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Post by EC2 » Fri June 29th, 2012, 5:30 pm

LOL LOL! Love the author's name! Have to share it on Twitter!
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri June 29th, 2012, 6:40 pm

The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 29th, 2012, 7:39 pm

[quote=""EC2""]LOL LOL! Love the author's name! Have to share it on Twitter![/quote]

yep, I've just "got" it! ;) :D
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:33 pm

What's so funny about the name?

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Post by EC2 » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:45 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]What's so funny about the name?

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Well a 'Fanny' in the UK refers to buttocks, and I think may be even ruder elsewhere in the world. 'No front bottoms' as the very proper lady in Calendar Girls says. :) And is also a euphemism for the 'F' word in other contexts. Sweet Fanny Adams for example, being a way of saying 'Sweet eff all.' A merkin is the 17thC word for a pubic wig, worn by ladies who had lost their hair down there due to syphilis or advancing age....
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 29th, 2012, 8:59 pm

I knew what fanny meant, you guys got a big laugh over fanny packs. Do you know who Fanny Adams was, poor little girl who was chopped up in late 19th century.

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Post by EC2 » Fri June 29th, 2012, 9:35 pm

No, I didn't know who she was Sonja Marie. I'll go and Google her now :-)
Edited to say - well that was an education. Poor little mite. And what dark 'humour' sailors have! :-(
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 29th, 2012, 11:09 pm

I know! Awful isn't? What a way to be remembered or not cause most don't know she was real and what happened to her.

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 30th, 2012, 12:48 am

[quote=""EC2""]LOL LOL! Love the author's name! Have to share it on Twitter![/quote]

That went right over my head as well. I may have to start a thread on this book, but I'm too tired to deal with it tonight. I'm reading more and it is just hilarious. I can't keep up with the quotes on my updates at Goodreads, and sorry that with an ARC I can't use them in a review.
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Post by Divia » Sat June 30th, 2012, 1:01 am

Just finished the new biography on Marilyn Monroe: Passion and Paradox. Ick. I gave it three stars because the author did somethings that no one else did and that was to explain the history of things. AKA often time poor kids were shuffled from house to house and Marilyn wasnt so different. But man holy dreaded information dump, Batman. Someone needed to edit down the book.
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