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BS: Odd Compliments

Waddon Pete 14 May 07 - 11:25 AM
TRUBRIT 13 May 07 - 09:11 PM
fat B****rd 13 May 07 - 03:44 PM
Uncle_DaveO 13 May 07 - 10:17 AM
Alice 12 May 07 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Scoville 12 May 07 - 07:01 PM
Anne Lister 12 May 07 - 04:42 PM
Peace 12 May 07 - 01:45 PM
Anne Lister 12 May 07 - 01:35 PM
Ron Davies 12 May 07 - 11:51 AM
Ron Davies 12 May 07 - 11:42 AM
wysiwyg 12 May 07 - 11:30 AM
Dickey 12 May 07 - 10:55 AM
Donuel 12 May 07 - 10:43 AM
Liz the Squeak 12 May 07 - 09:48 AM
Myrtle 12 May 07 - 09:43 AM
Ron Davies 12 May 07 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,Diva 12 May 07 - 06:58 AM
Ron Davies 12 May 07 - 06:38 AM
Doug Chadwick 12 May 07 - 06:20 AM
Micca 23 Jan 07 - 02:49 AM
JennyO 22 Jan 07 - 11:19 PM
Mr Red 22 Jan 07 - 12:31 PM
Micca 22 Jan 07 - 11:31 AM
ranger1 22 Jan 07 - 09:01 AM
Micca 22 Jan 07 - 08:49 AM
Liz the Squeak 22 Jan 07 - 08:21 AM
Bert 21 Jan 07 - 09:51 PM
GUEST,meself 21 Jan 07 - 08:29 PM
Slag 21 Jan 07 - 08:08 PM
Gizmo 21 Jan 07 - 08:06 PM
Bunnahabhain 21 Jan 07 - 07:42 PM
Micca 21 Jan 07 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,meself 21 Jan 07 - 04:57 PM
KT 21 Jan 07 - 04:44 PM
GUEST,ozchick 21 Jan 07 - 08:37 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 21 Jan 07 - 06:23 AM
fat B****rd 21 Jan 07 - 06:08 AM
Liz the Squeak 21 Jan 07 - 05:27 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Jan 07 - 07:13 PM
Ebbie 20 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM
Ebbie 20 Jan 07 - 06:06 PM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 05:36 PM
bbc 20 Jan 07 - 03:16 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 20 Jan 07 - 02:29 PM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 02:08 PM
Rusty Dobro 20 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM
JennyO 20 Jan 07 - 11:11 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 14 May 07 - 11:25 AM

I was once introduced with the words..."Here he is to carry on with whatever it is he's been doing tonight!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 13 May 07 - 09:11 PM

More years ago thatn I care to remember (at least 40) a boy friend said to me - did anyone ever tell you your elbows are so sexy......... -- I was thrilled (at the time)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:44 PM

"You sound like Bob Hite"

"You sound like Eric Burdon"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:17 AM

Our high school band director, after we'd rehearsed a lovely piece:

"Drums, you were a little soft that time. Mind you, that's a GOOD fault!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Alice
Date: 12 May 07 - 08:22 PM

I emailed this thread to a friend performer, Suzanne Gorder.
She said once someone told her, "you sing so good, you could take lessons". (Check out her reviews and repertoire.)
Some people are such idiots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,Scoville
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:01 PM

I recently had someone tell me that seeing me always made her smile.

I'm not really the kind of person that makes people smile. I don't try to make people smile. I'm not outgoing. I'm not cheerful. I'm not one of those that always has the right thing to do or say. I'm an introverted, standoffish, dyed-in-the-wool, cynic who is hard-pressed to make herself smile, never mind anyone else.

I was so confused.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Anne Lister
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:42 PM

It may have been, but this particular comment was made to me back in 1984 when the Green Party anywhere was hardly prominent. If someone said it to me today I'd know exactly what was being asked, just as if someone asked about my carbon footprint. But back then, it was just a very odd comment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Peace
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:45 PM

'"Are you green people?"'

It may have been a question asking if you were conscientious about how you treat the environment. Green Party in North America is the name of a political party whose main emphasis is to care for the environment and get enacted legislation that will help clean things up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Anne Lister
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:35 PM

"I'd like to inhabit your brain for a while".

