Author Topic: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"  (Read 663625 times)

Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #750 on: June 30, 2010, 12:07:15 pm »
OK, so Ennis wouldn't normally comment on pesto.

Ennis wouldn't know from pesto!  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #751 on: June 30, 2010, 12:32:37 pm »
I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:



Ennis wouldn't know from pesto!  ;D

Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #752 on: June 30, 2010, 12:51:47 pm »
I wouldn't normally use a plural noun with a singular verb.

Plural verb with singular noun, I mean. Maybe I'm not so far from Ennis, grammar-wise, as I think.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #753 on: June 30, 2010, 02:37:10 pm »
Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)

Maybe the kind that bears eat. ...
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #754 on: June 30, 2010, 04:56:56 pm »
There's a radio station in the Chicago area called WBBM that always kind of startles me in the same way Meryl.



I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:



Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #755 on: June 30, 2010, 06:06:07 pm »
At work today, I suddenly saw the name Aguirre on a paper.  I was quite startled, had to look twice to make sure I read it correct.

I suppose it's not an unusual Spanish name, but I've never seen it in a non-BBM context before.

It added a little something to my day.  :D

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #756 on: July 06, 2010, 03:13:58 am »
I've been brought up short lately when walking in the neighborhood by print ads similar to this on the bus shelters:



Ennis wouldn't know from Blackberries either!  ;)

Thanks for sharing that, Meryl!

"Personalize your BBM bar code"

Makes me think of Jack and Ennis feeling the necks of their beer bottles while talking about the 42 sheep; of Jack walking up to Jimbo; of colored handkerchiefs in left and right pockets; even of Lureen talking of matin' calls, and Cassie saying "drunks like you."


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #757 on: July 06, 2010, 03:14:38 am »
Thanks for sharing that, Meryl!

"Personalize your BBM bar code"

Makes me think of Jack and Ennis feeling the necks of their beer bottles while talking about the 42 sheep; of Jack walking up to Jimbo; of colored handkerchiefs in left and right pockets; even of Lureen talking of matin' calls, and Cassie saying "drunks like you."




And of the lonely fellow in the Mint Bar with the hungry look in his eyes.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #758 on: July 06, 2010, 12:26:03 pm »
Didn't think of "bar code" like that, but it sure enough applies to our BBM.   ;)  8)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #759 on: July 24, 2010, 01:57:31 pm »
I'm watching the movie The Front, where Woody Allen's character is a front for blacklisted scriptwriters.  A producer says of him, "He's the best writer we've got.  Hell, he's the only writer we've got."  Accent was quite different, but delivery exactly the same.