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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM.

  1. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Afflicted

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    Without further adieu........I'm off to use my kewpons.
     
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  2. telemnemonics

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    Then is pudding an old time word for dough or batter?
    And I thought it was an aircraft mechanic that invented bicarbonate of soda?
    Otherwise, mute is moot!
     
  3. telemnemonics

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    Do you have any grey ones?
     
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    When I was at school, the teachers would say 'Sit down .... and sit up'.
     
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    I am not an English teacher, and my grammar blind spot is run-on sentences, and way too many commas; I mean, give me a semicolon, or two, and your monkey is an uncle.

    Grammar I loathe:

    "At your beckon call"

    "Case and point"

    "One in the same"

    "Slight of hand"

    "Hit the breaks"

    "In route"

    "Pass me the coldslaw"

    "Gave it my upmost"

    "All of the sudden"

    Oh, whoa is me, it's enough to make me loose my mind!

    Now puh-leeeeeze remember: If it bites you and you die, it's venomous. If you bite it and you die, it's poisonous.
    Get it. Got it? Good!
     
  6. Uncle Daddy

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    In UK we NEVER say standing on line or even standing in line. We say queuing. Cut into the queue, and you'll see us at our worst. It'll be a "no, after you", or a quiet "I thought there was a queue here". Be afraid! We have a no-gun culture for a reason.
     
  7. Uncle Daddy

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    Dr Mrs Daddy PhD is a ninja apostropher. Many are the times she has sneaked out in a ski mask, sharpie in hand to correct a roadside sign. The was a hair salon round the corner called Deb's Design's; it would make her shudder.

    I once made the mistake of asking her where to put an apostrophe in an email. Half an hour later I was getting the "it's your time you're wasting, I have all day" routine as my eyes were glazing over.
     
  8. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Whatever happened to Strawberry Alarm Clock?
     
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  9. Uncle Daddy

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    Less cheese, fewer cheeses.
     
  10. Dacious

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    Yes, pudding can be boiled. Pricing was done to make it rise but also hold it together.

    I pure mute there meaning to put something else.

    Yes I believe it was an aircraft mechanic. But the cooking person made a fortune from marketing it.
     
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  11. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    If I wanted to improve myself I'd remarry, and in no time I'd be walking the line and on the straight and narrow. When Mrs. ping-ping clicka regularly reads me a daily litany of my personal short comings a list her sister and mom help her maintain, the wouldn't be no back slidin' or gold brickin' , no sir-ee bob! You betcha' bub.
     
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  12. charlie chitlin

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    One that was gaining traction 17 or 18 years ago in my final days as a New Yorker, was "for a phenomenal fee".
    I heard it 3 it 4 times and I couldn't figure out if it was funny/facetious or just a bastardization of "nominal fee".
     
  13. VintageSG

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    Things wot I av scene writted in manglement communikays <sp> All from the same job.

    To all intense and purposes
    Inso faras
    It wasn't my intense to laid bear the issues
    Be that as it May ( note the capitalisation )
    Its not you're place to question, you're roll is to ensure the server's keep delivering the email
    For all intenson purposes

    My personal favourite though, came from the CEO regarding how much time I was taking proof reading and correcting bids, quotes and tenders.

    From hereonin, VintageSG ISN'T NOT to check your work.

    Now, my twitch has started again. The facial tic and familial tremors may never wholly leave me.
     
  14. ukepicker

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    hahah!!! That's so true!

    Believe me. I just remarried in August.
     
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    I love it - the UK has its own entertaining brand of malapropisms.

    And I feel you, man. I been twitching a lot lately, too.
     
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    Wow, thanks neighbor! Even I can understand that.
     
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    Blog Monsters. Good band name.
     
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  18. Munchie99

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    “What” doesn’t usually refer to people.

    “What’s in the living room?”

    “Mom and Dad.”

    Nah.
     
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    Depends. Are they alive?
     
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    If they’re dead are they mom and dad or mom’s and dad’s corpses?
     
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