An evening of congenial abnormality

August 17th, 2009 · 136 comments

Alexandra in Renton, Washington received this invitation from a former supervisor at a hospital. “Rumors had been circulating that she and another supervisor had a personality clash, and then recently an e-mail was distributed indicating that her position had been terminated.”

The invitation gets off to a roaring start with the mention of “12 years, the first ten of them terrific,” and the “come hear all about it” seems to portend some seriously juicy trash-talking.  Says Alexandra: “I wouldn’t miss this party for the world.”

congenital conversation and memories will be served

related: You were warned never to push Carrie to the limits

FILED UNDER: farewell letter · fired · fun with malapropisms · Washington state


136 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Ali Linn

    Congenital conversation? Really?

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Canthz_B bang

      “congenital conversation” from someone in a supervisory position in a hospital no less.
      And she wonders why she was shown the door.

      Amazing!
      Unless she meant she’d be crying about losing her job.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 11:34 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   suze

      what’s the difference between “congenital” and “congenial”, besides the spelling? come on people, if you’re gonna bitch, at least be accurate…

      Aug 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      Congenital means “with genitals”!! :lol:

      Aug 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   TheOldSchool

      I think she probably meant to say “coned-genitals conservation.”

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   1234

      My thoughts too! And Suze, what kind of question is that? Are you serious? Unless you’re trying to say that it’s clearly a typo because one’s a word and one isn’t… BUT…. they’re both words. And mean very different things.

      Yes, it’s only one letter that’s different but that’s what’s called a “minimal pair” in linguistics! “What’s the difference between ‘hat’ and ‘cat’ besides the spelling?” Shall we don our cats atop our heads?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:10 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Canthz_B bang

      Franklin wore a beaver (don’t start, TOS) and Crockett a ‘coon (don’t start, claw)…why not a Tabby Tam?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:24 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   TheOldSchool

      Leave Don out of this.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   TheOldSchool

      You try giving head to Don’s cat and you’ll hate your hat when dawn comes.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:32 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Canthz_B bang

      Ah, but giving head to Dawn’s cat is a different story when she comes!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:36 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   meh

      Ummmm @1234. That is not a minimal pair. If you want to sound smart, make sure you’re right about it first. “Sat” and “that” are minimal pairs because the word initial sound is different and the words have different meanings. Now, if someone used the velar lateral in the word “glue” (think of the south) instead of the normal alveolar lateral, the meaning is not changed.
      This is used for literacy development by discovering which speech sounds are significant in distinguishing meaning and which ones are simply a regional or social variety. Adding a sound doesn’t make it a minimal pair; it has to be contrasted to a different sound in the same place.
      Sorry for the lecture folks, but it just gets my goat when someone presents crap as fact when in reality they have no idea what they’re talking about.

      Aug 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   Canthz_B bang

      I’ve always thought a “minimal pair” was one that had a poor chance of winning a hand of Poker!

      GO, GRAMMARIANS AND LINGUISTS!!

      Really.

      There are sites out there full of folks who live for that. Why swim in a small pond if you’re all that?

      Aug 23, 2009 at 1:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.12   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Even Michael Phelps likes to go wading once in a while.

      Aug 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Hill

    Congenital conversation?

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Flaboy2425

      Should we wear condoms for safe congenital conversations?

      Perhaps keeping our mouths shut would be the safest, only speaking in groans and grunts not to be understood by anyone.

      I would be careful about parking in the Ogden Building’s parking lot, it’s a tow-away zone. Could that be payback time?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   gmcfly

      Congenital actually means “present at birth.” Sorry, I know it’s funnier when it means genitals.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Does it really? Boy, you’re smart!!

      Aug 20, 2009 at 1:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   SuperMe

      whoa, deja vu

      Aug 20, 2009 at 3:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Dr.No129

    That is freaking hilarious, I especially love the congential conversation…

    It’s like a night of bitching is passed down genetically through the family!

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TheOldSchool

      When she says “12 years, the first ten of them terrific,” I wonder if she’s still talking about years?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:36 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   seahag

    Congenital Conversation? Count me in!

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   mamason bang

      Personally, I would much rather have a pro-genital conversation.

      Did I mention that I talk with my hands?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Chrys

    Wow, what a bitch!

