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Forum: The Unique Elements & Firsts Within The Whitechapel Murders Yesterday, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
Element 24 - Catch Phrases

This is almost an extension of Element 23- Part of the Vernacular.

This idea came to mind while reading a news article from the "South Wales Echo." In 1892 someone wrote and submitted a "Ripper"...
Forum: Ripper Blogs Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
I still think William Bury is a very interesting...

I still think William Bury is a very interesting suspect. I have a fairly strong feeling he is not Jack but I am not entirely sure. I think it is also possible that he drank so much that he may have...
Forum: The Newspapers Yesterday, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
How: Possibly another Element of the JtR case is...

How: Possibly another Element of the JtR case is the development of catch phrases. Use of the word boss may have been American rather than British but it soon caught on. If you plan to write a JtR...
Forum: Other Ripper Notables January 14th, 2018, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
Anything written by theosophists takes a few...

Anything written by theosophists takes a few bourbons to digest.
Forum: Other Ripper Notables January 14th, 2018, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
(Is Jack a Mahatma?) Today is posted a...

(Is Jack a Mahatma?)

Today is posted a clipping of an unsigned letter to the editor referencing a work called "A Fatal Affinity". This must be the book by Stuart C. Cumberland, inspired by JtR,...
Forum: Board Announcements January 12th, 2018, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
42 degrees F today--between storms. Since there...

42 degrees F today--between storms. Since there won't be a whole season of spring, these odd days have to suffice. I hope to take my patient for a walk in the cloudy sunshine this afternoon.
Forum: Ripper Non-fiction January 12th, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Anna Morris
That case involved different kinds of theft in...

That case involved different kinds of theft in addition to the mercury. I got the idea the Mitre Square connection was about one, bad criminal employee and not the company as a whole.

In that...
Forum: Ripper Non-fiction January 11th, 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Anna Morris
I can't seem to open this pdf file to know...

I can't seem to open this pdf file to know exactly what it says but maybe I have something worth adding here.

While we were recently discussing Catherine Eddowes' reasons for ending up in Mitre...
Forum: The Torsos January 8th, 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Anna Morris
I have it fine with your link. Thanks! (I just...

I have it fine with your link. Thanks! (I just wondered if it was a UK link that didn't work here but it is fine now.)
Forum: The Torsos January 8th, 2018, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
That link doesn't exactly go anywhere though it...

That link doesn't exactly go anywhere though it looks like we could do a search from that point.

It has always amazed me that the torso cases never caught the imagination that JtR's work created.
Forum: Board Announcements January 8th, 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
Um....if Punxsutawney Phil makes a big mistake...

Um....if Punxsutawney Phil makes a big mistake does he end up in the scrapple? Is that what gives scrapple its pungency?
Forum: The Unique Elements & Firsts Within The Whitechapel Murders January 7th, 2018, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
Somewhere in this forum I posted a small clip...

Somewhere in this forum I posted a small clip about women and children who had left the East End to another municipality and how the influx had caused difficulties. I don't remember where I posted it...
Forum: Birthday Notices January 7th, 2018, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
Happy birthday, John! May the year ahead be all...

Happy birthday, John! May the year ahead be all that you hope and more.
Forum: Board Announcements January 7th, 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Anna Morris
That's a cute picture of Phil. Such expressive...

That's a cute picture of Phil. Such expressive eyes! Our ground hogs don't come out till late April. Then, about six weeks later the weather might be better so I guess it does work out.

I can't...
Forum: Board Announcements January 7th, 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Anna Morris
I have to say we aren't suffering out here like...

I have to say we aren't suffering out here like people are in the east.

How many of you have spring to look forward to? In the mountains where I am we will not have spring but move from winter to...
Forum: Board Announcements January 6th, 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
When it gets to about single digits we let our...

When it gets to about single digits we let our water run all night. Get a trickle of hot water and then add a trickle of cold. Bathroom or kitchen sinks work fine. The water gets sluggish and freezes...
Forum: Ripper 3D Forum January 6th, 2018, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Anna Morris
Hi, Richard! I am not sure I understand much of...

Hi, Richard! I am not sure I understand much of what you have said here but recently I became convinced that Number 13 was about 10 feet on the door side by 12 feet from door to fireplace wall. I...
Forum: Board Announcements January 5th, 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
We lived in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and the...

We lived in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and the snow was so deep it broke a pine tree across our house. Fortunately that did not damage the house.

We had a one story house and snows were always...
Forum: Board Announcements January 4th, 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
That is terrible! Be careful!

That is terrible! Be careful!
Forum: Board Announcements January 4th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
Most of the U.S. is influenced by weather being...

Most of the U.S. is influenced by weather being sucked down from up north. In my side, west of the Rocky Mountains, we get horrendous storms sucked down from Alaska. But the Pacific Ocean is supposed...
Forum: Board Announcements January 4th, 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 620
Posted By Anna Morris
Yesterday when I tried to start the wood stove,...

Yesterday when I tried to start the wood stove, the smoke from the first piece of paper ALL went into the room and none up the chimney. Barometer as low as I have ever seen it.

Checked weather...
Forum: The Phenomenon of Jack The Ripper January 2nd, 2018, 09:05 PM
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Views: 125
Posted By Anna Morris
The Welsh newspaper archive will vary quite a bit...

The Welsh newspaper archive will vary quite a bit over time. I have found some times when I could barely make it work then after a few days it was fine. It is a great archive overall.

The police...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 2nd, 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,465
Posted By Anna Morris
Congratulations Colin! (That I earned 6...

Congratulations Colin!

(That I earned 6 points in this crowd of twisted minds is an honor! Usually by the time I look at the new contests the top scorers have already provided outrageously...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 1st, 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 197
Posted By Anna Morris
JtR related => Colin, post #7 => JACK: I've...

JtR related => Colin, post #7 => JACK: I've started the letter with 'Dear Boss'...

HB related => Colin, post #5 => Young Howard: ...invisible toffee apple...

Non-related => Scott Nelson, post...
Forum: Weekly Caption Contest January 1st, 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 284
Posted By Anna Morris
I could hardly wait to vote on this one...

I could hardly wait to vote on this one because...mi(n)cemeat and Monty forgot to wrap his Christmas presents... As a mincemeat lover I learned something I never thought of before. Not sure if that...
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