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"While you were on vacation, Zooker, a motion was made and seconded to saw five and a half inches off your chair legs."
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'Take this report and reduce it to an acronym.'
"You're going to do time, but I'm trying to get it in dog years."
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"Nothing personal, but we'd like you to downsize your name."
"In the interest of streamlining the judicial process, we'll skip the evidence and go directly to sentencing."
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"The nice thing about being a fruit fly is you only have to listen to one news cycle."
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'I worked out a deal with management that if I trim two minutes off of every coffee break, they'll let me retire 14 months early,'
"Don't listen to them, our kind of smoking is fine. It's cigarettes that are dangerous for your health..."
"You know it upsets me when you shorten my name to Dick."
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'Mum! Come and see the coffee-table I've made with my new tool-set!'
"Have you met Tor? Tors knocked five pages off the short story"
"Puh-leeze, Baldo is short for Baldomero. Not all names are based on appearance! Right, Gordo?"
The Federal Minister for Science explains what is wrong with electric cars
"Hit them where it hurts. . . with your vote."