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Old 11-22-2016, 02:39 PM
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Mairzy doats and goatsy doats and little lambsy divey. A kiddle-ee divey too, wouldn't you?
That's "dozy," not "goatsy."
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:40 PM
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That's Mares eat oats and DOES eat oats.

Goatse is entirely different and I recommend you Google it for further info. Preferrably GIS with safe search off.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:47 PM
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At Word Ways magazine, they're known as charades.

Someone upthread gave together = to get her, but no one gave the longer version:

amiable together = am I able to get her


Anyone have any good reverse charades? Such as the three cities:

Miami = I maim
Fresno = on serf
Tulsa = a slut

also

Naomi = I moan
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:12 PM
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Well, these are all thoroughly amusing, even if some don't fit the criteria of my original query......


I had a friend in college who believed "Take it for granite" was the right idiom. When I corrected her, we both had a good laugh about it.

I also had a coworker who told me that a student had written in a paper "From the gecko....." (although the actual expression "From the get-co" is somewhat strange, especially on paper).
I realize that I'm responding to a zombie post in a revived thread, but I'm pretty sure that the phrase is "from the get-go," not "get-co"
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:23 PM
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Tulsa = a slut
Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:15 PM
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I realize that I'm responding to a zombie post in a revived thread, but I'm pretty sure that the phrase is "from the get-go," not "get-co"
That falls in the category with "doggy-dog world" and "pre-Madonna".
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:18 PM
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Not quite the same, but

The IRS = Theirs
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:09 PM
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Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.
That's fantastic.

Not entirely relevant to the thread but in the early 2000s I had to manage an email spam filter whose rules were all done by hand. (I expect this job is also a punishment for mass-murderers in Hell, or it should be.) Anyway I had to respond to complaints about false positives and for some reason the most common was a misspelling of the word "peninsula". Some of these examples remind me of that.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:20 PM
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Londonderry Air. Could be seen as a bummer.
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:15 PM
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I may have posted this before, but in Memphis, TN, there is rather long overpass where Union Avenue turns into Walnut Grove Road going over railroad switch yards. There is an exit ramp on the overpass for "Flicker St", which in itself is not that odd. What is interesting is that all of the exit signs are written in ALL CAPS. I guess "FLICKER ST" got complaints from people blending the "LI" into a single letter.
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Old 11-23-2016, 05:09 AM
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:30 AM
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I realize that I'm responding to a zombie post in a revived thread, but I'm pretty sure that the phrase is "from the get-go," not "get-co"
Yup, ecoaster owned up to the typo.

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Indeed, typo on this end!
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:49 AM
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Good ones so far! Here's another gem that isn't what the OP is after, but I can't resist:

soy sauce

It means "I am a willow tree" in Spanish.
No, it means "I am willow tree". There is a missing article.



I used to work in a place called Bellshill. You could tell whether someone was from the area or not by how they pronounced it: locals knew it was Bell's Hill.

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Old 11-23-2016, 09:30 AM
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If you misle someone, they are misled.
And, at work, all I see are gruntled people.
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:14 PM
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Every time I see 'Gotham' I see it as Got ham.

Sounds like a marketing idea for the pork industry.

Got ham?


mmm
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:31 PM
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And, of course, Tobias Funke's career as an analyst and therapist, the world's first "analrapist" on "Arrested Development."
And when he announced "a new start" in his life by getting a vanity license plate with ANUSTART.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:32 AM
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Scottish singer Susan Boyle had a launch party for a new album.

Her people tried to get it trending with the hashtag Susan Album Party.

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Old 11-24-2016, 07:10 AM
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One year I vacationed in a town named Bumpass.

Pronounced Bum Pass.

We referred to it at Bump Ass.


mmm
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:04 PM
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My frequent travels are sometimes seen as cause for alarm by employees at firms with which I do business sporadically. They get concerned that I may be unavailable to sign contracts when it’s convenient for them. I tend to do repeat business with firms who recognize that it’s significant that my wife has my power of attorney, and she can sign if I can’t.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:13 PM
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:43 PM
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When I lived in Kansas City I often saw license plate frames on cars purchased from a local dealership named O'Neill Auto, displaying the company's web url www.oneillauto.com. I always wondered if "one ill auto" was an intentional slurl (in the "to be illin'" sense).
The car dealer name is not quite on topic, but this is a local dealer in Michigan
http://www.krapohlford.com/

I always chuckle when I see a car with the Krapohl licence plate frame. It has to be a joke right?
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:08 PM
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:38 PM
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In his lectures (and the Audio Renaissance version of his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces), Joseph Campbell notes that the Hero undergoes Atonemement during his journey, and he observes that you can separate that out into At - One -Ment -- "The hero becomes One with the Father," says Campbell "You can make it read that way, and the word really does have those two separate meanings."


That's always bugged me -- Campbell can't mean that the way it sounds. It's only in English that the double meaning or pun appears, and it's clearly fortuitous -- nobody designed the word "atonement" so that it also could mean "At One Ment".
Are you sure of that? I had always heard that that is its source.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=etymo...KoOZjwTqrJ3oBQ
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:52 PM
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Except "breakfast" is when you "break your fast", i.e. eat for the first time. That's where the word comes from. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/breakfast
Which is why you have a wedding breakfast in the afternoon.

