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Gene
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25 posted 02-08-2001 04:47 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

No, it sounds terrible.
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26 posted 02-08-2001 05:10 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

ha    that was funny

I see no changes, wake up in the morning I ask myself, "Is life worth living or should I blast myself" TUPAC SHAKUR


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27 posted 07-25-2001 01:27 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Yeah you guys in USA have some really weird names for things   It's be a lot more simple if ppl would call things by their proper names  
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28 posted 07-25-2001 02:56 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

lightning bug- firefly- or other?

Nearly 80 percent of those interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English volunteered lightning bug, while not quite 30 percent said firefly (including those who said both). Only in the northernmost states, especially New England, and along the Pacific coast, does firefly hold its own with lightning bug. Bug itself is nowadays an American term; since the 18th century, the British have preferred insect.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
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29 posted 07-25-2001 11:52 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Actually, I don't think we have those here.. I did write a poem about them once, in which I called them fireflies, but I've never seen one..
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30 posted 07-26-2001 09:37 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Are you serious Yu Lan?  You haven't seen a lightning bug?

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31 posted 07-26-2001 06:56 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Acies - we don't have them here... at all. Zip. Nada. No lightning bugs.

k?
heh

K
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32 posted 07-26-2001 10:46 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

In my rural little wonderland, there are a lot more animals than there are people, and road kill is a sad fact of life. Even if I didn't feel bad about killing animals, self-preservation demands I try to avoid them - because it doesn't take a very large animal to be TOO large when driving a Miata. So, when I moved here four years ago I learned very quickly that the eyes of all nocturnal animals glow in the dark (okay, they actually reflect, but let's not quibble). I learned to watch closely for that tell-tale glow at the edge of the road and would immediately slow the car when I saw it.

Late July arrives, in fact just about this time of the year. I leave the house late, going to the store for something, and almost immediately see glowing eyes. I slow down, but see nothing. A few score feet later, more glowing eyes. I slow down. Nothing. Then more glowing eyes, and more glowing eyes, and by the time I drive eight miles to the store I'm a nervous wreck.

Yep. Fireflies are seasonal. And in a moving car, they look a LOT like glowing eyes.
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33 posted 07-27-2001 09:15 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

LMAO  

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34 posted 07-27-2001 10:51 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

LMAO!!

At least they didn't follow you down the road. Then you would have ended up in the psych ward shaking and repeating, "They're coming after me...all after me..." whilst rocking back and forth.  

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35 posted 07-27-2001 12:03 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

Nothing like a balmy summer eve watching as fireflies descend down from the trees....

There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar.
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36 posted 07-27-2001 01:18 PM       View Profile for JBaker515   Email JBaker515   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JBaker515

LOL

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Without you I find myself
Wanting to be lost again."


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37 posted 07-27-2001 05:39 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I hear there are LOTS of wild animals in the great outdoors of that rural wonderland - bunnies... groundhogs... little mice with tattoos ..(aka - chipmunks)..I hear tell...
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38 posted 07-27-2001 06:04 PM       View Profile for JBaker515   Email JBaker515   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JBaker515

NAN...where are u from in the CAPE??
Brewster, Falmouth?? where...
i am from Boston, or just north of it..
BEVERLY mass

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39 posted 07-28-2001 05:05 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Well, I am so glad you slow down for all those little critters.. even the fireflies.. ^_^ lol.. Mm, I'll have to go some place that has fireflies one day, I'd love to see them..

“One word can be magical. Imagine then, the effect of several words, together..”

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40 posted 07-28-2001 05:50 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Yep, rabbits, groundhogs, chipmunks. Squirrels, of course. Snakes and turtles. Lots and lots of possum and raccoon, either of which can grow nearly as big as the Miata. Plenty of deer. Wild turkeys and quail, as well as some kind of black bird about the size of a small airplane (something has to clean up all that road kill). And once a year, in late fall, the roads are literally covered with frogs for a few days as they move to their winter cottages.

That's just the wild life, though. Your heart hasn't beat until you come around a curve doing eighty and find a thousand pounds of live beef blocking your path. It gives a whole new meaning to "drive through hamburger."
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41 posted 07-28-2001 10:58 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...and sometimes you go around the corner and the remnants of former passers-by greet  you... Piles of horse manure bigger than the miata right in the middle of the road... slip slidin' away...

Jeff, I'm from Falmouth - but I grew up in Upton - next to Westboro/Framingham, et al...
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42 posted 07-28-2001 03:30 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

haha lol@Ron

me and my friend used to go back and forth with the car crushing the frogs  

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43 posted 07-28-2001 11:34 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Nan, I hate these rotaries in NH, they scare me half to death, in make no sense to leap into a circle of people going six different directions at 60 MPH, ackkk!
I knew the difference between frappes and milkshakes, my grandpa used to run a little ice cream store in NH, the frappe has the ice cream, and the milkshake does not.
And in NH or CA its still soda to me.
I never paid mutch attention to the other, but I think they are subs.
Its funny but some people in NH call soda "tonic". Go figure. I never could understand it..
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44 posted 08-03-2001 02:27 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

SHAME ON YOU ACIRE! Shame on you...  
Gosh I don't even kill flies! And you go around squashing poor little defenseless frogs.. yuk. You make me sick.

Heh..

“One word can be magical. Imagine then, the effect of several words, together..”

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45 posted 08-23-2001 06:50 PM       View Profile for knightlyshadows   Email knightlyshadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for knightlyshadows

COke=EVERYTHING here. we have submarine sandwiches and milkshakes.

when i was a kid we used to catch the lighteningbugs or fireflies (called by either/or) and take the lights off the abdomen when it was lite and wear them where the finger connects to the hand. it made lil glowing rings. of course the firefly would die.. but hell i was a kid and didnt think about it. THEY WERE PRETTY!

acire.. grits? we have grits here in the south. i guess you could say they're sort of like cream of wheat or oats. and most ppl put butter and sugar in them or butter and salt/pepper. they're usually eaten at breakfast.
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46 posted 08-23-2001 08:55 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

Anyone need a napkin?  Or maybe a serviette for our Canadian friends?  

You eat the brains of an old, wise man.

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47 posted 08-24-2001 01:08 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

I call them serviettes, but here, I guess it just depends on which University your parents went to, lol, 'coz ppl say either.
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48 posted 08-25-2001 12:54 AM       View Profile for Spice   Email Spice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Spice's Home Page   View IP for Spice

Oh Tiff! HeHeHe- I used to rip the tummy off the fireflies too!(Yep, I call them fireflies- and all my Alabama-born friends make fun of me and tell me they are "Lightning bugs!") HeHe, my brother finally explained to me I was killing them...I cried and cried after that. But man- Before that- I was stylin'. I had my firefly earings, firefly rings...LOL...I couldn't get my hands on enough of those lil bugs.

You wouldn't worry about what people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.

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49 posted 08-27-2001 07:59 AM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

I saaaaaaaay... eat more grits!
Oh, and pass me a can of diet drink.  

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