August 1st, 2002

Lyrics

Why oh why do some bands not print lyrics in their album sleeves, especially when they are indistinguishable?

Your answers/suggestions, please!
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3 unrelated questions.

I love this group! I can ask questions that I have been wondering for years and *someone* always knows!

1. When they say "He is 3 years her junior", what do they mean?
2. When someone says "She is his second cousin twice removed" what does that mean?
and one that I should know but don't.
3. If they say a woman's measurements are 23-34-36, what is that? What parts of the bodies are what size?

Thanks!
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how funky is your chicken?

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Mkay. I've seen rye bread. I've seen rye bread without seeds. I've seen dark rye bread without seeds. Dark rye without seeds looks like pumpernickle.

What's the diffence between rye and pumpernickle?
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For college students...

How do you keep yourself from procrastinating?

I've had to drop classes a couple of times b/c I just let things pile up and don't do them, then I have to retake the classes. You'd think I'd learn... but I don't. And it makes me miserable. What can I do to make myself start working before midnight the night before it's due??
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When I was a kid...

I read once in a book about Hawaiian folklore and superstition that it's bad luck to whistle at night.

I love whistling, and I'm a night person, but still, almost every time I catch myself whistling after dark, I think about that superstition, and I usually stop. Supposedly spirits will follow you or something if you whistle at night.

So 2 questions:

1. Do any of you know the origin and/or background of this superstition? Is it a Hawaiian thing, or does it exist in other cultures? (I half answered this one myself, because I wanted to do some quick research on the subject to see if I could provide more detail. Turns out there is a similar superstition in Japanese culture, but it involves snakes and/or thieves in the night, not spirits.)

2. Do any of you have superstitions of your own?