Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners




In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat
his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’


Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.
It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. .
and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.


The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and
Wilma Flintstone


Coca-Cola was originally green.


It is impossible to lick your elbow.


The cost of raising a medium-size dog
to the age of eleven:
£ 10,120.00


The first novel ever
written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer..


Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
a great king from history:

Spades – King David

Hearts – Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds – Julius Caesar


111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321


If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the
air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds
received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes


Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter ‘A’?

A. One thousand


Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.


Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?

A. Honey


In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,
making the bed firmer to sleep on.
Hence the phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’


It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month
after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all
the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was
lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as
the honeymoon.


In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts….
So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at
them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. It’s where we get the
phrase: ‘mind your P’s and Q’s


Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the
rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used
the whistle to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’
is the phrase inspired by this practice.


At least 75% of people who read this will try to
lick their elbow!


Don’t delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not,
you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde
Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the
olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by

istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?



1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family
of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your mobile phone to see if
anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries…

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom
of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your mobile phone, which you didn’t even have
the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and
you turn around to go and get it

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting
your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this

14. You are too busy to notice there was no 9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t
a 9 on this list

~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

Go on, forward this to your friends.
You know you want to!

And stop trying to lick your elbow!


Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango


  1. Scarily familiar lol! Though I draw the line at admitting to lick my elbow 😉 Maybe I did…maybe I didn’t!! The mobile phone one rings especially true…only one week after getting my super duper hi tech touch screen smartphone, merely 3 months old, back from the repair centre it has had to go back again with another software fault…I am distraught!!!! My right wolfie paw has been chopped off so to speak now I am having to use an decidedly un-smartphone without any vital apps for next 2-3 weeks!!! I cannot survive without my mobile constantly on hand!! lol 🙂

    • Hi Wolfie, you and my grandchildren would get on great, they too always have their phone in their hand, can’t live without. it, I hope you get it back all in good working order before your withdrawal symptoms bite too deep. 😉

  2. Oh Arlene I started trying to lick my elbow as soon as I read that bit, and 9 ones, multiplied by 9 ones…gets that amount?..Mind boggling, .. although doesn’t take much to boggle my mind, it seems the reasoning behind stuff is as fascinating as the stuff itself. Which is why I like watching QI with Stephen Fry, um. not actually ‘with’ him per se , I mean him as the host 😉 ) ) …and not surprised about the Honey, I just had some on my bran flakes..Mm mm lovely!! and of course I’ll stop trying to lick my elbow…not a good look in the office… 😀 xPenx
    (hugs to you, Tango and Ruby Tuesday.. and I see Ruby’s got her name in lights now!! great!!)

    • Hi Pen, well you’re more more optimistic than I, I wouldn’t dream of trying to lick my elbow, or any other part of my anatomy, things like biting nails and sucking thumbs make me feel nauseous, When I read of Fergie, sucking someone’s toes, I felt quite ill.
      I didn’t even bother with the maths either, just accepted it as true, aren’t I a trusting soul !
      I too like Stephen Fry, I think he’s amusing, witty and so clever. Q I is one of my must see’s.
      Yes I thought it was about time that Ruby had her rightful place alongside Tango. so decided to have a blog make over at the same time. Have a lovely weekend Hugs XX

  3. Curiosity abounds

    Got me on all of the above. Surprised about letter A not appearing til one thousand!

    • Hi Anne, nice to see you again, I started trying to calculate the letter A but gave up after 2 minutes, again I’ll take it on trust, Take care of yourself. and hope your weekend is peaceful.

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