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Sweeping: classic or dud?

An essay on American vomiting habits.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh, and how often does this sort of misreading happen to you?

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

All the time.

I read An essay on American vomiting habits too and was thinking, "URGHH! SIck!" Then I thought maybe it was a spin-off of the Dieting thread...

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

women and their choice of titties

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 16 January 2003 16:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The 12-foot penis of the Southern Left Whale.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Lara (Lara), Thursday, 16 January 2003 17:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jay-Z vs Giants Superbowl

That Girl (thatgirl), Friday, 17 January 2003 03:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

are you a jaw for jesus?

donna (donna), Friday, 17 January 2003 05:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

not a misread ILX title but a misread cd cover.

Im listening to Sam Prekop right now. Anyways, my friend came over to my desk and asked me what I was listening to. I handed him the cd. "Oh Sam Peacock huh? He any good?"

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 17 January 2003 18:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

crust of shame, I thought it was going to be a thread about bad bread.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Today: "have you ever written on your lower body?" I had no idea WHAT it might be about.

, Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do you get DJ Krush and DJ Krust mixed up too, jel?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha I was just going to say crust of shame as well!

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Would that be the state young men's* sheets can get into?

*Obviously we old men don't do things like that.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 22:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

All the guys I know do their sheets like 4 times a day, it's bizarre.

Ally (mlescaut), Sunday, 19 January 2003 22:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"P.S. We Should Be Shopping Together Too"

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one I started, "NYC: Fancy a Rubber"--Felicity and I were looking for bridge partners in the five boroughs--was misinterpreted by Jess, as I recall.

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 20 January 2003 00:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'shopkeepers will be persecuted'

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 01:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

panties that start too early

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 11:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'the point of prolapse'

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 20 January 2003 11:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

t/s: miffy vs greg kitten

g-kit (g-kit), Monday, 20 January 2003 12:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Crap Intimidation Techniques

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 25 January 2003 17:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lots of ppl misread my "Walking With Beasts" as "Walking With Breasts".

MarkH (MarkH), Saturday, 25 January 2003 17:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I just read "Fucked Country" as "Fucked Courtney" and thought, "Oh, here we go again..."

Arthur (Arthur), Saturday, 25 January 2003 18:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


thom west (thom w), Saturday, 25 January 2003 20:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rubbish Smiles

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 26 January 2003 17:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What do you think about when you masticate?

Put me right off my dinner, I tells ya.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 26 January 2003 17:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'Convince me that I shouldn't eat men'

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 27 January 2003 13:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I read FACK YOU AMERICANS as Fuck You Americans. Ha ha.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 27 January 2003 13:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Gazza is the new God.

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 14:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh hang on...

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 14:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rubbish Smiles

smee (smee), Monday, 27 January 2003 16:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I got a better one: Rubbish Similies!

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 16:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is that smilies there, or are you being clever again?

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 27 January 2003 17:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


A stiffy so large that the easiest thing is just to measure it for a tuxedo.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 27 January 2003 17:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

bitter living through acronyms

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 1 February 2003 13:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

olsen twins dead

rainy (rainy), Sunday, 2 February 2003 07:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing is smoother than a trunk full of milk.

rainy (rainy), Monday, 3 February 2003 08:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I also thought it was milk!

kate, Monday, 3 February 2003 09:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I actually read it as a "truck full of milk" and thought "mmm, smooth"

kate, Monday, 3 February 2003 09:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what do you do when you realize you are stuck at your "chosen profession"?

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 22:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

frank kogan needs to know the diff between a pubic hair

Chris P (Chris P), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I read this correctly: "Having cute girls barge into your room late at night telling you they've 'heard about your equipment'"

But misread the post: "Classic or Free Jizz?"

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is the thread where we cure cancer.

Wintermute (Wintermute), Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Mariah Carey: why is she black?

g.cannon (gcannon), Thursday, 6 February 2003 15:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Don't blame Zodiac Mindwarp

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 6 February 2003 18:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"this is the thread where we discuss the alternatives to evil"

JuliaA (j_bdules), Friday, 7 February 2003 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hovercraft - classic or dud?

