Happy Birthday, Horton!!!!!!!!!

youreitFebruary 22, 2007

Yes, I'm a nutbar extreme, but I help get you through until lunch time. :D

I hope you have a mahhhvelous day!!!!

Brenda

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comettose(7)

Many Happy Returns on the day! CT

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 12:43PM
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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Horton's birthday?! Why, I thought he was ageless.

fondest regards and a tickety-boo year,
Zinnia

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 3:01PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Ladies of the night...strike that....[that's another group, sorry] [note to self. get that back key fixed]

Start again.
Ladies of the Pond Forum,
Please accept my external..s--- internal...s---again.... eternal [got it] gratitude for your kind best wishes.
There is George Washington and me, plus some sundry others, who share this date as a birthday.
Just think ladies,I could be your next president, anything is possible.
My platform would be no wars, no algae blooms and free fish food for everyone, including the fish!

"Mrs Horton" is taking me out for supper, Marsala Tiki curry with fries, instead of rice and a pint or two of Guinness stout to wash it down.
I'll be sleeping alone to night, I dare say, after that lot starts to ferment. LOL

Thanks again.
"Horton"

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 4:22PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Have a ripping good time Horton !!!!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 5:51PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Horton, Horton, my deartest Horton.

Happy Birthday and may *all* your dreams come true! :-)

All at Camp Nappy!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 7:43PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

Happy boithday sir!

-Dude of the night...errr... pond forum

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 8:43PM
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maryo_nh(z5 SouthernNH)

YEAY HORTON! Way to go!

My DH will raise a Guinness in your honor as soon as I tell him of the worthy occasion!

:) Mary

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 9:09PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Raising a glass of wine in your honor here in MN!!
Happy Birthday!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2007 at 9:44PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Thanks all and when the time comes to move on, may you all be in heaven ten minutes before the devil knows you're dead.
Brenda,with your humour, you'd keep me going all day, thank you.

CT, thank you, it is appreciated.

Miss Zinnia, great to "hear" from you, hope you too are tickety boo!

Jeanner, loved the play on words.

Ah thanks my little chicka-withlotsofdees.

Semper, good to see you are back from Nu Joisy in time for my boithday on Thoisday.

Maryo nh, DH has to be a goodman, Sláinte chugat!

Sarah, just one glass now! you have to mind the sheep,
baaa[d] luck!
"Horton"

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 8:00AM
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comettose(7)

Horton - funny you said 'supper'. Ah yes, supper is dinner and dinner is lunch, and there is no lunch. From having a Newfie parent. After a good supper throw out the laprug eh? CT

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 12:46PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Dat dare is true M'ol'trout CT, about tha dinner being lunch an' supper being dinner an' all of dem dare hard t'find sum ah tha time bey.
But we eats good, that's a fact now, we eats good fir sure!

I'm not a Newfie, but have friends who are. They are a crazy goodhearted bunch of people, an'dats fir sure, bey.
"Horton"

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 2:10PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Hmmm, sounds like Ontario's just a bit north of Fargo fer sure, youbetcha...

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 9:48PM
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comettose(7)

Newfoundland English is one of the first English and Irish background languages spoken in the New Word. Depending on where one lives on the Rock will decide the dialect. It is one of the hardest to understand in some places, in fact many Americans won't understand a word anyone is saying - similar to the actor Colin Farrell speaking Irish-English - ever hear that? He uses an American accent when he acts.

A few from below the link, right?

Whadd'ya at? Loosely translated to How's it going? or What are you doing?

How's she cuttin'? to which one often responds Like a knife.

"Right" which operates as a stand in for the Canadian "eh".

Where ya to?: Where are you going? or Where are you?
Stay where you're to 'til I comes where you're at.: Wait there for me.

Flat on the back for that!: An expression of approval from a female speaker. LOL

What's on the go?: What is going on?
Get on the go: Let's go (also, a common euphemism for partying)

Does anyone else have interesting dialects from their parents, grandparents, that are said today? Any local expressions?

