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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 3rd, 2006, 12:34 pm Thread Starter
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From whence does the slang "FARKLE" arise??? While we all seem to know what it means, I would truly like to have your thoughts on it..
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or straight to the source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_farkle

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I would never have gotten there...... functional sparkle....
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post #4 of 4 Old Nov 3rd, 2006, 8:00 pm
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As anyone from the south knows, the term "farkle" comes from the fruit of the farkleberry bush (Vaccinium arboreum), sometimes known as the spakleberry bush. The berries are dark red to black and are very shiny giving the appearance of the bush being adorned or decorated, hence "farkle" to describe anything that is added for adornment or decoratiuon. Like chrome do-dads or electronic thing-a-ma-bobs on motorcycles.

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