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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I pick up my shopping basket on entering the store and choose my desired products as I follow their carefully researched lay-out. On completing my trip I leave the basket at a place of my choosing and elect to leave.

    I have merely rearranged their lay-out to one of my choosing.

    I return and much to my chagrin...
     


  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    that's how the dover street market in london supposedly operates. just random high end clothing mixed everywhere. they say its kinda fun to just browse and randomly come across something really nice. also probably a lot easier for the SAs
     


  3. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Deliberate product befuddlement is common; go in for a white T-Shirt and discover seven types of leather pants and a tiger-themed boot-and-jockstrap arrangement.
     


  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I always get confused when watching nba highlights on St Patricks day because of the green uniforms. I'm like, how many games are the celtics playing today?!
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Has anyone noticed people saying, "Heighth" these days? I've heard it several times in the last few months and I just do not understand where the digraph comes from.
     


  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Also, people have lost the ability to make the "ar" sound. For example, I hear people say "mawrkers" when they mean "markers."
     


  7. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    I think it comes from people assuming that height is a dimension, as are length and width, and that no dimension should be so uppity as to think it deserves a different final sound than the others.

    I haven't heard anyone same "timeth" (one syllable) yet so am not sure why this dimension deserves special consideration.
     


  8. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    How about polar coordinates? We've got some Cartesian-privilege here.
     


  9. Fang66

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    How cute, North Americans complaining about pronunciation.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    As we're the only people that matter in the world you should be paying attention.
     


  11. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    Canadians matter?
     


  12. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    They do when they become Americans.
     


  13. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    yes I've heard it… comes from being stupid.
     


  14. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    WTF YOU LEFT OFF WITH AN ELLIPSE! FINISH YOUR FUCKING STORY!
     
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  15. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    Not all North Americans matter. Costa Ricans fucking MATTER.
     


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