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ursus arctos
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OTF, the real international centre/center for life long learning.

Amor, it really is spelled with a "y" in American; trust me.

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One of my great-uncles used to blow smoke rings when pipe smoking, which amused my cousins and me no end. He looked a lot like Leonid Brezhnev, but my mother always shushed me if I mentioned it, because my Polish relatives always made a point to differentiate themselves from Russians.
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Coffy has Polish relatives?

I never would have known that from your profile.

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That's a humorous (I hope) profile based on my username. In real life, I'm multiethnic.
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ursus arctos
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To be honest, I never looked at it until today, when I was trying to find where we had talked about a Philly team in MLS.

And yes, I think it is funny.

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Amor de Cosmos
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it really is spelled with a "y" in American; trust me.

Why, or more pertinently "y"?

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Because we aren't very good at languages?
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The high-pressure hose at the garbage truck shed did all of those cleaning steps in about two seconds.

Sacrilege! Apostate! Anti-Christ! <makes sign of cross with fingers> Water should never, ever be in the presence of a mature pipe. It kills it stone dead. The inside of the bowl is a living organism, achieving maximum "ripeness" is, I understand, one of the pure pleasures of smoking. It takes several weeks to get past the "green" stage, before the tars of the tobacco have mingled with the wood sap to create a perfect flavour. It then lasts for only a few more weeks before the bowl becomes too hot and the taste too acrid.

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When I was rowing, the team sheets used to be posted in the window of a tobacconist that had opened in the 18th century.

The guy who owned used to say stuff like that with some regularity.

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I wasn't clear. It wasn't a water hose, it's an air hose. It blew air out somewhere between 100-300 psi, I'd reckon, although I don't recall. I think it's real function was to somehow assist in the cleaning of certain power tools and, with a different attachment, filling up tires.

However, I'm sure purists would reject that as well as it might dry it out too much.

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Is it possible that smoking a pipe could take off again, in the wake of 'the smoking ban'? You know - the potentially bigger 'hit' from an unfiltered pipe full of tobacco meaning that you don't have to go outside into the pissing Summer rain or winter blizzards so often?

You might also smell faintly of raw tobacco, from putting the pipe back into your jacket pocket all the time, which could mean you'd get attractive women coming up to you and asking if they could sniff you - well, your jacket anyway - while you stand there, chatting to your friends at the bar!

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Trying to light a pipe in the rain is like walking backwards up a downward moving escalator though.

[ 22.08.2007, 03:14: Message edited by: Amor de Cosmos ]

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But I always liked the smell, and associate it with domestic tranquillity.
I know exactly what you mean. My father used to smoke a pipe (and cigars) before stopping sometime in the early eighties.

Brookes And Brookes, Rotherham's leading tobacconist has just shut down, after a hundred years of business.

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The only independent shop in Exeter High Street is a tobacconist. It's probably gone for I know.
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there is something really pleasant about the smell of pipe tobacco. For some reason I associate it with christmas even though no-one in my family smoked. (probably read to much victorian and edwardian childrens literature) I have a similar attitude to Cigars as well.

It just leads you to wonder, if that is what tobacco smells like, what exactly do they put in cigarettes?

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