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bobbym wrote:

kaboobly doo, def: Something usually posted by T to annoy and vex ole m. It is an outlandish comment such that only Gilligan or a Curly could think of.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Kaboobly doo! I have since found that Larry is also capable of much kaboobly doo.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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Who is he?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The one on the right. Curly is the one in the middle.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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I wanted to post this link but the forumware won't allow. http://pastebin.com/63NBTSnW

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why post that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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because those links are interesting

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They have darn few references to "kaboobly doo" usage in its true form.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Are you sure its first use wasn't when Newton was asked to comment on Leibnitz' work?

Bob

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bob bundy wrote:

Are you sure its first use wasn't when Newton was asked to comment on Leibnitz' work?

Bob

Kaboobly Doo?

Are you saying that bobbym did not invent it?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr … 189&page=4

Post 77 must be bobbym

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Difficult to say. Many English words have changed a little as they travelled across the Atlantic.

I think it is a variation of:

gobbledygook

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin … bbledygook

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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Hmm, good research.

I know the story of Kaboobly Doo. Will you please hear it?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Whoops! Almost simultaneous posts.

Yes, I'd like to hear.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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bobbym wrote:

Once I met a girl in the NYC who used to say around 80 non-sense things a minute. Kaboobly Doo was born.

Post 75 asks the question in a decent manner. He is not insulting anyone there.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Where did this come from and what date?

The post that post 75 refers to no longer exists so I won't comment further.

Bob

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That came from the "Make Assumptions" thread. Since it is so huge, I cannot find the exact post or the quote.

I do not think it is bobbym. It could be some ardent bobbym fan. I cannot wait for bobbym to come online

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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I have searched for every instance of the word 'born'. Apart from the one just now, the only other of interest was a comment by you in response to bobbym's. It seems the post has gone. But if you search for kaboobly doo it goes back to 2010.

Bob

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Only bobbym knows that. (Unless reptiles have modified his memory)

The first occurence of Kaboobly Doo is supposed to be post 1.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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What about my PM?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am the inventor of kaboobly doo.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **Thinking is cheating.**

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Zhy is an ardent bobbym fan.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I need my memory to be jogged. Gilligan was Tee's brother, no?

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How would anyone know that?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well, Tee should definitely know and bobbym should remember, too.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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