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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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"just like the holocaust survivors"
my stepgrandfather passed away a few years ago at age 80something. you ever notice how old people either get extremely fat or skeletally thin? grandpa joe was one of the skeletally thin ones. at the funeral my dad, unfortunately, continually referred to him as "emancipated" instead of "emaciated." i kept hearing him going to successive groups of people and saying "he lost so much weight near the end, see how emancipated he looks? just like the holocaust survivors." i didn't have the heart (or the chutzpah) to tell him that he was getting the word wrong. after almost 2 hours, either he figured it out or someone told him, cause he gave me such a LOOK from across the funeral parlor floor... >.<
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 3:02, 1 reply)
Similar one...
One of my first ever "dates" with a girl began with me telling her that she looked "ravenous" instead of "ravishing". "Ravishing" is terribly lame of course, but at least it's an adjective which is often used to describe attractive ladies. "Ravenous", on the other hand, is an adjective often used to describe starving and aggressive wild animals.

I'm not sure if she actually noticed what I'd said, but I spent the rest of the date bright red with embarrassment, mulling over my faux pas and ignoring anything she said to me. It's been a similar scenario with most dates I've been on since then, to be honest.
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 11:37, closed)

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