided. The decision should be published in advance." So there's no firm answer to your question. The USGA recommends that the handi…
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Not necessarily. I worked in "oil movements" for a pipeline company and the lawyers upstairs wanted me to work for them. I chose to stay with the men I was working for. I had to leave that company for health reasons, and 4 years later one of the lawyers remembered my good work in oil movements and p…
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Everyone has rights, even drunk abusive husbands. I don't know you- so take this in stride: since you are going through a divorce you need to stop thinking about him and start thinking about you. Find a support system of some type. You need to start your own http://healing.answers.com. Other peopl…
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Yogi Berra, a New York Yankee, said that.
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its not law who you date you certinly would not get arrested for it if u like the boy/girl then go for it   [16 - boy] [13 - girl]
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IT WAS THE INSIGNIA FOR THE 101ST AIRBORNE, 506TH PIR (PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT), COMPANY "E" (ALSO KNOWN AS EASY COMPANY). MOST COMPANIES HAD DIFFERENT INSIGNIAS ON THEIR HELMET. THIS WAS DURING WW 2, I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS STILL DONE ON HELMETS TODAY. Answer Not quite. I think this answer…
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The eye has been irritated by something. Redness is a sign of a unhappy eye, one that has been exposed to too much of something, such as dust, wind, lack of sleep, or too much alcohol drinking. Other causes could be exposure to welding flash, chemical fumes, or even harsh shampoo or soap. Treat…
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The notion of coining words (as if they were money) seems to have started with an Elizabethan writer by the name of Puttenham. In 1589 his hot new title, "English Poesie" hit the streets and in volume 3, on page 259 (yawn) he moans about "Young schollers not halfe well studied..." who "seeme to coig…
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Answer sometimes if a diesel car is driven around town or on low revs deposits can build up in the system especially if your not using the turbo then when you put your foot down it all gets blown out.this is why its good to give it a good run down the motorway just before a mot emissions test
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Auditing is a review process, usually of accounting procedures. The previous poster was humorously refering to an Audit by the Internatl Revenue Service, but many businesses have both internal and external audits regularly, to make sure all types of records are being handled properly. Internal audit…
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There aren't any universal meanings for tattoo symbols.Check out tattoo symbolism here:http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/symbols_intro.htmBut remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or symbolize anything!ALSOSwallows stand for Love so a dead Swallow could symbolize a dead lov…
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if you ever saw the crow movies that pretty much explains in the crow is the transporter of souls of the people who past I AM NOT JOKING that was REALLY belived by the ancient mayans,Aztecs,and suoy Indians
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it is not illegal for a 16 year old and a twenty year old to be together in England
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Answer That's exactly why. Slang is often used by a group to communicate internally, and to exclude people who aren't members of the group.
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The term means friends that have sex with each other for the fun of it. It means sex without committment or love. He can be having sex with you and with others too. It is a big difference from b/f g/f relationship.   You are not committed to each other if a person is just your "friend with be…
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Answer The expression is American in origin, though it has become extremely common in the UK since 2004. In the article you mention, Marcel Berlins called it "the phrase I most hate in the whole world", because it has become such a cliché. Before 2004 it only turned up in text written in or refe…
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It is a corruption of "By Jesus," and is a mild epithet used to express disbelief or amazement. I believe " Jesus ! " without the " By " expresses shock, etc. as above, but is not an epithet [ a disparaging name ]. However, the older slang usage, " He beat the livin' B'Jesus out of him " indicated…
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All I know is that it was made in 1891 by James Naismith a Canadian physicist.
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On TV, it seems really funny. In real life, it is hurtful, annoying, and frustrating. It can be abusive if it is constant and there are insults added to the nagging.   'Nagging' is mainly about reminding people to do things that they ought to do. If it's agreed in your household that you mow …
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Answer Ouch, you are being taken advantage of! Get out of this relationship, he will not leave his girlfriend and you will always play second fiddle. Plus, do you really want a guy who cheats? If he cheats on his girlfriend with you, you can be sure he will cheat on you if you become the new girl…
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sort of kinda but don't jump to conclusions maybe he's just insecure. Sometimes men have a hard time getting over a cheating ex girlfriend more than girls have trouble getting over their cheating ex they really take it to the nth degree so to speak. He might not be getting enough attention from you …
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well first practice at home make sure that you have the trick down that you want to attempt in basketball and reasure youreself that's that the move you want to do.Once you are confident enough at doing that trick try to play a little gaame like with little kids and try that trick on them so that yo…
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Small round green light shows switched on foglights. Chirping sounds like a loose wire in the switch, take it to dlr for check. My '01 has a built in radar detector, the power indication light is green and next to the headlamp switch and guess what it chirps ;-), there is also a red led indicato…
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People have been known to blink and move their eyes after being beheaded, so I'm sure they might be able to see a few moments. Most people die right away though. Creepy.
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Slang for rubber boots, apparently once favoured by the Duke of Wellington.Also slang for a very fine beer made by the Wellington Country Brewery, here in Guelph, Ontario.1. The Wellington boot, also known as a wellie, a topboot, a gumboot, or arubber boot, is a type of boot based upon Hessian boots…
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Health Saving Account is a plan that allows you to contribute pre-tax money to be used for qualified medical expenses and must be linked to a high-deductible health insurance policy. contact your employer
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A red cent was a paper token, colored red. During WWII they were used for change in return for rationing coupons. Answer "not one red cent" = "not a penny"
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Beauty is more than skin deep means a person can be beautiful inside and out. Their personality can shine through and be just as beautiful as your outside looks. It also means that inside of every beautiful person is something better that should be noticed more than their looks. Looks are good but p…
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Answer I see both meaning the same thing. Maybe dating sounds more serious, like both of you acknowledging that you're seeing each other in the romantic sense. Going out, well, you can go out with friends too! Its more of a casual term I guess. Dating means that you are going out with someone s…
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Yes, most homeschoolers do have a social life. Just like in public school, there are going to be those that do not get out, or do not talk with others. However, a large percentage of homeschooled children are involved in dance, cheerleading, football, YMCA, martial arts, church, scouts, and just hav…
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One of the first things that disappears with advancing intoxication is the ability to make good decisions. Combine that with the stubborn streak that often develops as the censorship portion of the brain becomes anesthetized, and all sorts of ill-considered things are liable to happen. Several answe…
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The Druids believed that the shamrock could give you powers such as the power to detect presence of bad spirits. And with the luck of the Irish they need all the good luck charms they can find. They also think that the number 4 is lucky so therefore, it is a perfect plant.
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