"Do you ever write anything in 3/4 time?" (don't know if this was meant as a compliment or not, really)

"Are you green people?" (still don't know what this question meant)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 May 07 - 11:51 AM

One more from the choral scene--"Volume was there--now if we can only get quality and accuracy".


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 May 07 - 11:42 AM

Dickey--

Tell us, how does that go over when you use it?


Liz--

Don't worry, that's not a typical remark from our director either--but note the skepticism that we could ever do the passage as well again. But this thread was on compliments, remember.

If we want to start a thread on non-complimentary remarks by directors--and maybe that would be fun---I have quite a few contributions from various directors.

Along the lines of "Make sure it's not a turf war for volume", "Those of you who did not crescendo, thank you very much"---and a whole host of other themes.

But I did find another good compliment for the thread:--said after we'd learned something- "You have this chorus by the short hairs".


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 07 - 11:30 AM

"[We] keep telling ourselves we want to come up to [your church] some Saturday evening-- I understand you have a "hoe-down" Eucharist!"

Uh, no, I answered, it's a little more eclectic than that..... every style BUT "hoe-down."

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Dickey
Date: 12 May 07 - 10:55 AM

From a West Virginian: Jezus Christ hunny, you smail as gud as a french hore.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Donuel
Date: 12 May 07 - 10:43 AM

You would be lucky to get Bill to play beautifuly for you.

The audience feels that his performance is worthy of note.

It is wonderfully exciting to see all the knowledge he needs to know ahead of him.

It was the most exiting performance I have ever seen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:48 AM

Ah Ron... despite having the same name as one of our choir members, it's obvious that we don't share the same musical director.... our's has never been so supportive or gushy!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Myrtle
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:43 AM

"You're worth your wight in horse muck"!!!!!
Regards, Myrtle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 May 07 - 07:03 AM

From a choral director in rehearsal: "That was wonderful--will it ever happen again?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,Diva
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:58 AM

From my ex.........I like you, you're plain


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ron Davies
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:38 AM

For a neighbor's new car : "Some people never have problems with those cars"

Movie: That movie wasn't very depressing"

Job recommendation: "You'll be lucky to get him to work for you"

There's a whole raft of job recommendations--can't remember the others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 12 May 07 - 06:20 AM

I have only started playing in public in the last few years, long after my beard turned white. I go to an open mic night where pretty much anything goes. I don't like repeating songs too often, so mostly the numbers are out for the first time, meaning that I don't know how well I will perform them or how they will be received.

This week, after two fairly mediocre songs, I launched into my final song - my version of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction". With the whole pub singing along, I knew I had made a good choice. As I left the stage, another musician gave me what I know was meant as a compliment. With a beaming smile he said: "That was fantastic, like Burl Ives meets The Rolling Stones"


DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Micca
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 02:49 AM

"Long ago I used to be a King upon a throne
but I met a Wicked fairy and she turned me into stone
and that Is why you find me in the garden all alone
Its not much fun being a gnome"
Miles Wooton "The Gnome"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: JennyO
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 11:19 PM

*sings*

Gnome, gnome on de-range....


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 12:31 PM

One I heard last night on an old TV programme - Keneth Williams reckoned it was said on American TV by an interviewer to one of the Osmonds. It was apparently said in such dulcet tones that the insult was lost on the recipient.

"You have Van Gogh's ear for music"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Micca
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 11:31 AM

well, at least that is better than being a degnomed range I suppose


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: ranger1
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 09:01 AM

Well, I did describe you to Jason as looking like a deranged gnome...


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Micca
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 08:49 AM

Well, LtS that is RICH!!! coming from the person who has been a friend for 22 years!! and who causes Les Barker to turn pale at the mere thought of you arriving at his gigs!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 08:21 AM

And they were right, you ARE weird!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 09:51 PM

Hey Micca that's a REAL compliment, especially among Mudcattters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 08:29 PM

Two of my grandfather's favourites:

Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

Good to see you come, great to see you go!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Slag
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 08:08 PM

We always called them "Left-handed Compliments" and I think my Father's side of the family had a genetic predisposition for them. One Aunt in particular used them to produce blunt-force trauma. If someone (it mattered not whether male of female) had put on a little weight she'd say something like "you look pregnant!" How about, "I didn't know they made such an awful shade of lipstick." or " My, that's an unsusal aftershave. Oh, did I tell you I found a dead mouse in the broom closet the other day?" etc. Once I looked at my bare wrist and said "Oh, It's time for me to go." And I went.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Gizmo
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 08:06 PM

I have coloured my hair pretty every colour going, but recently for a course I am doing, I have kept my hair normal (rather than tmy normal blue, pillar box red streaks, purple streaks with blue etc) - my daughter chose the hair dye she thought would suit me -something I have used before, and after I dyed my hair said

" Your hair looks weird mummy"

- It was the same colour as her hair when I dyed it - she thought my natural hair colour should be a dark red or bright pink!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 07:42 PM

I get that one when they can see me, Micca....


