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en_una_isla
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01 Oct 2006, 4:24 pm

"Amazon crash site recovery due to begin"

My first thought was that amazon.com crashed and they were trying to recover data :oops:.



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01 Oct 2006, 4:34 pm

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01 Oct 2006, 4:36 pm

Very nice Vinzer....I would but that if it was on a Tee-shirt


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01 Oct 2006, 4:42 pm

en_una_isla wrote:
"Amazon crash site recovery due to begin"

My first thought was that amazon.com crashed and they were trying to recover data :oops:.


Hehe :lol:

I was watching TV (Who wants to be a Millionaire) with my Dad. The person was doing extremaly well, my dad said there must be a 'plant' in the audience, I was looking in the audience for a plant(flower). When I should have been looking for a person giving the answers to the person who was cheating.

Doh!! ! :roll: :lol:


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01 Oct 2006, 4:50 pm

A hilarious one I came across was this:

Number of police on beaches doubled to five.

o.0!?! 8O


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01 Oct 2006, 4:52 pm

:lol:



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01 Oct 2006, 5:11 pm

I've got loads of these...

Include Your Children when Baking Cookies
Miners Refuse to Work After Death
Stolen Painting Found by Tree
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
Kids Make Nutricious Snacks
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Eye Drops off Shelf
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply


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01 Oct 2006, 5:14 pm

'Stolen Painting Found by Tree.'

what does that mean?



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01 Oct 2006, 5:19 pm

Hazard wrote:
I've got loads of these...

Include Your Children when Baking Cookies
Miners Refuse to Work After Death
Stolen Painting Found by Tree
Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
Kids Make Nutricious Snacks
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Eye Drops off Shelf
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply


Those show the importance of the comma.....the only one I can figure out is the last one????what????


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01 Oct 2006, 5:20 pm

Starbuline wrote:
'Stolen Painting Found by Tree.'

what does that mean?


It's was supposed to mean 'stolen painting found in tree'.



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01 Oct 2006, 5:28 pm

I'm sorry if these aren't clear, I'll try to explain:

Include Your Children when Baking Cookies / Kids Make Nutricious Snacks - could mean that kids are actually being baked in with the cookies.

Miners Refuse to Work After Death - it really means a group of miners refuse to work after 1 death, but it could mean dead miners refusing to work.

Stolen Painting Found by Tree - really means a painting was found near a tree, but it could mean that the tree actually found the painting 8O

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft - gas...you know...farting.

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half - sliced in half with a knife? Actually means the number of dropouts has been cut by 50%

Eye Drops off Shelf - actually means eye-drops have been taken off sale, but it could mean that an eye has dropped off a shelf.

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors - could mean 7 Foot Doctors sued the hospital, or doctors who are 7 feet tall.

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Hope I've made these clear :wink:


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01 Oct 2006, 5:35 pm

I understood most of them and thought they were all pretty funny.
I also liked vinzer one about bush. :lol:



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01 Oct 2006, 5:47 pm

This may be a FOAF story (and I can't remember where I heard it myself), but it's alleged that one British paper in the Victorian era ran this headline:

FOG IN CHANNEL: CONTINENT ISOLATED

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What a wonderful piece of egotism!


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01 Oct 2006, 10:38 pm

Hazard's list came originally from a book called Anguished English, which came out 15 years ago. They've been around the internet and back millions of times. Here's a fresh one from 2 weeks ago:

E. COLI FEARS SPREAD AS MARKETS TOSS SPINACH
I picture the produce department playing nice pickup game of catch in the vegetable aisles.

Krex: "BRITISH UNION FINDS DWARFS IN SHORT SUPPLY"
That's from the "no pun intended" department. Something to do with the stature of a dwarf.



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02 Oct 2006, 12:59 am

ZedSimon wrote:
E. COLI FEARS SPREAD AS MARKETS TOSS SPINACH
I picture the produce department playing nice pickup game of catch in the vegetable aisles.


Well, "toss" is also a salad term, which gives that headline a very ironic meaning. "Tossing" spinach is to prepare it for eating!