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"Is the flight completely full, extremely full, or very full."
Gramma Police: 'Will work four food.'
"Why is it that every time I say something in quotation marks you respond in italics?"
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''Lying' is such a harsh word, your honor. We prefer to call it 'testimony without borders.''
"It was sort of an after-the-bell transaction."
"On the other hand, if I die next week this isn't a midlife crisis."
Semantics - A classroom in which meanings are discussed (Actually, this is just a door. The classroom is on the other side of the door.)
'What does surrender mean?'
"I'm not beaten - I'm well-trodden damn it!"
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"This isn't a robbery. It's just coercive borrowing."
"I understood each and every word you said but not the order in which they appeared."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail, cocktail party, cocktail parties, understand, understanding, understood, understands, semantic, semantics, word order, translate, translation, chat, chatting, communicate, communicating, communication, communication skills, good communication, bad communication, dinner parties, word play, play on words, word-play, social, socialize, drink, drinking, drinker, drinkers, drunk, drunken, men
'Difference between 'ignorance' and 'apathy'? I don't know, and I don't care.'
Wine Tasting and Wine Guzzling
"You will always be a hero, but you will never be a superhero."
Tags:nuance, difference, differences, different, not quite, oracle, oracles, prophet, prophetic, prophecy, fortune, fortunes, fortune teller, fortune-teller, mystic, clairvoyant, psychic, greek, grecian, greece, greek myth, greek myths, mythology, mythological, legend, legends, apollo, god, gods, godhood, godly, hero, heroes, heroic, superhero, superheroes, word play, play on words, word-play, semantic, semantics
'Billy, I'm not going to argue the semantics of biting. Whether or not you penetrated the skin, I'm calling your mother.'
"It's simple, really. You're a team member when you want something. You're an employee when I want something."
Tags:team, teams, team player, team players, team building, employee, employees, work, worker, workers, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, double standard, double standards, office, offices, office politics, relationship, relationships, job description, semantics, corporate logic, corporate culture, terrible boss, terrible bosses
We don't call these savage screaming fits. We call them confrontation verbal interfacing.
"Please don't leave me...I'm lost without you!"
'Let me know when you're ready to hear my preposterous spin on this.'
'They may be affected, contrived, fake, false, mock, phony, pseudo, and simulated, but they are not artificial!'
'Squid? They told me this was CALAMARI!'
"Whether we refer to them as lakes or ponds, it's mere semantics."
'No, I'm the marriage counselor. What you need is the semantics counselor down the hall.'
'You can see concrete things, but not abstract things.'