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Dudes going to work wearing business casual and their fave baseball team’s cap.

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 23 May 2019 21:05 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

In USA the toilet water is very very high - I can only assume this is done deliberately, to accomodate the monster shits done by its people.

— nina oyama (@ninaoyama) May 29, 2019

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:13 (four months ago) link

smiling

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:55 (four months ago) link

I take big shits and I cannot lie

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:38 (four months ago) link

This classic in the comments

https://www.reddit.com/r/copypasta/comments/7qn75k/poop_knife_from_reddit/

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:49 (four months ago) link

not clicking on that url.

pplains, Friday, 7 June 2019 14:02 (four months ago) link

wise move, I am full of regret

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 7 June 2019 14:03 (four months ago) link

Masseuse rhymes with moose
Entrée = main course
"with au jus"

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:30 (three months ago) link

the wursthaus in harvard square famously (to my dad) used to serve "chili con carne - mit beans"

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:45 (three months ago) link

Entrée did confuse me the first time I saw it

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

It confused me too – but I was an American in Australia.

pplains, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:25 (three months ago) link

Entrée still infuriates me every time

Minutes after reading that post I also heard an American refer to “dipping a sandwich in au jus”

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:29 (three months ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:43 (three months ago) link

hers

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:09 (three months ago) link

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:11 (three months ago) link

we have high toilet water and entrees in canada too unforch

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:14 (three months ago) link

Mah-sir
Mah-soos

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:15 (three months ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:09 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:16 (three months ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (three months ago) link

there's masseuse and masseur. female and male.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (three months ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:19 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

What do you guys say - drool?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

Duel

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:42 (three months ago) link

You don't say fool for fuel, after all.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:43 (three months ago) link

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:09 PM (forty-three minutes ago)

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:11 PM (forty-one minutes ago)

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:54 (three months ago) link

(TIL about hyperforeignism)

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:01 (three months ago) link

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

I may have some exciting news for you about the pronunciation of American author Theodor Geisel’s middle name

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:07 (three months ago) link

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

yeah, it still doesn't rhyme with moose.

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 21 June 2019 07:40 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

68. 'erbs

― Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:57 (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

Although herb has always been spelled with an h, pronunciation without it was usual until the 19th century and is still standard in the US.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Sunday, 11 August 2019 00:36 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I do love how Americans pronounce bay-zil - especially being a neuroscience guy so it's a homophone for "basal ganglia" which always gives me a smile.

Anyway I came here for "padiddle" - who even HAS a word for a car with one headlight working, let alone something as loony as that?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:42 (two weeks ago) link

not to be confused with the paradiddle

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 01:10 (two weeks ago) link

"padiddle" - who even HAS a word for a car with one headlight working, let alone something as loony as that?

not me. I've never run across "padiddle" ever anywhere, in conversation or in print, and I know a lot of words.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 02:56 (two weeks ago) link

nope me neither

and I drive one

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 02:58 (two weeks ago) link

I have heard of “padiddle” but not as a word for a car with a headlight out but as something you say when you see one.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 03:23 (two weeks ago) link

It’s a road trip game basically, I forget what the forfeit is if your seatmate says it before you.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 03:24 (two weeks ago) link

here on Australia we have "spotto" which is what one says when one sees a yellow car; "hippo" is a variant for weird colours like purple

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 03:37 (two weeks ago) link

*in

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 03:37 (two weeks ago) link

no, spotto is a game where you are hunting for other humans in the bush at night with a handheld torch

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 05:16 (two weeks ago) link

true, I take it you were in the Scouts as well sic

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 05:18 (two weeks ago) link

scouts, DofE, a my-school-specific program called Adventure Country, etc

spent a weekend in the bush every two months or so from sixth grade. at 16 we were just getting dropped in the desert near the NSW/Qld border, with girls from another school and a map, with a rendezvous point to meet adults/vans at five days later. have to wonder if that still goes on in a cell phone era

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 05:52 (two weeks ago) link

that is frickin awesome

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 06:02 (two weeks ago) link

Australian things thread needed.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 06:43 (two weeks ago) link

here on Australia we have "spotto" which is what one says when one sees a yellow car

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 07:39 (two weeks ago) link

The regional variant I'm familiar with was 'perdiddle' and the first to spot and call one out gave the other a sock in the arm. Thanks for dredging up high school memories I'd thought were well and truly suppressed.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 09:59 (two weeks ago) link

the fires of perdiddle

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:08 (two weeks ago) link

Had a feeling that my padiddle reference would not be universally recognized, even among Americans tbh.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:41 (two weeks ago) link

When we see a Wallflowers car, we hit each other in the upper arm and yell "COCK-EYE".

pplains, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 12:16 (two weeks ago) link

Padiddle may be regional? In any case it is decently widespread but there are some families & communities that simply don't have that tradition and it just missed them in its distribution. I am not familiar with the variant where you get to punch someone, but I have heard of "punch buggy" where you punch someone's arm if you spot a VW Beetle. I think you have to say the color: "punch buggy blue!" To indicate that you actually did see a specific car.

I think I was a teenager before I heard of either of these. They all sound pretty stupid to me - even pointlessly cruel. But apparently in some circles it's a beloved type of juvenile fun, like yelling "shotgun" or "dibs" or "bags I..."

Instant Carmax (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

if you saw a lada you could stab someone

all over bar the shouting (im here for the shouting) (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

Fog lights do not count as a padiddle even if used as primary lights. There is no such thing as a double padiddle.

See also: Punch buggy

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

i remember learning about padiddles in high school -- i had never heard of it before, presumably because i was an only child? idk

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:30 (two weeks ago) link


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