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Old 21-06-2013, 01:26
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I can't work out the connection.
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Old 21-06-2013, 01:32
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Old 21-06-2013, 02:08
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both are hairy and slippery when wet
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Old 21-06-2013, 03:21
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Beavers like Wood.
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Old 21-06-2013, 03:24
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Both hairy and both growlers.
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Old 21-06-2013, 07:27
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Love these intelligent, thought provoking threads.

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Old 21-06-2013, 07:30
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Old 21-06-2013, 07:52
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"Nice beaver"

"Thank you. I've just had it stuffed"
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Old 21-06-2013, 08:26
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"Nice beaver"

"Thank you. I've just had it stuffed"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4

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Old 21-06-2013, 09:03
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That wildlife programme Kate Humble's Beaver Watch had a lot of disappointed viewers.
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:15
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I can't work out the connection.
I am only aware of a saying 'as busy as a beaver' this is referring to the fact that beavers (when observed in the wild) never seem to stop working, people who work hard are referred to as 'beavers'. Hard workers.

If there is some other modern connotation, then I clearly live in a sheltered world and don't know what it means.
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:21
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In victorian times Beaver used to be slang for beard, indeed there was a game where children would shout out beaver when they saw a man with a beard

From there some wag thought it would be funny to refer to the vaginal area as a beard (beaver). However shouting beaver when you saw one did not carry over
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:29
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They look cute from a distance, but I wouldn't want to encounter one close-up.
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:35
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First time I heard it was on CB radio where it was a well used term for the fairer sex. How charming.
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:22
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That wildlife programme Kate Humble's Beaver Watch had a lot of disappointed viewers.
whereas The Bearded Tit with Bill Oddie was exactly what it said on the tin
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:24
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Because they both build dams.

No, wait, that can't be right.
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:24
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whereas The Bearded Tit with Bill Oddie was exactly what it said on the tin
Fan-bloody-tastic!

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Old 21-06-2013, 11:25
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I can't work out the connection.
From the word beverage.

To drink from the furry cup.
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:32
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I can't work out the connection.
Maybe it makes more sense if you are from the 80s or earlier...?
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:33
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:34
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There's a great clip of two news anchors p*ss*g themselves laughing trying to do a news story about a virus called 'Beaver fever'...
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:36
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There's a great clip of two news anchors p*ss*g themselves laughing trying to do a news story about a virus called 'Beaver fever'...
A news anchor who can't stifle a laugh is always fun viewing
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:38
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A news anchor who can't stifle a laugh is always fun viewing
Yeah, there's a great one where they are discussing a competition and the female anchor asks him what the question is and the guy replies: "Actually, I've got a hard one for you Judy"...lolololol
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:39
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In victorian times Beaver used to be slang for beard, indeed there was a game where children would shout out beaver when they saw a man with a beard
The things they did before they got the x-box.
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:42
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I'd guess that it was an American term. I can't recall hearing it before the 1990s or even early 2000s
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