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#180687 - 12/05/08 12:01 AM Re: a two-step entry [Re: TheFallibleFiend]  
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I think Fallible roolz! Sheesh! I wasn't even gonna try to make something from "slouchiest" (but of course, I did try...) and I gave up after a bit. And there he goes and pulls one out of his euphemism... Aaaargh!

And Bran, you made an error that people who speak English from birth make all the time: lose vs. loose. You meant "lose" (not to win, or to misplace) rather than "loose" (to set free, to give slack). They are pronounced differently, also, although apparently many people think they are homonyms. They are not! At least you have a good excuse! :0)

#180690 - 12/05/08 01:49 AM My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: twosleepy]  
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TOUCHINESS

Remove the C, rearrange, and get

OUTSHINES

#180691 - 12/05/08 02:30 AM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Yours might be shiny but mines
built like a brick $#!+HOUSE blush

#180692 - 12/05/08 03:48 AM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: olly]  
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Assuming antipodean vulgarities are allowed...

What a pity one flies sorties and not soughties.
So let's see...change the I to an O and scramble for

HOTHOUSES!

#180714 - 12/06/08 04:29 AM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: The Pook]  
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...change one H to a U and rearrange to get

OUTHOUSES.

Now somebody tell me why that's a perfectly acceptable term, but S#!+HOUSE had to be disguised to avoid the Gutter Police...?

#180715 - 12/06/08 07:03 AM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
...change one H to a U and rearrange to get

OUTHOUSES.

Now somebody tell me why that's a perfectly acceptable term, but S#!+HOUSE had to be disguised to avoid the Gutter Police...?

It's quite simple. British class system. The good old anglo-saxon terms for things, like SH*T became associated with the vulgar, English speaking peasants, whilst the French and Latin terms for various bodily functions (such as faeces) were quite acceptable because that's what the upper crust said.

#180727 - 12/07/08 08:03 AM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: The Pook]  
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I'd like to drop a few SHOUTOUTS to my peeps on AWAD

#180730 - 12/07/08 10:57 PM Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly



I'd like to drop a few SHOUTOUTS to my peeps on AWAD


U --> O and rearrange:

OUTSHOOTS

#180740 - 12/08/08 06:52 PM Re: a two-step entry [Re: twosleepy]  
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Ach, towspleepy, (sorry , this typo is a gift, I keep it, please don't shoot) I lose and loose simultaneously. I'm cut loose mostly by this my rebellious computer. I have to wait for my troubleshooting nephew, who has developped an unwelcome passion for Opera and is always off on mini trips to the the mayor Opera Houses of Europe. Fierce bad habit!!!!
Shoots!

#180744 - 12/09/08 01:56 AM Re: a two-step entry [Re: BranShea]  
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I accept your gift!

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