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Anne Marie

    Congenital?

    ETA: Lol, everyone saw that typo at once.

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Troy

    I’m more curious about the “congenital” conversation… exactly what kind of party is she inviting her co-workers to?

    Aug 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Canthz_B bang

      It’s a come-as-you-are party!
      Bring all you faults, defects and shortcomings.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:33 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Beckzilla

      Well played, Canthz_B!

      Aug 24, 2009 at 6:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   James

    Uh…congenital conversation? Riiiight…FAIL!

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Dorothy

    “congenital” conversation? “exceeding limited” parking? I really hate it when unintelligent people try to fake it..

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:03 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   gwenhwyfaer

      “Congenital” would appear to be a typo, but is possibly striving to be a pun; “exceeding limited” is pretentiously pseudo-archaic, but not illiterate.

      Personally I have a loathing of the practice of labelling someone as “unintelligent” when it’s fairly obvious the labeller quite missed the point. But you sound sweet and not at all judgemental, so I’ll let it pass this once.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   TheOldSchool

      gwenhwyfaer,

      What was the point? I seem to have missed it, too.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:03 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Canthz_B bang

      The point is that she has a loathing, rather than that she simply loathes. Duh!

      I think there’s a medication for that now.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:11 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   apedant bang

      How is using a verb rather than an adverb not illiterate, at least to some degree? (Exceedingly limited, and I know it’s an almost universal thing in US English, but it gets on my tits).

      Aug 18, 2009 at 5:05 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Canthz_B bang

      Ewww!! I’m not sucking those tits!!

      Maybe because one can be literate, but still use poor grammar, as I so often do?

      No one but Americans ever does that, eh, Govnah?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 5:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   GK bang

      It used to be common practice in times gone by to use certain words, including “exceeding”, adverbially in this manner. Other hints in the invitation indicate she was going for an old-fashioned feel, even if she did make a half-hearted mess of it.

      Call yourself a pedant…!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 5:26 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.7   gwenhwyfaer

      I thought I had that covered with “pretentiously pseudo-archaic”, GK, but… *shrug* Oh well, thanks for explaining.

      TheOldSchool: yes. Yes, you did. Let me give you a run-through:

      * Creator of flier has read more Shakespeare than is good for her, goes for YeOldeMangledeEnglishe effect.

      * Almost everyone falls upon the misuse of congenital for congenial (which, as typos go, is probably not entirely surprising for someone who’s spent over a decade as a hospital administrator; but as I say, might have been intended as an in-pun) and feels the need to demonstrate how earth-shatteringly clever they are for having spotted it

      * Dorothy, who clearly hasn’t read more Shakespeare than is good for her, decides that as well as that, she’s going to launch off about the apparent grammatical error of the missing -ly; but she doesn’t rest there, she takes the opportunity to describe the originator as “unintelligent”, thus even further buffing her own intellectual headwear

      * Projection of ignorance being something that’s more or less guaranteed to get right up my nose, I stick my oar in, realising I’m almost certainly going to end up regretting it

      * Everyone’s on Dorothy’s side, because apparently it’s Just Great to be ignorant if you can assert that someone is even more so. Even when they’re, you know, not. But hey, at least now I understand a little better why so many people supported Sarah Palin (…and here we go again)

      * GK makes the same point I was trying to, but more clearly

      * I still can’t keep my mouth shut, more fool me… and I’m out of time on this edit. And that’s where we are in this thread now.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.8   Diva

      GK: “It used to be common practice in times gone by to use certain words, including ‘exceeding’, adverbially in this manner. Other hints in the invitation indicate she was going for an old-fashioned feel, even if she did make a half-hearted mess of it.

      “Call yourself a pedant…!”

      1. “Used to be” is the operative phrase in your note. It is no longer accepted practice to use “exceeding” adverbially.

      2. What other “hints” in the invitation indicate she was going for an old-fashioned feel? I saw nothing that hinted at that. My presumption is that she misused one word and misspelled another (or simply doesn’t know the difference between “congenial” and “congenital”).

      3. Your comma belongs INSIDE your quotes, please.

      4. Yes, I’m a pedant as well. What’s wrong with that?

      5. Bravo for your correct usage (and number) of ellipsis points!
      :-)

      (Seriously, I didn’t see anything aside from the graphic that indicated any intent to make Ye Olde Invitation out of this. Maybe I’m mistaken. It’s been known to happen.)

