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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Friday Fun

Sometimes it’s fun to look back at the older editions of the Farmers’ Almanac to see what type of stories and information was published. Here is some humor from an edition published in the late 1970s. Happy Friday.

DEFT-A-NITIONS

Parrot – A mocking bird
Trespassing – Breach of premise
Horse sense – Stable thinking
Fight arena – Punch bowl
Procrastinator – One with wait problems
Sleeping bag – A napsack
Sleeping pill – Nod ball
Toupee – Ear to ear carpeting
Water cooler – Thirst aid kit
Wink – A whether signal
Middle age – Slipping beauty
Detective agency – Clue factory
Chief cook – First basteman
House trailer – Roaming home
Dog pound – Barking lot
Panhandler – Nurse’s aid
Kiss – Zeal of approval
Medical bills – Piracy on the high fees
Private tutor – Hire education
Florists – Petal pushers

1 comment

1 USAclimatereporter { 08.08.12 at 11:22 am }

i like those definitions i wish i had an older version of the farmers almanac i wonder when the farmers almanac came out

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.