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there is more then one way to skin a cat!

Friday, August 05, 2011

can anyone tell me where this saying comes from? we all say it one time or another, but where does it come from? emoticon

  
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MARVEEME 8/5/2011 7:31PM

    Origin

The earliest printed citation of this proverbial saying that I can find is in a short story by the American humorist Seba Smith - The Money Diggers, 1840:

"There are more ways than one to skin a cat," so are there more ways than one of digging for money.

Other versions of the phrase were in use in the 19th century, which specify the 'other ways' of felicide that might be employed. Charles Kingsley recorded the most common variant in the novel Westward Ho!, 1855. As befits a West Country gentleman, Kingsley opted for:

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.

Other forms of end that have been employed (and sometimes of a dog rather than a cat) are hanging, choking with butter and choking with pudding.

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RATFINKROB 8/5/2011 9:31AM

    I was curious myself so I Googled it. I is just a modern twist on an old English saying, there is more than one way to kill a cat than chocking it on cream. The American version is from the southern states and the cat refers to catfish, that you skin before eating.

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are you mak'in it or break'in it?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

weeza mak'in it !! i am never giving up and neither should you my friends. do not let enyone pull you back !! Rose emoticon

  
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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:50PM

    Oh yeah, I like, I love it, I want more of it!!!! GREAT attitude!!!!!

PS – I know these comments are for blogs eons ago, but what the heck!!! LOL
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LINDAJ0621 7/31/2011 8:39AM

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TIREDOFFLUFFY 7/30/2011 5:47PM

  We're Going to make it..after all:)

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LACEEJO11 7/30/2011 12:18PM

   

KEEP KICKIN'!! We are starting another KICK 5 to the curb on 8-8-11!! Three KICKERS have now reached their GOAL ahead of time!!

KEEP KICKIN'!!

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MARVEEME 7/30/2011 10:24AM

    Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride!

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are you REALLY alone?

Friday, July 29, 2011

come on now people ! do you really think that you are alone when you exercise? if you think that, who are all the people here that are lifting you up and cheering you on , on a daily basis? are we just wasting our time? are we a team or not? we are all here for one reason . to get healthy and fit ! we are all striving for the same goal. just 'cause someone is not walking, running, or crawling right next to you does not mean that you are alone . i do not know how many spark teams there are, but we are ALL connected together on a the same mission. so pull up your boot straps, and let's get going ! lets do this together ! NO EXCUSES !! i love you all, Rose emoticon emoticon

  
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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:51PM

    Awesome!!! I give so much gratitude for my wonderful Sparkfriends on a daily basis!! They always help in so many ways, and yep, getting through my workouts too!! You are doing so awesome, and I love your upbeat demeanor…LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

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KARRYB1 7/29/2011 8:44PM

    Great pep talk! We're in this together. emoticon

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BABYBARNEY 7/29/2011 3:59PM

    Oh, yea, I'm right there with you ALL emoticon

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TONI501 7/29/2011 3:21PM

    Wow, I love this blog. I know all to well how it feels when you think your alone in this weight loss journey. But I'm so thankful for all my sparkfriends that have pulled me through. Thank you Rose for everything. emoticon emoticon

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PMFISH 7/29/2011 10:07AM

    You are only alone as you want to be. Whether it be friends online or right next door. It all starts with your state of mind. Of course, our savior is always with us, for which I am so thankful. Have a great week.

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MITECU 7/29/2011 9:45AM

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MARVEEME 7/29/2011 9:22AM

    GOYA! GOYA!

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MSKITYOCAT 7/29/2011 9:18AM

  spiritually we are not alone, but when you are working out, its a lonely place to be. Everyone is so busy concentrating on their own workout that they can't be bothered to say anything other then a responsive hello back to you. Have you looked around the gym......not one smile on one face. However, having said that have a blessed day yourself today

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EARTHMOM56 7/29/2011 9:16AM

    I am so grateful for the support of all of my new SparkPeople friends. Even though I live alone, I rarely feel lonely. My kitties are curious about their "human mother" when she is doing exercises that involve yoga mats, balance balls and videos!

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Ladies and Gentleman, Welcome Little Uno !

Thursday, July 28, 2011

To all my spark friends, Here is the brave little guy that has been the talk. The little blessing that you all have prayed for. This is a gift from GOD ! And someone out there left him on my door step not knowing weather or not he would live or die. I thank the LORD every night that Uno came to me. Thankyou Jesus !! Please pray for the soul that brought him to me. AMEN!! I hope you enjoy this photo and treasure it and keep it close to your hearts ! Rose emoticon

  
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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:52PM

    Awe...it was meant to be…lucky the both of you!!!!! So precious!! emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 7/29/2011 12:26PM

    Aww, Uno is adorable!!!! He's lucky to have you! I'm praying for him! :)

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TONI501 7/28/2011 10:35PM

    I will definitely keep him in my prayers. I sure am glad he found you...you were to prefect person.

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/28/2011 9:37PM

    I am such a goof ball....I thought the picture was on your blog...LOL I found it in the photo gallery. He's adorable.

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SHELLB7 7/28/2011 9:31PM

    Aww, I'll be praying for you and the little guy. It was hard for me to tell in the picture; what kind of animal is the little guy? Keep the pictures coming!
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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/28/2011 9:30PM

    Oh where is the picture? Thank God they left the kitten with you.

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The Bobcat !

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Feast your eyes on this mama! is she beautiful or what? she is a bobcat and lives in our woods. she has her babies every year here and we get to enjoy the beauty! we named her Emma. hope you enjoy the photo. Rose emoticon

  
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SHALIBIBI 7/28/2011 5:43PM

  Thanks for your supportive words today. I really appreciate it! The bobcat is beautiful. I also love your favorite fishing spot! I added you as a spark friend so I will be in touch.

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JUDITH316 7/28/2011 5:07PM

    Yes, Bobcats are a beautiful animal, thanks for sharing. enjoy..

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