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 Post subject: Why half a dozen?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Why not just "six"? Just say "six".

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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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especially when a bakers dozen is 13

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i misappropriate the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" with considerable alacrity

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Alex wrote:
i misappropriate the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" with considerable alacrity

riveting yarn, hermano

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thodoks wrote:
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i misappropriate the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" with considerable alacrity

riveting yarn, hermano


what's your favorite folksy aphorism?

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Alex wrote:
thodoks wrote:
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i misappropriate the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" with considerable alacrity

riveting yarn, hermano


what's your favorite folksy aphorism?

i've been known to regularly pepper discourse with each of the following:

"You're scratching me right where I itch."
"Never let your mind be so open that your brain falls out."
"That dog don't hunt."
"If you don't know the value of money, go and borrow some."

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thodoks wrote:
Alex wrote:
thodoks wrote:
Alex wrote:
i misappropriate the phrase "six of one, half a dozen of the other" with considerable alacrity

riveting yarn, hermano


what's your favorite folksy aphorism?

i've been known to regularly pepper discourse with each of the following:

"You're scratching me right where I itch."
"Never let your mind be so open that your brain falls out."
"That dog don't hunt."
"If you don't know the value of money, go and borrow some."


how do you feel about "don't piss on me and tell me it's raining"?

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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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a bit shopworn, but get's the point across

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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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get's the point= the "the point" of get.

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Lately I don't know whether I've been coming or going.


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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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Lately I don't know whether I've been coming or going.

I prefer the more southern version of this:

"I don't know my shoe sole from my asshole"

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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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Lately I don't know whether I've been coming or going.

You're always coming and going and going and coming...and always too soon.

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"You're as worthless as tits on a warthog."

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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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One of Dad's all time favorites: "Wish in one hand and shit in the other. See which one fills up first."


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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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Psht, your dad was quoting Green Day.

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Man, only if I knew that back then.


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 Post subject: Re: Why half a dozen?
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To the original question. Why say a "decade" and not "ten years"? Why say "drop a deuce" and not "go number 2", why say "Half dollar" and not "50 cents"?

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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Lately I don't know whether I've been coming or going.

I prefer the more southern version of this:

"I don't know my shoe sole from my asshole"

I've literally never heard that phrase in my life. Then again, Southeast Texas isn't quite the same as "the south".


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i'm using this thread to discreetly recruit paula deen to RM

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