great phrases in the english language

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"puzzlingly venerable"

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 2 January 2005 21:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

apparently the only person to have used it on thee modern interweb (avvording to one google) is mark prindle, which is where i read it.

Ian John50n (orion), Sunday, 2 January 2005 22:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i bet only one person has used the phrase "double penetration" as well.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Sunday, 2 January 2005 22:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh! i was wrong, 851,000. too bad.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Sunday, 2 January 2005 22:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"go fuck yourself"

Steely Zan (AaronHz), Monday, 3 January 2005 00:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"go fuck yourself"... such has always bothered me actually about "fuck you"... [verb] you... fish you... swim you... talk you... "talk you asshole!"... cuddle you...

which... shit you... part of "shit you not"... which is more of a relief right? no pun intended cause really... i mean.... "i shit you not"... well thanks, it's good to know i'm not feces dripping from your bum and all...

but hey, i suppose from cussing comes much that makes no sense. like, i never really understand why females types tolerate the use of "pussy" as a synonym for "whimp"... after two kids, i can tell you, i have all kinds of respect for that organ on my wife. holy shit, for reals. i got no body part that's letting anything that big stretch it like that. not to mention the general, "all human life begins here" aspects of the place.

and dick... nobody wants to be a big dick, but they sure do want one. (either as their own part, or in ONE romantic encounter.) wrinkled, crumpled, crumbled, or floppy would be better dick adjectives. one floppy dick drive (tm).

m.

msp #2, Monday, 3 January 2005 00:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"you silly cunt"

Steely Zan (AaronHz), Monday, 3 January 2005 01:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

msp, I am not too big on using 'pussy' or 'cunt' for that matter, but I guess that make me a big funhater on ilx.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

FEMINISTS, LEAVE NOW!

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm just kidding about that. my favorite phrase is CRAB RANGOON.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HI DERE!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Happy New Year, Noize Doods!!!"

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

WAHT IS IT MADE

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 3 January 2005 02:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

y u break

Holly (an appletross), Monday, 3 January 2005 03:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

DOOSH BAG.
FUCK FACE.
(TIED)

ddb (ddb), Monday, 3 January 2005 16:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

DOOSH NOZZLE

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 3 January 2005 16:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

"believe you me"

What's that all about?

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Monday, 18 December 2017 18:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Straightforward enough

French construction perhaps

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Monday, 18 December 2017 18:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Possibly.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Monday, 18 December 2017 18:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

i usu go w trust me but i rarely say it

sounds a little sketchy

infinity (∞), Monday, 18 December 2017 18:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

"believe you me"

What's that all about?

― Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Monday, December 18, 2017 6:27 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You channelling Peter Kay c2003?

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 08:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

There's a lot of disappointed Peter Kay fans out there, just doing my little bit to help.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

my mum and dad had a little poem they made when young of lines like this:

sit you down!
long time no see!
not to worry,
believe you me!

mark s, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

right you are

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

believe you me has such excellent finger-wagging present in it.

i’ve now got a load of old school bollocking phrases in my head:
i’ve got a bone to pick with you (terrifying)
sonny jim (irritating)
i’m going to bang your silly heads together (comical)

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunny_Jim

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

Both the cereal and Sunny Jim had greater success in the United Kingdom, where Force cereal is still available and the box still features a picture of Sunny Jim.

Anyone ever seen a box of Force cereal? Or heard of it?

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

*sunny* jim! fuck, there you go.

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

wait is that really where it comes from? that’s crazy. and no, totally new to me.

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Could it be that it's an American cereal that's marketed as being British in the US?

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

Nice Jolyon Wagg connection

Akdov Telmig (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 10:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Could it be that it's an American cereal that's marketed as being British in the US?

a sort of liptons scenario? could be. odd reversal of history of breakfast cereals if so. and how the fuck did it enter the language? american films?

OED

c. Sunny Jim, the name of an energetic character employed as the proprietary name for a brand of breakfast cereal; also used allusively, as a term of address, and as a nickname. Also Sonny Jim (influenced by sonny n.).
‘Sunny Jim was the creation of an American schoolgirl called Ficken (not Fincken) and the various jingles which accompanied him were written by Miss Minnie Hanff. It is believed that Sunny Jim was the winning entry in a competition run by the Force Food Company to find a suitable advertising character to promote “Force”.’—C. Fincken (A. C. Fincken & Co. Ltd., manufacturers of Force), private let. to ed., 24 June 1983.

1903 Poster High o'er the fence leaps Sunny Jim ‘Force’ is the food that raises him.
1904 Trade Marks Jrnl. 30 Mar. 381 ‘Sunny Jim’... Cereal Food Products. The firm trading as the ‘Force’ Food Company, 6, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C.; Manufacturers.
c1904 Story of Sunny Jim (Force Food Co.) Jim Dumps was a most unfriendly man, Who lived his life on a hermit plan. He'd never stop for a friendly smile, But trudged along in his moody style. Till ‘Force’ one day was served to him. Since then they call him Sunny Jim.
1911 G. K. Chesterton Innocence of Father Brown xii. 315 Sir Aaron Armstrong was..comic... It was like hearing that Sunny Jim had hanged himself.
1911 ‘I. Hay’ Safety Match xii. 187 Mr. Blunt..cleared the topmost rail... ‘Now then, Sunny Jim!’ remarked a reproving voice.
1916 Punch 5 Apr. 229/1 [He] says he's quite a Sunny Jim, That buoyant health and youthful vim Are sticking out all over him.
1943 Current Biogr. (1944) 779/2 Vandegrift—so cheerful that he has earned the nickname ‘Sunny Jim’—is..the toughest Marine Corps leader who ever charged at the head of his troops.
1960 D. Storey This Sporting Life i. v. 127 ‘All right, all right! Don't preach, sonny. Hey!’ she calls to the M.P. ‘Hey sonnyjim! What kinda car has Arthur Machin got?’
1962 S. L. Goldberg Joyce i. 3 What his [sc. James Joyce's] early works do not portray..is the aspect of his character that earned him the family nickname, ‘Sunny Jim’.
1967 A. Wilson No Laughing Matter ii. 127 Does your Mother know you're out, Sonny Jim?
1976 Times 6 Apr. 16/1 The new Prime Minister [sc. James Callaghan]..enjoys life... He is not called Sunny Jim for nothing.

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:05 (nine months ago) Permalink

1911 being the first 'reproving' tone there, presumably from waywardness as a result of excessive energy. GKC a pioneer I see.

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_(cereal)

In 1903 a British subsidiary of the Force Food Company was formed to import the cereal to Europe. A slightly modified version of Sunny Jim and his jingles caught the fancy of British consumers. A. C. Fincken, a former employee of the Force Food Company, set up an agency in 1910 to import American cereals to the UK. The cereal, and the Sunny Jim character, achieved wide success in Britain, at its peak in 1930 selling 12.5 million packages.

Manufacture of Force cereal ceased in 2013,[4] the reason cited being poor sales, although in the last few years of production the cereal had been difficult to find due to having very few suppliers, latterly only Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Ocado.

Since then, the Force wheatflakes brand was revived for UK consumers, and was acquired by Nestlé. It was, but is no longer, for sale on the Waitrose website. [5]

2013!

sir dumblebee hitler the first (Fizzles), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:09 (nine months ago) Permalink


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