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#113863 - 10/18/03 11:11 PM 'roids
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When I tuned in the ESPN website this evening, to see to it that they had properly recorded the glorious WSU Cougar football victory over the Cardinal of Stanford, I was greeted by an interesting headline: "NFL to test for new 'roid"

Now, I understand that the headline writer had in mind that we would all understand his/her reference to a steroid, not previously screened, which will now be detected in tests of the players. But, where I come from, a "'roid" is a hemorrhoid ... and nothing else.


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#113864 - 10/19/03 01:51 AM Re: 'roids
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Dunno FS. You may have the writer's intent ass-backward!


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#113865 - 10/19/03 11:39 AM Re: 'roids
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My initial guess, based only on the Subject:, was it was short for android.


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#113866 - 10/19/03 01:57 PM Re: 'roids
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Well, there is 'Roid Rage'. Nice play on words there, Faldage - android-androgenic steroid.


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#113867 - 10/19/03 02:10 PM Re: 'roids
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Is an android who lives either at the extreme north or the extreme south part of the Earth a "polaroid"?



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#113868 - 10/19/03 02:38 PM Re: 'roids
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(sob!)


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#113869 - 10/19/03 05:45 PM Re: 'roids
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Polaroids are a real pain in the ice.


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#113870 - 10/19/03 06:49 PM Re: 'roids
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and soliniods are a painful condition that develop on motors that are strained... or have been forces to sit around to long doing nothing..

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#113871 - 10/19/03 08:45 PM Re: 'roids
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I'm with you on this one FS. 'roids here stand for only the one thing. HOWEVER, we can't very well grumble at their use of it to mean steroids since, well, they're both abbreviations. Pot calling the kettle black and all that there Grandma wisdom.


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#113872 - 10/19/03 09:28 PM Re: 'roids
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I understand that the headline writer had in mind that we would all understand his/her reference to a steroid I reckon it's kind of an age-culture thing: if we were all young athletes or were close to one, I wonder if we'd even have done double-takes.


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#113873 - 10/19/03 10:34 PM Re: 'roids
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...if we were all young athletes...

You mean we're NOT all young athletes?




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#113874 - 10/20/03 08:00 AM Re: 'roids
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Hey--check the mirror, Dude!


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#113875 - 10/20/03 03:34 PM Re: 'roids
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"Mirror, mirror, on the wall ... who's the wrinkliest old fart of all?" Now, lemme see ...


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#113876 - 10/20/03 04:51 PM Re: 'roids
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wrinkliest old fart

Actresses swear that android cream helps to hide their fundamental timelines...


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#113877 - 10/20/03 07:13 PM Re: 'roids
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Is android cream what you get from using a milking machine instead of doing it by hand?


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#113878 - 10/22/03 09:54 PM Re: 'roids
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I've heard about that too Mav, but I can't imagine how they walk about with that smell creating a medicinal cloud around their heads.

Maybe the lines look smaller because nobody wants to get up close to them.


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#113879 - 10/23/03 02:16 AM Re: 'roids
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He said "fundamental", bel. I don't think "clouds" are an issue ... rather in the other direction, doncha know?


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#113880 - 10/23/03 10:28 AM Re: 'roids
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Hmmm, I see. I had heard it was the lines around the eyes.


However, on your other point... I don't think "clouds" are an issue ... rather in the other direction, doncha know?

...if'n I'm to judge by Hubby, there be definitely clouds emanating from them fundamental regions without a (rather smelly) doubt


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