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newtboy says...

That, AND I didn't know that it should have been 'toe' and not tow. That seems weird, but I do see that it's correct. 'Towing the line' (as in 'pulling along with you') seems more like what's meant by the phrase, but clearly is not the origin. Language is a capricious beast.

nanrod said:

Ya, I see it now. It was a little thin but given it was you I should have assumed another level of meaning.

nanrod says...

Ya, I see it now. It was a little thin but given it was you I should have assumed another level of meaning.

newtboy said:

I guess the attempted pun missed the mark.

Tow his line...as in to pull along his barge full of BS. I suppose I could have been more clear.

Yes, I see that's not how it's normally used....but I'm weird that way. ;-)

newtboy jokingly says...

I guess the attempted pun missed the mark.

Tow his line...as in to pull along his barge full of BS. I suppose I could have been more clear.

Yes, I see that's not how it's normally used....but I'm weird that way. ;-)

nanrod said:

Must resist! Must resist! Can't stop myself.... sorry. *Toeing your line

worthwords says...

I understand that but people are very bad at doing chest compressions and often because they are too gentle - which this video re-affirms. if it was a few years ago since you did your course this advert might make you worse at your technique.
These events don't time themselves 2 weeks after you had a CPR refresher course.

The lady on the right in this photo is a bit rusty!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-illvh8YyI8A/UfiiMTwYD9I/AAAAAAAAWrQ/pID8Iw9kbKw/s1600/cpr+with+two+women+doing+it+right+dr+heckle+funny+wtf+pictures.jpg

nanrod said:

I'm pretty sure that the message here is not "this is how you do it" but "Go and learn how to do it "

nanrod says...

Another great link on the subject is CPG Grey's "How many Countries are There"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AivEQmfPpk

oritteropo said:

Ah ha A man who knows his geography!

I missed the Caribbean, and having played pirates I have no defence.

So about half the problems are due to changes since the film was made, and half were taking liberties to get it to rhyme.

There was an interesting article on the BBC News web site about what constitutes a country... I'll have a quick look and send you the link if I find it.

p.s. Got it http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20131212-bribery-and-brandy-in-a-country-that-doesnt-exist

Transnistria not quite the subject I remembered, but that was the article I was thinking of.

oritteropo says...

Ah ha A man who knows his geography!

I missed the Caribbean, and having played pirates I have no defence.

So about half the problems are due to changes since the film was made, and half were taking liberties to get it to rhyme.

There was an interesting article on the BBC News web site about what constitutes a country... I'll have a quick look and send you the link if I find it.

p.s. Got it http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20131212-bribery-and-brandy-in-a-country-that-doesnt-exist

Transnistria not quite the subject I remembered, but that was the article I was thinking of.

nanrod said:

Other than Yugoslavia and Czechslovakia there is the split of Sudan, name changes for Benin/Dahomey, Myanmar/Burma. Many are included as countries that are in fact possessions of other countries. (Puerto Rico, Guam, Bermuda, French Guiana). The Caribean is pointed to as a country but the actual countries of the region are left out mostly (Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda etc). Like I said in my comment I'm sure this wasn't intended to be an absolutely accurate listing even for 1995 and things were included to make the song work. Gaum is rhymed with San Juan and neither one is a country. What can I say, I'm a trivia player whose strong suit is Geography. And don't get me started on places like South Ossetia, Nagorno Karabakh, Nakhchivan, Transnistria. People can't even agree on how to spell them let alone whether they qualify as independent countries. And I shouldn't forget Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland.

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