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Durbs
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Posted:The phrase has been around for ages and I keep seeing it more and more often...

Does anyone know what if comes from?


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Posted:i have no idea ... but hey its extremely humorus !

wheres that old avatar of yours the one where the dude gouses himself in gasloine and the lights himself up !!! way funny man smile


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Durbs
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Posted:I got in trouble for it - not promoting safe practice of fire... umm

So had to change it frown Glad someone else thought it was funny


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Posted:it was the best !!!!!!!!!!!! stupid people !
think you could tell me where you got it ? or do i have to poke baggers with spoons ..... hey it sounds good! smile


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Durbs
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Posted:I can't actually remember now... Some random BB I think, it was in someone's signature

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Posted:Badgers????? Badgers?????
We don't need no stinkin' Badgers!!!!!
tongue tongue tongue


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_Clare_
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Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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Posted:Maybe the phrase means to dig things out... or find things out.
Dunno, but still funny...
smile


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Parafinfairy
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

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Posted:Never heard of it in my life?!! Are you sure you didn't just make it up?

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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Posted:Good lord how can none of you know the origins?!?!?!

One Eddie Izzard came up with it in his stand up show. It was in Dress to Kill, the section on reigion.


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"Father, bless me for I have sinned, I did an original sin I poked a badger with a spoon."

"I've never heard of that one before! Five Hail Mary's and two Hello, Dolly's."

"Oh, all right..."

"Bless me, Father, for I have slept with my next door neighbor's wife."

"Heard it! I want an original sin."

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Spanner
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Posted:I poke spoons with badgers.

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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grasshoppah
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

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Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

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Posted:I smoke badgers on spoons.

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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OrangeBobo
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Posted:There's also a LOTR fiction site called "Poking Badgers with Spoons" if my memory serves. It was the actors who played Merry and Pippin (can't remember the actor;s names), and some of their friends writing the stuff... I *think*.

The name origin for that site was one of the two actors had a shirt on that said the infamous "I poke badgers with spoons" and that was that, I guess!

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Gidg
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Posted:I don't poke badgers with spoons. I hit them in the knees with spoons.



Oooops. Hi Patrick! biggrin wink


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Durbs
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Posted:Ahhhh - Eddie Izzard, the man is a legend biggrin

*wanders off to find a badger and a spoon*


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Posted:I'm sorry, you're all wrong. I think you'll find that I poke badgers with spoons. wink

YARR! Thats replaced the whale in my nightmares!

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Parafinfairy
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Posted:I remember now - I've even seen it. Bad memory....

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

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Durbs
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Posted:Blondes... rolleyes

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Psyri
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Posted:I've noticed that there have been too many badgers in chat recently.... but I aint seen many in the wild... been loads of foxes.... I suppose its nice that our wild life is looking interesting again and that their are avid badger pokers with many different spoons

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Durbs
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Posted:I haven't seen a badger for ages...

I like badgers


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Psyri
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Posted:Its funny people have found so much interest in badgers all of a suden lol...

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Kit


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Posted:its funny no-ones been sad enough to mention mushrooms yet...

random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Posted:DOH!

random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Jona
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

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Posted:check this out! http://fat-pie.com


YEY! i got the poi down form under the motorway bridge!

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MrConfused
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

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Posted:I spoon badgers on spokes

If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.

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Aleks


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Posted:Snake a snake erm.... Pajer!

Look at me twirl my pretty rainbow poi in my rainbowhat with my rainbow earings and my rainbow top etc.....

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Posted:bugger... I was about to start singing the Badger song... but u guys beat me to it... well u suggested the idea first anyway...

But yeah... what does a badger look like anyway?


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:I sense a full-on confrontation coming... eek

-Mike )'(
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fake teeth and glue
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:all this talk on badgers is annoying there are other animals in the world you know.
(no offence to badgers badger lovers or patrick)
i think we should big up another animal for a change badgers have been in the spotlight for too long it's time to step down gracefully and let somone else have the glory each week a new animal each week a new glory each week a new world!
this week the cockroach!


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laudie
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Posted:http://www.teestains.com/i_poke_badgers_with_spoons.html


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Posted:I duno if its the spoons or maybe even the badgers but I think we've all bonded here today

I took my harp ta party, but no body asked me to play, so I took harp home again

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Posted:ahhh!!!! the secret crazed love of badgers and poking is spreading to the rich and hobbitly famous!!
runaway from the dazzling bleached light light!!
(and rather then cockroaches, can it be butterflies?)


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