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picnic,

social gathering at which each participant generally brings food to be shared. The Picnic Society was formed in London early in the 19th cent. by a group of fashionable people for purposes of entertainment. Each member was expected to provide a share of the entertainment and of the refreshments, and this idea of mutual sharing or cooperation was fundamental to the original significance of the picnic. Later the word took on the additional meaning of an outdoor pleasure party. The word as now used includes almost every type of informal, outdoor meal or festivity, such as clambake, barbecuebarbecue
[West Indian or South American], in the United States, traditionally an open-air gathering, political or social, in which meats are roasted whole over a pit of embers and food and drink are liberally enjoyed.
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, or fish fry. The custom of cooperative dining is ancient; Greek men held symposia where the guests ate and discussed important matters.

PEBCAK

"Problem exists between chair and keyboard." In other words, the problem is the user. Following are similar "digispeak" acronyms. See digispeak.


EBCAK
Error between chair & keyboard.

PLBCAK
Problem lies between chair & keyboard.

PICNIC
Problem in chair, not in computer.

PEBKAC
Problem exists between keyboard & chair.

EBKAC
Error between keyboard & chair.

PLBKAC
Problem lies between keyboard & chair.
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Picnicking, restrooms, boat ramp, water sports, fishing.
Photo: 78 Northwest wineries welcome you for tours, tasting, picnicking
"The good news is that you can order online at www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk, so you can enjoy our delicious gingerbread whether you're picnicking in Ambleside or Alnwick."
Here's his guide to perfect picnicking. GEARING UP n Cucina's new wine and cheese picnic bag, pounds 14, with six pockets plus two knives and forks, corkscrew and two chopping boards (0870 420 4300/www.
Angela Lea, from the Royal Agricultural Society of England, said: "Picnicking is part and parcel of summer in the UK.
Where once posh picnicking was restricted to Glyndebourne or Henley, there's now a profusion of jazz and classical concerts, open-air theatre and other events that positively demand one breaks open a hamper.
Whether it's a traditional picnic basket, a sporty tote, or a cooler on wheels, there's a picnicking product that's just perfect for anyone.
I'm talking about picnicking - al fresco dining at ground level with nothing but a tartan blanket between you and the (in all likelihood) damp grass.
The picnicking fun is scheduled to last 10 days with Babyplanes - inflatable picnic mats - today at the Angel of the North and tomorrow, 11am to 5pm, in Leazes Park, Newcastle.
'' Below is one of his favourite recipes, which needs a little preparation for spontaneous picnicking.
The event, created by Japanese art unit the Tokyo Picnic Club, set out to encourage picnicking in more unusual places and highlight the importance of outdoor public space.
"It will be a fantastic event that will bring the art of picnicking up-to-date in unexpected and iconic urban locations during August Bank Holiday.