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Post by Harrie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:31 pm

i think this works.

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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:40 pm

I dont get it

They have to be like fast as or smarter than

Like "he's more clumsy than George Bush on a bike"
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Post by Harrie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:55 pm

A rail gun doesn't fire rails nor is it a traditional gun.
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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:18 pm

No, thats a misnomer. It does not make a comparison.
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Post by Harrie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:22 pm

eh, oh well. I tried. I once heard that the colloquial name of a mass driver was a rail gun. I with all the logic cells ,which is very few i might add, i have working double time i figured it might work.
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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:47 pm

Colloquial means laymen's terms or common language.

An automobile colloquially is a car, etc.

Come on Harrie, dont give up, try it out.
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Post by Numbazix » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:23 pm

Following him is like chasing your tail[?].
For that matter, chasing your tail is like following him.
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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:13 pm

Not a great comparison, but you get the idea.

He's as creepy as Dick Cheney
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Post by Harrie » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:20 pm

blindeye01 wrote:Colloquial means laymen's terms or common language.

An automobile colloquially is a car, etc.

Come on Harrie, dont give up, try it out.
well if thats the case my only mistake was that it wasn't a smilie or metaphor. Rail gun though, now that i think about it, is not a misnomer as you said. Its a colloquialism which is an informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing.

I believe a misnomer is something more like an insult or calling someone or something, something its not.

well lets try again.

ummm.

Fast as a jackrabbit on summer sand

Actually that didn't make sense.
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Post by blindeye01 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:25 pm

Well, railgun is colloquial and a misnomer. Misnomers are not insults, they just do not mean what they say.

We are all as confused as a dog listening to the phone.
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Post by Numbazix » Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:56 pm

Fast as a jackrabbit on summer sand

Actually that didn't make sense.
Yeah, but I like it.
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Post by blindeye01 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:45 am

Harrie, that was fine.

It was as good as finding a Babe Ruth rookie card
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Post by Twitch » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:15 pm

It was messier than elephant snot......
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Post by blindeye01 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:35 pm

It was lying like OJ at the witness stand
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Post by Harrie » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:00 pm

as independant as a hog on ice
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