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    What serious or humorous skill and/or trait do you think you most inherited from one of your ancestors and why?


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    Skepticism but I doubt if I could say why.


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    Getting into the house without having to remove my shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Getting into the house without having to remove my shoes
    Did you get that from the aunt who invented the Swiffer Sweeper or does it go back as far as your great uncle the cat burglar.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos View Post
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    Getting into the house without having to remove my shoes
    Did you get that from the aunt who invented the Swiffer Sweeper or does it go back as far as your great uncle the cat burglar.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Getting into the house without having to remove my shoes
    Did you get that from the aunt who invented the Swiffer Sweeper or does it go back as far as your great uncle the cat burglar.?
    Cousin Timothy actually

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcSlcNfThUA
    Ahh! Herbert Buckingham Khaury was very popular and sang about tip toeing, I get the connection.
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    Climbing trees, picking cherries.

    Grappling abstracts by physical metaphor. I suspect it's a neanderthal trait; pure sapiens appear to conjure abstracts natively.
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