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Old 01-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #21
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Marylin Monroe died the day before I was born does that make me famous too???
Marylin passed away the day before my dad did. My grief then was eased somewhat visualizing dad in the line of such company awaiting his admittance 'up there'. Sorry for hijacking but I often think of that memory.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:53 AM   #22
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You say 'Gaucho', I say 'Couch-o,
you say 'fold-a-bed', I say 'Futon-a-bed'
potato, potatto,
tomato, tomatto...
lets call the whole thing off...
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:05 AM   #23
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Gaucho....a term made up out of thin air by Airstream because they knew if they named it a couch, or a bed, they would be liable for suite as it is really neither. (IMHO)
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:05 AM   #24
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Or it may have come from the little Scotty Gaucho trailer made in the l960's. Sounds more likely.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #25
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let's put it to bed.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #26
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Reading all the answers concerning a gaucho reminds me of listening to the mid-winter IBT meeting!
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:54 AM   #27
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What is the etymology of this synonym for the sofa or couch?
And some call it a Chesterfield.

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Old 01-30-2010, 11:18 AM   #28
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And some call it a Chesterfield.

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Actually, Wally's crew could not read gud. Wally meant Coucho but by the time the mistake was caught it was too late.

I think I will call it a Camel as it feels like sleeping on one.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #29
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This must be the most closely held secret in the history of industrial espionage.

Also the least interesting.
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