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T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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"I hear this place is a hotbed of international pancakes."
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"I feel like pushing the envelope this morning, honey, starting with a little grape jelly for that bran muffin."
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"The Queenpin of Riverside Drive"
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T. S. Eliot Meets Beavis And Butthead
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'I think the phrase 'jump the shark' has jumped the shark.'
"Bartleson, are we cronies yet?"
"We think you could gain much wider support simply by re-languaging your bigotry."
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"Maybe my argument will make more sense if I run it through some of these sick effects pedals."
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"Do you have any hopeless little drongos?"
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'That's off the hook, yo!'
English As A Second Language
I've got the latest geezer-jargon translator app.
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'It appears you ow taxes up the wazoo. We're going to have to give you a taxative.'
'The Zoo just ain't what it used to be!'
'Where you will be hanged by the neck until dead... you got a problem wit dat?'
'I feel like an idiot when I hear these economic experts talking...'
'That is well sick. . .'