Frick and Frack

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
October 4, 2009 10:56pm CST
As a skating fan, I should have known this. Maybe I did know it and I misplaced it in my brain somewhere. Did you know where the expression "Frick and Frack" came from? Well here it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frick_and_Frack They were skaters. Read all about it. Did you know this one?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I have heard of frick & frack all my life i guess but had no idea they were skaters or where the term originated. That's for sharing the info. I learned something new today & i like to do that.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Hooray, Dawn serves useful purpose on 10/4/2009
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Oct 09
Sorry, but I need a few moments just to take in the initial shock associated with witnessing this milestone. I haven't even had the chance to consider the future implications yet either!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Be nice, james, don't rain on dawn's parade.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Oct 09
So frick and frack means "Link doesn't work and error screen will be shown" does it? Interesting! I of course had to then go and search for the meaning of this term myself though, because potential knowledge such as this cannot be ignored..... Well waddya know, I'm well impressed! Any description that includes the term "Lederhosen" gets my utmost respect Dawn. Colloquially it's also a stepping stone to "stooges" which is yet another defining moment for me. At first I was thinking "who gives a frick? You can all go and get fracked"; but I'm happy I put those initial feelings aside and looked deeper. Thank you for broadening my horizons here.
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• United States
5 Oct 09
LOL @ "who gives a frick? You can all go and get fracked". That was cute.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Oct 09
Cute? But I wasn't aimin' for CUTE! lol
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• United States
5 Oct 09
Well, I guess that you just can't help being cute. Besides, it is a lot better than some other things I could have called you.
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• Australia
5 Oct 09
I've never heard the term before, but now my education is complete - well, maybe not complete, but enhanced. I wonder who I can call that? I know a couple who are called Zig and Zag, so maybe I could introduce an alternative. We can't have wasted knowledge, can we?
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Surely not!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Zig and Zag huh?
• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Oct 09
I found your brain.............and yep, it was empty. No worries though. Thanks to the net, I've filled it up again. LOL And no, I didn't know this, but now I do, and my own brain feels much fuller now! So thanks!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
hahaha I didn't say my brain was lost, just this little piece of information inside of it. Now, where did I leave my head?
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I did not and I haven't heard that saying for a very very long time....I'll have to check it out! I am a skating fan too....
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Well in that case, did I mention that I saw Peggy Fleming's Olympic gold medal yesterday? :-)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Yes you lucky duck!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
For about 10 seconds as Cary was dragging me ni the other direction...
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
5 Oct 09
And to think that when my sister adds ing to these words I mistakenly thought that she ws swearing
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
No, she was gliding along on ice on two thin little blades doing spirals and enjoying the feeling of floating! :-)
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• United States
5 Oct 09
Yeah, my mom insists that I'm swearing, too, when I add "ing" to these words, now I have proof that I wasn't lying to her all these years when I insisted that I wasn't.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
:-)
• United States
12 Oct 09
is that where that came from? dad always called me and my brother that..i never knew why..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Oct 09
Now you know!!!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Oct 09
hi dawnald no I sure did not and I love ice skating too. I read all about them, and it was really interesting, I had heard that expression before but never had known where it came from. The article makes me think that they were really good too, and that some'of their manuvers have never been duplicated by other skaters since either.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Oct 09
The don't do a lot of the old maneuvers any more, lots of reasons for that. I love to watch skating,especially live. Think I'll go back and watch my recording from last March's worlds. :-)
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I now feel I know enough to try out for a spot on Jeopordy!
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
5 Oct 09
better learn to spell first....jeopardy!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Oct 09
Getting on to Jeopardy is hard! But they rarely test your spelling!
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
5 Oct 09
cool, I'm a shoe in then!
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