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(Original post by Profesh)
As a Hedge-Fund Manager, on receiving word that the front-lobby receptionist's psychometric aptitude measured five points higher than his own.

I'll bet she's got a degree, everyone has these days.
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I knew this comeback was coming; it’s the stock thing people say when you tell them their attempts at sophistication aren’t working. He sucks, he’s ugly, he’s got red hair as well as being ugly, and you suck too.
I'm sure he knows all these things, hence why his arrogance is tempered(albeit unwillingly) by self-depracation.
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(Original post by Consie)
Does anyone else this Profresh isn’t funny? And that he has a large forehead?
He's not particularly witty, but I'm sure quite wonderful to poke fun at.
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How exactly do you poke fun? Until you present me with a tangable box of fun; and no, I'm not talking happy meal, mind, that one can poke at with a stick or empty pot noodle...thingy...... then I will not understand the turn of phrase.
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I suppose it could be related to the idea of pointing and laughing...
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Forget poking fun, how do you actually take the piss? Whose piss is it? Where am I taking it?
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Forget poking fun, how do you actually take the piss? Whose piss is it? Where am I taking it?

It dates back to ancient times, when cow's urine was used in homeopathic medicines. It was extremely valuable, and would be highly diatressed were it to be stolen. So therefore if somebody is doing or saying something that is not generally approved of, he's said to be taking the piss.
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(Original post by lukeitfc)
It dates back to ancient times, when cow's urine was used in homeopathic medicines. It was extremely valuable, and would be highly diatressed were it to be stolen. So therefore if somebody is doing or saying something that is not generally approved of, he's said to be taking the piss.
Or, more recently according to Borat, fermented horse urine from Kazakhstan.
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(Original post by lukeitfc)
It dates back to ancient times, when cow's urine was used in homeopathic medicines. It was extremely valuable, and would be highly diatressed were it to be stolen. So therefore if somebody is doing or saying something that is not generally approved of, he's said to be taking the piss.

*hands you a King of the Bull**** hat* :p:

Somehow I doubt cows' urine would have been exactly a rare substance. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by hyper-little-mushroom-men)
*hands you a King of the Bull**** hat* :p:

Somehow I doubt cows' urine would have been exactly a rare substance. :rolleyes:
He is indeed correct, I can assure you.

Incidentally, the phrase "bull****" comes from mid-19th century America, from the time of Joseph Smith and the beginning of Mormonism. People would often, upon sight of a Mormon, throw the nearest filthy object in their direction - and in rural areas this was most commonly the excrement of a cow or bull. Nowadays, the Church of Latter Day Saints receives 4 tonnes of bull**** in the mail, having gone down from 16 tonnes as recently as 1986, as the meaning of the phrase rapidly degenerates into yet another term for "lies".
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Having waded through 41 pages of this thread, I, the holy gatekeeper of epistomologic pursuits, would like to produce clarification for those clearly missing the point.

Wit itself is an ineffable and inexplicable entity that exists but cannot be defined. Proponents of wit are born not made. Wit cannot be taught but must be honed. Above all, wit can only be understood- not explained.

Those who argue verboseness and grandiloquent syntax are not indicative of wit and demean members of this esteemed society by claiming that they hide behind big words are in fact merely proving their lack of intelligence and the lack of wit they themselves possess. Just because you never accquainted yourself with the finer subtlities of the English language does not make you holier than thou. In fact, the need to assert that members of this board are running amuck only reaffirms your own insecurity. And if you really were more intelligent in practicality and street smarts, you wouldn't be wasting your time arguing on this thread, now would you?
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(Original post by ebonyphoenix)
Having waded through 41 pages of this thread, I, the holy gatekeeper of epistomologic pursuits, would like to produce clarification for those clearly missing the point.

Wit itself is an ineffable and inexplicable entity that exists but cannot be defined. Proponents of wit are born not made. Wit cannot be taught but must be honed. Above all, wit can only be understood- not explained.

Those who argue verboseness and grandiloquent syntax are not indicative of wit and demean members of this esteemed society by claiming that they hide behind big words are in fact merely proving their lack of intelligence and the lack of wit they themselves possess. Just because you never accquainted yourself with the finer subtlities of the English language does not make you holier than thou. In fact, the need to assert that members of this board are running amuck only reaffirms your own insecurity. And if you really were more intelligent in practicality and street smarts, you wouldn't be wasting your time arguing on this thread, now would you?
Well, it took forty-one pages; but someone finally got 'the gist'.

(Celebratory egg-nog?)
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Yes, thank you, I like eggnog. Better than fine wine since alcohol could cause me to say very unwitty things indeed. And temporarily render my speech slurred. And when you are as loquacious as me that equals inauspicious times.

Prost. Cheers. Happy New Year.
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Twit Twoo. I am an owl.

That is all I have to say on the matter. Good day.
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(Original post by King Of Leon)
Twit Twoo. I am an owl.

That is all I have to say on the matter. Good day.
Gobstopper.
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Now, before I start, I would like to point out that this post is likely to be quite lengthy, and contain some large, complicated words. I would therefore be gladdened of anyone with a mental or reading age of less than 5 would kindly pass over this post, lest there be a torrent of replies asking to define words.

With that over, I would like to pull into question the arguments that many people have raised about the Spelling and Grammar side of this forum.
Many have stated that the use of correct English has been an attempt to seem more intelligent. It is, however, the result of a process which all human beings should follow: "Think before you speak", or in this case, post. When I see the "Text Language" in forums, I get exceedingly irritated. There is a time, and place for this type of language, and that is in the text messages, where there is, infact a limited amount of room in the message and on the screen. However, unless there has been a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of Human-Interface Devices, we are all typing on a QWERTY keyboard, looking at a computer monitor. There is no shortage of room in the message (as this rant proves), there is so much room on the screen, that some of it is used to advertise, and both the message board and the recipient of the post will still be there in a few minutes time. So, why is it that people still persist in refusing to use such basic things as capitol letters at the start of a sentence? To return to the point in question, the use of correct grammar is not an attempt to show intelligence, but simply a by-product of having enough sense to work out that, if they type like a person with the intellectual capacity of a boiled potato, then that is exactly what they will appear.
I most graciously offer my thanks to you for reading this post, and urge you to spread the word:

THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!
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Can someone teach me wit so I can join this society?
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^^How very witty!!
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(Original post by BibbleJW)
gladdened
Is the point where I stopped reading
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profesh - i hope you you're being ironic with your thread opener - it sounds like you've swallowed a dictionary and its gone down the wrong way...
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