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post #82621 of 85792

The Dulles brothers ,now thats a couple of Calvinists that should have been corralled

post #82622 of 85792
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

When I teach classes I get a bottle of water and drink from it basically keep me to condition of hydrated. But then after the break in the middle of class I fill my water bottle up with water from the bubbler. But that straight up puts my stomach to condition of nausea every damn time basically got to buy a second bottle of water what on Earth is up with the water comes from the bubbler is this even America where I am?

Ha, bubbler. You are a Wisconsinite.
post #82623 of 85792
So "bubbler" is Wisconsinite talk for "water cooler?" I find that interesting--we should probably refer to more things by the side effects of their primary functions.
post #82624 of 85792
I have not lived in Wisconsin since 1998. I am pretty sure I've lost almost all of my Wisconsin accent and I've stopped using Wisconsin words (like Tyme machine). But for whatever reason, I have not broken the habit of calling a drinking fountain a bubbler.
post #82625 of 85792
Oh, a "bubbler" is a drinking fountain? That's not charming or interesting at all. Stupid Wisconsin.
post #82626 of 85792
I've only ever seen the upside down five gallon jug water cooler thing referred to as "bubbler."
post #82627 of 85792
The new guy in my group asked me if we had a "bubbler subscription." I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about, wasn't sure if I misheard him or what. So I just stared blankly. That was fun.
post #82628 of 85792
I don't know what Wisconsinites call the upside down jug water thing. I think that would just be a water cooler. A bubbler is definitely what other people call a drinking fountain.
post #82629 of 85792
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

The new guy in my group asked me if we had a "bubbler subscription." I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about, wasn't sure if I misheard him or what. So I just stared blankly. That was fun.

Are you sure he didn't say "humbler subscription"?
post #82630 of 85792

https://www.hawsco.com/drinking-fountains/

Plumbers call em' bubblers and heres why

post #82631 of 85792

Looking at people using water fountains is really weird. 

post #82632 of 85792
Don't you perv.
post #82633 of 85792

We old folks remember the times when bottled water was virtually nonexistent

post #82634 of 85792
Completely pointless reminiscence:

The first time I ever saw bottled water at home (as opposed to in institutional water coolers, which was pretty much the only context one ever used to encounter it) was when I was a kid and we lived in some crappy place like Wheaton, IL or Camp Hill, PA. There was a big winter storm coming, so my folks got a couple of big Sparkletts bottles (the kind you put upside down in the institutional water cooler) as a hedge against the pipes possibly freezing up in the storm. They put the bottles in the garage, where the water promptly froze overnight. Back in those Olden Tymes, the bottles were made from glass rather than plastic. And water expands when it freezes, blah blah. I don't think the pipes ended up freezing, but if they had and if there had been some benefit to having big bottle-shaped hunks of ice studded with bits of broken glass, we would have been totally set.
post #82635 of 85792
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Looking at people using water fountains is really weird. 

dude those are bidets
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