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07 Nov, 2006

let’s play a little animal rummy

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

Animal rummy

(more ValVill finds to post later!)


4 Responses to "let’s play a little animal rummy"

1 | Marla

November 7th, 2006 at 5:42 pm

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*darts green spiraling pupils from protruding orbs your way*

2 | Sheila

November 8th, 2006 at 12:29 pm

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Charming illustrations. Kind of sad how “Gay Dog” will elicit snickering now. Even young kids seem to pick up “Gay” as a pejorative term. My 18-yr old says it is widely used as an insulting term among her cohort. I know language evolves and I treasure that, but the changes are not always for the better. How do your girls react to that word?

3 | andrea

November 8th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

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Sheila: They don’t react. They haven’t asked and we haven’t told them. Yet. When they do ask (and they will, because Emma is reading now) I’m going to tell her that the word originally meant “happy” but has changed to become an insult. Perhaps I’ll be able to leave it at that. *sigh*

4 | a peek inside the fish bowl

November 11th, 2007 at 9:58 am

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[...] I love ValVillage for the board games. But like any secondhand purchase, it’s about luck when it comes to actually finding (a) a good game and (b) you have to accept the risk that pieces might be missing. For this reason, I haven’t been brave enough to buy puzzles, but I have had good luck buying vintage games here before. [...]

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