What is the meaning of the English expression a few crumpets short of a proper tea?

I'd guess it means the same as: A few bricks short of a full load. The elevator doesn't go all the way to the top. The lights are on, but no one's at home.

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Why do you stand for the pledg of aligence?

You stand out if respect, just like that of the national anthem. Imagine if everyone sat down, it would seem like they "don't care." Once again just respect, and you would also take off your hat if you're wearing one.

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