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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

PUZZLE STATEMENT:

When writing these puzzles, I often feel as though I am incapable of dividing the condiment

This will probably be quick...
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Possible $poiler emailed.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, you're right...I knew this would be easy. I'll leave it open to see if anyone else wants a crack at it, though.
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E-mailed as well.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Yep, all right...it was too easy. Whirligig and Balin got it right away. =D

***SPOILER***
When writing these puzzles, I often feel as though I...can't cut the mustard!!!!

Thanks, Balin and Whirligig, for playing!
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That's the moments when I would love to be a real native English speaker... :-)
What does "cut the mustard" mean, please? I'm so curious...
Balin (Balin)
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Re an online idiom dictionary:

"if you can't cut the mustard, you cannot deal with problems or difficulties if she can't cut the mustard, we'll have to find someone else to do the job."
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Thanks Balin! Is there an online idiom dictionary that you can recommend me? I often use wordreference.com as a dictionary, and I find it really complete and well done, but for idioms it's not the best source...
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http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/cut-the-mustard.html

There you go: you're not alone. Nobody seems to know where this funny phrase comes from. :-)
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You can't cut the mustard ... BUT CAN YOU SPLIT THE KETCHUP?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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*divides ketchup between Whirligig, Woodworm, Mattiel, and Balin*
Balin (Balin)
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*pockets ketchup, then wonders why he stuffed ketchup in his pocket...does laundry*
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Balin, the ketchup was in packets! Easily countable and splittable :-D
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Balin's packet leaked.

*steals all of the mustard for himself*
Balin (Balin)
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Colonel Mustard, with the Whirligig...I mean, Whirligig, with the mustard, on the LTPF!!

*Who's up for a cookout? I'll grll the hot dogs and burgers.*
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How does one go about using a whirligig for murder?

I would love a burger, but I don't have the technology to receive one over the Internet.

*gives Balin some mustard out of pity*
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You two are too funny :-P Not that that's a bad thing...

*gives Balin a jar of mustard and a drinking straw*
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*Burger e-mailed.*

And thanks for the mustard!
Balin (Balin)
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Thanks for the straw, Kaylee, although we need some drinks...anybody bring a cooler?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*gives Balin a Roy Rogers* *has one too*
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Hey, what about me?
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Come to think of it, this has given me an idea for a new kind of LA where each user is a separate character. Anybody like it?
Balin (Balin)
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Ooh, excellent idea, Whirligig! And thanks for the Roy Rogers, Kaylee!
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Welcome, Balin! And ooooh, great idea Whirligig!!! *gives you Roy Rogers too*
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*Did anyone bring a cooler? I've got a straw here, but no drinks....*
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You've got that Roy Rogers!!! *sighs, shakes head hopelessly at Balin, and puts cooler full of Coke, Sprite, and jars of maraschino cherries out*
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My, that was dumb...I was thinking of the restaurant/burger, not the drink. *facepalm*

I normally don't drink soda, but I'll take a few swigs.
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There's a restaurant/burger called Roy Rogers? *interested* Well, I don't drink alcohol, so soda's what I put in my cooler. =D
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Yes, there's a Roy Rogers restaurant - I've only encountered it at rest stops along the East Coast, though. Pretty good burgers too.

And I don't drink alcohol either...I typically stick with iced tea, lemonade, and fruit juice. But this drink sounds rather interesting...I'd definitely be willing to try it.
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It's Coke/Pepsi with grenadine and maraschino cherries added. Very, very good. Shirley Temple would be the Sprite/7UP equivalent.
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And I've had a Shirley Temple before...it all makes (delicious) sense now! Although I'm hoping you brought the cups.
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I've had a Shirley Temple before. I like Sprite better than Coke, though. Meh.
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The glasses are on the picnic table. Forgot to mention them. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. ;-)
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All right then, we've got burgers, dogs, buns, plates, cups, drinks....I think that's everything!
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Hurrah! Picnic time! (Does anyone have peanut butter?

...And if anyone got that reference, I'll be so pleased...I miss my childhood. :-p
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Whoops, should have had a ) in there...*pretends it was*
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Sadly, I don't get the reference. And I didn't bring any peanut butter - sorry.
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Haha, don't worry. It's a reference to an old show, "Eureeka's Castle", which aired on Nickelodeon from 1989-1995, from when I was 4 to when I was 10. At the end of each episode, the bells would ring and there would be a general chorus of "Picnic time" which was the main lyric for the ending credits, and there was something about which peanut butter jar to bring, creamy or crunchy, and they said "Let's bring them all!" Lol...sadly, I can't remember much of anything else about the show. There was a dragon involved, that's about it.
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Ah yes...nostalgia. Never watched much Nickelodeon, but I do remember this one show I watched called "Histeria!" which presented historical events in a laugh-out-loud manner - no one else I know seems to remember it though.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpnZPM99JSM Here's the intro and closing.

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