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TiMow 19.06.2011 18:14

Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?
 
Sometimes when perusing the "Today's Posts" list of thread titles, some just jump out and invite an immediate response (from me at least), purely from the title alone - immaterial of what the actual post subject matter may be.

It can either be, a case of the exact title having an ambiguous meaning, or an accidental, or deliberate misreading of one or more of the words, or just even typos.

I often have an insatiable desire to post a reply (in a troll-like fashion) on many threads, but really have to control myself - especially having read the opening post, and realising that a supposed attempt at wit, may no longer be relevant or appropriate.

I don't know if I'm the only weirdo in this regard, or if there are any other readers out there, who pick up on this?

So I thought it might be an idea to start a thread where anyone who spots a "funny" thread title could post a reply here, to include the thread title concerned (immaterial of the actual content), and their interpretation of it's meaning, and/or what reply they would make in relation to the title alone.

I hope this idea will a create a bit of light humour and not cause any offence to those who create a thread, on what might be a completely serious matter, but with an unfortunate or misconceived title.

Meisie 19.06.2011 18:23

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I can already for see many of the threads by Upthehatters2008 will be all over here.
(not because of misinterpretation but because of his deliberateness :))

TiMow 19.06.2011 18:48

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Leo.org - What am I missing
Danish building bricks for dyslexics.

Avoiding shaking hands
cut down on the booze... (accredited to AbFab)

Journey & Foreigner in Winterthur, Sunday 6/19
Johnny Foreigner in winterfur (had wrong glasses on)

MrVertigo 19.06.2011 18:58

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Where buy amazon kindle in Zurich
where to buy amazon Kinder in Zurich ....human trafficking?

IanSmithUK 19.06.2011 19:04

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Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?

Wow! Someone must be REALLY bored with nothing to do.

(Well you did ask!)

ximix 19.06.2011 19:12

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http://www.englishforum.ch/housing-g...fo-blonay.html

Any info or Baloney? :rolleyes::D

Ouchboy 19.06.2011 19:15

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beat this one:

Erection Manager

ximix 19.06.2011 19:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ouchboy (Post 1233012)
beat this one:

Erection Manager

:rofl::rofl::rofl:http://www.englishforum.ch/images/bu...ost_thanks.gif!!!

TiMow 19.06.2011 19:21

Re: Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?
 
Evra Contraceptive Patches
Man.U. football payer starts up condom repair business.

Guest 19.06.2011 19:32

Re: Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?
 
Learning to Glide (through English) had me thinking it was some sort of new language learning technique...

TiMow 19.06.2011 19:39

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E Street Band's Clarence Clemons dies at 69
Unfortunate accident, whilst attempting a sexual position.

Lou 19.06.2011 19:44

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That is what I thought too till I saw it was in Sports/Fitness.

Quote:

Learning to Glide (through English) had me thinking it was some sort of new language learning technique...

TiMow 21.06.2011 09:56

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Help needed for baby in Zurich
Virile man sought.

grynch 21.06.2011 09:58

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I generally think... dang, I wish a mod would edit that to make it less interesting.

:o

grynch 21.06.2011 10:01

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http://www.englishforum.ch/daily-lif...y-her-dog.html


?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????


:o

swissotter 21.06.2011 13:11

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free-beer
i thought it meant free beer...

the thread was very misleading (esp as the above isn't the original ;))

grumpygrapefruit 21.06.2011 14:28

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Bargain basement cleaner wanted

http://www.englishforum.ch/jobs-offe...aner-need.html

Guest 22.06.2011 17:51

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Free child bowling set

:msnsarcastic:

MrVertigo 22.06.2011 20:58

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A dog sitting in a train....worth a thread? In EF everything's possible.

Dog Sitting in around Zug

Guest 23.06.2011 17:37

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Horse manure Neuchatel Jura


Steamed Chinese Bun

Seeing these two thread titles listed consecutively on the 'new threads' page left me with all kinds of unsavoury images... :msnblush:

mirfield 23.06.2011 17:45

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Zurich are selling off their public transport.

Selling cream white and blue coach




Edit : It really did say "coach" before it was edited...

TiMow 23.06.2011 18:15

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1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 1238690)
Zurich are selling off their public transport.

Selling cream white and blue coach




Edit : It really did say "coach" before it was edited...

