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Nancy2
2017-07-31 21:17:19 UTC
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I have started a series of crime books by Margaret Maron. Does anyone else read the Judge
Knott series?

She uses an acronym, "L-M-N," as in, "What the L-M-N....?" Like we would say, "What the Sam Hill,"
or "What the bloody hell?"

I only found one answer for that acronym, and it was, "L**k My N*ts." This meaning makes no
sense. Does anyone have a clue?

N.
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2017-08-02 04:13:02 UTC
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Post by Nancy2
I have started a series of crime books by Margaret Maron. Does anyone else read the Judge
Knott series?
She uses an acronym, "L-M-N," as in, "What the L-M-N....?" Like we would say, "What the Sam Hill,"
or "What the bloody hell?"
I only found one answer for that acronym, and it was, "L**k My N*ts." This meaning makes no
sense. Does anyone have a clue?
N.
Sheesh, I've been reading all her books, all along, including the early Sigrid Harald. I haven't a clue what your talking about.

Hunh! Oh, well, I miss a lot of stuff when I'm reading. Contact her. She used to and may still attend conventions and she'll probably tell you.

Did you start with book one?

Pam
Nancy2
2017-08-02 12:18:32 UTC
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Thanks, Pam...yes, I started with the first Knott book in that series.

N.
Nancy2
2017-08-02 20:03:40 UTC
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Email from Ms. Maron....she got the expression from a friend who wouldn't say, "Hell," so instead
she said, "What the L-M-N-O-P was I thinking?" Not R rated at all. Mystery solved.

N.
Bookwyrm
2017-08-03 02:47:49 UTC
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Email from Ms. Maron....she got the expression from a friend who wouldn't say, "Hell," so instead
she said, "What the L-M-N-O-P was I thinking?" Not R rated at all. Mystery solved.
N.
Had a grandmother who was too much of a lady to say "Hell" also.
So she just said, "H - E - double toothpicks".

Bwyrm


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Nancy2
2017-08-04 19:24:22 UTC
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IN this day, hell is a rather mild word. I was one of four siblings, and we had a metal box
with slots for about 12-16 little sections, that you could label with what you were saving
for, like "vacation," "new furniture," "new landscape plants," etc. We weren't allowed to
say words like "dumb," "stupid," "idiot," and cuss words like "darn," or any word or
phrase that included "Jesus," or "God." If we did break a language rule, we had to put
a nickel in the slot of our choice.

We could say "doggone," or "Jiminy crickets!". My dad would say, "Oh, sassafras!"

Times have really changed. ;-))

N.
Mike Burke
2017-08-05 06:00:39 UTC
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Post by Nancy2
IN this day, hell is a rather mild word. I was one of four siblings, and
we had a metal box
with slots for about 12-16 little sections, that you
could label with what you were saving
for, like "vacation," "new furniture," "new landscape plants," etc. We weren't allowed to
say words like "dumb," "stupid," "idiot," and cuss words like "darn," or any word or
phrase that included "Jesus," or "God." If we did break a language rule, we had to put
a nickel in the slot of our choice.
We could say "doggone," or "Jiminy crickets!". My dad would say, "Oh, sassafras!"
Times have really changed. ;-))
N.
I remember when I was in my early 20s in Port Moresby I met an elderly
American lady (who was then a good deal younger than I am now) who was
staying at the same place I was staying. We became life-long friends. I
couldn't understand why she used to chip me for "cursing". Words like
"hell" and "damn" and similarly mild words that were utterly innocuous for
Australians in general were offensive to her. It was the first time I'd
encountered this type of prudery.
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Ingo Siekmann
2017-08-05 09:13:19 UTC
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Hallo,

Am 04.08.2017 um 21:24 schrieb Nancy2:
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We could say "doggone," or "Jiminy crickets!". My dad would say, "Oh, sassafras!"
Times have really changed. ;-))
Yeah, we have come a long way.

As I am typing this,the video to Kesha's new song is running in TV.
Chorus: "I'm a motherf*cking woman, baby". :-)

Bye
Ingo
Carol Dickinson
2017-08-16 22:19:18 UTC
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phrase that included "Jesus," or "God." If we did break a language rule, we had to put
a nickel in the slot of our choice.
I hope this means only as a negative or cuss word. Surely you don't mean you were
restricted from using those two words in a philosophical discussion.

Carol

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