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Post Posted:: July 30th, 2009, 11:44 pm 
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I came —><— this close to telling him:
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and with your blood and it I'll make a paste
And of the paste a stucco I will rear...." :twisted: l

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Then I thought the cops might not appreciate Shakespeare as much as I do. :(

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Unfortunately I never can remember a good quotation when I need one.

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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 6:19 am 

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Hokuspokus wrote:
...Unfortunately I never can remember a good quotation when I need one.


Me neither!

There is only a single one I manage to remember ( and always use no matter if appropriate or not ;)):

"For in that sleep of death,
what dreams may come,
when we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
must give us pause"
-Hamlet, Act III. Sc.I-

Elli :D

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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 7:24 am 
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I am generally subjected by my son to numerous quotations from Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, most of which, I have to admit, are extremely appropriate to this mad, mad world in which we live.

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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 9:35 am 

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I don't really know what 'Aluminium Siding' is but I sympathise with your suffering.
I am from time to time plagued by young women who phone me to say that they 'are doing a market survey' (They aren't really of course, they are trying to sell me something.) So ready for next time I have cobbled together a few well chosen words from the 'Lancashire Witches' that I am currently doing and printed it on a card by the phone. It runs as follows:-

"The curse of Paslew be upon you. By the holy patriarchs and prophets; by the prelates and confessors; by the doctors of the church; by the holy abbots, monks, and eremites, who dwelt in solitudes, in mountains, and in caverns; by the holy saints and martyrs, who suffered torture and death for their faith, I curse thee. May the malediction of Heaven and all its hosts alight on thy head."

That should see 'em off! I just hope they don't ask me what an eremite is.

(Do feel free to use it)

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I read a lot and usually when I am in a strange situation, I remember a quotation or a carichtor from a book. Sometimes, when people make me angry, I manage to say to myself "all the world is a stage" and than I start to laugh and the anger disappears.
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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 9:46 am 

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Andy, they'll be sure you are completely crazy and hang off the phone in fear that you'll run after them. Not to menshen that I wouldn't know how to read half of these words...

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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 10:15 am 

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ExEmGe wrote:
I just hope they don't ask me what an eremite is.

Hm, eremite sounds like 'Eremit' in German and that would be a hermit, would also fit the context, but I too haven't heard that word before :?

I never come up with quotes in the right moment, sometimes afterwards I got something but well, maybe next time then XD


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Post Posted:: July 31st, 2009, 10:51 am 

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In case you have to explain it to a telephone solicitor (in the American, not the British sense of that word), an eremite is someone under a monastic vow who lives as a solitary hermit, not as a member of an organized community.


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Post Posted:: August 1st, 2009, 8:24 am 

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ExEmGe wrote:
I don't really know what 'Aluminium Siding' is ...


It's a tacky attempt to permanently beautify a house by nailing pre-painted sections of aluminum to a preferably wooden house, thereby (supposedly) eliminating the need to paint it every couple of years. Concept was explored wittily in the movie "Tin Men", starring Richard Dreyfuss as a shady salesman in 1950's Baltimore, Maryland.

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Post Posted:: August 1st, 2009, 8:50 am 

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An informative thread! I now know what aluminium sidings are and what an eremite is.
Ah.. Encyclopaedia Librivoxica

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Post Posted:: August 1st, 2009, 7:21 pm 

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Wow exemge! That's one whopper of a prayer-whammy! Does it come with a wand? Or eye of Newt? Must make those poor telemarketer womens hair fall out! :wink:
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Post Posted:: August 19th, 2009, 11:55 pm 

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I don't usually have need for curses, but I often use "a many years ago, when I was young and charming..." and other Gilbert and Sullivan quotes left over from high school in regular conversation... guess, it's not so much literary quotes, but song quotes (usually old song quotes) that pepper my common talk...

But, here's a thought for a group project, why don't we do some Gilbert and Sullivan? Now those would be a lot of fun! Yea, I know, go put it in the suggestion "box".... >>>> trotting off to the other forum>>>

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2009, 12:53 pm 

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RuthieG wrote:
I am generally subjected by my son to numerous quotations from Douglas Adams...
Whenever someone says something to me like; "Answer me this question..." I try to pop in with the answer "forty-two."

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Post Posted:: September 30th, 2009, 2:52 pm 

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DebraLynn wrote:
RuthieG wrote:
I am generally subjected by my son to numerous quotations from Douglas Adams...
Whenever someone says something to me like; "Answer me this question..." I try to pop in with the answer "forty-two."

Haha, that's awesome. I'll never forget the time someone told me to google that - I laughed hysterically.

I tend to quote Anne books in regular conversation, but then no one knows what I'm talking about. It's really sad, 'cause there's some good ones. And they're really hard to explain. :( :lol:

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