Alan (Alan), Friday, 7 February 2003 15:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lesbian Cover Versions

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 9 February 2003 17:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Like TaTu's How Soon Is Now, presumably?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 9 February 2003 19:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hooslips sinks ships

mark s, Sunday, 18 February 2018 13:46 (four months ago) Permalink

itt historical pets maned and unmanned

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:48 (four months ago) Permalink

A rolling thread where we are lechers

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Friday, 23 February 2018 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink

MENA, MENA, Tok Pisin (Middle East, North Africa & other Geopolitical Hotspots) 2018 [Started by curmudgeon in January 2018, last updated thirteen minutes ago by It's because I'm human, isn't it?! (Sanpaku)] 9 new answers

reverse-periscoping (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Riddleshare services

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

HOT TAKES c/d [Started by Famous Athlete in March 2003, last updated yesterday by scoff walker (diamonddave85) on I Love Music] 23 new answers

Evan, Sunday, 11 March 2018 14:51 (three months ago) Permalink

fgti with your boyfriend or girlfriend [Started by surm in March 2018, last updated twenty seconds ago by Simon H. on I Love Everything] 31 new answers

Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 12 March 2018 19:36 (three months ago) Permalink


Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Monday, 12 March 2018 20:51 (three months ago) Permalink

One can only assume he'd spice things up a bit tbh

Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 12 March 2018 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

David Cross's If I Could Only Remember My Name -- C/D

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

gettin' fred [Started by charles in October 2001, last updated six minutes ago by The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown) on I Love Everything] 7 new answers

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Saturday, 17 March 2018 14:19 (three months ago) Permalink

US Politics, March 2018: Why do people leave the White House for food?

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink


"Food! We need food!"

lol dis stance dunk (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Spacemen 3, Sharon Jones, Lee Fields & other funk-soul revivalists?

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:29 (three months ago) Permalink

help me with my claws?

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I just realized that the "iyo" in iyo did facebook ruin the internet? is "in your opinion" - all this time I just thought it was some weird rocky-esque exclamation a la ayo lets go phillies get me a fukkin tastykake

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink

iyo technology

lol dis stance dunk (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:25 (three months ago) Permalink

US Politics, March 2018: Why do people leave the White House for food?

― Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:45 PM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Mostly for coffee though in this one who knows

Moo Vaughn, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Search and Destroy: Eric Clapton and his hands

brimstead, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

What would you like on your trombone?

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 March 2018 03:11 (three months ago) Permalink

fisting [Started by jody (Jody Beth Rosen) in February 2004, last updated one hour ago by droit au butt (Euler) on I Love Everything] 15 new answers

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Pillars of Eternity: Obama's Kickstarter RPG

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Mainlining a Digital Music Collection [Started by Reading his posts is like watching The Ring (kshighway) in August 2009, last updated fifty minutes ago by ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy) on I Love Music] 12 new answers

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Sunday, 1 April 2018 19:26 (two months ago) Permalink

RFI: euthanizing a poet

Orbital Ribbonbopper, Inventor of Flying and Popcorn (Old Lunch), Monday, 9 April 2018 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

It is high! It is fart It is the 2018 New York Yankees

(Henry) Green container bin with face (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:27 (two months ago) Permalink

How do you feel about the Brittas Empire?

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 23 April 2018 21:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Barfy Best Practices

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Monday, 7 May 2018 03:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I quite like all the semiotic songs i've heard

I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko), Monday, 7 May 2018 03:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Kate Bush's THE VIETNAM WAR documentary

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 7 May 2018 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink


Karl Burns' THE VIETNAM WAR documentary

― The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 29 September 2017 10:20 (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Kanye O'er Frae France? (Tom D.), Monday, 7 May 2018 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Not to mention:

Kate Bush' THE VIETNAM WAR documentary

― Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 18 September 2017 00:31 (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 09:01 (one month ago) Permalink

US Politics, May 2018: How Woke Is He?

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Old School - Nickelback

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Thursday, 10 May 2018 22:18 (one month ago) Permalink

another smell randy newman poll

imago, Monday, 21 May 2018 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

not quite a misread title, but i saw "The Irish Abortion Referendum" and "Homemade Jokes" next to each other and my brain read diagonally, so I thought it said "Irish Abortion Jokes"

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 25 May 2018 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

How much do you sweat?

Ward Fowler, Friday, 1 June 2018 10:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

How much do you smear? [Started by California scheming (Ross) in May 2018, last updated two seconds ago by 808s & Deep States (voodoo chili)] 92 new answers POLL closes: July 16 (in 1 month)

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2018 12:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ohhhhhh, how do you smear, at night

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Friday, 1 June 2018 13:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

When did you stop reading newspapers?

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 09:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Jordan's Oscar Peterson thread

calzino, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 09:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wolverine steps down as Miramax CEO

albvivertine, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

malefactors who are Danes

calzino, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 07:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Jerry Hall - Viscera

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Make A Band Name More Controversial

jmm, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Make an Autechre song more reasonable

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

The Vangelis of Dating

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 June 2018 10:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Everybody on ILX complains about Redditch

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Sunday, 17 June 2018 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

No wonder.

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 June 2018 15:28 (one week ago) Permalink

the familiar trauma chiller HEREDITARY

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:41 (five days ago) Permalink

lameness [Started by veneer timber (imago) in November 2013, last updated twenty-one minutes ago by ogmor on I Love Everything] 1 new answer

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 22 June 2018 08:59 (three days ago) Permalink

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