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top categories: stupidity (9), food (6), provincialism (4), insults (3), bad-ideas (3)

most quoted with: Jonathan North Washington (5), other (2), Luz (2), my mother (1), Толгонай (1)

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[link] heard: 1 August 2012
[edit] added: 1 August 2012

my father: "Tell him he doesn't know how to pronounce the Queen's English."

Tolgonay: "Say ‘the Queen's English’!"

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[link] heard: 23 May 2009
[edit] added: 22 May 2009

"Flips like a pancake, lands like a rock—that's your father."

my mother, on my father's sleeping habits
badness, insults, food, science
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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

(23:16:35) [my father]: it is normal convention, however. So laTex doesn't know what it is doing

(23:17:04) [my father]: what the hell do you want with something that uses louisiana and texas as its call name

That is not what LaTeX bases its name on!
stupidity, provincialism, linux, technology, southernisms
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[link] heard: 9 August 2008
[edit] added: 15 August 2008

"What's that bean curd stuff?"

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[link] heard: 6 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

(23:25) [my father]: they abreviate Perth, Western Australia as Perth, WA -- it one of the very few place abbreviation confusions in teh English speaking countries

(23:34) [me]: CA

(23:35) [my father]: Canada and California can be distinguished because California has more people

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[link] heard: 6 September 2007
[edit] added: 6 September 2007

my father: "Wait, why's it that much cheaper?"

employee at undisclosed fast-foodery: "I gave you the senior discount. ...Not sayin' there're any seniors around here—I just hooked y'all up."

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[link] heard: 31 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 September 2007

"The leader of Turkmenistan—what does he call himself again? Turkmen Bob?"

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[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

I sometimes wonder how they count.

they have trouble taking 10% of a large number

they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits

‘what is 24000 inches in feet?

let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 30 December 2005
[edit] added: 30 December 2005

me: "So how did the fishies that evolved originally get to lake Baikal? By air?"

my genious scientist father: "Probably."

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[link] heard: 27 December 2005
[edit] added: 27 December 2005

My father: "I ate breakfast for a whole year."

Hannah: "Yesterday."

my father trying to give an example in a conversation on aspect
language, linguistics, food
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 25 August 2005
[edit] added: 26 August 2005

me: "How far back is his Cornish ancestry?"

my father: "Five or six generations."

me: "So he's got a lot of other stuff mixed in then?"

my father: "I wouldn't count on it."

me: "How inbred is he?!"

Hannah: "That's how he got that colour hair."

in reference to one of my father's colleagues
bad-ideas, hair, sex, southernisms
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[link] heard: 22 August 2005
[edit] added: 22 August 2005

"If we could put the bathroom out in the carport, we wouldʼve done it a long time ago."

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[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 10 February 2005

"My father likes ketchup on knishes. My father also likes ketchup on latkes. But he's a goy."

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[link] heard: 14 March 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"I really do know how to bang bottles of coke."

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[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you don't need Word Perfect 6...No, you don't need 5.1 either!"

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[link] heard: 12 August 2003
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

Person behind register at Lowes: "I hear thunder."

My father, a minute later, sarcastically, and in jest: "Well, the rain has to come from somewhere."

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[link] heard: 23 May 2003
[edit] added: 1 June 2003

"It's right across the street from the shoe hammer place. Uhm... whatever it's called... You know, the cobbler."

[comment] [rate] 2/5