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  • Not to be confused with sweat Jesus.

    November 9, 2008

  • It's a figure of speech referring a large parcel of land that's sort of out of the way.

    November 8, 2008

  • Like in the phrase 40 acres and a mule. :)

    edit: it originated as acres, but like dontcry says above, it isn't often used literally anymore.

    November 7, 2008

  • Ok, beaut, I'm all for groundhogs :-)

    But what does the 40 actually refer to? 40 acres? Seems largish.

    November 7, 2008

  • Our "back 40" is a couple of acres of land we own behind the house. Mostly open space with some fruit trees, berry bushes, ground hogs... It usually refers to a large piece of un-spoiled acreage.

    November 7, 2008

  • dontcry, what's the 'back 40'?

    skip, I saw it! Years ago on TV! Thanks for the link, what a nostalgia hit!

    November 7, 2008

  • Bambi taught me how to say American "R"s. After his mother is killed, he stands in the clearing, all forlorn, calling out "Motherrrr? Motherrrr?"

    November 7, 2008

  • No. It's just rutting season.

    November 7, 2008

  • The stag at eve had drunk his fill,

    Where danced the moon on Monan's rill,

    And deep his midnight lair had made

    In lone Glenartney's hazel shade.

    (Sir Walter Scott: "The Lady of the Lake")

    November 7, 2008

  • Isn't this just Actaeon?

    November 7, 2008

  • Speaking of deer...I saw a doe running around the property this morning like a chicken with its head cut off --until I noticed that a buck was in hot pursuit. She was really frantic, at one point taking cover on the patio just outside my office. That's when we both saw the buck. He was on a mission and took off after her like a shot. They both disappeared beyond the "back 40." Kids thesedays...

    November 7, 2008

  • Hee hee. I just thought Bambi's father looked rather god-like in the movie.

    By the way--have you ever seen Bambi Meets Godzilla?

    November 7, 2008

  • Are you implying that Bambi is some sort of cervine messiah?

    November 7, 2008

  • Do you mean Bambi's father?

    November 7, 2008

  • Oh, deer...

    November 7, 2008

  • Hmm.

    November 7, 2008