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Jimminy Cricket! On my way back to the car after lunch today, I slammed my head into a light fixture hanging on the outside of the building. Apparently it made a loud noise. Several old men who were standing around outside kept asking if I was OK and were amazed that I took such a hit and was still standing. Mrs. Mellow confirmed that I didn't cut myself and we went on. But Jimminy Cricket! that smarts.

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prester_scott
Sep. 8th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
I can't believe you said "Jiminy Cricket." Twice.
drmellow
Sep. 8th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
Hang with me in real life. You'll hear me say "Jimminy Cricket" with some frequency. Also "Cripes" and the occasional "Great Scott."
eagle243
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC)
My coworker says "Good deal" now, after having hung around me for a while. :)

I need something new - I might take on "Jiminy Cricket." ;)
rhiannonstone
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
I don't say "Great Scott!" anymore, mainly because of a deep-rooted fear of having toilet paper thrown at me. I'm also not sure if I am yet capable of hearing someone else say "Great Scott!" without throwing toilet paper at them.

This is your brain on nearly 10 years of Rocky Horror. :)
drmellow
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:11 pm (UTC)
Heheh. I've only seen RHPS a time or two and never got into the audience participation aspect of it. ;-) My taking of "Great Scott" is from the Superman comics.
rhiannonstone
Sep. 8th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)
I actually like "Cheese-and-rice" as an expletive, and use it even when I'm not in the presence of those who would be offended by the other phrase.
asqmh
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC)
Holy not taking your medicine, batman!

Or something. ^_^ I see nothing wrong with "Jimminy Cricket" - though he might object to having his name taken so often in vain.

I do, however, feel the need to say have your noggin checked. Particularly if anything wonky happens- that was apparently some smack. Don't gamble with your brain - it's the only one you get. And any mold you grow, you get to keep!

drmellow
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was one of those things that smarted for a bit at first, but quickly faded away. I've been alert to keep an eye out for any blurred vision, slurred speach, general dizziness, or loss of equillibrium. I haven't encountered anything like that yet, just some soreness. And most of that has gone away.

Thanks for the concern! I'm just going to have to start watching where I walk....
drmellow
Sep. 8th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I don't mind so much what Mr. Cricket thinks about my taking his name in vain. He's not real, you know. ;-)
asqmh
Sep. 8th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC)
Hey!

Hey!

...

Hey! You're right!

*blink*

Well, Jiminy Cricket!
sidelobe
Sep. 9th, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)
Hmmm...

This can be argued. I don't remember exactly when or where, but I remember having a discussion on this subject, or at least reading about it. Somebody argued that using any euphemism is the same as using the word in truth. Better to just not say anything. I mean, who's the Disney insect that you should bring his name up at all? And if you're really referring to someone else, don't ya think he knows the difference?

If you're gonna use strong language, use it! And use it right!

If you're gonna dress up your body, dress up your language to match.

I'm probably just being vain ;-)
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