pooflady


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stacipurv wrote:I've seen/heard chester drawers more times than I can count - had never seen "draw" until today. Ad on craigslist: 5 draw chester draw



D'name says draw. Even types it that way.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

no1


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Iceback wrote:I always said it as chest of drawers



I allaways sed chester's underpants

pooflady


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no1 wrote:I allaways sed chester's underpants



Why are you talking about Chester's underwear?



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no1


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pooflady wrote:Why are you talking about Chester's underwear?



isn't every1 talking aboot chester's drawers?

stacipurv


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Iceback wrote:I always said it as chest of drawers



And you would be correct.

stacipurv


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no1 wrote:isn't every1 talking aboot chester's drawers?



When did he stop going commando?

no1


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stacipurv wrote:When did he stop going commando?



after that one time in band camp...

pooflady


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no1 wrote:after that one time in band camp...



What happens in band camp stays in band camp.



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marahute


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High school principal over the intercom almost daily: "We have a problen."

Scarred me for life. (I graduated 55 years ago...)

"Y'all" is singular some places, plural in others (it was singular where I lived in KY).

no1


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illinoise for illinois

stacipurv


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no1 wrote:illinoise for illinois



Mizzurrah - where St. Louis is.

jqubed


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stacipurv wrote:Mizzurrah - where St. Louis is.



I can't find it, but I recall a quote from Mark Twain along the lines of
"People who've never been there pronounce it Missouri, people who are from there pronounce it mi-zur-ah, and people condemned to live the rest of their lives there pronounce it Misery."

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no1


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stacipurv wrote:Mizzurrah - where St. Louis is.



jqubed wrote:I can't find it



it's rite there 'tween kansase & illinoise

jqubed


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For pooflady:

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pooflady


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jqubed wrote:For pooflady:



Thanks, I like that.



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stacipurv


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Eckspecially (Ugh!)

no1


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"freedom" for "nothing left to lose"

dontwantaname


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no1 wrote:"freedom" for "nothing left to lose"



Nothing that's all that Bobby left me.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

stacipurv


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no1 wrote:"freedom" for "nothing left to lose"



lol. I'm sure Kris and/or Janis would appreciate your use of quotation marks.

pooflady


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stacipurv wrote:lol. I'm sure Kris and/or Janis would appreciate your use of quotation marks.



A good friend's grandson's middle name is "Freedom." //snort//



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hot72chev


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pooflady wrote:A good friend's grandson's middle name is "Freedom." //snort//


Filthy hippies
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-filthy-hippies?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_0

no1


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freedom's just another name for a boy named sue.

pooflady


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no1 wrote:freedom's just another name for a boy named sue.



Wake up little susie.



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holmesdog


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Spiritual instead of spherical.

I heard this on a hydroelectric plant construction site at which I worked. There were large (8') electrically operated spherical valves (imagine an enormous ball valve) in the lines which supplied water to the generators. It made me smile to hear them referred to as spiritual valves.

daveinwarshington


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jqubed wrote:duct tape

Duck tape is in fact the correct version. The original fabric of the tape is a type of fabric called duck, which gets its name, not from the bird, but from a Dutch word. Contrary to the popular mis-nomer, duck tape is not a good choice for air-handling duct work and does not meet code for that use in many jurisdictions.



I use a ducting mastic to seal ducts. That is then covered by an aluminum-foil duct tape or a high quality duct tape (like Nausua 357).
I've also used a high quality duct tape to cover existing ducting, sealed by only a mastic. Some of the old mastics have asbestos in them, and it's best to just cover them.
You are right, just sealing ductwork with just some duck tape wouldn't be code around here.
Quack

hot72chev


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E-mail from a colleague today: "Another words" instead of "In other words".

hosesplus


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My old boss used to always complain that we were putting the horse before the cart. We would laugh , he would stomp off confused. He also always said something was "six of one, one or the other" and we were comparing "apples and orange" and his last name wasn't Bush.

FIGHTING CRIME AND INDIFFERENCE SINCE 8:32 THIS MORNING

olcubmaster


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When describing how cute things are, I often hear the phrase "Each one was prettier than the next."

I've tried to point out that means things are getting progressively uglier and perhaps they mean to say "Each one was prettier than the one before."

And for that I get blank stares.

As as for Washington, I was born in D.C. and there's always been an R in the name. It's just silent when you spell it.

Sugar 'em up and send 'em home

emccoyii


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holmesdog wrote:Spiritual instead of spherical.

I heard this on a hydroelectric plant construction site at which I worked. There were large (8') electrically operated spherical valves (imagine an enormous ball valve) in the lines which supplied water to the generators. It made me smile to hear them referred to as spiritual valves.




They're called spiritual valves because you pray to God that they don't fail.

I see 'for sell' written quite a bit, or 'I need to sale this'.

thecodeninja


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thenativesarerestless wrote:irregardless



From Merriam-Webster:
Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

pooflady


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I've heard old-timer's disease instead of Alzheimer's disease.



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hot72chev


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pooflady wrote:I've heard old-timer's disease instead of Alzheimer's disease.



I thought people were saying "Old Timers" on purpose to be funny. Many people around here will drop the "Z" and say All-heimers.

pooflady


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Heard someone on TV say, "I astd" instead of asked.



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stacipurv


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Oh, Heavens! This woman I work with is the WORST with pronunciation (I think she was the inspiration for this thread).

Today she told me about someone who either did or did not get a colonostomy (colonoscopy) and has told each of us at least 14 times about someone who's going into Hospith (hospice). Sad, yes, on so many levels.

pooflady


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I have relatives who say arthuritis. Drives me crazy.



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stacipurv


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pooflady wrote:I have relatives who say arthuritis. Drives me crazy.



Oh, I can totally hear that one - Ah-thuh-ritus.

maxikyd


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stacipurv wrote:Eckspecially (Ugh!)



Amen!!! Where I (now) live, it's eckspecially and eckscape. Drives me nutz.

And most people use the expression "moot point" incorrectly anyway. Historically, it meant something too important for a single person to decide, it had to go to the moot, or group, for discussion. Now it means it's unimportant or too late, or hypothetical.

See entry 5.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Moot+point

junkro


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My son's literacy teacher says liberry instead of library. Drives him (and me) nuts.

The cook on Hell's Kitchen keeps saying she's flustrated. Makes me cringe and laugh at the same time.

stellaglo


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"service" instead of serve.
yes, i would like to be serviced, thanks for asking. here, or in the warshroom?

Mavyn


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Coworker was talking about the 'French benefits' of working here.

Someone else said they thought they were FRINGE benefits, and he said no, French. Because the French get really good benefits.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.