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#2009 - 05/08/00 09:27 AM re Supercalifrig …
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
[see jmh's post in Miscellany]
I'm sure that there are many fans of the British radio comedy program 'My word' in this community of word lovers. Do you remember Frank Muir's shopping list?
#2010 - 05/08/00 10:23 AM Re: re Supercalifrig …
I also had a joke. A very long, old joke.
It was about a revolutionary new product which crumbled when placed in the mouth. It was particularly recommended for some breeds of dogs and cleared any problem relating to bad breath with ease. The makers tried to keep it from the press until they were ready for a big launch but one day the news leaked out:
The headline writers had a field day, The papers proclaimed:
Super Collie Fragile Biscuits Expel Halitosis
Worthy of Frank Muir do you think?
#2011 - 05/08/00 12:08 PM Re: re Supercalifrig ?
Loc: this too shall pass
After Mary Poppins became older, she gave up being a nanny and retired to
the West Coast of the United States. After a while, she became bored and
decided to open up a small detective agency specializing in solving crimes
using her psychic ability and strong nose. She opened a small space on
Hollywood Boulevard and posted her sign proudly. It read:
"Super California Mystic, Expert Halitosis."
#2012 - 05/08/00 12:22 PM Re: re Supercalifrig ?
Loc: this too shall pass
here in the colonies, these things are sometimes called 'shaggy dog stories', although the dictionary definition of that is slightly different; others just call them 'groaners' -- and, of course, someone coined a word for them: feghoots. here is a shaggy dog written by Isaac Asimov:
Monty Stein, in the year 3047, committed quite a heist and made off with
quite a tidy sum. He was eventually caught, and the judge sentenced him to
seven years imprisonment. However, the night before his impending
incarceration, he calmly set his time machine for seven years and one day,
and stepped through.
When he emerged in 3054, there was quite an uproar. Prosecution
maintained that Monty Stein never actually served the sentence, since
effectively no time passed for him. Defense stated that the effect was
basically the same, since he lost seven years of living in society, or
something to that effect. Both sides called each other names (as lawyers are
wont to do).
Eventually, Stein was set free. Some say that the judge succumbed to peer
pressure; others said that he simply couldn't resist the temptation. For his
decision, in full, was:
"A niche in time saves Stein."
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