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  • in reply to: The Stuff I Learned at Camp #879507


    gosh, ashreinu, i have never missed sternberg as much as i do right now… thanks for sharing what a REAL camp should be teaching!

    in reply to: The Stuff I Learned at Camp #879500


    i learned that bears also like the filling of oreo cookies better than the cookie part 🙂

    in reply to: Story Tapes #1118382

    mepal, i try 😉

    in reply to: Story Tapes #1118380


    mepal – regarding your kunda question a while back, it’s ‘whether you are from tucson’ [as in tucson, arizona].

    and chofetzchaim – i might recognize the camp tape you mentioned. is that the one that says somewhere in the beginning, ‘hey, fatso, move it!’ cuz that’s the only line i remember from that one. i don’t think we ever owned that tape.

    ohhhhh and who remembers kosher fairy tales? they made no sense whatsoever… but they were really cute.

    in reply to: Story Tapes #1118379


    i haven’t heard any of these tapes in a very long time, but i can repeat any part of them to you [not sure if i should be proud or just embarrassed lol]. this includes safety, most shmuel kundas, the purim story, the torah zoo, and many others. if anyone has a lyrics question, i’m available! 🙂

    in reply to: Story Tapes #1118378

    mepal – nope!

    this is it:

    cars are machines that are powerful and strong

    we take it for granted cuz we sit all day long

    but you’ve got to know it’s dangerous

    and special care you must take

    everyone must be responsible

    many lives are at stake

    buckle your seatbelt right away

    buckling seatbelts saves us every day

    it’s really no rush, don’t speed when you drive

    hashem has a plan when you will arrive

    venishmartem meod lenafshoseichem

    because cars are so powerful

    never run into the street

    look in both directions

    before you move your feet

    always cross at the cross/walk sign

    stay within the lines


    in reply to: Story Tapes #1118377


    riding on my bicycle’s

    my favorite thing to do

    and the rules that make it safe

    are only just a few

    so when you’re riding with your friends

    and having lots of fun

    just remember these golden rules

    and you’ll be number one.

    first of all you should be wise

    how to get the perfect size

    only one person on that bare bike

    use hand signals to turn left or right.

    [then something abt good ol’ mike]


    in reply to: Fun Words #923511


    mepal, now that we’ve got icot producing original fauxcabulary regularly, you have to admit when you get your entire list off an email that’s been circulating for years… 🙂 but yeah, that was a great bunch of definitions. thanks for posting!

    in reply to: Graduating #649101

    personally, my high school had very little to do with the long-term life philosophies i have developed over the years. i had a great father and some great friends, which is fortunate as i am really not the kind of person who just inhales what teachers say, follows the well-beaten path, or does whatever the general population is expected to do.

    if your personality is more the ‘guide me, i’m ready and listening’ type [which can sometimes be quite beneficial for positive personal growth], then you do have more of a challenge now. the smartest advice anyone can give you is: keep up a connection with a teacher or mentor for a good long while.

    good luck! 🙂

    in reply to: Mazel Tov! #1223119

    today is my one-year wedding anniversary. wow, time sure flies when you’re having fun 🙂

    incidentally, do you know what they call the 1st anniversary? ‘paper’!! that is so pathetic. i think it should be ‘platinum’.

    or maybe just ‘cash’.

    in reply to: Graduating #649095


    i have to say that i am somewhat confused. isn’t the very job of your high school & its staff to prepare you for life on your own?! if you feel inadequately prepared, i would think that your teachers need to reevaluate what they are teaching. they need to stop spoon-feeding their students and teach them to think for themselves in the proper way. am i crazy for thinking this way?

    in reply to: Funny Bumper Stickers #1163528


    * keep smiling; it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923422


    borborygmic is a phenomenal word. thanks.

    the sentence is even better 🙂

    in reply to: A Humorous Item #1173186


    1320 lb: you’re killin me with your carlebach spoofs… i am lol!! 😀 😀

    in reply to: Funny Bumper Stickers #1163521


    kapusta, are you a maxine fan?

    * i am free of all prejudice… i hate everyone equally.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923404


    risible [riz ih bull]

    amusing, makes you laugh

    in reply to: A Theory Made of Water Vapor #647705

    if apes evolved into humans, why did some apes remain apes? and why are humans not continuing to evolve?

    and where did the apes come from in the first place?

    in reply to: Funny Bumper Stickers #1163494


    head in the sand – lol!

    * forgiving hizbollah and hamas is god’s function, but i’d love to arrange the meeting

    in reply to: A Theory Made of Water Vapor #647664


    jewess and others:

    look at it this way: if, theoretically and for the purpose of this discussion, adam had died the day he was created, and scientists had dug up his bones years later, how would they have figured his age? they would have said he was a grown man, i don’t know: 20, 30, 40 years old… when in reality he would have been a day old.

    another example: stars are millions of lightyears away, which means that the light we see from stars is technically ancient light. they constantly reflect light towards us, but we don’t see it in ‘real time’ – we see light that’s supposedly millions of years old. to reconcile that to our knowledge of the *actual* age of the world, we have to realize that the stars *and the light* were created less than 6000 years ago.

    in the beginning of the world, aged things were created. perhaps fossils are included in this.

    i hope i’m speaking clearly here and that this helps y’all!

    in reply to: Fun Words #923400

    squeak!! tintinnabulation’s one of my favorite words, and it has nothing to do with a brouhaha…

    in reply to: A Theory Made of Water Vapor #647645

    i hope my previous comment is not perceived as pro-evolution…

    in reply to: A Theory Made of Water Vapor #647644

    very typical 😛

    [incidentally, i have to say that i happen to have watched a bonobo monkey being tickled… the laughter & wriggling was admittedly quite human-like.]

