Towing the Lion

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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 19 Jul 2018, 13:08

From a DHSS Alaska brochure about WIC foods: "Why is peanut butter so good for me? ... It has plant fat instead of animal fat with has less CHORESTROYL"

I don't know why this is making me laugh so hard
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Aresen » 19 Jul 2018, 16:40

Ellie wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 13:08
From a DHSS Alaska brochure about WIC foods: "Why is peanut butter so good for me? ... It has plant fat instead of animal fat with has less CHORESTROYL"

I don't know why this is making me laugh so hard
CHORESTROYL = the substance produced by rendering out a Betazoid.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 24 Jul 2018, 13:24

Seen on a Facebook Marketplace ad for some clothing for pregnant women: "Lots of maturity items"
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 01 Aug 2018, 12:54

In the text of this week's sermon: "Bathsheba is humiliated again when she must announce that she is pregnant. How the palace must have buzzard with that news."
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 08 Aug 2018, 12:32

"You could water fast or tee fast, for maximum weight loss."

Edited to add: different person, same group: "Is there a certain meal plane that one should follow for the first week or two?"
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by JD » 08 Aug 2018, 13:37

Towing el león:

"Bendo una guitara agustica"
(rough translation: "I am saling an agoustic gitar")

See, stuff like this is why I raise an eyebrow when speakers of other languages insist that their language and orthography are completely rational. The only word this person got right was "una". (It should be "vendo", "guitarra", and "acústica"; all of them are pretty reasonable errors to make in Spanish, but that's kind of my point...)
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Post by Warren » 08 Aug 2018, 16:09

Ellie wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 12:32
"You could water fast or tee fast, for maximum weight loss."

Edited to add: different person, same group: "Is there a certain meal plane that one should follow for the first week or two?"
I'm sure following a meal plane is great for weight loss, not to mention getting into shape. But boy will your arms be tired.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Jadagul » 08 Aug 2018, 21:14

JD wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 13:37
Towing el león:

"Bendo una guitara agustica"
(rough translation: "I am saling an agoustic gitar")

See, stuff like this is why I raise an eyebrow when speakers of other languages insist that their language and orthography are completely rational. The only word this person got right was "una". (It should be "vendo", "guitarra", and "acústica"; all of them are pretty reasonable errors to make in Spanish, but that's kind of my point...)
Well, the Spanish haven't totally changed their spelling around in like fifty years. It's probably time for a new version.

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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 11 Aug 2018, 22:49

"He seems to show up whenever you post publicly where you are going. Not cool at all. Way too much on the creepy stocker side for me."
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Post by Painboy » 12 Aug 2018, 00:07

Ellie wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 22:49
"He seems to show up whenever you post publicly where you are going. Not cool at all. Way too much on the creepy stocker side for me."
He might want to stay away from Walmart then.

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Post by Warren » 12 Aug 2018, 00:33

Sell creepy someplace else. We're all stocked up here.
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Post by Ellie » 13 Aug 2018, 18:03

At the end of a recipe blog post: "Bon Apetite!"
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by JD » 14 Aug 2018, 14:28

Ellie wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 18:03
At the end of a recipe blog post: "Bon Apetite!"
This reminds me of the famous (possibly apocryphal) story that Novell got its name by the founder saying, "Hey, what's French for new?" and his wife saying, "Uh, novell, I think."

(It's not; it's nouveau or nouvelle, but apparently nobody bothered to check a dictionary before filing the paperwork.)
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Post by Mo » 16 Aug 2018, 09:07

It's not that far off, new-vel vs. no-vell
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 21 Aug 2018, 23:01

Hoarder on a British show talking about why the room is so cluttered: "The dining room has become a suppository for paperwork and bottles."
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Post by Jake » 21 Aug 2018, 23:59

Ellie wrote:
21 Aug 2018, 23:01
Hoarder on a British show talking about why the room is so cluttered: "The dining room has become a suppository for paperwork and bottles."
And the paperwork and bottles have, in turn, become suppositories for _________. [NOUN]
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Post by Ellie » 30 Aug 2018, 00:06

Pregnant woman after calling the nurse line about a worrisome symptom and getting the brushoff: "So my question is, when I go into the office tomorrow, should I let my doctor know that his nurse is being rude, or just chop it up to her having a bad day?"
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Aresen » 30 Aug 2018, 00:13

Ellie wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 00:06
Pregnant woman after calling the nurse line about a worrisome symptom and getting the brushoff: "So my question is, when I go into the office tomorrow, should I let my doctor know that his nurse is being rude, or just chop it up to her having a bad day?"
Chopping up nurses tends to make for a bad day.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Warren » 30 Aug 2018, 11:56

Aresen wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 00:13
Ellie wrote:
30 Aug 2018, 00:06
Pregnant woman after calling the nurse line about a worrisome symptom and getting the brushoff: "So my question is, when I go into the office tomorrow, should I let my doctor know that his nurse is being rude, or just chop it up to her having a bad day?"
Chopping up nurses tends to make for a bad day.
Oh I wouldn't say that.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by lunchstealer » 31 Aug 2018, 16:47

This is probably a super common one:

"In the records, it described this beer and its techniques, which peaked the interest of the Larsons." (from an article on Alaskan Amber)
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Warren » 31 Aug 2018, 19:40

lunchstealer wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 16:47
This is probably a super common one:

"In the records, it described this beer and its techniques, which peaked the interest of the Larsons." (from an article on Alaskan Amber)
That is (unique to this thread I might add) an actual lion tow in that "peaked" is the correct spelling and those that spell it with the anachronistic q are pedantic and wrong.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Jadagul » 31 Aug 2018, 20:34

Warren wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 19:40
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 16:47
This is probably a super common one:

"In the records, it described this beer and its techniques, which peaked the interest of the Larsons." (from an article on Alaskan Amber)
That is (unique to this thread I might add) an actual lion tow in that "peaked" is the correct spelling and those that spell it with the anachronistic q are pedantic and wrong.
What? Do you have a citation for that? A cursory search says it comes from the French "piquer", meaning to prick or irritate.

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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by lunchstealer » 31 Aug 2018, 20:45

Jadagul wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 20:34
Warren wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 19:40
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 16:47
This is probably a super common one:

"In the records, it described this beer and its techniques, which peaked the interest of the Larsons." (from an article on Alaskan Amber)
That is (unique to this thread I might add) an actual lion tow in that "peaked" is the correct spelling and those that spell it with the anachronistic q are pedantic and wrong.
What? Do you have a citation for that? A cursory search says it comes from the French "piquer", meaning to prick or irritate.
Uh oh, Warren, you raised Jadagul's peek.
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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Jadagul » 31 Aug 2018, 21:02

lunchstealer wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 20:45
Jadagul wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 20:34
Warren wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 19:40
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 16:47
This is probably a super common one:

"In the records, it described this beer and its techniques, which peaked the interest of the Larsons." (from an article on Alaskan Amber)
That is (unique to this thread I might add) an actual lion tow in that "peaked" is the correct spelling and those that spell it with the anachronistic q are pedantic and wrong.
What? Do you have a citation for that? A cursory search says it comes from the French "piquer", meaning to prick or irritate.
Uh oh, Warren, you raised Jadagul's peek.
I mean, while this conversation did pique my interest, and I did peek at the search results in a fit of pique, in the end, my motivation to sort this out has peaked.

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Re: Towing the Lion

Post by Ellie » 02 Sep 2018, 00:59

"I just can't believe you had the gull to snoop through my personal belongings like that!"
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