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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Da Vinci"s 10 best Ideas


Was it a ploy to thwart Renaissance copycats peeking at his notes, or just a way to avoid the inky mess of writing left-handed? Whatever his motives, Da Vinci sure liked mirror writing: most of his journals are scrawled in reverse.

There has been so much in the news this past year on Da Vinci, I thought I would give you a peek at this amazing man and some of his work starting with number 10 down.

Yesterday was like a blur! I had to take M to the dentist for her braces to be adjusted. Then her mom to the doctor. My grand son had court for parole violation. He made out alright. They gave him three more years of probation. He could have gone to jail!

One of my best friends was hospitalized! He had a colenoptimisie a week ago and they took a biopsy and had to go to the hospital for bleeding. He will be ok but what a scare. I have lost one friend to colon cancer.

Everywhere I went on the net yesterday someone was sick or asking for prayers for someone. I think the screwed up weather we have had this year has a lot to do with all the sickness this year. I read also that the mild weather has created a boom in the tree betel and a lot of forest will be divested.

By now I'm sure you have heard that they have found a cat with the bird flue! This virus is spreading all over. Millions of birds have been destroyed because of it.

What's the origin of the term "French kiss"?
A French kiss may feel like a sexy maneuver (especially to hormonal teens), but it's not very romantic to watch. Ever witness a couple playing tonsil hockey in public? Unless someone's going off to war the next morning, there's really no excuse.

So how did this slobbery smooch get its name? As far as we can tell, it stems from the stereotype that the French are a morally casual people. Wordorigins.org, which specializes in these sorts of questions, says the term dates from at least the 1920s but doesn't know exactly who coined the phrase. The site goes on to draw parallels to other adult-only phrases like "pardon my French" and "French postcards." Ooh la la!

IdiomSite.com says a lot of the same things (i.e., the phrase comes from uptight prudes who believed the French were promiscuous). Several sites and dictionaries mention "soul kiss" as a synonym. Apparently the act of sticking your tongue into the mouth of another person is so intense, your souls intertwine. Home, we must be doing it wrong.

My grandpa use to say son, smooching in public is like taking a leak at a red light. Someone could get ran over!

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