A Conversation for Blood, Bandages and Barber Poles - the History of Barbers

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Saturnine

smiley - tongueout


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Post 22

clzoomer- mostly retired.

Although if it wasn't for them (and the Vikings and the French) you'd be typing in an oak grove naked and covered with blue paint!smiley - laugh


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Post 23

Saturnine

Why blue paint?


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clzoomer- mostly retired.

The original Brits were called Woads or something like that (I'm probably wrong about the name). The first invaders said they painted themselves blue and danced around oak trees naked. Worshipped the trees and the mistletoe that grew on them. Built mounds and Stonehenge and all that lot.

Hmmmm, I wonder how you would look naked and painted blue.smiley - laugh


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Post 25

Baron Grim

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
smiley - biggrin


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Post 26

clzoomer- mostly retired.

Bloody aqueducts!

smiley - laugh


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Post 27

Saturnine

Oh invaders say anything to make us look bad...smiley - tongueout


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Post 28

clzoomer- mostly retired.

Oh I'm certain you lot were a bunch of brave, inventive warriors.


What happened?

smiley - biggrin


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Post 29

Saturnine

I don't know. My genes survived, that's all I care about...smiley - smiley


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Post 30

Farlander

they roamed. smiley - groan

woads- yes, they're called woads. look up douglas adams's 'the salmon of doubt' smiley - fish

you know, mistletoe used to be associated with dung and branches, and not so much with kisses... smiley - winkeye


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Post 31

Saturnine

Actually, mistletoe used to be more associated with the genitals than with kissing...smiley - tongueout


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Post 32

clzoomer- mostly retired.

Yer dying to tell us so go ahead...smiley - laugh


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Post 33

Saturnine

You only have to look at them to see why cl smiley - kiss


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Post 34

clzoomer- mostly retired.

smiley - laughWhat, green and shiny?


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Post 35

Saturnine

Mistletoe berries are WHITE! (What kind of mistletoe occurs in Canada?) and when they are broken open, the insides are sticky with little tiny seeds...geddit?


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