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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:39 AM
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Cliched saying pet peeve "John Henry" vs "John Hancock"
i used to work with stupid people that would say "Put your John Henry here." instead of John Hancock. it drove me NUTS!! i tried to correct them once but they thought i was wrong. I AM NEVER WRONG!!
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:40 AM
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1. Not to be confused with one's "John Thomas".
:evilgrin:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:41 AM
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3. ROTFL!
Great imagery there.
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Maine-i-acs Donating Member (989 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:40 AM
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2. Hit the paper with a sledgehammer.
That'll learn 'em.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:42 AM
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5. i imagined driving a spike through the signature line
everytime they said that.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:41 AM
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4. I worked with a guy once
...who always said "Just put yer Jon Lovitz right there...." :)

It was funny the first four or five times, actually.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:51 AM
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6. Thank God the phrase isn't "Johnson"
Put your Johnson right here.
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 10:54 AM
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7. To me, they always say "Put your John Holmes here."
Never had a problem with it. :shrug:
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 02:22 PM
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8. My dentist's receptionist ALWAYS says this...
Edited on Thu May-13-04 02:23 PM by Hand
Fortunately, I only have to deal with her once every six months...

One day I'm going to lose it, however, and say, 'IT'S JOHN HANCOCK, NOT JOHN HENRY! JOHN HENRY WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN RAILROAD WORKER IN THE LATE 1800'S AND ALMOST CERTAINLY ILLITERATE DUE TO A JIM CROW EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM!!! However... here's my John Henry." Then scrawl a big X on the line.

Actually, I doubt that I'll ever do such a thing. I'll just suffer in aggrieved silence forever, and eventually die.

:nuke:
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 02:27 PM
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9. How about when they sing John Hancock was a steel driving man!!!
that just throws me over the edge...
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-13-04 02:36 PM
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10. Actually, for my husband, that works
since his first name is John and his middle name is Henry...
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