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Dom
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Posted:Daily Telegraph,
Monday 29/7/2002,
Picture Clipping

The text on this picture of a lass doing poi, reads: "Whirl of a time: festivalgoer Tanya Osmond puts on a show of her own at Womad with a novelty streamer, known as a poipois, which were on sale."

Funny! We're now all novelty streamer whirlers!

Anyone know this Tanya Osmond? She can't spin, but not bad looking!

By the way, glass spotted this and got me to post it. I think he may be a closet Telegraph reader!

[ 01 August 2002, 21:45: Message edited by: Dom ]


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IdubI
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Posted:oh dear.

I like the name poipois, actually that's a lie it sounds utterly ridiculous.

novelty!!! I ask you, really!

cheers though Dom.


*Oh, just for a minute,* my bed said.
"Don't lie to me," I grumbled.
*But you're so tired...*

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cutie poi girlie
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Posted:I was helping out at the poipois stall as I knew the man who owned it. Actually the poi were quite good for 10.

Luv peace 'n' chicken grease Al X x

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Glåss
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Posted:the daily smellygraph.
no way how dare you dom.

It was michals* mum who spotted it.

*you know the crazy barbie sacrificing poi teacher.

doesn't it just make you want to punch a journalist:)


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cutie poi girlie
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Posted:tee hee

Luv peace 'n' chicken grease Al X x

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Durbs
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Posted:I heard somewhere - not on HOP but some other random sight that Poi are actually called Poipoi on acount of there being two. Come to think of it, it was my friend who used to live in NZ.

Out of interest how do you know she can't spin?
Looks like a competent corkscrewer to me...


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Dom
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Posted:I'm sure I've heard here that the plural of poi is poi. And it'd be poies, unless Maori is similar to Indonesian where plurals are denoted by the singular being repeated (bus bus = buses).

I summerized that she was a beginner because the position of both poi and the tail hint that a figure of eight is the desired move. However the position of the hands looks like the type of hand movement I've seen a hundred times on beginners doing their first equal time figure of eights, very seperated in order to stop the poi crashing. And the look on her face is a classic beginner look, one eye on each poi.

And the chances are the journos saw a pretty blonde girl, who looks like a telegraph reader's daughter, and took the snap. If you notice most people tend to take photos of girls spinning. Maybe something to do with sex, I dunno.

She may however be the best spinner in the world, and be on her way over to my house now to slap me.

I'm rambling....


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Durbs
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Posted:Are you?
In the countryside I bet with your red socks, knobbly stick, bobble hat, kagool and trusty map and compass.
Oh, and you must have a laptop aswell to be here whilst rambling.
Anywhere nice?


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Dom
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Posted:Ah! Map! Knew I forgot something! Not too sure where I am, but there's thorns and thistle everywhere. Maybe I should have bought that GPS phone instead of the GPRS phone! If I see a herd of migrating bufalo I'll just follow them and hopefully they'll lead me through a convenient rift in space time to a nice steak house or something where I can call a cab home...

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DarkFairyQueen
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Posted:HoOHoOO!

spIEDelfry cAlemKTas?... si.


Az abouve, So below...

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Malcolm
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Posted:quote: Poi-Poi dance for the females and co-ordination training for the warriors (using rocks swung from flax ropes) before battle. Poi is both singular and plural. That is... I have one Poi, and I have 4 Poi. Not pois. Other words that are both singular and plural are "Sheep" and "Fish". "Poi poi" is repeated many times in a popular poi dance "Whakarongo Mai"
I am thinking that is where they came up with the "poi poi" dance name. However they are just repitition of the "poi" word in a song. They did not create a new word.


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Glåss
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Posted:Dom how dare you.
That mistry girl Tanya Osmond, might be a newbie round here in which case you'll be having some apologising to do.

you snot you cant say from one instant photo that shes can't spin, you meany.

Now what I think has happened here is that our nice mr dom has got jelous because tanya has better blonde hair that dom has, and she clearly has better CONDITIONER. (he loves his conditioner) Doms gone red with blonde envy.

tee hee
Drew


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bender
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Posted:in all honesty, how did everyone respond to the first time we saw a COL video? i am ashamed of my thankfully halted firetwirler nitpicking. What the hell wos i thinking in picking flaws in others? it's wierd how many of my fire mates tend toward it - seeing nice people pick and pick. It's just another wierd facet of f'wirling.
like alot of hobbies..
ya practice, ya practice, and ya end up expecting perfeckshun.
In this regard I am glad i have shed that part of my inner child!
If ya only concentrate on the positives of f'wirling (or for that matter, realtionships, jobs, mattress soiling), then it'll keep fun for ya for a looong loong time!
i looooooooooooooove f'wirling!


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Posted:Papers get things terribly wrong....

my friend was saying that there was a picture of an mbira (African thumb piano) and they called it a tiny piano inside a drum! Pretty funny


*:...one day all the fairy fridges will be aligned and my pixie world will be complete...:*

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Dom
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Posted:Where was I mean to Tanya! I'd love to meet her and discuss conditioners. Tanya, if you're reading my number's 555-6934

I now take 3 bottles into the shower, I obviously need more conditioning!


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Durbs
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Posted:No it isn't...

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Dom
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Posted:Yeah, like I'm really going to be silly enough to put my real phone number on a website for all and sundry to see! Yeah, right!

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Ajay
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Posted:*slowly puts down phone and checks that no one saw him dialing*

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Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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Rozi
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Posted:Dom, I never was into blondes until I met you
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You can borrow my conditioner anytime...

(& here is an impression of a quote: classic beginner look, one eye on each poi.

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I might add that this has been me in the past...)

[ 03 August 2002, 16:18: Message edited by: Rozi ]


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What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Cantus
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Posted:How does she get all those flaggy things to stand up like that? No wonder she's not concentrating so much on the poi with all that to do too.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Dom
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Posted:ah! Thanks Rozi! I'll pop over sometime to use it and clog your plughole with my blonde locks (which will go even blonder in the sydney sunshine!).

Cantus, don't you get flags fluttering in the wind appearing whenever you spin?


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Cantus
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Posted:The sun comes out whenever I spin. Remember how it was cloudy when i sat down at Clapham?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Dom
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Posted:And it's been cloudy ever since you left. No joke, never a sunny spinning session!

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Glåss
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Posted:Cantus, I thought that was because the sunshines out of your arse.

Bender, I'm in love. will you marry me?

Dom, if bender won't then your my second choice. will you marry me?


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Glåss
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Posted:oops
typing out loud again


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bender
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Posted:lol the term 're-arranged marriage' comes to mind!
/lauughs nervously, keeping an eye on the door


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