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30-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #1

Got a scare


earlier today when I came on. The forward/back arrows that you need to navigate had vanished... oh panic, quiz tonight and computer won't work properly! But I'm rather proud of myself, I managed to go on line and search the problem, and found it was the Navigation toolbar... and got it fixed so all's well for tonight. There was a time when I wouldn't have the faintest idea what to do..... . except, as the saying goes,

When in trouble or in doubt
Run in circles, scream and shout!

All's well that ends well!



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30-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #2

Re: Got a scare


Well done you!

Someone on the Schnauzer forum uses the couplet:

"When in danger or in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout!"

and calls it the Mini Schnauzer code! That's just what they do!!!

Where does it come from originally?



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30-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #3

Re: Got a scare


Congratulations.............computer wizard



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30-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #4

Re: Got a scare


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Originally Posted by angieh
Well done you!

Someone on the Schnauzer forum uses the couplet:

"When in danger or in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout!"

and calls it the Mini Schnauzer code! That's just what they do!!!

Where does it come from originally?
I haven't a clue, one of those expressions I seem to have known all my life. Did a Google and there is no real firm definite answer:

WHEN IN DANGER, WHEN IN DOUBT, RUN IN CIRCLES, SCREAM AND SHOUT and its variations appear to have begun as a U.S. military (Navy and Army) expression. Herman Wouk (see 1951 quote below) called it an ‘ancient adage,’ while most others called it an ‘old saying/motto/maxim/adage.’ But from the evidence below, I would say that the expression is not all that old and that it probably came into existence during WW II.



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30-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #5

Re: Got a scare


That's very interesting Eileen ....... would never have believed that's what your military guys learn at boot camp!!!



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30-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #6

Re: Got a scare


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That's very interesting Eileen ....... would never have believed that's what your military guys learn at boot camp!!!
Oh,worse than boot camp, Angie: at Annapolis and West Point too!!! Actually, there was an extremely lengthy discussion about possible sources, and both the military academy and naval lore came up ... I didn't post the whole link as there was no definitive answer, just copied out that bit. Quite interesting, I'll see if I can find it again for you.



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30-11-2011, 10:53 PM   #7

Re: Got a scare


Clever you - just shows how we all get more confident with our technical stuff after a bit.



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30-11-2011, 11:33 PM   #8

Re: Got a scare


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Clever you - just shows how we all get more confident with our technical stuff after a bit.
That's very true, CM! You do start to get a feel for it after a bit, and it's no where as scary as it once was.



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01-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #9

Re: Got a scare


Glad you got sorted



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