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Micca
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 07:14 PM

I was in my tent (and therfore not visible) at a festival , I heard a friend approaching accompanied by someone and heard the friend say
" Come and meet Micca, you'll like him, He's really weird"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 04:57 PM

Like the kid who said to me, after collecting several truckloads of empties for their bottle-drive, "You ARE a nice guy; I don't care what anyone says ... "


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 04:44 PM

"I need a costume for a hippie party I'm going to. My mother said you might loan me something."


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,ozchick
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 08:37 AM

after getting my hair cut and coloured.... one older lady at work came up to me and said "I really like your hair.... I don't care what all the others are saying."

hmmmm... just what was it all the others were saying???

(it was a good haircut btw!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 06:23 AM

I once had a colleague, at work, who was not only a classic nerd but also couldn't hold his drink. When he left the company he arranged that his 'leaving do' should be held in a local Indian Restaurant. When he arrived at the restaurant it was clear that he had imbibed more beer than he could handle (about 2 pints!). He proceeded to order wine with the meal (wine with curry - yeeeuuukkk!!). His meal arrived and he turned to the woman next to him and said, "Susan, I think you're quite nice, really", before falling face forward into his curry!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 06:08 AM

Workmate "Charles, do you have any clothes I could borrow ?"
Me "Why ?"
Workmate "I'm going to a bad taste party"
Me "No"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 05:27 AM

Ah yes.... that reference could aply to so many people in my office.

My favourite - That's a pretty dress, I have a sofa in that fabric.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:13 PM

Introduction of a well known Folk Artist at a north of England club c.1970

"And now ladies and gentlemen Ah would like to introduce this evening's guest, Mr. Dave Totterdell. Ah don't like 'im meself, but Ah were outvoted by t' committee."



Absolutely honest reference I gave, for an assistant chemist working for my department back in the sixties, who had a problem taking orders.

"Mr. B**** has worked as my junior for more than six months during which time he has performed all his duties entirely to his satisfaction."

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM

:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM

LOLWAS!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:06 PM

She didn't miss a beat, rolled down her window as I passed her side of the car and said, "Do you mind if I keep talking?"

""Had one of those friends once. Took five years hard work to get rid of her. BWL

Humph. You wouldn't know a joke if it bit ya. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 05:36 PM

"did the Clampetts have a yard sale"? Cracks me up!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: bbc
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 03:16 PM

"You have a funny face; you should be a clown."

"I saw a pig & thought of you."

Both of these comments were made to me in friendship, but I've always gotten a kick out of the way they sound, out of context.

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:29 PM

Had one of those friends once. Took five years hard work to get rid of her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:08 PM

I'm in a grocery store with a friend. Another friend of mine comes along - a brief introduction is made - "so and so, this is so and so." Period. The newcomer launches into a story about a friend of his with a really odd name, looks at my friend and says, "and you thought YOUR name was weird!!!!"   We looked at each other with the sincere question in our minds,"We did?"    Some folks might just as well have a marquee above their heads.

Spaw, on the subject of talking, I was driving in the car with a friend.(same one) We had to make a quick stop to pick something up on the way to our destination, and were in a bit of a time crunch. Friend was in the middle of a long story when we stopped for the pick up. I jumped out of the car while she was mid story and shut the door. (Rude, I know) She didn't miss a beat, rolled down her window as I passed her side of the car and said, "Do you mind if I keep talking?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM

'Talented just isn't the word for it!'


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: JennyO
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 11:11 AM

When the guests at my BBQ tonight saw Comet McNaught from my backyard, they complimented me on the very good show I had managed to arrange for them, and wanted to know what I am going to come up with next time to top that! They said they'd be quite prepared to wait a few million years or so :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 10:54 AM

Harumph! Kendall says that to me all the time.


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