There used to be a British actor/comedian called Nosmo King.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:28 PM
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:43 PM
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:51 PM
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My frequent travels are sometimes seen as cause for alarm by employees at firms with which I do business sporadically. They get concerned that I may be unavailable to sign contracts when it’s convenient for them. I tend to do repeat business with firms who recognize that it’s significant that my wife has my power of attorney, and she can sign if I can’t.
Was this intended for another thread (or am I missing something about it)?
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Naomi = I moan
A palindrome: Naomi, sex at noon taxes, I moan.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:18 AM
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I saw a board game this week with the name Fore Station. And I was trying to figure out what the name meant. It seemed to have nothing to do with the theme of the game, which was about managed a wilderness area...

...and then the light bulb clicked on over my head and I realized the name of the game was Forestation.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:35 AM
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:13 AM
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My frequent travels are sometimes seen as cause for alarm by employees at firms with which I do business sporadically. They get concerned that I may be unavailable to sign contracts when it’s convenient for them. I tend to do repeat business with firms who recognize that it’s significant that my wife has my power of attorney, and she can sign if I can’t.
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Was this intended for another thread (or am I missing something about it)?
It’s just a bit contrived, I’ll grant you. That said, there’s a nonzero chance that you are missing something. In fact, I’d say it’s significant.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:00 AM
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It’s just a bit contrived, I’ll grant you. That said, there’s a nonzero chance that you are missing something. In fact, I’d say it’s significant.
Got it. Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:17 AM
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I read a post on Reddit recently (to give credit where it's due). Some fellow recounted how when he was about 13 he found online porn - one particular site he went to he forgot to delete browsing history and his parents must have checked. They asked the family to sit down after dinner to discuss an important problem with internet browsing. Instead of a lecture about porn, they got questioned about whether any of their friends had used the computer and if any of those friends showed violent tendencies- since someone had been to a website called "myfriendshotmom"
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:22 AM
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Not as sexy as some of the others, but it's all I got:

Breakfast.


mmm
See dtilque above re "atone." Simple etymology don't count.

Anyone know what this thing is called as a linguistic phenomenon?
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:45 PM
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Instead of a lecture about porn, they got questioned about whether any of their friends had used the computer and if any of those friends showed violent tendencies- since someone had been to a website called "myfriendshotmom"
Did anybody mention "Kid's Exchange" or "Pen Island" yet?
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Did anybody mention "Kid's Exchange" or "Pen Island" yet?
Posts #11 and #23.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:11 PM
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Wreck a nice beach / recognize speech was a example which threw off early speech recognition algorithms.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:42 PM
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Every time I see 'Gotham' I see it as Got ham.

Sounds like a marketing idea for the pork industry.

Got ham?


mmm
The other day I was picturing a Batman parody called Got Ham. The hero's name would be Pigman and he'd carry a giant ham into battle.

This thread reminds me of an old bumpersticker: The Penis, mightier than the sword.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:43 PM
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Similar to Gotham, when I see the name Heather my brain interprets it at heat her.

And Plymouth, to me, will always be ply mouth.


mmm

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Old 10-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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And Plymouth, to me, will always be ply mouth.
Well, that is sort of its derivation. Only it's the River Plym that the original Plymouth is at the mouth of.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:14 PM
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I may have posted this before, but in Memphis, TN, there is rather long overpass where Union Avenue turns into Walnut Grove Road going over railroad switch yards. There is an exit ramp on the overpass for "Flicker St", which in itself is not that odd. What is interesting is that all of the exit signs are written in ALL CAPS. I guess "FLICKER ST" got complaints from people blending the "LI" into a single letter.

For the reverse---I bought some socks that have 'USA' embroidered across the toe. First time I put a pair on, I thought to myself "Why do these socks say "LISA"?
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:32 PM
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For the reverse---I bought some socks that have 'USA' embroidered across the toe. First time I put a pair on, I thought to myself "Why do these socks say "LISA"?
Brings to mind a gag from REVIEW, where our obsessive hero -- spoiler! -- works himself up like crazy over a cryptic remark: "There All Is Aching." What? Where? Haunting and weird. Must mean something. Maybe a cry for help?

Yeah, the message wasn't "There All Is Aching" from @bubblebath; Lisa Ching was asking about a "bubble bath", from her @thereallisaching account.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:57 PM
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A man was getting a physical from his doctor. The doctor asks "how often are you having sex?"

The man replies "infrequently."

The doctor asks, "is that one word, or two?"
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There may have been some confusion involved, but if Harvey Weinstein was persuaded that "therapists would understand him," then it's for the better.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:49 AM
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[referring to 'soy sauce' in Spanish] No, it means "I am willow tree". There is a missing article.
That's basically true, but with a little poetic license, it works. It sort of implies that being a willow tree is a profession -- like how "soy profesor" = "I am a teacher."

Certainly, that was the intention of Camino Lara, a.k.a. the electronica musical act "Mexican Institute of Sound," according to interviews I read when his CD Soy Sauce was released in 2009. This site mentions the following:

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Su título, “Soy sauce”, que juega con el equívoco: en español de España se interpreta como soy árbol (en concreto un sauce), en inglés salsa de soja y en español de México, ser muy lanzado.
meaning: "Its title plays with this confusion: in Spanish of Spain, it's understood to mean 'I am a tree' (a willow, specifically); in English 'soy sauce'; and in Mexican Spanish, 'I'm in a big hurry/I'm really impetuous."
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