When people get it wrong... (also a joke)

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    Jun 08, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    ...badly.

    Have you ever had that one friend who is just so oblivious about certain things (or everything) that they end up calling very common things something completely bizarre?

    Example:

    I collect alot of vintage stuff and i brought some of it home from my parents house since they are moving into a smaller house and can't fit it. Most of it I put away but a stack of old 33s and 78s i left on my coffee table in their sleeves as a neat little accent. I came home today and my roommate told me she had put my 8-track tapes on the floor in my room because they were too dusty. Well i was confused because I have a case of 8-tracks too, but it is in my closet. Finally I realized she meant the records...

    On another note:

    A blonde chick walks into a pawn store and asks the shopkeeper "How much is that television?" The shopkeeper says "Its not for sale"
    She asks why, to which he replies "Because you're blonde"
    She goes home and dies her hair red, comes back and asks again.
    He tells her its still not for sale and when asked why, says because she's a redhead.
    She goes home and dies her hair brown, comes back and is refused again, because she is a brunette.
    Finally she gets fed up and angrily demands why he just won't sell her the damned television.

    The shopkeeper replies "Because ma'am...that's a microwave"
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    I was going to reply to this thread, but I couldn't find a pen to write with.
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Maybe it's a Texas thing, but here when someone wants a soda, they call it "Coke" (as in coca-cola). It doesn't matter what the brand is, it's always Coke.

    Example. I went to the movies with my brother recently and he was ordering something at the concession stand. When the teenager at the counter asked what he wanted to drink, he said, Coke (actually wanting Coca-Cola). Then the teenager asked again, "Yeah, what kind?".....then my brother replied "Coke", and then got a coca-cola.

    Also when my niece was a toddler, one of her favorite sodas was "Green Coke", (aka Sprite).

    And when I go to BBQs, it's something like this:

    Host: "Hey want a drink?"
    Me: "Sure, what do you have?"
    Host: "There's Coke's in the cooler over there."
    (I look in the cooler and it's filled with every soda imaginable, except for Coke)

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    Jun 09, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    SoloXCRacer saidMaybe it's a Texas thing, but here when someone wants a soda, they call it "Coke" (as in coca-cola). It doesn't matter what the brand is, it's always Coke.

    Example. I went to the movies with my brother recently and he was ordering something at the concession stand. When the teenager at the counter asked what he wanted to drink, he said, Coke (actually wanting Coca-Cola). Then the teenager asked again, "Yeah, what kind?".....then my brother replied "Coke", and then got a coca-cola.

    Also when my niece was a toddler, one of her favorite sodas was "Green Coke", (aka Sprite).

    And when I go to BBQs, it's something like this:

    Host: "Hey want a drink?"
    Me: "Sure, what do you have?"
    Host: "There's Coke's in the cooler over there."
    (I look in the cooler and it's filled with every soda imaginable, except for Coke)

    Bienvenidos a Tejas.
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    Jun 09, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    My Dad had his own personal language icon_rolleyes.gif He couldn't remember what other people called things, and after a while he didn't care.

    Another example that springs to mind:
    Over the years, I've often had to discuss "silicon" with secretaries, clerks, and customers. Either because I was ordering stuff for the Silicon Graphics workstations, or actually talking about silicon. I find it mildly amusing that all bimbos call it "silicone." Every time. icon_lol.gif

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    Jun 09, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    mindgarden said I find it mildly amusing that all bimbos call it "silicone." Every time. icon_lol.gif



    LOL..'bimbos'...you mean a bunch of silly cun- ...um. Never mind.icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    Someone in this family outta know how to read. We've been leaving these meds up to chance. I've been swallowing the blue ones and sticking the big ones up my butthole.