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Open Thread Number One -- Go (approximately) wild! 
2nd-Jun-2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
My favourite euphamism is "Everybody's favourite musical is in town - Ragtime!"
2nd-Jun-2006 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm fond of "my aunt from Red Bay is in town".

2nd-Jun-2006 08:50 pm (UTC)

That's a good one! I like it!
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3rd-Jun-2006 01:20 am (UTC)
In Manila we say "meron ako" which translates to "I have".
5th-Jun-2006 05:49 am (UTC)
in spanish, it's called "la regla." I don't know if that's really slang or not, but it means, the rule, and i hate that.
5th-Jun-2006 05:48 pm (UTC) - Someone needs to be punished for their sense of humour
You know the little strips of strangely pointless jokes you get in Christmas crackers? Some genius in marketing decided that this was just what bleeding women needed on the backing strip of their disposable pads.

My current brand of necessaries has started including, well, not strangely pointless *jokes*, but strangely pointless factoids, accompanied by little cartoons.

And what do they call this column? The Odd Spot.

Some sample factoids:

#403: The average lifespan of a taste bud is 7 to 10 days.
#358: Tuna suffocate if they stop swimming.
#271: A large cumulonimbus cloud can hold enough water for 500,000 baths.
#280: During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced. (Say WHAT? Did the male scientist who came up with this derive his data from the number of women who flipped him off at that time of the month?)
#214: The average adult eyeball weighs under 30 grams.

To quote Lucy from Peanuts: Now that I know that, what do I do?
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