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If you don't get these, good. You're probably too young

  1. Jan 28, 2006 #1

    honestrosewater

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    And there's nothing to get anyway. But I can never have too many of them.

    Whatever tickles your fancy.
    Whatever floats your boat.
    Whatever sinks your battleship.
    Whatever pops your weasel.
    Whatever pops your kernel.
    Whatever coils your spring.
    Whatever cranks your pulley.
    Whatever pumps your piston.
    Whatever rams your rod.
    Whatever spins your spindle.
    Whatever turns your turbine.
    Whatever raises your flag.
    Whatever ignites your core. (think stars)
    Whatever fires your cannon.
    Whatever blows your horn.
    Whatever inflates your balloon.
    Whatever hoists your petard. (I know)
    Whatever r0x0rz your s0xx0rz. (I know :rolleyes:)
    Whatever trims your tree.

    Suggestions?
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2006 #2

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    Okay, maybe I should explain how this works. You just pick a verb (or verb phrase) and noun (or noun phrase) and insert them in the appropriate slots. It doesn't need to make sense. See:

    Whatever hooks your line and sinker.

    If you have trouble thinking of one, just pick two words that start with the same sound.

    Whatever catalyzes your catharsis.

    C'mon, it's fun.

    Whatever robs your cradle.
    Whatever threads your needle.
    Whatever pops your cork.
    Whatever rotates your tires.
    Whatever lights your strobe.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2006 #3
    Whatever whets your whistle.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2006 #4
    Whatever tastes like bacon.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2006 #5

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    :rofl: Hm, well I thought it was foolproof...
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2006 #6

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    we used to say, "Whatever slays your dragon".
     
  8. Jan 28, 2006 #7

    honestrosewater

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    :frown: Where's you guy's imaginations?

    Whatever grinds your gears.
    Whatever boosts your thruster.
    Whatever inclines your plane.
    Whatever tilts your lance.
    Whatever leaps your frog.
    Whatever tames your lion.
    Whatever stripes your tiger.
    Whatever spots your cheetah.
    Whatever swings your monkey.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2006 #8
    what ever foogles your kiddoodle.

    :-p
     
  10. Jan 28, 2006 #9

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    I'm still trying to work out the exact rules. I think that you could
    1) Take a single word that could be broken apart as a verb and noun, such as in
    "Whatever blows your torch".
    or
    2) Take an object and reference some desirable action that is done to the object, or some desirable action that happens to the object, such as in
    "Whatever flips your pancake".

    Am I overcomplicating it?
     
  11. Jan 28, 2006 #10

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    well, "whatever proofs your fool". :approve:
     
  12. Jan 28, 2006 #11

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    Hah, no, I think that rocks. Those are two techniques I use a lot. Add to (2) any of the object's defining or common actions or properties (turning the properties to verbs). Recasting common phrases also works, e.g.

    Whatever cleans your clock.

    (2):

    Whatever sprouts your seed.
    Whatever bobs your buoy.

    (1):

    Whatever drives your shaft.
    Whatever monkeys your wrench.
    Whatever scares your crow. (Sorry)

    (1) backwards:

    Whatever shifts your stick.

    Sticking with themes helps with ideas too. Say, food and musical instruments:

    Whatever cooks your noodle.
    Whatever steams your broccoli.
    Whatever scrambles your eggs.
    Whatever leavens your loaf.
    Whatever rings your bell.
    Whatever bangs your cymbals.
    Whatever plucks your strings.
    Whatever bows your fiddle.
    Whatever fingers your flute.
    Whatever pipes your organ.
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2006 #12

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    Those are awesome!!! I was thinking alliteration probably gives quite a bit of oomph if it can be worked in. "Whatever shears your shwarma*" for instance.

    *We went to a Greek place for lunch and they had one of those rotisseries for the gyro meat. They shave it off in little slices, thus the inspiration for that phrase.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2006 #13
    Well, I'm a bit of a handyman so...

    Whatever drives your screw.
    Whatever bangs your dowel.
    Whatever bolts your nuts.

    ...am I doing it right?
     
  15. Jan 28, 2006 #14

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    Whatever chalks your cuestick.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2006 #15
    thanks for crashing the foo :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :zzz:
     
  17. Jan 28, 2006 #16
    whatever shizzles your nizzle my dizzle fo pizzle.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2006 #17

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    Okay, I'm in :

    Whatever collapses/normalizes/symmetrizes your wavefunction
    Whatever terminates your power series
    Whatever diagonalizes your Hamiltonian
    Whatever separates your variables
    Whatever inverts your matrix
    Whatever completes your square

    and last (for now) but not the least :
    Whatever occupies your Landau Levels
     
  19. Jan 28, 2006 #18

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    what ever floccinaucinihilipilificates your....self...


    am I a nerd for being able to spell that?
     
  20. Jan 28, 2006 #19
    Whatever supercalifragilistics your expialidocious.
     
  21. Jan 29, 2006 #20

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    :approve: Yah, I'm stealing some of those. Okay, these are about to get really stupid.

    Whatever stiffens your sails.
    Whatever spikes your punch.
    Whatever moots your point.
    Nice, but I prefer bondage.

    Whatever binds your variables.
    Whatever embeds your clause.
    Whatever dominates your node.
    Whatever assigns your theta-roles to their syntactic positions. (It's sexy, trust me. :wink:)
    Whatever cliticizes your article.
    Whatever heads your compound.
    Whatever aspirates your pulmonic-egressive oral stops.

    Yeah, I think that's enough.
     
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