Funny Things My Mother Said About Gene Simmons

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  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    My mother always comes up with saying unintentional funny things.

    Yesterday, she was telling me that Gene Simmons was on a TV talk show. She said he was on TV with Kathie Lee and "Yoda". It's Kathie Lee and Hoda.

    Then, she saw Sharon Osbourne on TV and said to me that Gene Simmons is married to Sharon Osbourne but he uses a different name.
  2. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Alrighty then.....
  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Mine called any form of media a "tape" (CDs, game cartridges, etc.) up until I kept correcting her in 2010. That didn't go well.
    Still can't pronounce croissant, but 99.9% of North Americans pronounce karaoke incorrectly.
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  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    It WOULD explain his abilities on bass.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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  5. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    You mean to tell me I didn't just "tape" that show on that there DVR thingy?
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  6. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    My mom always referred to Col. Sanders (KFC) as Col. Frank. “Let’s get dinner from Col. Frank’s”.

    ”Tape” is still a very commonly used shorthand when referring to most any type of audio or video recording.
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  7. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    For years my mom would refer to a printer cartridge as a printer disk. Didn't matter how many times I told her.

    In the mid 80s we were shopping at Sears for our first color TV. My dad kept insisting he wanted one with an "in-faired" remote. The salesman had no idea. Eventually my dad saw TV options printed and pointed to it, then the salesman understood. Infrared remote.
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  8. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Right after Apple introduced the Retina display, I was browsing at Best Buy and a customer asked the salesperson “Does this iPad have the new ruh-TEEN-uh display?” The look on the salesperson’s face was priceless because you could tell he was quickly running all his options through his head.

    Do I subtly correct the customer by using the word “retina” correctly?

    Should I follow his lead and pronounce it “ruh-TEEN-uh”?

    Should I just ignore it?

    He ended up saying only “Yes” without actually speaking the word.
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  9. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again?

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    My wife refers to both our router or cable modem as a “the server.”

    “I think the server’s down.”
  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Once I knew a guy who referred to the servers as hubs. The sad part is he was kind of at a high level in the food chain.

    Why is it parents like to randomly add "the" to things.

    "We posted it for sale on the Craig's List & the FaceBook."
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    my mom used the term "thingy" for just about everything electronic/technical: "can't that be fixed if you replace the little thingy?"

    our sweet, sweet mothers! :)
  12. Far more fun to say "Karaoke" with a deep Southern Drawl :D
  13. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Today mine used "whatchamacallit".

    "I could just use whatchamallit on it, couldn't I?"

    Me: I have no idea, because I don't know which whatchamacallit :roflmao:
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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member


    but i'm sure that either mother could make a firm distinction between whatchamacallits and thingies! two separate animals! :laugh:
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  15. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    A very well-known US politician famously referred to his use of The Google. It’s almost a catch phrase now.
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  16. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    My parents still refer to any radio, or stereo/sound system as 'The Wireless'.

    I prefer to say The Facebook, The Youtube and The Google too, mainly because it drives my son nuts...:D
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  17. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    I got a motorcycle license at 14 and a friend of mine (also 14) got his at the same time. One day not long after we became legal we rode out to his granny’s farm to visit with his grandparents. We were in the kitchen having some cookies with granny when gramps came in for lunch. He saw us and said he wondered what those two motorbikes were doing in the front yard and granny told him both of us had just got our Honda license. Neither bike was a Honda, but she had cookies and we got to have a big ham sandwich with Bucky’s gramps so we didn’t bother to correct her misconception.
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  18. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    When I was in college we determined that thing & thingy were legitimate technical terms to use...
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  19. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I can't help myself, whenever I act as a recording engineer ( I'm not a recording engineer, but I play one on TV... ) I hit the transport button on the DAW and announce to the talent "Rolling!"...
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  20. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Completely off-topic, but I just watched a Dave Grohl documentary on Netflix called Sound City.
    It ends with his buying one of the last working Neve recording desks.