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Old 02-25-2015, 01:02 PM
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I always hated, "nothing," as a reply to, "what's wrong?" It should be banned from all vocabularies.
But why would you ask someone what's wrong? Why would you assume something is wrong?
It makes me feel weird to be asked what's wrong when truthfully there is nothing wrong and all is well.
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No, Thank You. I'll pass.
I have enjoyed every post in this entire thread but I'll have to say this one of yours is my favorite!
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How about... "Woodstock? Yeah, I was there."
Apparently attendance was in the 200,000,000 mark...
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At around 10a.m. this morning it finally came to me that it was Gail Sheey's memior, "Daring" in which she wrote that a person said to her, "Looks like you're ready to drink the Kool-Aid" concerning Gail's joining everyone else in her office on the bandwagon being ga ga over their boss, gushing, believing he could do no wrong.
Plus, they supposedly said this about ten years before that awful event in Jonestown.
Great news gang, Gail Sheehy was interviewed by Diane Rhem and you can hear it.
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Do you remember "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"? by Tom Wolfe [1968]. Is there any chance, drinking the kool aid means dropping acid with everyone else?
"The book chronicles the Acid Tests (parties in which LSD-laced Kool-Aid was used to obtain a communal trip), the group's encounters with (in)famous figures of the time, including famous authors, Hells Angels, and The Grateful Dead, and it also describes Kesey's exile to Mexico and his arrests." That book was very popular.
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At around 10a.m. this morning it finally came to me that it was Gail Sheey's memior, "Daring" in which she wrote that a person said to her, "Looks like you're ready to drink the Kool-Aid" concerning Gail's joining everyone else in her office on the bandwagon being ga ga over their boss, gushing, believing he could do no wrong.
Plus, they supposedly said this about ten years before that awful event in Jonestown.
Yeah, that book is exactly what everyone thinks of when they hear "drinking the Kool-Aid."
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I don't like to hear "the wife".

I have lived with a gorgeous man for 53 years who is truly "arm candy" but I have never referred to him as "the husband".
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I don't like to hear "the wife".

I have lived with a gorgeous man for 53 years who is truly "arm candy" but I have never referred to him as "the husband".
Agree. Brings back the recent memory of reading my dad's obituary from 1957
..." besides the wife, he is survived by four children..."

I hated that. And I like "arm candy".
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I don't like to hear "the wife".

I have lived with a gorgeous man for 53 years who is truly "arm candy" but I have never referred to him as "the husband".
Yeah... but it sure beats "the old lady"
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Yeah, that book is exactly what everyone thinks of when they hear "drinking the Kool-Aid."
Oh my goodness, I didn't mean people were thinking of Gail's book when they hear "drinking the Kool-Aid"

My point was, and I guess I failed to make it, that phrase has become such a part of our speech that even this veteran, best selling author used it in her book without even realizing that it was not in the vernaculer for the time she said she was accused of being ready to drink the Kool Aid.

I had written earlier about this so maybe it wasn't clear without reading the other post.
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Great news gang, Gail Sheehy was interviewed by Diane Rhem and you can hear it.
click here

Do you remember "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"? by Tom Wolfe [1968]. Is there any chance, drinking the kool aid means dropping acid with everyone else?
"The book chronicles the Acid Tests (parties in which LSD-laced Kool-Aid was used to obtain a communal trip), the group's encounters with (in)famous figures of the time, including famous authors, Hells Angels, and The Grateful Dead, and it also describes Kesey's exile to Mexico and his arrests." That book was very popular.
Forgot all about that book, etc.! Thanks for the link!
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Yeah... but it sure beats "the old lady"
OMG! Did you really just post, "the old lady"?
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Yeah... but it sure beats "the old lady"

I think you might be banished as well as "those" words. List of words that should be banished
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Oh my goodness, I didn't mean people were thinking of Gail's book when they hear "drinking the Kool-Aid"

My point was, and I guess I failed to make it, that phrase has become such a part of our speech that even this veteran, best selling author used it in her book without even realizing that it was not in the vernaculer for the time she said she was accused of being ready to drink the Kool Aid.

I had written earlier about this so maybe it wasn't clear without reading the other post.
Thanks for clarifying.
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I don't like to hear "the wife".

I have lived with a gorgeous man for 53 years who is truly "arm candy" but I have never referred to him as "the husband".
I agree. Men referring to her as "the wife" is like saying "the washer".
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I don't like to hear "the wife".

I have lived with a gorgeous man for 53 years who is truly "arm candy" but I have never referred to him as "the husband".
Once again, you are correct. I hate when a man uses the expression, "the wife." It's downright rude.

That being said, I have never heard a woman refer to her husband by saying, "the husband." I reiterate -- never!
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