Trivia Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Palmpilot, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. RotorAndWing

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    People who have to use a nickname for everything, especially airplanes. Is it really that hard to spell out Bonanza or TriPacer? :dunno:


    "I fly a Bo".

    "My friend has a Tripe"

    "How many years did Beech build the Mouse?"

    "Did you see Bill's new 'Hawk"

    "My friend has a really nice Twink." (this one can have a whole different meaning)



    And then there are those who have to give everything they own a name.:rolleyes:
     
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    I hate it when on Memorial Day ( to honor war dead) everyone and their brother takes that day to honor anyone that died. It is to honor our WAR DEAD! Not Grandma Gert, and it is not to honor the people serving, that is for Armed Services Day. If you served our country you recognize Vets on Veterans Day! Thank you for your service! :mad2:

    Also, the reports that say " The gave he ultimate sacrafice." You cannot give a sacrafice, you MAKE a sacrafice. :mad2:

    Okay, I feel better. :redface:
     
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    Bro do you even lift
    Not everthing needs to be abbreviated.

    "Nice Beaver!"
     
  4. RotorAndWing

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:


    Maybe not abbreviated, but it should have a cover. ;)
     
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    I think this got lost in the thread, but I really want a vote on it. So I am re-posting it. Question Is Which is worse:



    Being at the right place at the wrong time,
    The wrong place at the wrong time,
    The right place at the right time,
    Or the wrong place at the right time? :dunno:
     
  7. Geico266

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    Are guns or knives involved? :D
     
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    My work here is done! :D
     
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    Restaurant server (or anybody) who responds to "Thank You" with "No Problem" instead of "You're Welcome."
     
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    Could be.... Or being on the tracks when the train goes by... Or 3 feet from a grenade when it goes off... Or "pick your own scenario" :popcorn:
     
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    That's it! Thanks.

    BTW, here in Southern Missouri there are ample thread worthy nominations.

    The Ford dealership down the road has a billboard advertising their price for an "oile change".

    And a cash only gas station in the area has a sign "no credit cards excepted." A message that's particularly funny since it conveys the exact opposite of what is intended.
     
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    You like stirring the pot don't you. :yesnod:


    :stirpot:
     
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    For all the corporate folks out there-
    " The Firm's PHYSICAL Year "
    ARRRRRG -- It is Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal - You would think Engineers would understand .. sadly not :(
     
  14. Palmpilot

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    Sometimes, although in this case I just wanted a socially acceptable place to post my own mini-rant.
     
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    Oh yeah- these are also usually the guys who "uptalk" (every statement is like a question "So, my wife and I are pregnant?") I hear more and more presumably hetero guys talking like that these days, and it freaks me out. :confused:


    On the other hand: I've ever been a father, but from what I hear, other than actually having a baby grow inside them (and all that implies), it's a pregnancy for the father, too. :D
     
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    Oh baby, did you hit a nerve here! :yesnod:


    Have you MEN noticed how all of the commericals portraying men as bubbling idiots? :mad:
     
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    I'm not sure whether to "thank" you or your wife for bringing this phrase to my attention. I had never noticed its use before, but I was just watching a political show and heard it used five times within 45 minutes.:hairraise: Now it's like nails on a chalkboard!
     
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    How about "Wall Street vs Main Street" I'm up to my Neck with that one!

    And by the way, is it me or is Hillary Clinton look'n like a bag-lady lately.
     
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    :idea:Or...................

    after any size of snowstorm the Weather Channel talking heads will overuse the saying " When it is all said and done"..

    Podunk will pick up at least 1 inch of snow..:hairraise::yikes::wink2::rofl:
     
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    You are receiving VFR flight following and the controller tells you to notify them of any altitude changes. You're handed off to the next controller, and you follow your instructions to notify them before descending, and they come back with "VFR altitude your discretion" with a tone of voice that suggests they are thinking "Why is he bothering me with this?"
     
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    Oh yeah, that street thing is another tired cliché. Maybe we were watching the same show, because it included a segment on Hillary Clinton and she was, I must admit, looking a bit worse for the wear. But I think those positions of power age everyone pretty quickly!
     
  23. gprellwitz

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    :yeahthat: Just look at photos of any US President before and after their Administration, and see how much they've aged beyond just the passage of years.

    Oh, and I can't stand thread creep! JK! :)
     
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    FTFY...
    In one such ad, "Not just wash, POWER wash..." :rolleyes2:
    Better yet, all the ads for whatever pharmaceutical product telling me the side effects, and dutifully reminding us that only the doctor can prescribe it. Well DUH!!!:mad2: I would certainly hope that if I need a prescription, A.) My doctor will be prescribing it, and B.) My doctor will explain side-effects, potential drug interactions with over-the-counter medicines, and dietary concerns associated with the drug.
    We've all seen enough Viagra and Cialis ads that even if we do not take them we know to call the doctor for an erection lasting longer than three hours, a statement which in itself implies to call for a script in order to get that result for the next anniversary or Valentines Day:D.
    Back to thread stuff: "The met he cat it the stairs" (He met the cat at the stairs). I have to re-read statements like this a couple times occasionally and forget what the thread was originally about.
     
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    Nope...you got it all wrong... They are already gray. They dye their hair darker to look younger during their campaign. Then, so they look distinguished, experienced and wise, they let a little gray show for the re-election campaign. After they are re-elected, they don't give a crap anymore, so they're completely back to their "Natural" gray by the time they leave office.
     
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    LOL, new one on me! When I click on it, it says "a target arrow without a barb."
     
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    Watching news casts where the reporters say, "It's an historic moment..."

    Do they go to an hotel? I don't think so!
     
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    Certificated...Try saying this and see how many people "correct" you. "It's not certificated, its certified!"

    certified past participle, past tense of cer·ti·fy (Verb)


    Verb:

    • Attest or confirm in a formal statement.
    • Officially recognize (someone or something) as possessing certain qualifications or meeting certain standards.

    certificated past participle, past tense of cer·tif·i·cate


    Verb: provide with or attest in an official document.
     
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    Actually, that one is considered correct, though rather archaic and formal.
     
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    Attorney Generals...when, of course, we all know it should be Attorneys General.

    Len
     
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    Rule of thumb;
    Iffin' th' word begins wit' a vowel, it would be "an", Iffin' it starts wit' a consonant it would be "a". ie; 'an apple', or 'an airplane', or 'a horse', or 'a door'. Simple.
     
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    It's all in th' pronunciation. Put on a Cockney accent, an' drop th' "H".
    "It's an 'istoric moment..." Yes, they go to an 'otel. :idea:
     
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    Yes. :D
     
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    Thanx...

    I can sleep now...:thumbsup:
     
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    From what I've read, you use "an" only when the "h" is silent; otherwise, it's "a."

    For example:

    "Did Jethro buy a helicopter?"

    "It is an honor to meet you."
     
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    The funny thing is that earlier today I followed the link above to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, and there was a video tip playing there on exactly this topic, and they talked specifically about "an historic" and said basically what I repeated above.
     
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    Sorry, the Oxford English Dictionary says it is. It does admit it is a more modern derivation of the more proper inflammable, regardless of what Spunk and Bite say.
     
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    I hate this one and I don't even know if I'm correct. TV reporter states, "he died of an apparent heart attack."

    You can die from a heart attack. Or, you can die, apparently from a heart attack. But you can't die of an apparent heart attack.

    Don't shoot I, it's me.