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  • Growing up with Autism 2 (essay) by Azul-din - Everything2.com
    winter windy and threatening rain We just about make it across the ford the river is clear but nearly to our boot tops When it runs brown there s nothing to do but go up stream to the hump back bridge which is a pain We squelch through the foliage on the bank and start uphill and now begins my penance The first few times we did this route I made the mistake of trying to keep up macho fool that I am and nearly got apoplexy My son is taller with longer legs and about half a century younger Now I struggle up at my own pace while my son and the dog wait every hundred yards or so with identical expressions of patient concern The problem with this is no rest stops because as soon as I get within view they both start off again Once we get above the trees to the pasture land at the top the wind is more assertive with a little rain mixed in There is a herd of horses grazing Welsh hill ponies and the head mare comes over to check us out I hold out my fist so she can smell my knuckles which you do to avoid being bitten in case the horse thinks there should have been an apple there and I tell my son to do the same explaining why Bad idea He immediately states that he likes his fingers being bitten and I wisely move off and leave him to sort things out with the mare Of course he immediately takes the lead again and we move off Now we come to the final hill and my son and the dog are waiting for me at the gate at the bottom This is the only place my son will allow me to take a breather for reasons which are as mysterious as they are arbitrary Never mind I can use the break by now The wind is really strong and I pull up the hood on my jacket and fasten the tie I ask my son if he wants his hood up as well and he refuses Off we go again and now the terrain is really steep but every time I stop my son turns around and waves his stick to urge me on Finally we are at the summit Below the hills fall away valley after valley fading away into the mist The wind is still strong but fortunately I can put my back to it and the rain is less High overhead invisible in the clouds a kite calls with one piercing high pitched note which is borne away on the wind My son stands looking off into the distance where the mountains would be if it were clear and a few feet away is my place It is always the same rain or shine even today when we can barely stand upright we will remain looking out over the hills to the invisible

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  • Albert Herring - Everything2.com

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  • gnarl - Everything2.com
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  • Pell-mell - Everything2.com
    may come from pelle shovel or paele pan In any case in both French and English it meant the same thing all mixed up This usage remained common for many years from the late 1500s through the 1850s and along the way was used to mean confusion especially when referring to large crowds and often specifically to soldiers in battle to mean indiscriminate jumbling together of people or things and to mean rushing heedlessly Historically many writers have confounded the words pell mell and pall mall Pall mall was a game popular in Georgian London played with a ring and mallet The London street now called Pall Mall connected at one end to a game field where pall mall was played the court was misleadingly called an alley but there are frequent claims that the name comes not simply from the game but because of the rushing chaos of the road which contained a number of gentlemen s clubs including The Rag The Athenaeum the Carlton Club the Royal Automobile Club the Traveler s Club and many others major business houses and eventually the war office It is possible that this is true to some extent but misleading while the road was officially named Catherine Street it was from the start referred to as Pall Mall This means that the name precedes the clubs and business offices by a good century at least but reports are that the street was in poor repair and in need of widening so it may well have been a pell mell journey We have a number of similar words meaning pretty much exactly the same thing as pell mell pelly melly helter skelter topsy turvy higgledy piggledy but not willy nilly which means something completely different I like it 4 C s definition by

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  • Pell-mell (idea) by Tem42 - Everything2.com
    to large crowds and often specifically to soldiers in battle to mean indiscriminate jumbling together of people or things and to mean rushing heedlessly Historically many writers have confounded the words pell mell and pall mall Pall mall was a game popular in Georgian London played with a ring and mallet The London street now called Pall Mall connected at one end to a game field where pall mall was played the court was misleadingly called an alley but there are frequent claims that the name comes not simply from the game but because of the rushing chaos of the road which contained a number of gentlemen s clubs including The Rag The Athenaeum the Carlton Club the Royal Automobile Club the Traveler s Club and many others major business houses and eventually the war office It is possible that this is true to some extent but misleading while the road was officially named Catherine Street it was from the start referred to as Pall Mall This means that the name precedes the clubs and business offices by a good century at least but reports are that the street was in poor repair and in need of widening so it may well have been a pell mell journey We have a number of similar words meaning pretty much exactly the same thing as pell mell pelly melly helter skelter topsy turvy higgledy piggledy but not willy nilly which means something completely different I like it 4 C s Pall mall Shilly shally willy nilly Mêlée Pika pika Francesca Woodman Reduplication Helter skelter Merriam Webster Fossil word Rain in the gutters star child Higgledy piggledy Breech grid hoi polloi Disorder kudos Adjective Confusion Nolan Bushnell Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended

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  • Ashigaru - Everything2.com
    relatively typo free writeup User Bookmarks Sort by name Sort by date Everything User Search Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended Reading About Everything2 User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Super Nintendo Entertainment System So you wanna be a hacker lede

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  • Fossil word - Everything2.com
    likely to be considered an eponymous term than a fossil Foreign words are also not generally considered fossil words for obvious reasons Words such as ami and vici may become unintelligible to hoi polloi when used in isolation but in this case the words were never in popular usage in our language and so cannot be fossilized When a fossil word has been completely absorbed into a compound word it is called a cranberry morpheme after the cran in cranberry Examples include but are certainly not limited to Rush pell mell Hither and yon hither and thither Without further ado To run amok bandy about Wait with bated breath Batten down the hatches At one s beck and call Leave in the lurch Let bygones be bygones One s just deserts By dint of will High dudgeon Cut up didos Eke out Wend one s way In fine fettle To and fro Hale and hearty Time immemorial Beyond one s ken Kith and kin At loggerheads Test one s mettle In the offing Hoist by one s own petard The whole shebang Short shrift Sleight of hand Moral turpitude Ulterior motive Vim and vigor Wreak havoc Days of yore Good riddance I like it 3 C s cranberry morpheme Petard eggcorn Metaphors are fossils Eponymous terms folk etymology Fettle Dudgeon Kith lurch shebang idiom wend Idiomatic expression Bon Ami Amok Live and Dead Metaphor compound word Yon Wreak Turpitude Thither Shrift Riddance Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended Reading About Everything2 User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Super Nintendo

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  • Fossil word (thing) by Tem42 - Everything2.com
    Molotov that most people can give off hand but it is more likely to be considered an eponymous term than a fossil Foreign words are also not generally considered fossil words for obvious reasons Words such as ami and vici may become unintelligible to hoi polloi when used in isolation but in this case the words were never in popular usage in our language and so cannot be fossilized When a fossil word has been completely absorbed into a compound word it is called a cranberry morpheme after the cran in cranberry Examples include but are certainly not limited to Rush pell mell Hither and yon hither and thither Without further ado To run amok bandy about Wait with bated breath Batten down the hatches At one s beck and call Leave in the lurch Let bygones be bygones One s just deserts By dint of will High dudgeon Cut up didos Eke out Wend one s way In fine fettle To and fro Hale and hearty Time immemorial Beyond one s ken Kith and kin At loggerheads Test one s mettle In the offing Hoist by one s own petard The whole shebang Short shrift Sleight of hand Moral turpitude Ulterior motive Vim and vigor Wreak havoc Days of yore Good riddance I like it 3 C s cranberry morpheme Petard eggcorn Metaphors are fossils Eponymous terms folk etymology Fettle Dudgeon Kith lurch shebang idiom wend Idiomatic expression Bon Ami Amok Live and Dead Metaphor compound word Yon Wreak Turpitude Thither Shrift Riddance Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended Reading About Everything2 User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Super Nintendo

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