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» Puns

all of these prove
you can't b3ta good pun!
(Fri 6th Mar 2009, 3:07, More)

» Irrational Hatred

People who...
pronounce 'th' as 'f'.

People who use the phrase 'to be honest' (or it's sibling 'if I'm being honest') - because they almost certainly are not.

The news - because it's mostly opinion masquerading as fact. eg "a shocking incident occurred today". An incident it maybe, but why use an adjective unless it's about making your news programme more popular than your rivals'?

[edit] One further peeve is people who say 'baby' (eg "what's baby's name" or "how does baby feel") without using 'the' or 'your' (or other equally useful pronouns*)

*may not actually be pronouns, my 1980's comprehensive education wasn't all that comprehensive
(Tue 5th Apr 2011, 2:06, More)

» The B3TA Detective Agency

pub quiz question deductioning
The question was along the lines of "who's credited with inventing soft-scoop icecream in the 50's?"

I thought, as it's a quiz, it's probably someone famous. Who's a famous chemist? Margret Thatcher was a Chemist (this particular bit of trivia had been laying dormant in my brain for years) - I wonder if it's her.

It was!
(Sun 16th Oct 2011, 0:19, More)

» Puns

let me tell you about
my daughter. She's only 8 and boy, does she have the voice of an angel! Yes, she has a lisp, but doesn't let that stop her from belting out her favourite tunes. She doesn't know the whole songs though - but never mind because little things please little mines...

(now, can we have some more proper puns, instead of lame jokes?)
(Tue 10th Mar 2009, 0:53, More)

» This book changed my life

not so much a 'changed my life'
but more of a 'changed my understanding of the world.

The L Shaped Room, by Lynne Reid Banks. Taught me , with my middle class teenage view of the world, that there are other people out there who don't have it so good.
(Wed 21st May 2008, 11:58, More)
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