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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I think of it ("Your Mileage May Vary") as a literal car term that has through common usage mutated into a metaphorical "internet term" denoting that individuals often have different perceptions of or reactions to comparable experiences, facts, etc.
It may have existed before the book, but Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide series popularized the phrase, and it found its way with fans of the book onto the internet from there.
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
What I found most interesting about this story is that a group of people can get together and unilaterally decide that something no longer is. Can this be applied to other areas of life? Is there a committee that decides that a woman is no longer a "babe"? If there is, I have some prime candidates for demotion.
I thought that had already been done in some threads on this site . . .
post #18 of 35
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I thought that had already been done in some threads on this site . . .
We are the arbiters, and the rescinders of titles...
post #19 of 35
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Originally Posted by j
We are the arbiters, and the rescinders of titles...

We are the music makers... and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Jon.
post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by esquire.
I don't get the title. Is it supposed to be another inside joke like brown is for farmer?

My mother was very "educated" (the Midwestern variant, circa 1970s), so I'll have to ask her...
post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
What I found most interesting about this story is that a group of people can get together and unilaterally decide that something no longer is. Can this be applied to other areas of life? Is there a committee that decides that a woman is no longer a "babe"? If there is, I have some prime candidates for demotion.
Have you not heard of Man Law?
post #22 of 35
I don't get the title of this thread at all, but I assume it's a reworking of a mnemonic for remembering the planets in order. The one I always used was "Mary's Violet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Pondering." Now they'll just make him stay up nights -- heh.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
I don't get the title of this thread at all, but I assume it's a reworking of a mnemonic for remembering the planets in order. The one I always used was "Mary's Violet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Pondering." Now they'll just make him stay up nights -- heh.
But there's no U.

Somehow, I have found memory aids to never work.
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
But there's no U.

Somehow, I have found memory aids to never work.

Case in point: When I was learning Latin, I learned the nmemonic "We Always Eat Caviar," but I can't remember for the life of me what it was for.
post #25 of 35
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Yes, the one we learned was "My Very Elegant Mother Just Sat Upon Nine Porcupines". Don't ask me why. But it did work, up until now.
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
But there's no U.
No U? So where have the Klingons been circling all this time????
post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Case in point: When I was learning Latin, I learned the nmemonic "We Always Eat Caviar," but I can't remember for the life of me what it was for.

Oh I remember that, its so you can remember the vowel changes from indicative to subjucative.

E, A, EA, IA
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by j
BTW, doesn't anyone care at all that Pluto is no longer a planet? I feel like I've been living a lie all these years!
I'm more concerned that our solar system now contains a "Xena" and a "Gabrielle".
post #29 of 35
Mein Vater Erklärt Mir Jeden Sonntag Unsere Neun Planeten.

- completetly useless now.
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by muelleran
Mein Vater Erklärt Mir Jeden Sonntag Unsere Neun Planeten.

- completetly useless now.
Vati, warum hast du das getan? Was hast du mir getan? NEIN!
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