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He could lead if he would get the lead out.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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Sapien-sexual?
Colors are Foreva. Numbers are Infinite. 4 every number there's a color. HEY! Eternity! Lets smoke a beer and drink some loud. But wait! I heard you was a six a plus a 6 ahhhh.
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On 2013-07-18 22:34, foreva.infiniti wrote:
Sapien-sexual?

Nope. Doesn't cut it.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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Of all the saws I ever saw saw a saw, I never saw a saw saw a saw quite like this saw saws saws.
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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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On 2013-07-19 02:56, balducci wrote:
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.


Darn I forgot that one lmao.
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You've trumped me so bad I think I'll ask to delete this thread. I never heard the saws before and I'm still trying to figure out the buffalos.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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A mixture of both: Is it too soon for two to desert each other on the desert, or should they not desert until after dessert?
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It was so minute that it took her a minute to see it.
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This looks like a job only Job could complete.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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So, sew!
Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
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On 2013-07-19 02:56, balducci wrote:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Taken from wikipedia, for anyone having trouble with the above:

The sentence can be clarified by substituting the synonym "bison" for the animal "buffalo", "bully" for the verb "buffalo", and "New York" to refer to the state of the city Buffalo:

"New York bison New York bison bully bully New York bison", or:

"New York bison whom other New York bison bully, themselves bully New York bison".
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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The capitalization, though appearing random, is a material clue.
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Bob, a farrier who recently decided to expand his practice to cervine clientele, now does does' hooves in addition to mares'.
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No one can polish like the Polish.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Record each record carefully.

I was about to say that with two syllable verb-noun words, the verb stresses syllable 2, while the noun stresses syllable 1, but Magnus has a counter-example immediately above.
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Maybe not quite involving homographs or heteronyms, but I love this sentence, due to Martin Gardner:

"Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, as well as after Chips?"
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And the classic: John, where Mary had had had had had had had. Had had had had the teacher's approval.

Translation: John and Mary take an English grammar test. John fills in the blank with "had had." Slacker Mary only writes "had." In fact though, "had had" was the correct answer according to the teacher.
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And the classic: John, where Mary had had had had had had had. Had had had had the teacher's approval.

Translation: John and Mary take an English grammar test. John fills in the blank with "had had." Slacker Mary only writes "had." In fact though, "had had" was the correct answer according to the teacher.

The way I remember this was to present the following and challenge someone to correctly punctuate it:

John while Mary had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect with the teacher

Correctly punctuated:

John, while Mary had had "had," had had "had had." "Had had" had had a better effect with the teacher.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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Similar to this: that that is is that that is not is not



Punctuated is: That that is, is. That that is not, is not.
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