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chained_bear commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
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.
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
No - but it was directly after being frighted half to death by the sudden appearance of a bat in the house!
sionnach commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
Yes, but did you use it ON THE PORCH?
Happy to oblige. I used this in conversation a few weeks ago, the doing so giving me great delight.
So nice to see this phrase on the front page again!
reesetee commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2008
I prefer the more archaic, but far clearer, hee, hee, hee.
December 30, 2008
bilby commented on the word sleep like a crew of hedgepigs in an ivy-tuft
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.
Forgetting the commas? Oh, ha, ha, ha!
psst... you forgot the comma.
December 29, 2008
The port-admiral be damned.
I nominate this for phrase of the year 2008.
Right! Who needs commas when you're firing off your has ten per second?
March 21, 2008
I don't mind commaless ha's. But there should be a lot of them, uncontrollable outburst of machine-gun felicity sort of thing.
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*
Yuk, yuk, yuk I can understand. But ha-has seem not to need definitive pauses.
Oh, the subjects we get into on Wordie. :-D
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.
I suppose if you're laughing heartily, in a certain forced way. But who thinks of commas while laughing heartily?
March 20, 2008
I just can't see how that's actual laughter. Does anyone pause, as the comma suggests, after each "ha"?
I see. I'll try to remember that. Ha, ha, ha.
Don't forget the commas. Your version made it look suspiciously like actual laughter, whereas with the commas--"Oh, ha, ha, ha!"
Oh, ha ha ha!
That's right. The port-admiral be damned.
March 19, 2008
By god. ;-)
see usage note on ivy-tuft. This is a phrase I'm going to say more often.
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