Author Topic: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"  (Read 494832 times)

Offline Brown Eyes

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #420 on: June 12, 2007, 11:05:13 pm »
I call my  black cat Jack whenever I stroke his furry belly...


Hi Dagi,

I have a black cat too!  But, she's a girl so I don't call her Jack.  Her name's Vivien.  :)


And Lee, that's just amazing to me that your husband still hasn't seen BBM.  The "chewing gum and balin wire" is such a great line.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #421 on: June 12, 2007, 11:09:18 pm »
And Lee, that's just amazing to me that your husband still hasn't seen BBM.  The "chewing gum and balin wire" is such a great line.

Mine neither. Which is why he didn't recognize it when I promised to see that his "wishes was carried out ... about the ashes, I mean" or when I told him that it was so nice and warm on the back porch and that if we turned off the damn AC "it could be like this, just like this, always" inside the house, too.

OK, I said I'd see that his wishes "are" carried out. If I'd used a singular verb, he definitely would have wondered.  ;D

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #422 on: June 13, 2007, 05:33:38 am »
Mine neither. Which is why he didn't recognize it when I promised to see that his "wishes was carried out ... about the ashes, I mean" or when I told him that it was so nice and warm on the back porch and that if we turned off the damn AC "it could be like this, just like this, always" inside the house, too.

OK, I said I'd see that his wishes "are" carried out. If I'd used a singular verb, he definitely would have wondered.  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #423 on: June 13, 2007, 08:32:49 am »
After we laughed about it, I mentioned that it was a classic Larry McMurtry line and he was astounded to learn that the macho Larry McMurtry would participate in the project...and not only that, win the Academy Award for it! I will win the guy over yet!!

While it's difficult to believe you didn't calf-rope him and force him to watch at some point, for some reason it really astounds me that he didn't know Larry McMurtry was involved in the project.  ???
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #424 on: June 14, 2007, 11:15:26 am »
He was so proud of his latest purchase--a De Lillo racing bike--that he bought a De Lillo hat. When I saw it, I especially admired the embroidered rainbow patch that came on it. I mentioned that it looked like a diversity symbol. My fatal error. I won't tell you the crude reply he made, but it was similar to Ennis's "I ain't no queer." He said that was the logo of the Italian Racing Team. I noticed today that he actually removed the rainbow from the hat!!  >:(
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #425 on: June 14, 2007, 11:23:51 am »
He was so proud of his latest purchase--a De Lillo racing bike--that he bought a De Lillo hat. When I saw it, I especially admired the embroidered rainbow patch that came on it. I mentioned that it looked like a diversity symbol. My fatal error. I won't tell you the crude reply he made, but it was similar to Ennis's "I ain't no queer." He said that was the logo of the Italian Racing Team. I noticed today that he actually removed the rainbow from the hat!!  >:(


I don't know whether to be shocked  :o or just sad.  :'( I guess sad. ...  :'(
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #426 on: June 14, 2007, 12:00:15 pm »
I don't know whether to be shocked  :o or just sad.  :'( I guess sad. ...  :'(

What Jeff said.  :'(

One can hope for him, though.  He's married to Lee, after all.  Perhaps it's only a matter of time til her true Brokie vibes penetrate that crusty exterior.  ;)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #427 on: June 14, 2007, 12:16:03 pm »
Thanks, Meryl and Jeff. Hmmm, I like the calf-ropin idea!!

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #428 on: June 14, 2007, 12:30:30 pm »
One can hope for him, though.  He's married to Lee, after all.  Perhaps it's only a matter of time til her true Brokie vibes penetrate that crusty exterior.  ;)

Been, what, almost a year and a half, though? What's it goin a take, a matin' call?  :-\

Hmmm, I like the calf-ropin idea!!

Better start practicin' with that rope, Little Darlin'. ...  8)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #429 on: June 14, 2007, 12:43:17 pm »
Been, what, almost a year and a half, though? What's it goin a take, a matin' call?  :-\

Some dudes are crustier than others, I guess.  That's how come Lee end up here.  ;D
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