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Author Topic: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim  (Read 687 times)

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Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:21:34 AM »
THEME:   first words of phrases begin with CHIEF, COOK [AND is part of the phrase], BOTTLE, and WASHER , all in order
   
GOOD ONES:     
Rock blasters   AMPS   
Sawyer employer   ABC NEWS   
Contained opening?   SELF   
   
BTW:   
"I'm an idiot!"   DOH [when did doh replace duh?]   
   
Abs strengthener   SIT UP [sorry, one won't do it --- I tried]   
   
Argues ineffectively   YELLS [I don't believe an argument's effect is determined by the volume of the speaker.  EFFECTIVE?: "Now, Johnny, please don't point that slingshot at your sister.  Ask yourself, what could go wrong with doing so.  Is there a risk of an unintended consequence?"  INEFFECTIVE?: "Put that damned thing down now!  What if it goes off by mistake?"]   
   
How is it possible that 17 people viewed the spam that preceded this posting?   
   
RATING: ;D ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

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Re: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 01:46:57 PM »
 I suspect that DOH came from TV, The Simpsons. Filer

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Re: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 02:59:40 PM »
What a fun puzzle! I enjoy seeing this type of theme - something different.

Yes, that interjection at 31 Across (DOH) was made popular by The Simpsons. It's usually spelled D'oh - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27oh!

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How is it possible that 17 people viewed the spam that preceded this posting?   

Curiosity?  ;D

You could try posting a message with "Don't read this" and start counting the number of views.

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Re: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 09:09:20 AM »
Yes, thank you, I know the source of DOH, but when and why has it replaced DUH?  I'm a big fan of duh, have a vested interest in keeping the language from changing since I took some time to learn it, and I never saw the Simpsons.

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Re: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 03:10:09 PM »
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... have a vested interest in keeping the language from changing since I took some time to learn it ...

magus, I think you're making a joke here but I don't see a smiley face.

Because whether it's Shakespeare coining new words, or new terms introduced by computers and technology, or slang from TV shows or Hip Hop culture the language is always changing.

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Re: Thu., 10/17 Julian Lim
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 09:16:32 AM »
Indeed our language is in constant flux, and I was teasing: an affinity for duh? (it's true I have never seen The Simpsons though I know it is a cultural phenomenon.)

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Curiosity is too hard to resist?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 03:22:43 PM »
Yeah, I was pretty sure you were joking, but it was so droll (well done!) that I was almost fooled. Changing the topic....

I just noticed that your "Don't read this" post now has 39 views.  ::)

(I didn't read it!)
« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 03:28:06 PM by ahimsa »

 

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