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Got a new job making plastic Dracula's. There is only two of us on the production line so I have to make every second count.

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My brother likes to practice cricket on his own, but I sneaked up on him and caught him out.

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I came across this "formula" many years ago. It was used in the advert of a well-known writing instrument company.

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What is it for?

Hint 1: it is obvious something humorous to be in this tread.

Hint 2: it is a recipe for something consumable. Can you work out the meaning of any part of this "equation"? 

 

 

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Well I guess the bottom line of the first section is "4 ice cubes" and the next bit is "stirred 3 times"...?

 

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Very good!

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7 parts gin and one part vermouth, over 4 ice cubes, stirred three times, gives you a Martini?

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Correct. The complete meaning is:

3.5 shots of gin and half a shot of vermouth over 4 parts ice, finished off with three stirs (the 3×360o).

Just in case anything is not obvious:

H2O = water. Hence H2O3 = water cube or ice (power of three = cube)

The Gin and Vermouth is on top of H2O3. Hence the over ice cube. 

360o is a full circle or one stir. 

Parker Pen Company ran an advertising campaign in the early 1970s,  showing a hand using a Parker Pen to write the 'mathematical' formula on a piece of paper. The result was that they received numerous inquiries by chemists, mathematicians, and physicists, asking for the meaning of the formula. 

Apparently the campaign received one very critical letter asking "Who ever heard of a martini without an olive?"

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Yeah- rounded up to full measures, but 7:1 is getting dry.

I'm trying to remember the name of the French writer who liked his Martinis very very dry.

He ended up pouring the gin, phoning a friend in new York, who would open a bottle of vermouth

near the phone, and the writer in France would hold his gin near the phone so it could hear the vermouth being

opened, so, in his eyes, he wasn't just drinking neat gin, but a very dry Martini....

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On 8/1/2020 at 8:42 PM, Sword said:

 

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add "+ O(Fillmore West)" before "= M" and you have your olive :)  

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To quote the great Tom Lehrer in "Bright College Days"

Hearts full of truth, hearts full of youth.

Six parts of gin to one of vermouth."

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Karl Marx is a noted historical figure but no one ever mentions his sister, Onya, who invented the starting pistol.

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I asked my friend to buy me a French phrase book.

He bought me a book about growing strawberries.

(heard on Ken Bruce this morning).

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7 hours ago, secret santa said:

I asked my friend to buy me a French phrase book.

He bought me a book about growing strawberries.

(heard on Ken Bruce this morning).

Had to think about that one - then the penny dropped! (No, it wasn't an 1860 beaded/toothed mule).

 

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Just found a great online German butchers.

Ordered some excellent sausages but I think the wurst is yet to come. 

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No such thing as a geneologist!

 

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Ask your father about that.....

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1 hour ago, blakeyboy said:

Ask your father about that.....

Coincidentally, my father WAS a geneAlogist...

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On 8/5/2020 at 9:14 PM, Peckris 2 said:

No such thing as a geneologist!

 

Poetic license?

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I had my poetic license revoked.

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I've just told my suitcases that there's no chance of us going on holiday this year.

 

Any tips on how to deal with emotional baggage?

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8 hours ago, bagerap said:

I've just told my suitcases that there's no chance of us going on holiday this year.

 

Any tips on how to deal with emotional baggage?

Yeh. Get a grip on it and put it back in its place.

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