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Posted on 04/20/2007 5:23:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
Claim: The term '420' entered drug parlance as a term signifying the time to light up a joint.
Origins: Odd terms sneak into our language every now and then, and this is one of the oddest. Everyone who considers himself in the know about the drug subculture has heard that '420' has something to do with illegal drug use, but when you press them, they never seem to know why, or even what the term supposedly signifies.
I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?
~ Willie Nelson
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What about 404? 404 is the number assigned to the error message by MS Internet Explorer for “File Not Found.” It has entered the modern language as slang for “clueless.” As in, “That new intern in accounting is 404.”
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He wandered around in search of a more accommodating girl, but was refused time and time again. Eventually he found a more sympathetic lady who told him that although she could not possibly accept his offer herself, he could try Mabel down the road. But she warned him not to expect too much as Mabel was very unresponsive and would probably just lie there passively.
He found Mabel, and as times were hard she reluctantly agreed to accept the 50 cents and the pair of sneakers for her services, but told him not to expect any kind of response from her. Mac began the amorous act and after a few minutes was pleased to find an arm coming around his back. This was followed shortly after by a leg curling around his rear.
Mac, who had always fancied himself a bit of a Romeo, gasped, "I knew you wouldn't be able to resist my charms."
"Don't worry about me, love," answered Mabel, "I'm just trying on them sneakers."
Dude, I can do it in 419.
A 2006 study by Texas A&M University found that the average American walks about 900 miles per year.
Another study by the American Beer Institute found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year.
That means, on average, Americans get approximately 41 miles per gallon - not bad!
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Undecided
[ ] Pass the Doritos
[ ] What legal eyes are you talkin' about?
[ ] Do you ever change the water in that thing?
[ ] This is such an existential question - but now is the time for achieving a higher plane of consciousness that we all may partake of the spirit and ... pffffffff..... become one with the universe....
[ ] Lookit that Volkswagen, man!
Don’t be a bogart!!!
Haven’t thought of that term in years.
Bummer...this week’s silliness thread will turn into one of those libertarian rantfests...
I shall deal with them in due course.......wait a minute....be right with you....
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