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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sewers

This joke is only funny in English

And even then.....


I belong to a stitch group called the City Sewers.
We find this pun endlessly amusing.









Then there are other meanings



Someone at the Piece O' Cake blog has a sophisticated
sense of humor. Becky collects shots she's taken of her
feet and the sewer.




Wait a minute. What's that say?

16 comments:

  1. There's a wonderful book called Quilting with Manhole Covers by Shirley MacGregor featuring designs taken from the manhole covers found on the streets of Japan. Have you seen it?

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  2. That last one is priceless lol!

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  3. That last one is too funny! I saw one recently that said "storm sewer". That sums it up perfectly for me. When it snows - I sew!

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  4. When I had to fill out forms in elementary school I put my mother's occupation as "sewer." She sewed in a factory. It was only years later that I realized how strange that might have sounded!

    Darlene

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  5. Sometimes I can be seriously thick. Now I get it! I'll be looking down with a new purpose, instead of always looking at the clouds!

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  6. So now I have to check out my towns drain covers and see if I can find one that identifies the town. Would be fun if everyone started posting pictures from their home towns

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  7. That is funny and a great play on words.

    Debbie

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  8. You put a smile on my face with that one! My guild had a manhole challenge. Members were challenged to make a manhole cover with an image that celebrates our city. It was a fun and interesting challenge!

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  9. Hah!! Thanks Barbara, for brightening up a dreary, chilly day here in Texas! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for more of these ...

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  10. Inspiration galore - no time to put into action.
    I've seen sewer covers with "t" on them... I always imagined the T's were for Terri, me.
    Hugs

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  11. Love, love, love today's post. Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us.

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  12. Yes, if you want to see some pretty fancy man-hole covers, Japan is the place to do it... And many of them come in color too.

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  13. I love these. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Now I understand who made Sanitary Commission quilts - the Sanitary Sewers!

    I've often mentioned the sewer v. sewer meanings while doing sewing classes and quilt talks; it's almost always good for a laugh. (And yes, some quilts do "talk" to some of us.)

    I'm go glad you share my warped sense of humor.

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  15. Well I have learned a new thing today... Sewer means 'riool' in Dutch... and manhole cover is a "putdeksel".
    Now I understand the pictures above!
    And who would think that a "sewer" would be inspired by a "sewer" !!!!

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