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bilby commented on the word wet gripes
I suppose an irritated bowel that led to constipation would be dry gripes.
April 10, 2008
reesetee commented on the word wet gripes
But you did type that.
*leaving page immediately*
chained_bear commented on the word wet gripes
HA!! I almost typed "Yeah, no shit!" HA HA!!!
trivet commented on the word wet gripes
p.s. This makes me wonder if there's such a thing as dry gripes, and if not, the phrase wet gripes is really quite disgustingly redundant.
April 9, 2008
"'I particularly admire the tall straight cactus,' said Stephen.
"'We call 'em torch-thistles,' said the master, 'and they have a kind of juice, if you cut them down, that can be drank; but it gives you the wet gripes.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 269
Since I kinda already knew what "gripes" means in this sense, I didn't bother adding it to the Aubrey/Maturin list. But it sure does belong on Specific Excrement.
February 23, 2008
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