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Old 9th Aug 2007, 04:49
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Goer Round
 
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When the kids were mere ankle-biters and not yet talking, instead of saying "stop it" when they were in imminent danger of either hurting themselves or doing something naughty I used to say

"DESIST FORTHWITH!"

Those were almost the first that each of them uttered!

Scroll forward a few dozen years and I was over in the UK on a visit to see the hordes of grandchildren (well, 3) and then I heard it........

"DESIST FORTHWITH!"

I suspect that it's going to be handed down the generations for millenia to come.
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