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Leigh Witchel

About the transition

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And the sailors were called Limeys because of the abundant use of limes as disinfectant for suspect potables.

But back to topic, I miss the talk that left when we split, and I miss some of the posters who have focused on the Dancers' board to the detriment of this one. But I also remember days when there was just too much to handle, and I had to read it all, and oh, my god . . . it's 4:00 a.m. and I'm still reading!!!

Neither solution is perfect. Every now and then I tiptoe over *There* and snoop around.

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And the sailors were called Limeys because of the abundant use of limes as disinfectant for suspect potables.

I thought it was because they were given limes as a way to ward off scurvy.

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Yup! You're right. I was confused. :clapping: Oh, those versatile citrus fruits!

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Yup, anti-scorbutics. The rum works its own way with any nasty old infections that get in there. And remember, this is 18th-century health and nutrition. They have absolutely no idea that the little "animalcules and fomites" cause disease. Germ theory doesn't come along until much later.

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I'm really glad people are saying what they think - we may not be able to please everyone, but we're better off knowing what you think.

With that, I'm going to ask we get off the subject of citrus fruits and scurvy and back on-topic. :clapping:

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See? Scuttlebutt. That's what happens when you admit chat and gossip. And I was naughty :blush: adding to it, but I did have that ulterior motive in mind. Honest! :wink:

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