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Ed Lecuyer

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Deep Thoughts...
« on: July 18, 2017, 01:46:29 PM »
Would the phrase "Crank up the ol' telegraph machine" be considered a mixed metaphor or an oxymoron?
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 01:32:15 PM »
Where did you encounter this phrase? ???

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 01:57:09 PM »
Are you sure it isn't telephone machine?  Didn't know you could crank a telegraph.

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 02:17:39 PM »
If the area around the firebox is called the "backhead" why isn't the smokebox referred to as the "fronttail"?
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 02:51:40 PM »
Sounds like my kind of question!

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
Or why do you drive on a Parkway and park on a Driveway?
Ah, English, so hard to learn for non-native speakers.
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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 03:36:23 AM »
At the Oxymoron Museum are:

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 01:01:53 PM »
This is beginning to sound like a Stephen Wright routine. ;D

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 01:14:02 PM »
You might be right Jeff, I cringe that the next rendition will be a Sheepscot version of Lake Wobegon tales from the woods.   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 01:31:48 PM »
"Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." Gee, what could be wrong with that?
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 04:11:54 AM »
Just remember:

"In any given group half the people are below average."

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Re: Deep Thoughts...
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 06:52:15 PM »
If the plural for goose is geese, why isn't the plural of caboose: cabeese?
Or, if the plural for rhombus is rhombi, could the plural of caboose be cabi?
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 09:56:02 PM »
When do steps become stairs? ???

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 08:13:47 PM »
When does an OLD CRANK become HUMAN?

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 10:04:16 AM »
When he heads for the W.W. & F. RAILROAD!!!