Attachment 28630

"Didn't we have a lovely time, the day we went to ..... "

mirfield 29.06.2011 10:22

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http://www.englishforum.ch/transport...-lausanne.html

:msnblush:

E. Neubauten 29.06.2011 10:36

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You're a bad man! The "Steamy Chinese Buns" caught me off-guard too...:msnblush:


Quote:

Horse manure Neuchatel Jura


Steamed Chinese Bun

Seeing these two thread titles listed consecutively on the 'new threads' page left me with all kinds of unsavoury images... :msnblush:

PaddyG 29.06.2011 10:42

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 1244449)

Yep, that one had me wondering too...

higgybaby 29.06.2011 12:18

Re: Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 1232960)
Sometimes when perusing the "Today's Posts" list of thread titles, some just jump out and invite an immediate response (from me at least), purely from the title alone - immaterial of what the actual post subject matter may be.

It can either be, a case of the exact title having an ambiguous meaning, or an accidental, or deliberate misreading of one or more of the words, or just even typos.

I often have an insatiable desire to post a reply (in a troll-like fashion) on many threads, but really have to control myself - especially having read the opening post, and realising that a supposed attempt at wit, may no longer be relevant or appropriate.

I don't know if I'm the only weirdo in this regard, or if there are any other readers out there, who pick up on this?

So I thought it might be an idea to start a thread where anyone who spots a "funny" thread title could post a reply here, to include the thread title concerned (immaterial of the actual content), and their interpretation of it's meaning, and/or what reply they would make in relation to the title alone.

I hope this idea will a create a bit of light humour and not cause any offence to those who create a thread, on what might be a completely serious matter, but with an unfortunate or misconceived title.

Good idea for a thread TiMow.

This title thread was not misleading or misspelled or anything. It did exactly what it said on the tin.
But (like you I guess TiMow) after a while you realise that posting an 'amusing' reply can only lead to much EF PAIN and SUFFERING.

I once started a thread entitled 'Please Sit Down Before Reading This' to get attention and it was about finding a British Style white sliced loaf. Guilty your honour. :msnblush:

mirfield 29.06.2011 14:50

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3 Bedroom Garden Apartement in Zug accepts dogs

My landlord only accepts Swiss Franks.

grynch 29.06.2011 14:59

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http://www.englishforum.ch/general-o...ng-theory.html


the twins,
1989

:msnblush:

Chemmie 30.06.2011 14:05

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I got so touched today by a great human reaction


I definitely read the last work with an extra e at the start and no a.....I guess some sort of building code violation. Ending up being quite the innocent, sweet little story

MrVertigo 01.07.2011 00:44

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Smooching on zurichsee ferries...

Guest 08.07.2011 14:51

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Fly furniture - opinions?

Tiny weeny sofas and chairs made out of dog poo and rotting food... :D

TiMow 08.07.2011 15:00

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SwissAir Paris return from ZRH 119CHF Nov/Dec

Swiss Au Pairs return from Zurich.

ceppych 08.07.2011 15:10

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Dead fish in lake Geneva:

Well you gotta do something after resurrection:D

Pancakes 08.07.2011 15:52

Re: Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 1246187)
I got so touched today by a great human reaction


I definitely read the last work with an extra e at the start and no a.....I guess some sort of building code violation. Ending up being quite the innocent, sweet little story

Mee too...
'cause I'm naughty like dat. :msnblush:
:p

higgybaby 08.07.2011 17:52

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If the title is especially inane or sickly sweet this pops into my head :

Attachment 29319


:D

i_like_turtles 09.07.2011 10:33

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What about this one, [sale-Zurich] Convertible Wardrobe, Escalator, trashbin, Iron. I really wanted a convertible wardrobe and an escalator, so imagine my disapointment when I clicked. The Vag Com title also had me wondering :D

TiMow 12.07.2011 13:59

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Blue Balls Fest, 22/30 July, LZ

Highland Games at altitude.

PaddyG 12.07.2011 14:04

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Faith-based Disinfectant

Bleaching to the converted?

Ouchboy 12.07.2011 14:10

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Thread titles - What first pops into your head, when you read one?

thread 'bout boobies......

TiMow 13.07.2011 23:20

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Swiss Franc Climbs to Record High

Swiss mountaineer, Frank, out-climbs his previous summit.


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