I'd guess a good bit of the population that's in to home improvement
type stuff would get it. But either way, a lot of people WOULDN'T get
it - I wonder if people would assume "Norm" stood for "normal", and
assume this contractor is saying he's just a cut above average? It's
I once had a college professor who said he included jokes in his
lectures primarily to entertain himself, but if we wanted to laugh,
that'd be fine. It seems like this is the same situation - this guy
has to know that many people won't "get" his ad, but he's just doing
it for fun. I like it!
Good friend from Rhode Island moves to Mississippi, goes into Sears
looking for some parts to repair his chain link fence. Kept asking
the sales person where he could get some "pots". She kept sending him
He lives in Katy now, and I'm sure he is confusing you Texans on a
<<No kidding. In an Ask This Old House episode a while back he actually
had the homeowner putting some dirt on top and had to explain he meant
That's exactly the instance I was referring to. I'm sure Norm also has a
"funny" way of saying "tarp" (you can check it in the NYW "Sandbox""
episode) but it's not quite as Bostonian as Roger's.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
Having lived in South Texas and Spanish being the second language, there
comes the South Texas slant on word pronunciation. Many years ago while
still working in the automotive business a Hispanic mechanic came to me and
requested a set of Brake Shoes for the vehicle that he was working on.
Naturally there was 2 drum sizes to choose from, 11 or 12 inch IIRC. I
asked which shoe size he needed and of course he did not know.
He exclaimed, I done no wish size choose to shoes?
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