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chained_bear commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
see usage note on ivy-tuft. This is a phrase I'm going to say more often.
March 19, 2008
reesetee commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
By god. ;-)
That's right. The port-admiral be damned.
Oh, ha ha ha!
March 20, 2008
Don't forget the commas. Your version made it look suspiciously like actual laughter, whereas with the commas--"Oh, ha, ha, ha!"
I see. I'll try to remember that. Ha, ha, ha.
I just can't see how that's actual laughter. Does anyone pause, as the comma suggests, after each "ha"?
I suppose if you're laughing heartily, in a certain forced way. But who thinks of commas while laughing heartily?
bilby commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
I have a friend - no, it's not me! - who has one of those yuk yuk laughs and he definitely spits commas.
Yuk, yuk, yuk, yuk.
March 21, 2008
Yuk, yuk, yuk I can understand. But ha-has seem not to need definitive pauses.
Oh, the subjects we get into on Wordie. :-D
Yeah, there's a hard consonant at the end of yuk that ha just doesn't have. Hm. *thinks some more about this when she should be working*
I don't mind commaless ha's. But there should be a lot of them, uncontrollable outburst of machine-gun felicity sort of thing.
Right! Who needs commas when you're firing off your has ten per second?
sionnach commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
I nominate this for phrase of the year 2008.
December 29, 2008
The port-admiral be damned.
psst... you forgot the comma.
Forgetting the commas? Oh, ha, ha, ha!
December 30, 2008
I didn't forget, I just chose to go without. Oh, ha seems almost calculating and I was afraid it may have been misconstrued.
But now that we are back on matters of substance, I'd like to know if he may also be thusly punctuated.
He, he, he.
I prefer the more archaic, but far clearer, hee, hee, hee.
December 31, 2008
January 1, 2009
So nice to see this phrase on the front page again!
September 25, 2009
dontcry commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
milosrdenstvi commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
Happy to oblige. I used this in conversation a few weeks ago, the doing so giving me great delight.
Yes, but did you use it ON THE PORCH?
No - but it was directly after being frighted half to death by the sudden appearance of a bat in the house!
I don't use this enough. *sigh*
I'll try to remember to use it when I'm in the upcoming fog of sleep deprivation.
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