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    Default Possibly the dumbest question ever...

    I haven't been on CFs all that long and before coming here I had never come across the term "jingles" as in sending good wishes or condolences. Being a word nerd, I just have to know where that term came from. The one guess I have is from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" but it's been awhile since I watched it and I'm not sure if it really fits... TIA for indulging my curiosity!
    It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.



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    Way back when there was a sick little boy, I don't know how to spell his name but I'm pretty sure it was Aiden. Everyone said they would jingle their curb chains in support, thus Jingles. I think you can find the thread in the Reference or Favorite forums.
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    I'm curious about this too. Does it mean you jingle a bell when you come to call on a friend in need?



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    As I recall it started out on the Ultimate Dressage board. People would ask for prayers. People who didn't believe in prayer got a little miffed that it left them out so jingling curb chains because the universal form of *prayers*.

    I like it and it can mean anything you want. For me it means *jingle jingle jingle, it's me again God*.



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    Yep, jingling curb chains. I'm so freakin'anal that I actually have a curb chain by my computer. I also wish on stars when I go out at 10PM for the last dog walk and check of the horses.

    Here's another one that I like and use ((((((HUGS)))))).
    Sue
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    Never thought about it, but there is something comforting about the sound of a curb chain jingling.
    Reminds me of a horse drawn sled, too, with the jingling.
    Good question!



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    There are very, very, VERY few - if any - "dumb" questions. If you don't know or understand something, the only thing that's dumb is the person who insults you for asking.



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    Whilst on the subject, my parents dog is named Jingles!!! She's the friendliest dog in the world.



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    I always thought I'd make myself a jingle machine:
    Tie a few curb chains to a jack Russel's collar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



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    the only dumb question is the question not asked.



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