$#%$*&!! DEWATER

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  1. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

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    dewater...dewater...who came up with that?? i thought they were going to drain new orleans, now i hear that it will be dewatered :-?
    good grief.

    dj
     
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Y' cain't drain uphill. Y' gotta pump = "dewater".
     
  3. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    David,

    I think it was the same FAA moron who came up with "deplane" for the old standby, "disembark".

    On, second thought, maybe "deplane" was invented by Tatoo from Fantasy Island.

    Or perhaps the M&M people to distinguish peanut M&M's from
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    "deplane".

    ML
     
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Isn't that supposed to be followed by "Boss!"

    Working on the Bob-lo boats in Detroit, one new worker yelled
    "All aboard shore!" to the crowd when we docked.

    -cw-
     
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Do you love it when newscasters say "orientated"?

    Arrgh!

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  6. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Yup. I'm trying to remember which is which but I recall looking this up some time ago. Seems to me that "to orient" someone was to point them in the right direction while "to orientate" was to point them towards the East. Perhaps one of our resident wordsmiths can take up this wee task and correct me (or not)!

    My wife frequently comes home from work (Health Care Nurse) saying that they were in a meeting to be orientated on the new computer system (or whatever) and my response is always "I can just picture a room full of nurses with their behinds pointed West". That usually earns me a night on the sofa! LOL. (Hey... it's a comfortable sofa).
     
  7. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

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    I just love the english language.

    Gary
     
  8. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

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    DEWATER:
    If they mean definition #1, I wonder where they will put all the sludge? Anyone from EPA on the board?

    Gary
     
  9. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Should I orientate my potatoe while making french fried potatoe's? :lol:
     
  10. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Awright, awright... so, it turns out we were wrong about "dewater".. but we shouldn't be!

    There's got to be a better word like ..."desludgerize"?

    ML
     

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