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Jones

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #975 on: June 15, 2012, 02:17:51 PM »
Someone ended up taking mine  ;D Not through Freecycle though, but a general FB posting "Does anyone know anyone who might want..."

Young girl moving out on her own for the first time, needing furniture. Funny, because I bought that tube TV when I first moved out of my parent's home (my 19" was next to a magnet while moving and had a giant perma spot in the middle of the screen; I was ticked because I had been planning on moving out for a long time and had a number of items ready to set up my own household).
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #976 on: June 15, 2012, 07:39:25 PM »
Oh yes, CL and FC are rift with nonsensical grammar and spellings. Sometimes it amuses me, more often it makes me want to weep. (I'm an editor.)

Then you would absolutely enjoy this recent offer:

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[***freecycle] offer Dog White + dolmation spots when shaved

she needs a home i need ur help please contact me for more info

There was nothing particularly weird or outrageous about this CL request, but it still gave me a chuckle. Someone was looking for a "Chester Drawyer". Out of curiosity, I opened the ad, to see if she described what type of dresser a "Chester" was. However, as I read the ad, I got the impression that the poster was looking for any inexpensive dresser. Why is she asking specifically for a Chester drawer, I asked myself, when she really just wants any old chest of drawers ... And there I finally had my a ha moment, Chester = chest of, phonetically.

That seems to be a regional thing.  Growing up, we always had a Chest of Drawers, but it was more pronounced as "Chester Drawers."  I can see it happening, since I did it myself until very recently.  :)

Yeah, I have a love of words and English and finding out hows and whys of the language.  I'm weird. :P

I've heard "chester drawers," once in a great while. It does sound odd to me; I'd wonder, "Who is Chester?" In fact, I didn't hear "chest of drawers" much until I moved to the deep south. It seemed like a lot of words to describe an item, TBH. We said "dresser."

I actually thought a chest of drawers was a "chester drawers" until I started shopping for my own furniture.  My mom hailed from Tennessee.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #977 on: June 16, 2012, 12:14:32 AM »
Today my local Freecycle had a post offering 3 half used expired bottles of mouth wash.

Yum.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #978 on: June 16, 2012, 01:00:41 PM »
Today my local Freecycle had a post offering 3 half used expired bottles of mouth wash.

Yum.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #979 on: June 16, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
I wonder if there is some organic gardening use mouthwash could be used for?  Then the fact that they are used and expired wouldn't really matter.

That's all I got.  Otherwise,  :o
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #980 on: June 16, 2012, 01:29:39 PM »
Actually, A lot of people use it instead of bug spray. Mix it with tobacco and dish soap and spray it on your roses to get rid of aphids and other bugs.

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #981 on: June 16, 2012, 02:33:21 PM »
huh... ya larn somthin' new ever'day!
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #982 on: June 16, 2012, 09:42:02 PM »
If it doesn't kill them, it makes them minty fresh. :P

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #983 on: June 18, 2012, 10:13:45 AM »
My town has a "clean out your house" week every Spring. That's when you can put all your junk on the curb and the city will pick it up at no charge.

I was walking in my neighborhood and someone had put out a perfectly good flat-screen 26" TV. It was a few blocks to my home, but I lugged it back. It works great!  :)

I bought the tv in question about 6 years ago at Sam's Club, under warranty, for $50. The sound was broken. We took it for a warranty sound repair, and it has worked like a champ since. We live in a three story townhouse and the tv weighs more than 50 lbs, so I will be happy to have someone pick it up from the ground floor! It claims to be HD ready, but I haven't verified that claim.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #984 on: June 18, 2012, 10:27:08 AM »
Someone posted a need for a "chicken coupe" over the weekend.

I am currently envisioning a bunch of chickens overthrowing the chicken farmer, Animal Farm-style.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #985 on: June 18, 2012, 11:36:30 AM »
Someone posted a need for a "chicken coupe" over the weekend.

I am currently envisioning a bunch of chickens overthrowing the chicken farmer, Animal Farm-style.

Why? Are they riding in a small two-door car while doing it?   ;)
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Jones

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #986 on: June 18, 2012, 11:42:45 AM »
Heh, you are right; I was thinking of a coup.
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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #987 on: June 18, 2012, 01:37:08 PM »
Why don't chicken's like to ride in sedans?

Because they prefer a coupe  *ba da bum*

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #988 on: June 18, 2012, 01:44:01 PM »
Can anyone think of a use for drums of used antifreeze?  I keep seeing that one on my local Craigslist - for some reason, they keep reposting it as there's been no takers :-)

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Re: What weird/outrageous requests have you seen on Freecycle/Craigslist?
« Reply #989 on: June 18, 2012, 01:58:15 PM »
Why don't chicken's like to ride in sedans?

Because they prefer a coupe  *ba da bum*

LOL