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Thread #59418   Message #1038542
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
20-Oct-03 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Lester the Lurker: What is this thread about anyway?

No, this thread is definitely not about anyway. Anyway has its own thread somewhere. Try typing "anyway" into the filter box. This thread is about BS, which is short for "boiled shrimp". Boiled shrimp are okay, but boiled crawfish are better. I guess we could start a thread about boiled crawfish, and call it the "Mother of All BC Threads", but some folks might think it was about headache remedies or a comic strip. And besides, boiled crawfish are a more-or-less regional thing whereas boiled shrimp are more universal. The length of this thread will attest to that universality. A thread about boiled crawfish would never reach 1300 posts.

Of course, there is the issue of "boiled prawns". Do they deserve their own thread, or are they closely enough related to boiled shrimp to fall under the BS umbrella? If boiled prawns were given their own thread it would be the "Mother of All BP Threads", and lots of folks would think it was about the oil company and then they would post anti-oil rants and be embarassed later when they discovered their mistakes.

By the way, I almost asked, "What's the difference between shrimp and prawns anyway?", but it's a silly question. Everone knows that the difference between shrimp and prawns is definitely not anyway. Don't know what it is, but it's certainly not anyway.

Understand now?