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Patrick has Opined that in cases where I’ve gone on updating a post long after it went public, I ought to periodically mention that there’s new material in it.
I hereby confess that I’ve been collecting additional dreadful phrases in Dreadful Phrases since May 2006, and keeping track of BBC Hamsters since January 2007.
I agree with Patrick. Why update things if not to have us look at them?
Xopher, I can't claim that I ever thought it through.
I feel like somebody should make a flash-fiction contest: pick one of those dreadful phrases and write a story about it.
Oh, thank you for mentioning the BBC Hamster thread again, I needed to bookmark it in my new browser! (My only attempt at poetry on ML is in that thread).
Melanie at #3: or maybe a slash fiction contest?
Erik at #5: Well, the peachy king did have that illicit affair with the rabid typist, but I'm afraid they've now been sentenced to the penile system.
I've always thought "ex-patriots" was a useful concept.
Suggestion: Put direct links to these, especially "Dreadful Phrases" which is too good to lose in the depths of the archives again, on your site's home page next to such other gems as "The Man Who Melted Jack Dann" and "Top Ten Reasons Civil War Battles Took Place in National Parks", which I frequently forward to the sophisticatedly amused.
I second that recommendation.
Patrick, can you do that for us?
What a truly scary thread! (No, not the hamsters, the Dreadful Phrases.)
If you find the "Audrey Hepburn can make anything look wearable" item again, please add that into the "good stuff" links.
I've been collecting the various ways people spell 'voilà' for some time now. The current collection is:
Glen@12 - vuvuzela
Bill Stewart @13 - BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!
Glen, I'm snaffling that list for the Dreadful Phrases post.
I'll try to remember to add a comment to that post when I encounter new variants.
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