    in reply to: Fun Words #923385


    let’s keep this going!


    a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions as foolish or wrong

    in reply to: Because It’s Not Google #647570

    not yet…

    in reply to: Fun Words #923376


    ames: probably ‘obesity’.


    in reply to: Fun Words #923374


    feivel – i believe you are right. that is the only definition that would make sense. thanks.

    to make up for that mistake:

    hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666

    [no, i wouldn’t know that one off the top of my head… i looked it up]

    in reply to: Screen Names #1175855


    oh, amichai, pleeeease, anything but ‘deli’!

    in reply to: Taking away cell phones #646730

    ish , why don’t you specify the reason why you feel a 6th grade child needs a cell phone??

    in reply to: Screen Names #1175844


    my screen name is self-explanatory.

    being a sesquipedalian [look it up], i am one of those annoying people who actually enjoy being misinterpreted and misunderstood.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923367



    and a few more for the phobia lovers:

    ephebiphobia – fear of teenagers

    agateophobia – fear of insanity [it’s probably too late!]

    autodysomophobia – fear of people with bad body odor

    in reply to: Fun Words #923366



    aussie… you may want to see someone with a medical degree… lol

    i hope you’re kidding, man!

    in reply to: Fun Words #923353



    thanks for the tip, 42.


    it’s an actual condition in which the sufferer has an unnatural fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of his/her mouth.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923334


    illegible handwriting

    in reply to: Fun Words #923333


    i know this word because of boredom [hey – cool word for boredom = ennui]. it’s the longest ingredient in most shampoos. lol

    in reply to: Fun Words #923332

    ames – that is weird… even if you’re using a portable device, why would you have a problem with my posts only? maybe it’s the length of my screen name… anyway i tried to skip a line this time 🙂

    thanks for starting this thread – i love words!

    in reply to: Fun Words #923329

    “pulchritude” is another favorite of mine. it means beauty, which strikes me as funny, as the word itself isn’t an elegant or pretty-sounding thing.

    in reply to: Fun Words #923322


    love this word! it’s almost onomatopoeic.

    feivel – loved “pogonotrophy”. thanks

    in reply to: A Humorous Item #1173010

    Two elderly women were out driving in a large car – both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just went on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself “I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light.” After a few more minutes, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they went on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, “Mildred, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!” Mildred turned to her and said, “Oh! Am I driving?”

    in reply to: A Humorous Item #1173009

    Morty visits Dr. Saul, the veterinarian, and says, “My dog has a problem.”

    Dr. Saul says, “So, tell me about the dog and the problem.”

    “It’s a Jewish dog. His name is Irving and he can talk,” says Morty.

    “He can talk?” the doubting doctor asks.

    “Watch this!” Morty points to the dog and commands: “Irving, fetch!”

    Irving, the dog, begins to walk toward the door, then turns around and says, “So why are you talking to me like that? You always order me around like I’m nothing. And you only call me when you want something. And then you make me sleep on the floor, with my arthritis. You give me this fahkahkta food with all the salt and fat, and you tell me it’s a special diet. It tastes like dreck! YOU should eat it yourself! And do you ever take me for a decent walk? NO, it’s out of the house and right back home. Maybe if I could stretch out a little, the sciatica wouldn’t kill me so much! I should roll over and play dead for real for all you care!”

    Dr. Saul is amazed, “This is remarkable! So, what’s the problem?”

    Morty says, “He has a hearing problem! I said ‘Fetch,’ not ‘Kvetch’!”

    in reply to: Imagine Winning the Lottery …… #859901

    human hope is an amazing thing… at least 90% of the people posting on this thread actually do believe that they have a very good chance of winning the lottery one day. it inspires me to hope for things which may seem completely out of reach but are far more possible than hitting that multimillion dollar jackpot…

    in reply to: Starting a Business #644231

    ames: WOW

    in reply to: Lessons in Language Arts #668938

    2 most ppl undr the age of 25 or so, it’s sooo mch ezier 2 write lk ths. it tks mch shrtr, x lngr!

    but i think that as a courtesy to the 26+ among us, coherent writing on a website like ywn would be appreciated by many.

    and as far as spelling & grammar is concerned, i’m one of those crazy fanatics who actually get irritated by errors [not the typos – the lack-of-better-knowledge mistakes]. although i try to control myself from the pedantic correcting… sometimes my comments on that just spill out.

    in reply to: Frum Girls Dancing on the Dance Dance Revolution at Arcades #689412

    pashuteh yid brings up good points.

    also, i think that some of the males here are enjoying this whole discussion far too much. perhaps it should end here.

    in reply to: Speaking Out Against Smoking in Yerushalyim #635252

    oomis – great post.

    i think all those knocking ssiy are immature and themselves addicts to cigarette smoking. he raises good points in a respectful manner, and i am extremely impressed by his ideeas, eloquence, vocabulary, and spelling [a refreshing change when it comes to yeshiva boys].

    smoking is a terrible habit, as we all know. guys who are what they call “yeshivish out of their minds” [disgusting term, by the way] and keep every chumrah available out there… these are the ones smoking, a clearly forbidden action. and about girls refusing to date smokers – my husband was what they call a “casual” or “social” smoker, and when i dated him, i made it perfectly clear that the one thing i cannot tolerate is smoking. ever. he stopped completely during our engagement and is smoke-free for almost a year [yes, i do believe that he has really quit and isn’t cheating ;)]. so it is possible! we women do have power! let’s use it!

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