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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2008, 08:16:42 PM »
Ah, just thought of another.

SCA people will know this one.

There's a piece of body armour known as the cuirasse.  The term is pronounced much like 'Qu*er A*s'.  There are many scholarly articles that discuss Imperial Roman cuirassed statues.  Can you see the possible problems?     

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #76 on: March 07, 2008, 07:14:14 PM »
Okay, this was recounted by my SO......

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2008, 03:11:02 AM »
At work, we have something called "Pickle ticklers."

"Pickle" is a program for disabled people (disabled adult children? I think?), based on a lawsuit where the plaintiff's name was "Pickle."

"Ticklers" are reminder notices.

Around the first of the year, we get a lot of interoffice communications regarding Pickle ticklers. It's everything I can do not to burst out laughing whenever another one of those things about "Pickle ticklers" pops up in my email. No pun intended.  >:D

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2008, 07:31:01 AM »
This one is slightly dirty :)   On another forum I am a member of, there is a member (wingadingdingy) whom took pics of the snow they got (about 6") in Tx.  That's a lot for there I guess, so another forum member (Peter) shows the picture of MN weather, where it's 4'.

So I said, innocently,  "See wingadingdingy, Peter has to measure his in feet not inches.. that's a lot".  Yeah, I realized it the next day, after 100 members or so mentioned it..  ::)

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2008, 04:33:21 PM »
How convenient that this thread came around today.  I just did this one today.

I had just emptied a can of soup into a bowl and put it in the microwave, and then a coworker handed me some recycling (I have the bin in my office).  As I was standing watching my soup get hot, I noticed that one of my coworkers was staring generally in my direction.  Thinking I was in the way of her view of the wall where we have papers posted, I moved, and her gaze followed the stuff in my hands.  I swear, I didn't even think before asking, "Oh, are you staring at my cans?"

She actually turned red.

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2008, 01:30:18 AM »
In my office, the joke is with my blue balls.

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2008, 09:17:09 AM »
I was learning about the Bulbous bow today - it's a part of a ship that reduces water resistance... but... bulbous bow sounds really dirty for some reason.
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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2008, 12:12:30 PM »
As does Rear Admiral. My friend and I have a running joke about dressing up as Naughty Rear Admirals for Halloween and threatening people with poopdeck swabbings.
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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2008, 12:24:22 PM »
There`s a technical term that is used in our reports here at work: `flocculate`.  I always giggle when I see that word. :P

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #84 on: March 15, 2008, 06:18:29 PM »
At the courthouse where I work, the maintenance man is often helped out by prisoners who are called "trustees."  They help with heavy lifting and the jobs that nobody else wants to do, like cleaning toilets, and they come to work wearing black-and-white striped prison jumpsuits.  Sometimes, a former trustee will come back for a visit to say hello, and it's always kind of weird to see them in street clothes after looking at them in the jumpsuit for so long.  Once, a co-worker and I were shopping on our lunch break, and we ran into a former (male) trustee in the store.  We'd all liked him and gotten to know him because sometimes, on slow afternoons, he would come in to chat and joke around and make us laugh.  I recognized him and waved, but my co-worker didn't--she kept giving him the "don't I know you?" look.  He finally walked over and said:

T:  Miss X, don't you remember me?

CW:  You look familiar.

T:  I used to come by your office all the time.  Remember?  You always said I put a smile on your face on those slow afternoons.

CW:  Oh, YEAH!  I didn't recognize you at first, because this is the first time I've ever seen you wearing CLOTHES! 

It took me the rest of lunch break to calm down.  For the rest of the afternoon, I could barely even look at CW because I'd start giggling again.

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2008, 06:31:15 PM »
I work in a 24-hour animal hospital that has separate inventory for day and emergency, so a lot of things are labeled for one or the other. I glanced over at a jar of cotton balls soaking in a blue antiseptic the other day and finally noticed it was labeled "Emergency's blue balls."

Another one: I keep Listerine strips in my purse, and one day having lunch with DH and his friend I pulled them out. I said, "Anybody want a strip?"

Too bad I didn't raise them above the table where everyone could see what I was talking about. A puzzled hush fell across the table...

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2008, 12:55:29 AM »
Did you know there are two classes of Rear Admirals? Lower Half and Upper Half. Go ahead - look it up.  ;)

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2008, 10:32:59 PM »
In my PM folder, at the very top where I see it each time, there is a message from another poster that says, in its entirety:

"He really liked his, although it was quite small."

Each time I see it, I have to think hard to realize that this is a reference to a present the poster had given her husband that was smaller than she had imagined when she ordered it on a web site.
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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #88 on: March 18, 2008, 09:25:39 AM »
I frequent a toy news and reviews board as figure collecting is somewhat of a hobby of mine (more like a lifestyle!) There was one post by one of the reviewers talking about how great a particular toy was and urging us to "Take it out and play with it." (as opposed to keeping it mint on card)

Another time, I was at a keg party with a friend of mine. He was pouring out some alcohol for me and I remarked "OK dude, you're giving me way too much head (foam)."

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Re: Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't
« Reply #89 on: March 18, 2008, 10:45:21 AM »
I frequent a toy news and reviews board as figure collecting is somewhat of a hobby of mine (more like a lifestyle!) There was one post by one of the reviewers talking about how great a particular toy was and urging us to "Take it out and play with it." (as opposed to keeping it mint on card)

Another time, I was at a keg party with a friend of mine. He was pouring out some alcohol for me and I remarked "OK dude, you're giving me way too much head (foam)."
To add on to this last one, with dinner last night, many of the people at my house had beer or Guiness. Hubby and BIL are in the kitchen, gathering glasses for people, and BIL hollers out, "One Minute, we're waiting on some head!"