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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:43 PM
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Can we please stop using the term "anal?"
So's I'm listening to NPR this weekend--Car Talk. They get a caller on the the phone whose husband is very picky about car maintenance. But instead of saying "picky" or "particular" or any variation on that idea, she says her husband is "anal." Right away that conjures an idea and image in my mind that is NOT AT ALL PLEASANT! Now, I know this is a clear indication of my own depravity or something but surely people can think of a better word to use, especially if they're on-the-air. Say "anal-retentive" if you must, but Jesus, when can we work this term out of everyday speech?
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:43 PM
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1. never.
Gawd, you're so anal.

:bounce:

:hide:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:46 PM
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3. He is anal isn't he?
*
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:47 PM
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6. Guess I should have seen that one coming.
I still think it's a term that should be reserved for porn movie titles only.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:46 PM
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2. Sorry -- when I think "SouthoftheBorderPaul,"
I think "anal."
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:48 PM
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7. Well, that *was* a memorable night, wasn't it?
:loveya:
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:46 PM
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4. Anal is as anal does sir!
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:49 PM
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9. Er....okay.
:shrug:
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:47 PM
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5. How about vaginal?
Nope, sexist.

Penile? no same thing. I got nuthin'.
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:48 PM
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8. We call it hyphenated ...
from the t-shirt in the Wireless catalog several years ago that asked, "Does anal-retentive have a hyphen?"

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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:24 PM
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10. How about OCD?
as in obsessive compulsive disorder? Which is what A**L is a form?
:shrug:
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:26 PM
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11. Works for me!
:thumbsup:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:26 PM
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12. It's one of those words that just sounds gross!
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:28 PM
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14. Which is appropriate, you have to admit
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:29 PM
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15. But of course!!
;)
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:27 PM
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13. What if it's the prefix for "pore"
It's a legimate scientific term :shrug:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:29 PM
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16. Hopefully he is not so anal he sucks up chair cushions. Now THAT'S anal.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:35 PM
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17. Not pleasant?
:(
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:51 PM
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19. Something you wanna tell us, RQ?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:01 PM
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23. Ummmmmmm
No. :blush:
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SouthoftheBorderPaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:07 PM
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24. Haha, didn't think so....
:)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:39 PM
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18. Can we also phase out "DP" as an abbreviation for "Director of Photography
?"

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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:55 PM
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20. LOL...
... what else could that possibly mean?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:56 PM
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21. What if you're an analyst and a therapist?
Or, analrapist?

*waits for someone to get the reference*
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:00 PM
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22. You're banal.
So up your canal, pal.
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