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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #450 on: 13/08/2010 21:11:13 »
Somehow I think we have gotten our knickers in a knot, gone off the straight and narrow, been punning and oblivious, and have taken the teapot and have thrown it out with the bath water.

Seriously, I think we are punning it on a bit thick, making a mountain out of a teabag, and are bagging each other silly, all over two leaves and a bud originally from Darjeeling, and now, as it is said by some, being pretentious over a mere colour and assorted dissolved solutions of dried and mixed plant leaves that have steeped in hot water.

Tea is a sacred ritual, and the only tea to drink is the one that you prefer, not any other. As the one closest to sea level, at a mere 5m ASL at work ,and at 80m ASL at home, I can guarantee you all that the water is more important than anything else, and living in a city with good quality water is very important, as this influences the taste of the brew considerably.
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #451 on: 13/08/2010 22:27:53 »


...solutions of dried and mixed plant leaves that have steeped...


SeanB, this means that the whole thread is in hot water???
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #452 on: 13/08/2010 22:36:44 »

I can guarantee you all that the water is more important than anything else, and living in a city with good quality water is very important, as this influences the taste of the brew considerably.


Interesting, Sean. On a serious note <no giggles> it took me _decades_ to find out why my old NYC pizza was so superior to the crappy L.A. pizza.

Yup, it's the water.

Some pizza merchants out here go to significant expense to import the water from NYC, or to filter and re-filter it many times over in order to achieve the same level of quality.

Now THIS is Science!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #453 on: 14/08/2010 20:27:42 »

Demo has too much time on his hands! Doesn't he have a job or a hobby?  What about getting him a pet fish? Can he be trusted with the care of a dog? Bloody hell, what is wrong with this agitator?????? 

It is time for us to seek a home for this elderly, misanthropic troublemaker.


And your point is?

(Harrumph. That'll show him!)

 

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« Reply #454 on: 15/08/2010 03:17:14 »
Spot-on, sharp, barbed, intrinsically correct.

Pun on, my good fellows, the chase is on for suitable punning material.

Lets begin with the phrase "The clothes are on the Rack"
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #455 on: 15/08/2010 07:27:23 »

Especially at the Austin PD.
 

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« Reply #456 on: 15/08/2010 07:39:15 »

Pun on, my good fellows


A slap in the face to The Lovely Ladies! Apology!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #457 on: 15/08/2010 16:56:27 »
fellow - A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.

This is the TNS punning fellowship. Women are not excluded; far from it.

They are the ones with the racks!   
 

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« Reply #458 on: 15/08/2010 19:38:40 »
Fellowship - a gathering of like minded Hobbits, or a group with common aims, hopefully not destined to immolation as the counterpoint to a sad tale of want, determination and really big hairy feet, destined to eat raw fish, and not sushi to be worried about anything  other than a mythical ring said to bind all together.

Somehow I am all tolkiened out, and feel a little like Gollum after loosing the ring.

I hope to avoid the rack though, I feel I have been stretched out enough for the day.
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #459 on: 15/08/2010 21:33:08 »
Primary definitions for "fellow":

From The Oxford Dictionary:
fellow (fel·low)

Pronunciation:/ˈfelō/noun

1 informal a man or boy:
he was an extremely obliging fellow

  a boyfriend or lover:
has she got a fellow?


From Princeton University WordNet:

chap: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"

an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"

boyfriend: a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"


From American Heritage Dictionary
fel·low   /ˈfɛloʊ/  Show Spelled[fel-oh]  Show IPA
–noun

1. a man or boy: a fine old fellow; a nice little fellow.

2. Informal . beau; suitor: Mary had her fellow over to meet her folks.


From American Heritage Dictionary Idioms & Phrases

fellow 

see regular guy (fellow); strange bedfellows


From The Free Dictionary:

fel·low (fl)
n.
1.
  a. A man or boy.
 
  b. Informal A boyfriend.


From Roget's Thesaurus: 

Noun 1. fellow - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
bloke, chap, fella, lad, blighter, feller, gent, cuss
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"


Quick! Apologies now to The Wonderful Ladies of Punning - before it's too late and the punishment goes up a notch!! Take advantage now, gents! (er, I mean fellows)
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #460 on: 15/08/2010 21:36:30 »
Fella- from the word fellatio   :P ;D
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #461 on: 15/08/2010 21:42:10 »

Fella- from the word fellatio   :P ;D


To My Wonderful Variola Lady/Woman/Female/NonFellow: You took the words right out of my, er, mouth...and you beat me to it!
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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #462 on: 15/08/2010 21:44:36 »

I would call this absolutely treacherous, unforgivable word-distortion.........WaterFellowgate!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #463 on: 15/08/2010 22:14:08 »

Fella- from the word fellatio   :P ;D


To My Wonderful Variola Lady/Woman/Female/NonFellow: You took the words right out of my, er, mouth...and you beat me to it!

[:I] [:I] [:I] awww. You are so much nicer to me than that Jimbob...
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #464 on: 16/08/2010 00:57:32 »

<bowing graciously>
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #465 on: 16/08/2010 16:01:32 »


Lets begin with the phrase "The clothes are on the Rack"



A punny place to hang your clothes



 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #466 on: 16/08/2010 16:04:57 »

                   
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #467 on: 16/08/2010 16:08:57 »
All freezers are male! Do you know how I know?

"Freezer jolly good fellow, freezer jolly good fellow"

Punning thread fixed and back on track!
 

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« Reply #468 on: 16/08/2010 16:15:36 »

LOL, Make it Lady. A hearty welcome rack back!
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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #469 on: 16/08/2010 16:21:06 »


All freezers are male! Do you know how I know?

"Freezer jolly good fellow, freezer jolly good fellow"

Punning thread fixed and back on track!


         
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #470 on: 16/08/2010 16:27:20 »

...Fellowship.....

...I hope to avoid the rack though, I feel I have been stretched out enough for the day.


       
 

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« Reply #471 on: 16/08/2010 16:30:39 »

And lest we forget.........

         

(They didn't have SpellCheck back then)
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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #472 on: 16/08/2010 16:56:21 »

...Fellowship.....

...I hope to avoid the rack though, I feel I have been stretched out enough for the day.


       

I'd attach the ropes somewhere else as I like to stretch a point!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #473 on: 16/08/2010 20:12:19 »

But too much stretching and it becomes pointless!
 

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Re: Punning is hard(ly) work! Groaning aloud here?
« Reply #474 on: 16/08/2010 20:30:13 »


Punning thread fixed and back on track rack!

 

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