Here is a link that might be useful: Origins of Newfoundland-English

    Bookmark   February 23, 2007 at 11:21PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

I missed it totally. Sorry about that. Many happy returns, Horton. Sandy

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 1:18AM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Sarah, no no no, "Newfies" come from Newfoundland, an island of the east coast of Canada. There are thousands of them scattered through all of the country, USA and the rest of world.
I think they kept a few hundred back on the island for breeding practices, and they don't need to practice as they seem to excel at it!

They are the brunt of kindheared jokes, similar in vein to the "Polish Joke". These jokes I'm sure are made up by Newfies about themsevles, they have great huour.

An example is,
The Newfoundland Provincial Government were alarmed at the growth rate among the islands populace.
So they sent out free contraceptive jelly to all the women of Newfoundland, in an effort to cut the island birth rate.
After a year a census was taken and it was found the birth rate had almost doubled.

A survey was done among the islands women and it was found that the women were reluctant to use the contraceptive jelly as it was very runny,plus it made their morning slice of toast taste funny!

"Horton"

P.S. Thanks Sandy for your good wishes :-)))

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 9:17AM
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youreit

LOL @ toast and flat on the back for that! They sound "normal" to me. :D

Sarah, do you have da Fargo aksent goin on then? That has to be my favorite dialect in all of the U.S.! It's so unassuming and safe. I can't imagine someone from up north saying, "I'm goin to blow yer head off now then, donchaknow." LOL

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 11:02AM
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fairy_toadmother

lol, horton! late happy b-day :)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 11:08AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Brenda, no aksent here, at least in my opinion :)
Horton, i was just kidding. I know what Newfies are - big, black, hairy...drool alot... ;)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 12:42PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Brenda yeh and that's just the women, wait till you see one of their menfolk!
"Horton"

    Bookmark   February 24, 2007 at 4:18PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

FTM, thank you it is never too late.
"Horton"

    Bookmark   February 25, 2007 at 8:28AM
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mamabirrd(z5/6 PA)

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to you Horton!

So sorry I missed it!

~Dawn (mamabirrd)

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 9:33AM
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mamabear_on(6bON)

Bonne Fête Horton

Happy belated birthday

Hop you had a good time and all your wishes come true

Louise

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 10:18AM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Dawn and Louise, mercy buttercups and thank you, for your kind thoughts.
Horton"

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 2:44PM
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LauraZone5

Happy very belated birthday Horton.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 11:09AM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Me too Horton! How did I miss that? I guess that's during my hibernation season! Hope it was a great one!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 12:04PM
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horton(6 b Ontario.)

Great to see you back Laura, it has been too long!
Thank you and Cathy for the best wishes but I'm nearly at the next milestone. Or is that millstone???LOL
"Horton"

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 5:40PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Laura, you had me wondering why Horton had two birthdates. LOL! Welcome back. Sandy

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 12:49AM
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LauraZone5

Well Happy early birthday to you too Sandy just in case I miss it! Is Zinnia, Semper, Mike, or Floyd around to say Happy Birthday to too? Doesn't matter if I am early or late with birthday wishes ;)

I'm glad to be back and missed quite a few of you.

Here's why I'm back- to suck all of your pretty little brains of their essence. I'll be starting a new concrete Neoprene coated pond sometime this summer and no sense me screwing up with filtration systems and such when I have all of you! I've got the brick selected and delivered to the site, the limestone sills selected, and have an idea in my head for the basic dimensions and style but that's about it. And yes, there will be a bottom drain and no... no rocks on the bottom of the pond (couldn't resist). I'm going to have to pull something together before September. Idealistically, I'd like this pond up and running by next spring. It's my birthday present to myself... using my husband's check book.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 1:23AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

"Laura, you had me wondering why Horton had two birthdates"

LOL! As I was scrolling down the page, I thought to myself... dang, another birthday already for that ole' far out dude?! :-)))

LZ, where the heck have you been??? Stick around a while, would ya?!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 10:19PM
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