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Old 10-10-2009, 11:35 AM   #166
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:48 AM   #167
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Last night it was bad subtitles.
We have to have them on because Mum's hearing is sensitive and she won't tolerate loud noise. Dad and I have limited hearing, so can't catch every word - not always necessary, but in dramas it helps.

In one night I saw, "standing up to her cruel gaze" as "standing up to her cruel gays" and "poise and grace" as "poison grace."

FTR - this is via the subtitles on TV (and we appreciate them being there!) rather than films, where they tend to be much more accurate. The only time they bug me is for comedy, where I get to read the punchlines before they are performed. Still, better than missing jokes.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:43 PM   #168
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My cow orkers.

Some of them are in a total flap because they are trying to enter marks into spreadsheets and they won't save. It is some kind of "read-only" protection.


Save-as people, SAVE-AS. Now they love me.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:25 AM   #169
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Sometimes the choices products give.

Why not make all cat food urinary health.

All toothpastes have tartar control

and all deodorants maximum protection.

It amuses me I can choose a high ash content to kill my cat, prefer to have tartar on my teeth this month and smelly armpits if I want.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #170
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This is America, goddammit, you have the constitutional right, to smelly armpits, cruddy teeth and a dead cat.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #171
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Maybe it's because there are also drawbacks to all those benefits -like cancer of the armpits, bleeding gums and there are 101 uses for a dead cat and only 7 uses for a live one?
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:49 PM   #172
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blindsided me there monster

I was laughing out loud before I knew it

.....didn't see that coming
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #173
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Mum's friend D (the infamous D who "knew" I was faking depression because I coloured my hair) has been convinced for years that anti-perspirants cause breast cancer. An ex nurse. Sigh.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:45 AM   #174
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I am being mildly amused by one of my more hopeless students. In general without a clue (12/40), he can nevertheless recognise a statistical generalisation when he sees one (probably just because it has a % sign in it, but never mind that); but his attempt to name this comes out as "Genersatical".
Mind you, his mate got 11.5/40. [shakes head sadly]

A few of these lads who should never have been admitted to the course.
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:29 PM   #175
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from a funny site a friend pointed out to me: textsfromlastnight . com:

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Old 11-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #176
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So today a student made a crack about Dayton, she'd been robbed of all her stuff recently, and I said "you mean the armpit of Ohio?" and she wrote it down for later use.

I totally stole that but I don't know from where. It's the thievin' that keeps on givin'!
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:55 PM   #177
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I usually use online banking but on the road I used my cell phone to get a balance. After the system asked me for all important numbers and to possibly give over my first born it then asked," press 1 to continue"

press one to continue???"?
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #178
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So today a student made a crack about Dayton, she'd been robbed of all her stuff recently, and I said "you mean the armpit of Ohio?" and she wrote it down for later use.
Hey, now.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:17 PM   #179
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Heheheheeh...it's mild compared to what I call MY town.

I was just giving her a little boost. I like Dayton.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:13 PM   #180
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Heheheheeh...it's mild compared to what I call MY town.
Let me guess... is it a different body part?
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