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Author Topic: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"  (Read 9907 times)

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Re: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"
« Reply #240 on: Yesterday at 09:39:13 AM »
Ew

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Re: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"
« Reply #241 on: Yesterday at 10:45:33 AM »
I imagine you'd wash them with bleach and boiling water before using them.

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Re: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"
« Reply #242 on: Yesterday at 11:19:39 AM »
Is it OK to post about something only 2 people in the world say?  Hopefully so - my DH and I use "undertoad" for something no one wants but can't be avoided.  (It's a reference to John Irving's "The World According to Garp").

I've heard 'undertoad' used.  It became a joke in a family we know.  They had a child with a vivid imagination concerning monsters.  This kid also dreaded the 'Twi-Night Double Header'. 

For readers who aren't in the USA, 'Twi-Night Double Header' refers to back to back baseball games played in the late afternoon and evening.  It's easy to see how a creative child could cobble that into a horrible monster. 

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Re: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"
« Reply #243 on: Yesterday at 11:43:46 AM »
We had "backsdoor neighbors" -- rather than neighbors on your left or right, the ones directly behind you. It arose out of a misunderstanding of the term "next-door neighbor" by my brother at age 3 or maybe younger.

It's a convenient term if a bit nonsensical.

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Re: "Is that... Is that not a thing that EVERYONE does/says?"
« Reply #244 on: Yesterday at 12:14:48 PM »
I heard a child in a shopping centre ask his grandmother whether they were going to use the 'upscalator' or the 'downscalator'.  Genius!