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I think, therefore...
« on: December 14, 2005, 01:14:45 AM »
Dude 1: Hey, um, how many mushroom you have in that bag?
Dude 2: I have seven mushroom in my bag.
Dude 1: Good.  Er, what about celery?
Dude 2: I got two celery.
Dude 1: I'm makin' stew.  You got half a dozen sweet potato I can borrow?
Dude 2: Um, I think there four, uh... yam.  No sweet potato at all though.
Dude 1: No sweet potato?
Dude 2: No.
Dude 1: Oh.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005, 02:48:31 AM »
Well... yes. I don't understand at all. Not the first nor the last time though.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005, 03:21:38 AM »
Don't worry Borsook. It's probably an obscure Canadian comedy show which if we are lucky will never see wider circulation. And having been unfortunate enough to understand the horribly bad word play, I think you'll  probably be grateful that you are spared exactly how bad the yam/sweet potato joke is.

Ghrey, you can't find anything funny to share? You are not being a very good ambassador for Canadian humour.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 03:26:59 AM »
Don't worry Borsook. It's probably an obscure Canadian comedy show which if we are lucky will never see wider circulation. And having been unfortunate enough to understand the horribly bad word play, I think you'll  probably be grateful that you are spared exactly how bad the yam/sweet potato joke is.

Ghrey, you can't find anything funny to share? You are not being a very good ambassador for Canadian humour.

No, seriously, now you've got me curious Eral. I'd be grateful for the pun explanation. Just remember please I'm an ESL

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 03:32:08 AM »
I'm horribly in the dark as well.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005, 03:38:20 AM »
A sweet potato is a yam, a vegetable in the potato family. "I think, therefore I am" is a famous statement made by a French philosopher Descartes. It's probably the only thing he said that most people know. If you read over the - well we'll call it dialogue - it might make more sense now. It still won't be funny.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2005, 03:41:14 AM »
A sweet potato is a yam, a vegetable in the potato family. "I think, therefore I am" is a famous statement made by a French philosopher Descartes. It's probably the only thing he said that most people know. If you read over the - well we'll call it dialogue - it might make more sense now. It still won't be funny.
That's so... lame. Thanx for the answer anyway.

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2005, 05:03:37 AM »
You know . . . the paper I'm supposed to be writing actually has a lot to do with Decartes, but I won't get into details because then this will turn into a RELIGION thread. Hahaha. Just understand that it's a coincidence I find amusing. Be amused with me.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2005, 08:22:47 AM »
And I thought English humor was odd.

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005, 02:31:00 PM »
You know . . . the paper I'm supposed to be writing actually has a lot to do with Decartes, but I won't get into details because then this will turn into a RELIGION thread. Hahaha. Just understand that it's a coincidence I find amusing. Be amused with me.

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2005, 03:26:22 PM »
I don't think it's so much Canadian humour as it is Produce humour.  I'm sure I've told the one about the salad before.
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2005, 03:30:16 PM »
I don't think it's so much Canadian humour as it is Produce humour.  I'm sure I've told the one about the salad before.
I for one do not recall it...
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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2005, 04:10:56 PM »
I don't think it's so much Canadian humour as it is Produce humour.  I'm sure I've told the one about the salad before.
I for one do not recall it...

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2005, 05:27:25 PM »
Sounds like Hobbits talking over what they are having for late supper.

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Re: I think, therefore...
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2005, 05:38:00 PM »
How strange.  :D
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