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#137372 - 01/21/05 05:59 PM Re: fishin' for
Jackie Offline

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Ducks! Somehow I just couldn't put "got a bite on my baited breath"-- .
'Fried Green Tomatoes' was on TV last night, and I caught the part where Iggy (Idgy?) retells the story about how there used to be a lake in that field right over there; but one November a few years back, a whole big flock of ducks came in and landed there; there was a hard freeze that night, and that lake froze so fast that all the ducks' feet were trapped. The next morning they all got to flapping their wings, and don't you know they pulled that whole lake right up, and now it's clear over in Georgia somewhere. [/free association]


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#137373 - 01/21/05 06:20 PM Re: fishin' for
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baited breath..
reminds me of the story about the gal that went ice fishing..

everyone was sitting round their holes in the ice getting cold.. She was busy hauling up fish to add to the pile.

finally once fisherman slid over to her hole to learn her secret..

he asked, "Whatcha doing? What's your secret?"

she mumbled and answer...

"What?" he said...

she mumbled again..

the guy, says, "Look i appreciate your willingness to share your secret, but i can't understand a word you're saying.."

she opens her mouth, spits out a handfull of nightcrawlers, smiles and says, Warm bait!"

and that's real baited breath if you ask me!

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#137374 - 01/21/05 06:55 PM Re: fishin' for
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Terrific joke, of troy! Hmmm, wonder how long it takes a vermiform friend to chill under ice?


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#137375 - 01/21/05 09:39 PM Re: miss SELL uh knee
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Miss UH lane NEE.

And that's that!


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#137376 - 01/22/05 06:11 AM Re: miss SELL uh knee
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MISS suh LAY knee


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#137377 - 01/22/05 06:27 AM Re: miss SELL uh knee
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>MISS suh LAY knee

yup.

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#137378 - 01/22/05 06:33 AM Re: yup
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...but with the boldface on the first syllable unlike tsuwm's preference for the main stress on the third. Is that what you meant by your arrow toward the first, et'?

Just my take.


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#137379 - 01/22/05 07:17 AM Re: yup
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sorry. the > was a shortcut quote...

I say it (!) like you do...

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#137380 - 01/22/05 07:19 AM Re: yup
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Let's not get prideful, fellow posters. Isn't all that we are doing here is relating how the term "Miscellany" is said and understood in our neck of the woods and not relating how it is said on TV?
Is we are having a word contest then folks around here win, because everything else being equal, their pronunciation is more melodious. Hands down.


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#137381 - 01/22/05 07:26 AM Re: yup
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of course there are winners, milo! its like the drew carey show.. there are winners, and winners get points.
the points are worthless, winning is worthless, but none the less, there are winners and points.

if you want lots of points, play hogwash.. when you've collected a million points, you can trade them for..um, nothing, cause they are worthless. (you'd wouldn't even impress other here if you announced that you had one a million points.. no one would care. but you can still will win and get point!)

no winners? gee's, what kind of place do you think this is?
(still, i remain pointless)

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