CLICK5: On The Lam

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  1. Party like it’s 1699.

    I guess 1799 was too much of a mouthful, and 1899 was too contemporary.

    Still, one can tinker with the 1699 and come up with 1666.
    Numbers are fluid like that. Dates? Yeah they’re a little more non-Newtonian. (especially after they’ve passed)
    But numbers…they can be played with in all kinds of ways.

    ^The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Blood and Rockets (Live at The Current)^

    Oh, and a happy early birthday to Yoko Ono.
    She’ll be 88 on the 18th of February,

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    1. Oh no, oxen wear a yoko 😉

      😀 I wondered if you would pick up on 1699 because it came up in our DM convo last night…

      ‘In 1699, an anonymous lexicographer known only as “B. E., Gent.” published the first comprehensive dictionary of non-standard English. Although shorter word lists and glossaries of slang terminology had been published previously, B.E.’s New Dictionary of the Canting Crew listed over 4000 words and phrases, and is credited with being the first such publication resembling a modern dictionary. As a result, it remained the standard reference work for English slang and jargon for almost another century.’

      https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/500833/30-excellent-terms-17th-century-slang-dictionary

      This one caught my attention in regard to cancel culture and censorship – ban, bury story…

      ‘6. BANBURY STORY
      A ridiculous story, or a tale that rambles on without going anywhere is a Banbury story or Banbury tale. According to etymological folklore, this was the original “cock and bull” story (it’s also called the Banbury story of a cock and bull)—so called because of two pubs with those names close to the village of Banbury in Oxfordshire, England—but just how true that theory is remains debatable.’

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