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Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84822
10/25/02 07:27 PM
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http://www.vocabula.com/index.asp#

Click on The Best Words in upper right of masthead.


Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84823
10/25/02 07:33 PM
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this too shall pass
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this too shall pass
their definition leaves something to be desired.

(now *that was poorly worded.. 8)


Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84824
10/25/02 07:38 PM
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Singin bye bye, miss a Merkin Pie,
singin this'll be the day that I dye.

With very insincere apologies to Don McLean.



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Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84825
10/25/02 07:39 PM
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lower upstate New York
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Oh my goodness! I can't wait to hear Dr. Bill's take on this....


Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84826
10/25/02 08:00 PM
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Yeah, what's takin'em so long...


Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84827
10/25/02 08:35 PM
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I am disappointed that The Worst Words doesn't have the sound files, so I can learn to pronounciate them properly.

Also note the usage of the word screwed in the explanatory note to service .


Re: Merkin makes TVR Best Words list!! #84828
10/25/02 09:27 PM
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Dear AS: sorry to have kept you waiting. The only thing I objected to was its use as a sly
anti-Americanism. You must have seen Quinion's discussion of it. The only thing I would
be interested in is how it was kept in place, to keep it from getting into the works.
That would be almost as bad as beach sand.


how it was kept in place, #84829
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Some famous actress or other of the 1950s was at a party wearing an extremely low-cut, strapless gown, and was confronted by an elderly man who glanced deep into her cleavage and remarked boorishly, "I cannot imagine what keeps that dress in place."

She replied coolly, "Perhaps, sir, it's your age."



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Re: how it was kept in place, #84830
10/26/02 01:17 AM
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Hilarious!


Re: how it was kept in place, #84831
10/26/02 01:54 PM
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How about Bob Hope's line that modern girls powdered more cheeks and curled more hair?



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