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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #890 on: October 19, 2011, 06:25:01 pm »
One of those tangential Brokieisms:



"Tangential Brokieism"? I don't get it.  ???

That is, I get the concept, just not this particular one.  ???
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #891 on: October 19, 2011, 06:30:40 pm »
OK, I'll put this here. While it's not a personal use of a Brokieism, I think it illustrates how much BBM has come to inform my life.

I had the TV on, tuned to the local evening news broadcast. I was not in the same room as the TV set, but I could hear the audio, and I would have sworn I heard the local anchor start talking about "beaver fever."  ???

Puzzled--but a little delighted--I hurried into the living room to listen more closely. Of course, what the anchor was really saying was Bieber fever (as in Justin). ...  ::)

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #892 on: October 19, 2011, 06:37:03 pm »
"Tangential Brokieism"? I don't get it.  ???

That is, I get the concept, just not this particular one.  ???

"Some men just want to watch the world burn"--from  Dark Knight.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #893 on: October 19, 2011, 10:55:27 pm »
"Some men just want to watch the world burn"--from  Dark Knight.

Oh.  ::)

Thanks.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #894 on: October 20, 2011, 03:07:43 am »
OK, I'll put this here. While it's not a personal use of a Brokieism, I think it illustrates how much BBM has come to inform my life.

I had the TV on, tuned to the local evening news broadcast. I was not in the same room as the TV set, but I could hear the audio, and I would have sworn I heard the local anchor start talking about "beaver fever."  ???

Puzzled--but a little delighted--I hurried into the living room to listen more closely. Of course, what the anchor was really saying was Bieber fever (as in Justin). ...  ::)

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #895 on: November 10, 2011, 11:33:48 pm »
In the PSS program "The Fabric of the Cosmos" Brian Greene was mentioning odd bits of material, and he included "My Uncle Harold", I thought "Brokeism!!"

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #896 on: November 11, 2011, 02:09:42 am »
In the PSS program "The Fabric of the Cosmos" Brian Greene was mentioning odd bits of material, and he included "My Uncle Harold", I thought "Brokeism!!"

 :laugh: Good one.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #897 on: November 11, 2011, 02:22:02 am »
I used a Brokieism last weekend:

Jens and his father fixed new curtain rails for our living toom. My FIL was standing on a stool, holding the curtain rail up with both hands for me to judge if it's in the right place. When it was, I said: "That's it, keep it like that and mark it with a pencil."
FIL: "Well..." looking at the pencil in his front pocket.

Me: "If you had three hands you could."

Since I said the Brokieism in English, the poor man was somewhat confused. ;D

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #898 on: November 11, 2011, 09:23:11 am »
Me: "If you had three hands you could."

Since I said the Brokieism in English, the poor man was somewhat confused. ;D


 :laugh:  Did you tell him it's a favorite old saying among a certain American subculture?


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #899 on: November 11, 2011, 02:04:32 pm »
:laugh:  Did you tell him it's a favorite old saying among a certain American subculture?


Now that would have been a good comeback to his "Hunh?". :)
Instead I just said nevermind.