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Thread: My name is Chuz as in,...

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    Question My name is Chuz as in,...

    My screen-name, handle, whatever you want to call it is "Chuz Life."

    It's a play on the words "Choose Life."

    I like music and I once seen the word "Blues" spelled "Bluz!"

    I liked the effect,... it seemed (to me) to make the word stand out a little more.

    Over the years, I have a lot of people tell me and announce to others that they had been reading it with an "ugh" sound instead of a "You" sound.

    I thought it might make a fun poll.

    As a side bar to this thread, I wonder how many others like to butcher words on purpose,... read certain words backwards and pronounce them,... switch first letters, etc.

    My Grandfather used to do it for fun,.. "shake a tower" was "take a shower."

    Things like that.
    Last edited by Chuz Life; 06-15-10 at 01:01 AM.

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    No offense but who cares. Besides that I though the "u" in Chuz had a short vowel sound.
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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No offense but who cares.
    LOL

    I knew I would get that,...

    Didn't expect it from you though.

    The poll actually has a purpose of sorts.

    I am trying to decide if I need to add an explanation to my webpage and my profile here,... as I can't believe how many posts some people read of mine before they finally "get it."

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    My Grandfather used to do it for fun,.. "shake a tower" was "take a shower."
    Lol my mom does that. Didn't think anyone else did

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    Talking Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Lol my mom does that. Didn't think anyone else did
    That's so cool.

    So you know what I mean,... after being around it all the time,... you catch yourself doing it with people's names, signs,... and it never ends.

    I'm not sure,... but it might have started here;

    Last edited by Chuz Life; 06-15-10 at 01:19 AM.

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    Every time I go to the local Renaissance Festival I go see Zilch the Torysteller (the Story Teller). I freaking love this guy.

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    The only thing I can think of right now that I do is combine "throw a fit" and "don't have a cow". If someone is getting overly excited, I'll tell them not to "throw a cow". Doesn't really make much sense, but the absurdity kinda makes people stop their rant to try to figure out what I just said.
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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    i always embarrass myself at the movies when asking for Popcorn
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The only thing I can think of right now that I do is combine "throw a fit" and "don't have a cow". If someone is getting overly excited, I'll tell them not to "throw a cow". Doesn't really make much sense, but the absurdity kinda makes people stop their rant to try to figure out what I just said.
    LOL

    Sometimes it's just in how you THINK you hear things,...

    When I first met my wife I told her "we don't want to LICK a gift horse in the mouth."

    Never made sense to me either,... but that's how I thought that it went.

    Her reaction told me I should look it up,... and you can imagine how hard I laughed when I realised that it is "look" and not "lick."

    She continued to date me despite my Cerebreal Flatulations.

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    Re: My name is Chuz as in,...

    How do you not read chuz as choose???? I thought that one would be an easy one to get. hmmmm. My family says "shake a tower" too, got it from my grandfather. One thing I have been doing all of my life and someone recently pointed out to me...the word both. I said it like "bolth" but its actually "bow (as in wrapping on a pkg.) th" I thought that was kinda funny because I never thought about it, until someone pointed it out to me.

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