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Old 12-01-2002, 09:16 PM   #1
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Could this be why our language is so difficult for foreigners?

1. Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter? = Eskimo Pi
2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup? = Won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash? = 1 microscope
4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement? = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God? = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour? = Knotfurlong
7. 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone? = 1 Rod Serling
8. Half of a large intestine? = 1 semicolon
9. 1,000,000 aches? = 1 megahurtz
10. Basic unit of laryngitis? = 1 hoarsepower
11. Shortest distance between two jokes? = A straight line
12. 453.6 graham crackers? = 1 pound cake
13. 1 million microphones? = 1 megaphone
14. 2 million bicycles? = 2 megacycles
15. 365.25 days? = 1 unicycle
16. 2000 mockingbirds? = 2 kilomockingbirds
17. 10 cards? = 1 decacards
18. 1 kilogram of falling figs? = 1 Fig Newton
19. 1000 milliliters of wet socks? = 1 literhosen..
20. 1 millionth of a fish? = 1 microfiche
21. 1 trillion pins? = 1 terrapin
22. 10 rations? = 1 decoration
23. 100 rations? = 1 C-ration
24. 2 monograms? = 1 diagram
25. 8 nickels? = 2 paradigms
26. 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital? = 1 IV League
27. 100 Senators? = Not 1 decision
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:20 PM   #2
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Could this be why our language is so difficult for foreigners?

1. 16. 2000 mockingbirds? = 2 kilomockingbirds
Grooooaaannnnn.
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:22 PM   #3
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LOL! [img]tongue.gif[/img] fun ones...especially the last.
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Old 12-01-2002, 09:23 PM   #4
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:24 PM   #5
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I agree so totally with Attalus [img]graemlins/1disgust.gif[/img]
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Old 12-01-2002, 10:48 PM   #6
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Cute...
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Old 12-01-2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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