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I know... once this nicelady said to me "I wish I could strangle you" and I said the same thing..

Its the thought that counts, rite
Is it OK to tell a joke (an old one)on your thread Mr Wu? Too late I'll have done it before you can reply.
Man gets stopped in his car by a rude policeman and is given a load of tickets. Disgruntled man says to the copper 'What would you do if I called you a c*nt?' 'I'd nick you.' said the cop. 'What if I was to think it?' said the man. 'You are intitled to think what you like.' 'OK, I think you're a c*nt!'
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:22
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Is it OK to tell a joke (an old one)on your thread Mr Wu? Too late I'll have done it before you can reply.
Man gets stopped in his car by a rude policeman and is given a load of tickets. Disgruntled man says to the copper 'What would you do if I called you a c*nt?' 'I'd nick you.' said the cop. 'What if I was to think it?' said the man. 'You are intitled to think what you like.' 'OK, I think you're a c*nt!'

Have a gold star - made me laugh out loud :-)

One that I hate is the insertion of "yunno" every third or forth word, yunno what I mean? I mean like yunno
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:25
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"I've got a headache"
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Is it OK to tell a joke (an old one)on your thread Mr Wu? Too late I'll have done it before you can reply.
Man gets stopped in his car by a rude policeman and is given a load of tickets. Disgruntled man says to the copper 'What would you do if I called you a c*nt?' 'I'd nick you.' said the cop. 'What if I was to think it?' said the man. 'You are intitled to think what you like.' 'OK, I think you're a c*nt!'
Classic!!!

It reminds me of another joke..

What starts with a C and ends with a T and is kinda Oval, Hairy and gives whitish liquid.





Coconut

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Old 04.09.2009, 15:35
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50% of your examples are bad Dervaish, but I'm too lazy to go into it.
What I dislike is the frequent and wrong usage of "per se".
Valid observation, Dervaish post seems to be a "Copy & Paste" from somewhere.
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:36
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Valid observation, Dervaish post seems to be a "Copy & Paste" from somewhere.
It is a copy and paaste from my personal Archive of jokes.

Sue me
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:39
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

"tomorrow is another day"
"things will get better"
"every cloud has a silver lining"
"it's for the best" etc etc

during this econonomic downturn where i've had so many friends, family who have gone through ups & downs, i try especially hard not to use these phrases for i know it doesn't help
(though i do catch myself out sometimes...)
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:48
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When people point to their wrist when asking for time... I mean like you dont point to your crotch when asking for way to toilets?

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Old 04.09.2009, 15:55
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Quote "Peter Kay?"
Aye, along with "call me", whilst making the thumb-and-little-finger phone gesture, or "email me" whilst typing on an imaginary keyboard.
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Old 04.09.2009, 15:57
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Quote "Peter Kay?"
"Whatever" "Get a life" "Who gives a sh!te" Are all stupid everyday expressions. However sometimes, just sometimes, they are quite appropriate.
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Quote "Peter Kay?"
I read it even before Peter Kay quoted it
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Old 04.09.2009, 16:15
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

The phrase "to be honest" gets my goat every time I hear it or read it.
Does it mean the speaker or writer is usually freakin' lyin'?

(Sorry, SwissOtter, I had wanted to write this before I saw your post below.)
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Old 04.09.2009, 16:18
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(Sorry, SwissOtter, I had wanted to write this before I saw your post below.)
i'd be lyin' if i told you i minded...
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Old 04.09.2009, 16:23
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i'd be lyin' if i told you i minded...

Yes, but you didn't preface that with "to be honest".

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Old 04.09.2009, 17:47
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24/7 ..............
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This reminds me of a German lady, MD's secretary, who used to sit next to me in one of my previous companies.

Once she got a call from some guy in US who said to her "I have a bone to pick with you"

She put the phone down and was FURIOUS.. !! She took it the wrong way, totally!

Afterwards I tried to explain to her that its an expression which means, he has some matter to discuss with you, nothing to do with Bone as in Boner.. (No I didnt say the last part )

But she wouldnt listen and kept saying that he could have said it straight rather than saying such rude line.
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Old 04.09.2009, 18:13
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Re: Stupid everyday expressions

My parents used to "spank me black and blue"...

Despite the fact that I disliked the idea of being slapped, yet having options of bruise being either in black or blue colour, seemed to be some kind of alternative and more relieving. Please decide quickly which one, but not both of them simultaneously
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People who use "chronic" to mean "really bad".
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"I've got a headache"
Ohhhh !!! Do men use that one too?
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Old 04.09.2009, 18:19
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Ohhhh !!! Do men use that one too?
More often: "I am not in a mood today"
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