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If I was bartending in a Liverpool pub and gave someone the bum's rush, what would that mean?
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I just found this out:

"The term's origin goes back to a phrase from the turn of the 20th century, "give (someone) the bum's rush." By then, "bum" had gained currency in American slang to refer to tramps and lowlifes (a shortened form of "bummer," likely from the German word "bummler," meaning "loafer").

As Green's Dictionary of Slang explains, "the bum's rush" is what would happen if a vagrant entered a saloon, hoping to take advantage of "the sometimes sumptuous free lunch counters, which were meant for drinkers only." The freeloader would be forcibly removed from the premises.

"Bum's rush" came to refer to any kind of sudden ejection or dismissal, and it would occasionally get shortened to "bum rush." The noun eventually morphed into a hyphenated verb, as in this 1962 Variety headline: "Palm Springs Cops Bum-Rush Easter Vacash Rowdies."
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Since I was once actually a bartender who often gave out the bums' rush, I knew that. My question, though, is what would the phrase mean anything different in the UK? Or could a bum rush simply be a sudden need to get to a toilet?
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We don't use it that often over here..

I would be tempted to warp the meaning, and use it in an emergency, after a strong curry and I felt a sudden urge...

Or bums rush in where angels fear to...?
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So do americans ever use the word 'bum' to mean 'bottom/butt' or is that just an English phrase?
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On May 1, 2015, Sean Giles wrote:
So do americans ever use the word 'bum' to mean 'bottom/butt' or is that just an English phrase?


I think their equivalent is 'fanny'. And that just opens a whole other can of linguistic worms...
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For all those who are waiting, Bob and I have good news, bad news, and better news.

The bad news is that the book has been delayed a bit. This is my fault. I don't want Bob to rush it and I want to take the time to edit it so that it's the very best that it can be.

The good news is that, in the meantime, Bob and I will be a doing brand new teleseminar on May 21. You can sign up for it right now on my site.

The better news is that, even though I'm holding Bob to his claim that we will not take pre-orders on the book separately, we put together a package deal so that you can buy both the teleseminar and the book together.

More details are on the website as I don't want this to turn this thread completely into a sales blurb or discussion of the teleseminar. I'm sure Bob will start another thread on that and we can discuss it there.

http://marketplaceofthemind.com/products/deckment/

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I think you guys are going to enjoy this. Note that those who want to listen in live and participate are advised to sign up early.
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I think you guys are going to enjoy this.


Bob, you are too humble! With Fundamentals and Dr. Crow, I have almost a LIFETIME of incredible stuff! Still, I gotta have this. You and I have several things in common. We both wear black. And we both have experience in public speaking. I've done television a number of times, but my 40 year career was as a radio disc jockey.

I don't want to be known as a Mentalist. However, the things I have learned so far put me WAY ahead in this Art. Right now, I'm studying The Billet. This alone needs MONTHS of study and practice! I have not yet seen work on The Center Tear, so that is still down the road. Then the NW! OMG...pure genius! And a year of practice before it sees the light of day! Now this book?

Yeah. Gotta have it. I like Bob Cassidy. I thought Fundamentals was all I'd ever need. Maybe. And Bob has been perfect in answering my questions. Take your time with this book, guys. I can't even think about it this month!

Doug
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Please don't bring this out until after my exams! I spend enough time procrastinating with mentalism as it is - this would just be the nail in the coffin!
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I'll be getting this when I return from my trip in Canada & U.S.A. Home early next week. Can't think of a better purchase in Mentalism to get my brain cells ticking overtime with the many questions and meanderings that Bob, no doubt will pose and present with the seminar and book.

Looking forward to the latest offering from Mastermindreader. No BS or trolling here. Pure gold for the listeners/readers that know what to listen and look out for.
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Please don't bring this out until after my exams!


Can't promise that, Oliver. Just like good food, when it's ready to be served, it will be served. I'm not going to try to estimate when the book is coming out, except that with the teleseminar I doubt it will be released within the next two weeks, if that will help. But I can say that Bob has found a new burst of energy to create stuff and, besides the teleseminar and book (and upcoming ARTFUL MENTALISM OF BOB CASSIDY 3), there will be much more from Bob and some cool surprises that you are going to want. And, if you don't mind this shameless plug, I'll suggest that if you like Bob's stuff, you should check out my own stuff.

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Oliver- You need to get your priorities straight. Smile

But, seriously, if you've just started out in mentalism, I'd seriously recommend that you read the fundamental works on the subject before you jump into the more advanced stuff. The book and the teleseminar will really be most valuable to those who have a good working knowledge of the subject and have some performing experience.
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Don't worry Bob, it was just a joke!

I appreciate the honesty. Where would you suggest learning the fundamentals, bearing in mind that I've read the 13 steps, most of practical mental magic and your own principia mentalia?

Thanks,
Oli
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On May 3, 2015, Oliver Wallen wrote:
Don't worry Bob, it was just a joke!

I appreciate the honesty. Where would you suggest learning the fundamentals, bearing in mind that I've read the 13 steps, most of practical mental magic and your own principia mentalia?

Thanks,
Oli


Not surprisingly, I'd recommend my own book, "Fundamentals."
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Bob,

I think you mean that you recommend THE ARTFUL MENTALISM OF BOB CASSIDY VOLUME 2: FUNDAMENTALS, which includes a newly revised and edited version of FUNDAMENTALS along with many more revised and edited e-books written by Bob. Smile

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Yes. That's what I meant!
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THE ARTFUL MENTALISM OF BOB CASSIDY VOLUME 2: FUNDAMENTALS will keep you busy! Believe me! That and the Dr. Crow book, is really all one needs for a lifetime! This is icing on the cake.

Doug
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I get so behind with keeping up on reading material. I suppose that is one of the downsides to making a living doing this. It's these 24 hour days that are so limiting. I think we need to pass a law or something and raise the daily hour limit to 32. I could get so much more done!
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Any word on this release?
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