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  1. minstrel

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    If we truly care about the "rules" of English, then a hammer should be used for hamming. But a hammer doesn't ham. A hammer whams. So the proper word for a hammer would be "whammer."

    And we use the word "whom" - pronounced "hoom" - as the objective case of the word "who" ("hoo"). But that's obviously ridiculous. We don't need an objective case of who. We could just use who. But we need a past tense for "wham" (see discussion above), and "whom" fits the bill perfectly. All we have to do is pronounce it the way it's spelled. It should rhyme with "bomb." It would be "whomp" without the "p". Therefore, a reasonable conversation would go like this:

    "Did the whammer wham?"
    "Yep. It whom."

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    How did I miss this thread before?

    Random thought:

    Thirty years ago, computer life was simple. We had hardware, software, and firmware (that last one almost sounds cuddly, doesn't it?).

    When they added shareware; I thought: that's a good thing. When freeware came along, even better.

    But then life started getting complicated with nagware, then adware followed by bloatware, spyware, malware, and abandonware. Where, oh ware, will it end?
     
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    Puns are funs!:superagree::superagree:
     
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    Call me a control freak, but I've always thought collaborating with others on a writing project would be something like this:

     
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    I thought collaborating on a writing project would look more like this:

     
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    I wonder if their is a nice lady that would adopt me into her heart? Such are the musings of a man of no confidence and low self esteem. This flying solo shit sucks...
     
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    Hmm, guess it didn't make it in before the update.

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    Who needs that silence shit anyway? :supertongue::supertongue:
     
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    The lambs? (Friday morning movie reference:twisted:)
     
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    What a scream. (Cue laughtrack)
     
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    For those who would like to feel bad ass this is for you. :supergrin:So put on your cape and kick some ass, cause you know you wanna.:supergrin:
     
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    Who the hell decided that chicken salad should have fruit in it? Take your apples and grapes and shove 'em.
     
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    Big talk coming from someone with a bear as their avatar. :p
     
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    I found this gem on the Internet. As I will be in need of writing prompts over the next few months, I think I might have a go writing a little piece every now and again set in a different state.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The word Fart was first used in the year 1250 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, making it the oldest known "bad word" used in the English language. Buttocks came next in 1300, and then C*** came in 1325.

    Want to talk about quick escalation...
     
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    What were farts and buttocks called before 1250? There must have been words for them.
     
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    I don't know. They might have still been called that, it's just that's when someone bothered to write them down. Keeping in mind how poor literacy was back in the middle ages.
     
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    This guy is a damn good at composing music.

    A musician that is a master at his craft. :)
     
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    That's a bear?
     
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    The best ice cream float? Strawberry ice cream and 7-Up.
     
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    Surely strawberry ice cream and this [​IMG]
    would be better.
     
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    It might, if fruit-flavored beer weren't an abomination before the Lord.
     
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    The best floats are rootbeer floats AND ALL OF YOU WHO DON'T THINK SO ARE HEATHENS WHO WILL BURN FOR ALL OF-

    I'm... i'm sorry, that got away from me.
    Just to be clear, i like root beer floats, and also try really hard to see some form of value in other peoples wrong opinions.
     
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    It's not fruit-flavored beer. It's beer-flavored fruit. :p
     
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