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Postby OrangeEyebrows » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:25 pm

What are the puns and references you completely missed first time around (or for years)? I've JUST now got that D'regs = dregs, which let's face it is not a MENSA-level test of brilliance. :oops: Anyone else?
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:56 am

Took me a while for Djelibeybi to sink in. :oops:
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:32 am

The "yellow sick toad" joke in Wee Free Men took me a while. :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:53 pm

:lol:
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

I had one of these moments this morning. :?

On the CA board someone asked if there were any ships or boats 'named' in the DW books. One of the ones I came up with was the Milka, the ship that Vimes commandeers in Jingo. I said that the name was odd and that I thought there was probably a joke in there somewhere.

Another member pointed out that Christopher Columbus sailed in three ships, the Santa Maria, the Nina and the Pinta.

Years ago in Britain there was an advertising campaign for milk that used the slogan: Drinka Pinta Milka Day. :doh:

So obvious once it was pointed out. :lol:
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Re: DUH moments

Postby niaje » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:52 pm

fabricati diem, pvnc
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:21 pm

'Love in a canoe' flavour coffee (from Guards! Guards!) took me about five years to get, and then only after a friend explained it to me. :roll: I now use the phrase to describe weak coffee when served it in a café or restaurant. :lol:
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:23 pm

Welcome to the site, niaje!

I was watching an episode of QI recently and they were talking about the educationalist and writer, Christopher Frayling whose coat of arms bears the Latin moto: "Perge Scelus Mihi Diem Perficias (Proceed, varlet, and let the day be rendered perfect for my benefit! or Go ahead, punk, make my day!)". :lol:

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Re: DUH moments

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Penfold wrote:'Love in a canoe' flavour coffee (from Guards! Guards!) took me about five years to get, and then only after a friend explained it to me. :roll: I now use the phrase to describe weak coffee when served it in a café or restaurant. :lol:

I got that one pretty quickly as I'd heard it before. :lol:
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:39 pm

Tony explained it to me once by pm, I think :? and I've forgotten it again! :(
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:06 pm

Love in a canoe is f***ing close to water . . . ;)
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Re: DUH moments

Postby polythenegirl » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:19 am

I never get most of these :( Starting to think I need to go back through them all with some sort of guide :p
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:49 pm

Deja vu moment there! :lol:

Try the annotations on Lspace. ;)
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Dotsie » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:38 pm

I feel like I should say thank you again :? Thank you!
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Re: DUH moments

Postby Quatermass » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:49 am

Not Discworld, but a similar style. It took me too long (over a decade if not two, in fact, as I only got this earlier this year) to get the joke in this bit of dialogue from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and according to TV Tropes, I'm far from the only one...

"...No, don't move," [Ford] added as Arthur began to uncurl himself, "you'd better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water."


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