What's the last thing you took literally?

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13 Jul 2010, 9:28 am

(and shouldn't have?)

Yesterday my employer (a student nurse-practitioner) brought home some diabetes information for her father-in-law. One of the booklets was called "Juggling for Success". It was about how to figure out when to give yourself the medication but I thought it was about how juggling would lessen your disease and/or make life more enjoyable.

How about you?


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13 Jul 2010, 9:54 am

a lot i post it later


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13 Jul 2010, 10:11 am

A cod liver oil capsule.

sylvr wrote:
(and shouldn't have?)

Yesterday my employer (a student nurse-practitioner) brought home some diabetes information for her father-in-law. One of the booklets was called "Juggling for Success". It was about how to figure out when to give yourself the medication but I thought it was about how juggling would lessen your disease and/or make life more enjoyable.

How about you?


Lol, that's funny.

Actually, I bet juggling does help.


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13 Jul 2010, 10:14 am

Juggling would! :lol:

...what's NOT to take literally about that capsule? Sounds straightforward to me..


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13 Jul 2010, 10:15 am

I was taking your thread title literally. So that's now the last thing I took literally.


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14 Jul 2010, 3:19 am

My mother:

"It's really sad that a parent drove you to the mental hospital."

Me:

"No, it was nice of you to drive me there."

She meant that my father "drove me there" (which he did).

I was laughing for a long time.



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14 Jul 2010, 7:35 am

There was this book in a bookstore that I go too often, with the title " Change your Brain, Change your life! " and I took that literally. :roll:



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14 Jul 2010, 8:27 am

These posts are great! :P

The waitress informed me that I could have a bottomless cup of coffee with breakfast. Huh?

I'd never heard of such a thing and the thought of it made me laugh out loud! :lol:... which was my only response.

Thank heaven I was in the company of my good friend who knows me so well and explained. :lol:


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14 Jul 2010, 8:58 am

Danielismyname wrote:
My mother:

"It's really sad that a parent drove you to the mental hospital."

Me:

"No, it was nice of you to drive me there."

She meant that my father "drove me there" (which he did).

I was laughing for a long time.


I'd have done the same thing lol.
.... I've forgotten what I was going to say! ><


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14 Jul 2010, 9:46 am

A moment ago I was reading an article on necrophilia and out of a sudden I saw a photo presenting a man and a woman with "here love blossoms" written across - it was an advertisement having nothing to do with necrophilia but for a moment I thought it referred to the article and was surprised both the people from the photo were perfectly alive :D



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15 Jul 2010, 8:51 am

I was at work programming when my colleague asked me:
Him: "Du do you use <name of our test server> for anything?"
Me: ... (long pause)
Him: "That was a little non-specific, wasn't it?" (laughing)

I was actually pausing to mentally create a list of all the stuff I used the test server for (the public git repo, test web server, etc...), not realizing he meant "Are you using it right now?". Ironically he said he would reacted exactly like me, he's a bit literal himself. I think I get more literal when programming. I think thats why I have a talent for programming because I by default is very literal, just like the computer "expects" me to be...

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15 Jul 2010, 9:06 am

I earned myself the name 'literal girl' once, due to my habit of deliberately taking things literally in order to find humour in them. Someone also asked me if I "learned to read funny" because of this tendency.

I love playing with words, and have lots of fun with puns.



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15 Jul 2010, 11:50 am

There is just too much to remember.

I had several confusing moments today while traveling :!:


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15 Jul 2010, 7:06 pm

my dad: "robert's your mother's brother."
me: "my mother doesn't have any brothers."
my dad: "... bob's your uncle."
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15 Jul 2010, 7:16 pm

I can't remember. At one point I was sitting in the library with a friend and I said "I don't see why the Bible was placed in the non-fiction section," and he said "Well jeez, why don't you say that a bit louder?"
...I did :oops: Turns out that was sarcasm..


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15 Jul 2010, 9:34 pm

The last saying that I took literally, is the saying, "No pain, no gain." I still take it literally, to this day.


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