boomhauer (was RE: [thechat] Nitrogen Tires?)

Martin martin at
Wed Jun 16 10:26:55 CDT 2004

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Luther, Ron wrote:

> Morgan Kelsey noted:
> >>Then there was the first time I went to a Subway Sandwich shop on the
> >>lower east side of NYC....The guy kept asking me "Why are we? Why are
> >>we?" I didn't get it, just kept kinda looking at him quizzically until
> >>he held up two loaves: one "white" and one "wheat".
> Of course you realize ... this *can* be used for evil?    ;-)
> Deliberately ak-CENT-ing the wrong Sil-LAB-bull can be great fun!
> You can try it yourself ... just walk into any NYC deli and ask for
> "onna them thar sea-SAMMY rolls" ... Watch their eyes ... Oh, uh,
> and you might not wanna turn your back to the counter!  ;-)

Hey dude, don't go there, or we'll start bringing up:
* oh-REG-ano
  (also applies to pretty much any /e ending)
* MI-sul


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