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    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 31st Jul 06, 5:28 PM
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    So Michael Buerk, what's the manly way to hold a fan?
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    So Michael Buerk, what's the manly way to hold a fan? 31st Jul 06 at 5:28 PM
    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's "So Michael Buerk, what's the manly way to hold a fan?" blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.


    Read Martin's "So Michael Buerk, what's the manly way to hold a fan?" Blog
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    • sneekymum
    • By sneekymum 31st Jul 06, 6:18 PM
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    http://www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk/search/fans_info_sheet.pdf

    quote...

    From the sixteenth century onwards the fan was used in fashionable society as a means of communication. The messages conveyed on the whole were those of love. This form of sign language was published in contemporary etiquette books and magazines.

    Both men and women carried fans and understood the different messages...

    Placing your fan near your heart = I love you
    A closed fan resting on the right eye = When can I see you
    A half closed fan pressed to the lips = You may kiss me
    Touching the tip of the fan with a finger = I wish to speak to you
    Letting the fan rest on the right cheek = Yes
    Letting the fan rest on the left cheek = No
    Dropping the fan = We will be friends
    Fanning slowly = I am married
    Fanning quickly = I am engaged
    Carrying a open fan in the left hand = come and talk to me
    Twirling the fan in the right hand = I love another
    Twirling the fan in the left hand = We are being watched
    Shutting a fully open fan slowly = I promise to marry you
    Drawing the fan across the eyes = I am sorry
    To open a fan wide = Wait for me
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    • By Doozergirl 1st Aug 06, 11:17 PM
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    I'm eager to hear more details on Justin and Colin's new venture, Martin!

    We're just about to put our flat on the market with a regular agent as my concerns about selling over the internet are that the sites just aren't high profile enough. I for one, don't really have the patience to keep checking the many sites out there for one or two properties in my area. Probably not a good reason considering the relatively small outlay for a very good saving, but the PR that these two may bring with them might help the cause somewhat.

    • Smiley_Mum
    • By Smiley_Mum 9th Aug 06, 8:09 PM
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    Did you meet any Royalty, Martin? The Queen is very thrifty despite her wealth. Doesn't leave lights on, or switches them off if they are left on etc, will wear the same outfit more than once etc.
    “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde
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