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Dan_raven
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My mother-in-law started me on these.

Take a simple common saying, and repeat it in such a was as other will have difficulty understanding it.

ie:

Posit: When the matriarch resides in a non-humorous state, the entirety of the household is similary emotionally challenged.

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When Mom's unhappy, everyone's unhappy.

Gastronomically challenged in the first person.

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(I have no idea what gastronomically means but I have played this game with song titles, and it is oh so amusing! Was especially with hip-hop and death metal song titles... hehe)
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Lisa
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There's no accounting for taste.

Meteorology, though a common topic of conversation, is rarely the subject of practical action.

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We can talk about the weather all day long, but we can't change it.


Missing items are invariably found in the ultimate location examined.

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It's always in the last place you look.

When pulling thread through fabric, do so with the proper speed, lest you multiply your efforts by ten.

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A stitch in time saves nine. But I don't unerstand the "in the first person" part.

I'm processing a new one.

The pulchritude of this object is constituted in lacking any apparent function.

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Form over function

The thing to which you refer will not happen except of course when the home of our Dark Lord, the Morning Star, becomes encrusted in the solid manifestation of the combination of that chemical that you breath to live and that chemical that is used to make certain kinds of highly destructive bombs.

Edit: because the H is H2O stands for hydrogen, not helium, as any idiot knows. [Wall Bash]

Also, I think that my interpretation of pooka's fits perfectly well thank you very much Lisa, and I don't care if I'm wrong [Razz]

[ August 23, 2006, 11:29 AM: Message edited by: vonk ]

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When Hell freezes over. (though, I hope you don't have Hydrogen balloons at birthday parties... unless the kid's name is Hindenberg)

When initial efforts produce unsatisfactory results, it becomes necessary to adjust and repeat efforts until success can be achieved.

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Lisa
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When hell freezes over.

And pooka's was "That's the beauty of it. It doesn't do anything". <grin>

The period commencing with either birth or conception, depending on ones convictions in that regard, and ending with cessation of all bodily functions or at the very least cessation of brain stem activity, can be compared to a female of genus canus, subsequent to which, all bodily functions do cease.

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Lisa
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Oops. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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Life's a bitch and then you die.

The ability to condense one's vebiage into a minimum quantity of language units, commonly referred to as words and phrases, is the ephemeral essence residing deep within the core of linguistic expression of humorous design.

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Brevity is the soul of wit.

Should you find yourself unable to thrash your companions soundly, you might instead follow in their path.

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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

The essence of life is that of a female dog, followed at some interval by the end of said life.

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someone already did "life's a b*tch and then you die"

"Bordom begets mischief" (Mine is better than the original =P )

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Idle hands are the devil's plaything.

Avians of similar plummage congregate according to said similarity.

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Birds of a feather flock together.

Her hypothalamus will continue to produce high levels of endorphins until such time as her male parental unit removes the vehicle from her possession.

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She'll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the t-bird away.

When threatened or confused, ambulate in a consistant radius from a fixed point while vocalizing loudly.

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Lisa
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When in danger or in doubt
Run in circles; scream and shout.

Independent of your location, you may be found at that location.

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Wherever you go there you are?

The compatability of those 2 individuals is such that is could be likened unto pisum sativum and daucus carota.

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They go together like peas and carrots.

Propel, propel, propel your craft, lightly down the liquid solution. Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, existence is but a delusion.

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Lisa
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Peas and carrots? I've never heard that. I've heard of two peas in a pod, but...
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Lisa: Watch Forest Gump [Smile]

Flying Cow: trying to figure yours out.

edit: row row row your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.

Failure to comply results in a less than desireable, for you, outcome.

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Lisa: Only place I ever heard it was in Forrest Gump. But then, you instantly got my "Scream and Shout" one and I was afraid that was too obscure.

FC: Row Row Row Your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.

Said activity resembles driving a two wheeld personal conveyance.

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Thats as easy as riding a bike.

It is contra-indicated to enumerate your poultry before they have breached their embryotic containment unit.

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Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

The length of time prior to the disclosure of the veracity of any disputed article is of limited duration

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Lisa
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
Failure to comply results in a less than desireable, for you, outcome.

Resistence is futile?
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Lisa
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The truth will out. Or time will tell.

Possession of a single avian has the same marginal utility as two of the same genus arborally situated.

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A bird in hand is worth two in a bush

----

Bestow upon me a discontinuity!

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Lisa
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Gimme a break.

To venture with courage and fortitude into regions previously ventured into by any member of homo sapiens.

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To boldly go where no man has gone before!

We come at last to the crux of the matter, for this is where the difficulty makes itself known.

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To Boldly go where no man has gone before.

We should therefore turn and meet the melody, aftewards proceeding to move in a rhythmic pattern together.

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Lisa
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Wow. I'm doubly stumped.
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quote:
Originally posted by starLisa:
Wow. I'm doubly stumped.

I'm glad I am not the only one.
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we should face the music and.... dance together???

I'm gonna go on anyway if no one has objections...

Given a millinial existance of the rule of the anglo-saxons over this and associated land, this time will be refered to by peoples of the future as their best.

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Strike three, I'm out, but I'll add an easy one.

The son of the Greek bard said, "Sir, Posession of a bovine is not appropriate."

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Lisa
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Bart Simpson says, "Don't have a cow, man."

And I'm triply stumped as well. Maybe it's a full day of programming that's dulled my mind.

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Lisa
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quote:
Originally posted by Leonide:
To Boldly go where no man has gone before.

We should therefore turn and meet the melody, aftewards proceeding to move in a rhythmic pattern together.

Let's Face the Music and Dance

I'd never heard of this.

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"Gastronomically challenged in the first person."
hungry i

"We come at last to the crux of the matter, for this is where the difficulty makes itself known."
That's the beauty of it, it doesn't do anything.
[Smile]
Now we get to the hard part.

[ August 23, 2006, 07:38 PM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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(oh my gosh my head hurts from reading this thread! ; ) )
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I fail a 3rd time Pixiest, what is it?
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quote:

Given a millinial existance of the rule of the anglo-saxons over this and associated land, this time will be refered to by peoples of the future as their best.

is

quote:

if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'

I tried to make it so that it wouldn't be really really really really easy and I guess I made it too hard.

Pix

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In first person: That which inspires trembling and cowering is really the sole source of all trembling and cowering.
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

"Obscured or no longer within visual range, doesn't register on the consciousness", juxtaposed with the countervailing sentiment, "Ubiety in a differing locale engenders tenderness in the heart," leaves amorous adventurers with no useful advice.

It's two, two, TWO proverbs in one! Not sold in stores.

edit:adventures->adventurers

[ August 23, 2006, 08:52 PM: Message edited by: Morbo ]

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"Out of sight out of mind", and "absence makes the heart grow fonder," leaves love in the lurch.

(Note: I had to invent the surrounding bits)

A rosy-coloured atmosphere when the local fiery ball of gas has disappeared over the horizon of the area makes ovis aries-watchers pleasant and fun to be with. A similar occurence after the local fiery ball of gas has just again become visible makes this same particular group of personnages apprehensive about the coming expanse of daylight.

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Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

Widely known verbiage uttered with a last breath.

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(Shepherds actually, but sailors is also used in that saying.)
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Huh, I never knew that. I learned lots of sayings from my grandfather, who served in the Pacific during WWII, so they're all Navy and/or ship-related. I won't share the in the name of possibly using them here [Smile]
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quote:
Widely known verbiage uttered with a last breath.
Deathbed confession?

The blancmange has resident substantiation.

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The proof is in the pudding.
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