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Variation on "the carabao is sick!"

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Methersgate    3,091

We all know the proverbial "the carabao is sick" line used as an example of the sort of thing that some young ladies may come up with to part the poreigner from his Dollars.

Well I just got this from one of my nieces...

"Mmm.. can i ask a load. . i really need to call my brother and mama.  Because they texted me that it's flooding in Molave, but i don't have load. I'm here at Lola's house and theres no store near in here - they said that the water is in high level. the pig is drowning . I really need to talk to them."

"The pig is drowning...!"

(Yes, I sent her some load...)

 

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Queenie O.    2,514

I guess she just wasn't aware that pigs could swim, Methersgate!

 

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jpbago    3,545
11 minutes ago, Methersgate said:

I never knew that! Lovely!

 

Would you believe that cows can fly? :mocking:

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Methersgate    3,091
14 minutes ago, jpbago said:

Would you believe that cows can fly? :mocking:

Ah, but Queenie provided a film clip!

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jpbago    3,545
45 minutes ago, Methersgate said:

Ah, but Queenie provided a film clip!

Just wait, Jack will find one.

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robert k    5,379
1 hour ago, jpbago said:

Would you believe that cows can fly? :mocking:

You could possibly find a flying cow pic from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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JJReyes    4,385

Whenever there is a major disaster anywhere in the world, the scammers are out trying to get donations from the public. 

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mogo51    4,531

With all the rain that we had a week or so ago, I am sure I saw a few cows passing over head.  But that was after 6 scotches, so I am a bit vague on it!!!!

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Dave Hounddriver    19,121
7 hours ago, Methersgate said:

"The pig is drowning...!"

Be sure to tell her of this story, especially the part I put in bold highlites:

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It is commonly believed that hogs will cut their throats by striking them with the sharp points of their cloven front feet if they swim any considerable distance. The forelegs of hogs are-set closely under the body and for that reason they are not generally good swimmers; but hogs that are not too fat can swim long distances without injuring themselves. In fact some hogs are very good swimmers and take readily to the water. If hogs are extremely fat, however, they are likely to scratch their throats while swimming and cause themselves to bleed to death. In the days of old-fashioned sailing vessels, it is said, hogs used to be carried on shipboard to serve as compasses in emergencies. If a vessel was lost or in danger out of the sight of land a hog was thrown into the sea. Instinctively it would swim toward the nearest land and thus point the way of safety to the mariners. Many sea stories allude to the belief that the hog had to be picked up before it swam more than half a mile or so to prevent its cutting its throat with the sharp points of its cloven forefeet.

 

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