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  1. Those Bigeye are good eating. Fillet and skin them. Need a few for a feed.
  2. Make sure you manage the wound carefully. I coped one in exactly the same spot and it took ages to heal. The tissue around the wound became necrotic.
  3. I've used the white handled Dexter for a while. They are OK but don't hold an edge very well for me. I'm looking for something better. Let me know if you find anything.
  4. Sounds like an infectious disease. There have been reports of this previously.
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    Useless Nonsense

    This is from In England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. Wet your whistle, is the phrase inspired by this practice. Has anyone ever seen one of these mugs? A picture of one? A written description of one, perhaps? Of course not, they never existed. Since the middle ages, whistle has been used as a slang term for the throat. As in... Let’s have no pitty, for if you do, here’s that shall cut your whistle. - Beaumont and Fletcher, Coxcomb , 1612 So, to wet your whistle is simply "to wet your throat". I like the "rule of thumb" explanation on the same website: The phrase rule of thumb is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.