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Originally Posted by Teutone View Post
Applications for the 'Mister Congeniality' contest anyone?
I submitted my app in person to the tow truck driver this afternoon.

As a tableau unfolded next door [which is reinforcing my desire to move] the tow truck, called by police to extricate the neighbor's truck from the street, decided to use my other neighbor's yard to turn around - digging into his yard in the process.

Now my neighbor is 86 so I went out to check on him. Towboy ignored me, twice. Third time I yelled and got his complete attention. His only comment "you don't curse at me". Apparently he wasn't expecting "I just did, dickhead" as the response.

The cop sat towboy in the cruiser while giving me information on how to get my neighbor's yard fixed.

Wifie was taking pictures and hoping there would not be an "incident". As Ron White says. I have the right to remain silent, I just don't have the ability.


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Originally Posted by shrimpton View Post
I heard this used today on some Pommie tv show - it was well worth the look up:

Retromingent: Urinating backwards. Also an animal such as a raccoon that urinates backwards. As in: "You have revealed yourself as a miserable, carping, retromingent vigilante, and I for one am sick of wasting my time communicating with you" (Benjamin C. Bradlee, Editor, The Washington Post). From the Latin retro- (back) + mingent from mingere (to urinate).

If only an equivalent exists for a forward shitter...happy hunting.
Greatest. Putdown. Ever. Who was the lucky chap on the receiving end I wonder?

P.S. Since Mr. Bradlee retired to the "VP At Large" position, the Post has suffered greatly. Its demise can almost be tracked to the day of his departure.

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