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5 hours ago, Gugny said:

Why do people refer to pants as a "pair" of pants?  It's one article of clothing.

 

What else don't make no sense?

 

 

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5 hours ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

Why do you pee in your hallway?  

 

Cause he’s old and can’t hold it as well anymore, and refuses to wear Depends. 

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Recycling.  You're not recycling... You're sorting the garbage in hopes that somebody recycles it.

 

Kinda like:

 

3. "The cigarette does the smoking, you're just the sucker."

A quote from anonymous, this saying is used to convince people to stop smoking or to never start in the first place. However, it just doesn't make sense to say this because if you have a lit cigarette in your mouth and you are inhaling the smoke, you are consciously smoking. Fact: checked.

 

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/ten-common-phrases-sense

 

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53 minutes ago, Mike in Horseheads said:

Nice double negative in the thread title

Hey!  Take your fancy college stuff to another thread.

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6 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

Why must you refuse to play along, Tom?  Why?

 

I play my games, and you play...well, my games.

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This post

in a thread about your favorite car chase.  It don't make no sense to me how some must always make it about them.  Why doesn't he change his name to AlwaysLampingInIllinois?

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If clipboard is pronounced "clip board," why is cupboard pronounced, "cubbird?"

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1 hour ago, Gugny said:

If clipboard is pronounced "clip board," why is cupboard pronounced, "cubbird?"

 Cuz you’re a hick?

 

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Why is one of my testicles positioned higher than my other two?

 

(Hapless: Do NOT ban me...this is a anatomical question)

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23 minutes ago, SlimShady'sGhost said:

 Cuz you’re a hick?

 

🤣

 

 

I’ve notice the rednecks around here pronounce cousin with a “t” at the end.  Like “My cousint John moved to Kansas.”  Weird.

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You know how some menus at restaurants will have "buffalo wings" on them?

 

Well, someone please tell me where the wings are on a buffalo! 

 

That don't make no sense.

 

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2 hours ago, Gugny said:

If clipboard is pronounced "clip board," why is cupboard pronounced, "cubbird?"

Also, clapboard is pronounced “clabbird”

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1 hour ago, That's No Moon said:

What about a forecastle and gunwale?

And boatswain and coxswain 

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3 hours ago, Nextmanup said:

You know how some menus at restaurants will have "buffalo wings" on them?

 

Well, someone please tell me where the wings are on a buffalo! 

 

That don't make no sense.

 

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You know what else makes no sense?  Buffalo are found in Europe and Africa.  Bison are found in North and South America

 

Should they be called Bison Wings?

And shouldn't the city be Bison, New York

And the football team the Bison Bills

And the hockey team the Bison Sabres

And the baseball team would just sound silly Bison Bison

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54 minutes ago, /dev/null said:

 

You know what else makes no sense?  Buffalo are found in Europe and Africa.  Bison are found in North and South America

 

Should they be called Bison Wings?

And shouldn't the city be Bison, New York

And the football team the Bison Bills

And the hockey team the Bison Sabres

And the baseball team would just sound silly Bison Bison

 

Fun fact: the European wood bison is also known by science wags as the "Higgs Bison."  For reasons known only to those that enjoy really bad puns.

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1 hour ago, /dev/null said:

 

You know what else makes no sense?  Buffalo are found in Europe and Africa.  Bison are found in North and South America

 

Should they be called Bison Wings?

And shouldn't the city be Bison, New York

And the football team the Bison Bills

And the hockey team the Bison Sabres

And the baseball team would just sound silly Bison Bison

It’s kind of like the Pennsylvania Dutch were actually German

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6 hours ago, Gugny said:

If clipboard is pronounced "clip board," why is cupboard pronounced, "cubbird?"

 

Because the etymology of "clipboard" comes to us via old English "clyppe bred" - literally, a "fastener board.."   Cupboard, on the other hand, comes from the proto-Indo-European "kewp bherd."  A place of boarding (i.e. maintaining or storing) cups.

 

So they're obviously completely different. 

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“Would you like to donate to support {insert type} cancer?”

 

No, thanks. It does just fine on it’s own.

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2 minutes ago, Gray Beard said:

It’s kind of like the Pennsylvania Dutch were actually German

 

It's nothing like that.  Bison and buffalo are completely different genera - of the family bovidae, bison are Bison bison (or the European Bison bosanus).  Buffalo, on the other hand, are of the genus Synercus (African cape buffalo - Synercus caffer) or Bubalus (Asian water buffalo - Bubalus arnee).

 

The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually the Pennsylvania Deutsche - the Pennsylvania Germans, literally.

 

So they're nothing alike.

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4 hours ago, That's No Moon said:

What about a forecastle and gunwale?

 

What about them?

 

"Forecastle" comes from the early days of sail, when they would build up the fore and aft of the ship into high-walled strongpoints from which archers (or early cannon) could dominate nearby ships and which could be defended easily in case of boarding from the waste.  They were literally "castles" at the fore and aft of the ship - Henry VIII's Mary Rose being an excellent example of such:

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And yes, "aftcastle" was a term at the time, too.  

 

"Gunwale" was simply a horizontal reinforcing beam used to stiffen a ship.  Nowadays it's a generic term for where the strength deck meets the side of a ship; a couple hundred years ago it was literally a beam - a wale - at the level of the gun deck, so literally a "gun wale."

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