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#1 2007-08-31 20:01:03

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 900

'will o' the whisk' for 'will o' the wisp'

‘Will o’ the wasp’ has 280 ghits, ‘willow the wisp’ 981, ‘will other wisp’ has just one, and ‘will o’ the whisk’ has the grand total of 5.
Perhaps it is not too unreasonable to imagine a wilful whisk briskly stirring up a frothing amalgam of everything and chance or fate deciding how things ultimately turn out?

Regina Schrambling in New York, traveling and writing about food …And on the jump, the photo was of another will-o’-the-whisk. This stinker made that ridiculous equine dung in Styles on eating at your desk seem fresh and … – 209k – Cached

Regarding the girl who’s under the influence of the “will-o-the-whisk”, there are two kinds of people in the world, those who would take advantage and the … – 24k – Cached



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