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Topic: Roget's Thesaurus
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 1:18:31 PM
Thank you Epiphileon and catskincatskin for the link.
Topic: Legal sayings
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:47:13 PM
“If you are not a socialist below forty, something is wrong with your heart; if you are a socialist above forty, something is wrong with your head.”

- George Bernard Shaw

“Religion is the opium of the masses; communism is the religion of the asses.”

- Anonymous

Topic: "Camel's breakfast"
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:00:59 AM
Thank you, NicoleR for bringing to my notice an additional resource, DARE (Dictionary of American Regional English) at http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/dare/dare.html.
Topic: "Camel's breakfast"
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:57:48 PM
Please remember, Forsyth is a very English author. His English is as delightful as the tempo he maintains in weaving his tales is intricate making for a compelling reading. He must have meant that he (Saddam Hussein) must have made a mess of things when he said ‘he made a camel’s breakfast of it’.
Topic: "Camel's breakfast"
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:33:35 AM
The expression was used by one of today's greatest English novelists: Frederick Forsyth, in his book The Fist of God. It probably means as one of you suggested that someone has made a mess of things or as another sggested, quite similar to the expression 'making a dog's breakfast' of things. I have looked for it in various English language resources but could not find it. That is the reason why I have posted it on this forum. Thanks for your participation.
Topic: "Camel's breakfast"
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009 7:53:11 AM
Can somebody suggest what the expression means? It has been used in a sentence as: "He made a camel's breakfast out of it".