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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:23 AM
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Why do they say *RING* in the New Year?
Why not Beep in the New Year?

Buzz in the New Year?

Shout in the New Year?

Fart in the New Year?
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:30 AM
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1. for old fashioned dopes like me
who actually have an old bell with which to *ring* in the new year.

I sling around my grandmother's old brass school marm bell every new year.
It's a hoot.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:32 AM
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2. Church bells ring on the hour
So when the bell rings at midnight, it rings in the New year.

That's my guess as how it started. :shrug:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:33 AM
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3. They ring every 15 minutes here.
We can hear church bells ringing in three surrounding villages. After a while, it becomes like living near the railroad tracks: ya barely hear it anymore. :shrug:

:hi: Nicole! Happy New Year! :hug:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:38 AM
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5. Every 15 minutes?
I bet that took some getting used to!
I don't live close to a church now so I seldom hear church bells. I kind of miss them sometimes, they were a constant in the ever changing world I grew up in.

:hi: Happy New Year Heidi :hug:
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:33 AM
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4. Well, of late, they're trying to blow up the new year...
:P Or at least that's what it sounds like. I have it on the very best authority that '07 is deathly afraid of fireworks, and isn't fond of humanity at all. Some way to greet the poor damn year.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:45 AM
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6. why not?
when my kids were in the "why" stage, and asked
why do they call it x and not <[b>y
my answer was:
because then you would have to ask why to they call it y and not x
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:40 AM
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7. Because normally respectful people get such a strong urge
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 05:41 AM by Jamastiene
to call friends and relatives all hours of the fucking night wishing them Happy New Year sometimes 4 or 5 times every hour on the hour as the time approaches in each part of America. That's probably why.

Well, that answers that question. :rofl:
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