THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:05 pm

this little piggy went to market...

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Y -Rhetoric Ratchet Market- X

Postby cynic » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:07 pm

--Hi, pardon me,do you work here?
Yes, may i help you?
--I hope so, I'm looking for a X-handed rhetoric ratchet, I wore mine out.
There's a rack of ambidextrous ratchets just there.
--That's not what I want!
I'd have to check. We may still have a few Xs and Ys downstairs, we're just not restocking them any longer... But the ambidextrous costs about the same.
--That's not what I want.
-----
Hey, we're in luck! You get the last one! And there's only the one Y-hand mate left, You want it?
--What? Why?
Uh, well, they sold in pairs so you could change your mind...
--What? Why?
Uh... if you don't have a pair, everyone becomes either a greedy, racist, nazi-type, sociopathic machine ,
or a naive, mewling, bleeding heart, parasitic, emotional wreck.

--I don't understand. What's your point?
That's $12.95 total please.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:this little piggy went to market...

I'm not sure, but Keeney's post may have been intended to follow mine??
I pulled Mine down to edit ...

But at any rate...

Could the use of the word "piggy" be interpreted in a derogatory sense? :shock:

Say it isn't So! :lol:
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby robochrist » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:13 am

I give up trying to figure out what reality is.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:16 am

say it isn't so.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby robochrist » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:19 am

The Reality Check:

Bend over and let me give you my performance evaluation.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:34 am

there are some things you could give up Rob, but that's certainly up to you.
I just thought that figuring out reality was something you would not give up on.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:04 am

Grammar question:

When one fretsdoes one fret over something or about something?

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby robochrist » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:12 am

Have you ever gotten your face bit by a clit?

It's EXTREMELY undignified!

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:14 am

"When one frets does one fret over something or about something?"

apparently yes and more
–verb (used without object)
1. to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like: ^Fretting about* the lost ring isn't going to help.
2. to cause corrosion; gnaw into something: acids that ^fret at^ the strongest metals.
3. to make a way by gnawing, corrosion, wearing away, etc.: The river ^frets at^ its banks until a new channel is formed.
4. to become eaten, worn, or corroded (often fol. by away ): Limestone slowly ^frets away^ under pounding by the wind and rain.
5. to move in agitation or commotion, as water: water ^fretting over^ the stones of a brook.
verb (used with object)
6. to torment; irritate, annoy, or vex: You mustn't fret yourself about that.
7. to wear away or consume by gnawing, friction, rust, corrosives, etc.: the ocean fretting its shores.
8. to form or make by wearing away a substance: The river had fretted an underground passage.
9. to agitate (water): Strong winds were fretting the channel.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/+fret+
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FinderDoug » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:57 am

So "Go fret yourself" is perfectly cromulent usage!

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:30 am

" "Go fret yourself" is perfectly cromulent usage!"

in even more unique, obscure or relatively unlikely ways

–verb (used with object)
5. to ornament with a fret or fretwork.
(–noun
1. an interlaced, angular design; fretwork.
2. an angular design of bands within a border.
3. Heraldry . a charge composed of two diagonal strips interlacing with and crossing at the center of a mascle. )

–verb (used with object)
2. to provide with frets.
(–noun
1. any of the ridges of wood, metal, or string, set across the fingerboard of a guitar, lute, or similar instrument, which help the fingers to stop the strings at the correct points.)
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby swp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:32 am

or as Conan would say, "Crom!"

this discussion embiggens us all.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby diane bartels » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:51 am

Annnnddd... this little piggy stayed. (Miss Piggy, to youse guys)

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby diane bartels » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:51 am

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