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Old 02-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #221
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............Dare I say if this guy were to come at DH and get anywhere near his backside, there would be one dead muppet.
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............Dare I say if this guy were to come at DH and get anywhere near his backside, there would be one dead muppet.
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For the Yanks:

British Insults (Slang)

I think that British Slang insults are far more "pleasing to the ear" than American insults... Here are some British terms for "idiot"

Plonker, Muppet, Numpty, Clot and Pillock.

Of course there are always room for the more offensive terms of:
Wanker, Prat, Oik, Tosser and Twat.
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Would this be a good time to buy some Unilever stock?

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Yesterday DH had his first RT. T Al…your friend was right. Drinking the water and holding it was very difficult. But I think it was because he had to have a scan before the RT. (He was due to have his scan done the day before, but the appt was cancelled due to icy roads.) That made him hold his ‘water’ longer. When they completed the scan, they made larger marks on his tattoos in order to line up the radiation beams. The RT itself lasted only about four minutes. There was no discomfort from the RT. Of course during the treatment, he had to be perfectly still.

They told him not to drink quite as much water and see if that helps. I think since it takes about 45 minutes to get to the medical center, he could drink some water at home then sip the rest of it on the way. We’ll see if that works.

Oh...I was telling a friend last night that during his RT, I was in the lobby. They have a tv in there and it was on Fox News. Lo and behold, Glenn Beck was on. I couldn't help but wonder...'haven't I suffered enough?' I swear if I had my rifle with me I would have blown that tv to smithereens. Fortunately I had my ear plugs in my purse and put them in. Finally I got a little peace.
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Oh...I was telling a friend last night that during his RT, I was in the lobby. They have a tv in there and it was on Fox News. Lo and behold, Glenn Beck was on. I couldn't help but wonder...'haven't I suffered enough?' I swear if I had my rifle with me I would have blown that tv to smithereens. Fortunately I had my ear plugs in my purse and put them in. Finally I got a little peace.
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Drinking the water and holding it was very difficult. But I think it was because he had to have a scan before the RT.


Right. I don't think my friend had gold seeds implanted.

Good HMO: "We'll line the beam up with some implanted gold seeds."
Bad HMO: "We'll line the beam up with your pee."

BTW, Lena just spoke with my bass player friend who finished his 40 RT sessions in December, and he says he's doing fine.
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Oh...I was telling a friend last night that during his RT, I was in the lobby. They have a tv in there and it was on Fox News. Lo and behold, Glenn Beck was on. I couldn't help but wonder...'haven't I suffered enough?' I swear if I had my rifle with me I would have blown that tv to smithereens. Fortunately I had my ear plugs in my purse and put them in. Finally I got a little peace.

You need to bring a cheap trashy novel !
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You need to bring a cheap trashy novel !
Go to the information desk and ask them to change the channel or at least turn the blasted thing down. I've done this, very politely, and got good results.
Either that or borrow/buy a portable CD player and listen to some good tunes while you wait.
Hang in there, kids!
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Now I have to know. What do they call the Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy et al), in England?

Somehow, the question did not arise during my 3 years there - although I had many funny conversations with British people about our amazingly different languages ;^>

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Would this be a good time to buy some Unilever stock?

Heh,I think they used to make/sell tooth brushes, which further reminds me of the question:

Are you a turtle?

By the way, There is a specific answer to that question, depending on having passed the test for clean and neat thinking.
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By the way, There is a specific answer to that question, depending on having passed the test for clean and neat thinking.
Does the answer refer to betting a part of one's body?
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Is the answer " Bet your sweet *ss I am"?
Depends, are you asking for or asserting that answer.
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Depends, are you asking for or asserting that answer.
I was asserting the answer, but remembered the secret code and edited my answer.
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The answer must be stated in the specific form. The Quasi Jeopardy version does not qualify.
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Now I have to know. What do they call the Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy et al), in England?
They call them Muppets

But to call someone a muppet is to call them stupid.
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They call them Muppets

But to call someone a muppet is to call them stupid.
So, in the pronunciation, the capitalization makes all the difference.
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So, in the pronunciation, the capitalization makes all the difference.
My interpretation only.
Muppets = the originals - Kermit, Miss Piggy etc.
muppets = people who do stupid things.
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