Sparrow's Fart.  

nightstogether 56M
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6/17/2005 12:21 pm

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Sparrow's Fart.


My plans for the trip to Poland at the end of the coming week seem to be pretty much set in concrete. I get the chance of a day trip to the Czech republic too, which will be interesting.

The only problem is time.

I am an early riser out of habit. For heaven know's how many years I've been waking up automatically at five and then getting up, regardless of which day of the week it is; regardless of whether I am officially on holiday or have nothing to do. Five in the morning and I am there.

On Thursday I have to get up at Sparrow's Fart in the morning. Now, if you're not English you'll probably never have come across this term before. Sparrow's Fart in the morning means, basically, damned early. My transport leaves here at five, so I'll need to be up at four to shower decently, check my mails (write a quick Blog entry??) and lock the place up properly.

Even for me, after years of early rising, Sparrow's Fart is not something that I'm looking forward to.

nightstogether
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redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
6/17/2005 8:03 pm

So who has an Oxford English Dictionary....so we can check on the origination of that phrase? I'm sure it wasn't Chaucer that penned it.


nightstogether 56M

6/18/2005 7:14 am

I wouldn't be too sure on that, redswallow777, Chaucer penned some pretty baudy lines in his time. The Canterbury Tales are full of sly references - and some very open ones - to sex and stuff.

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