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ElyDave

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #450 on: March 19, 2019, 05:51:26 pm »
Requested to make an espresso martini for SWMBO at about [rugby o'clock] on Saturday after getting home from Audax, daughter number one asks "isn't it a bit early?

I responded "the sun's over the yardarm"

Reply "what's an aardvark got to do with it?"

So that has been adopted as "do you want a drink?"
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #451 on: March 19, 2019, 06:08:47 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #452 on: March 19, 2019, 06:19:41 pm »
TBF, while neither aardvarks nor yardarms are everyday objects in 21st century Britain, only the first is a reasonably common word. I call it a reasonable mishearing and serendipitous for its phrase-creation.  :thumbsup:

Could aardvarks be the new narwhals?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #453 on: March 21, 2019, 07:41:33 pm »
One retired gent to another, exiting LBS as I entered: "And it's even lighter than my golf cart."
They seemed to have been looking at Bromptons, so I guess his golf cart isn't a Pinarello.
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ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #454 on: March 27, 2019, 09:10:37 pm »
Not really overhead, but my wife has her 'fitness girls' who are generally certifiable and I think all they mostly do is WhatsApp each other. Anyway, last Friday there was evidently a conversation apré-class that led to one of them going home and asking her teenage son what 'teabagging' was. Her second error was telling everyone she'd done this on WhatsApp.

Bless.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #455 on: March 28, 2019, 07:53:19 am »
Not really overhead, but my wife has her 'fitness girls' who are generally certifiable and I think all they mostly do is WhatsApp each other. Anyway, last Friday there was evidently a conversation apré-class that led to one of them going home and asking her teenage son what 'teabagging' was. Her second error was telling everyone she'd done this on WhatsApp.

Bless.
Did she report how the poor boy responded? 😳
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #456 on: March 28, 2019, 08:51:37 am »
She'll get the hang of it.
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ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #457 on: March 28, 2019, 09:22:39 am »
Not really overhead, but my wife has her 'fitness girls' who are generally certifiable and I think all they mostly do is WhatsApp each other. Anyway, last Friday there was evidently a conversation apré-class that led to one of them going home and asking her teenage son what 'teabagging' was. Her second error was telling everyone she'd done this on WhatsApp.

Bless.
Did she report how the poor boy responded? 😳

Apparently not well judging by the number of WhatsApp messages it spawned and the tears of mirth coming out of my wife's eyes as she read them, he's about fourteen. I don't think this kind of thing is dinner time conversation in their house.

In mine, on the other hand, we once spent literally hours thinking up an adult version of Trivial Pursuit.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #458 on: March 28, 2019, 12:43:31 pm »
One feels the need to ask: What on Earth is "Teabagging"? And why does not-knowing generate such mirth?  ???
What duck?

ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #459 on: March 28, 2019, 12:47:17 pm »
Ah, innocence.

Wait till you learn that a 'sea weasel' isn't a small marine mustelid.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #460 on: March 28, 2019, 12:58:59 pm »
Ah, innocence.

Wait till you learn that a 'sea weasel' isn't a small marine mustelid.

I'm really sorry I googled that.

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #461 on: March 28, 2019, 01:11:12 pm »
Où sont les merguez d'antan ?

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #462 on: March 28, 2019, 01:49:00 pm »
One feels the need to ask: What on Earth is "Teabagging"? And why does not-knowing generate such mirth?  ???
It's asking a fourteen-year-old that is mirthy.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #463 on: March 28, 2019, 03:13:57 pm »
Ah, innocence.

Wait till you learn that a 'sea weasel' isn't a small marine mustelid.

 I've seen them around Monterey.

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ian

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #464 on: March 28, 2019, 04:30:40 pm »
Honestly, even I'm too scared to ask what a 'sea otter' is. It probably involves lubricated bowling balls, a swimming pool, a lot of misplaced enthusiasm, and an embarrassingly public court case.
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ElyDave

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #465 on: March 29, 2019, 10:41:53 pm »
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #466 on: Yesterday at 01:06:51 pm »
"...well it's your fault for wearing stupid shoes, isn't it?" - man walking past, to girl wearing stupid shoes, who had stopped to get a piggyback from (presumed) older sister.

(Didn't have my glasses on, but they looked like crocs in early-90s colours.)
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