      Aug 18, 2009 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.9   GK bang

      gwenhwyfaer: I thought so as well, but some people require “a little extra” in the way of explanation! You know how it is.

      Now for the passive-aggressive numbered replies!

      1. Neatly disposed of by point number 2, therefore I shan’t waste my precious posting space. Whoops, too late.

      2. The wistful picture for one, plus a few pieces of wording. Largely, of course, there’s the usage of “congenial” in the first place; hardly a common word in this day and age. The overall tone falls pretty far short of any putative “old-fashioned” feel, of course, but I chalk that one up to incompetence. I suppose it’s possible “Jane” just has terrible taste in clothing and a little handkerchief.

      3. I see you’re from one of those countries that puts quote-abutting punctuation in ridiculous places. Poor soul.

      4. The clear implication was that I thought you weren’t very good at it. Pay attention at the back!

      5. Everyone knows where ellipsis points lie. They’re the points such that the sum of each one’s distance from two foci is a given constant.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.10   Maas

      I have to agree with GK on the appropriate juxtaposition of punctuation and quotation. I have the misfortune of having been raised in a culture that would be shocked by erroneously enclosing a question mark in a quote, but insists on placing commas there, but I have read enough Hofstadter to know better than to follow those conventions.

      Really, if it’s not in the quotation, don’t put it in the quotation marks.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.11   oi!

      And upon here I am breaking wrong wrong tradition of essay comments this thread has acquired.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.12   TheOldSchool

      Oi,

      Here I am, just sitting in front of my laptop, reading this thread (my supple lips sensuously mouthing the words written by Gwynhwyfaer, GK, Maas, and Diva), when I realize that I’m starting to slip into a trance….

      I’m at a small party. Vanessa is hosting. Clive is telling Virginia, Duncan, Lytton, Vita, and Leonard a most amusing anecdote about John Maynard’s beastly behavior at Lady Ottoline’s estate….

      #9.11: WTF? Spell broken. Thanks, Oi. I owe ya.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 6:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.13   oi!

      I know who you are.

      Aug 19, 2009 at 9:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.14   MAMARILLA2 bang

      But do you know where he lives?

      Aug 19, 2009 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.15   GK bang

      Log out! Log out! The comments are coming from inside the site!

      Aug 20, 2009 at 2:27 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Valerie

    congenital: of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, esp. the uterine environment.

    She worked at a hospital, maybe it wasn’t a typo? Ewwwwwwww. lol

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   leftfoot

      “Jane Doe” has discovered a new disease: Congenital Gossip Disease or CGD. It’s persistently present in women but has begun to show a rise in male population. Females can present with symptoms as early as 2, whereas with male’s symptoms usually to begin to present in their pre-teen years.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   T imo® bang

      Is this the reason she was shown the door? The genital wart became aware and started talking behind her backside! The vile bile it spewed and it left a slime trail in the hallways.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 9:57 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      eeewwwww

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   anglophile bang

    I claim dibs on Post #69 to make fun of the “congenital conversation”.

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   beanster

      i was going to post 57 more comments to open it up for you, but i lost interest in the project.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 10:27 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   TheOldSchool

      It is interesting that everyone is assuming the “congenital conversation” was intended to be “congenial conversation.”

      I’m not so sure.

      A “cleft” is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during the gestation period.

      The newborn baby enters the world with a vagina-like fissure or freaky looking opening on its face, in a spot where it shouldn’t be.

      When we were kids, those with cleft lips (cheiloschisis) and cleft palates (palatoschisis) were called “hare-lips.”

      We didn’t call them by that name because we were insensitive and cruel.

      No. We did so because that is what our parents called them.

      Our parents were unfeeling, fuckwitted animals, who, in their ignorance, delighted in mocking, and sometimes physically beating, anyone with a deformity.

      As recently as two decades ago, many of the children born with this defect were unable to have their faces fixed, usually because their parents preferred to spend their money on booze and cigarettes, instead.

      The little ones grew up with chips on their shoulders and clefts on their palates.

      For understandable reasons, they have “issues” with authority figures.

      Most, if not all, of them pursue careers as nurses in hospitals, where the wearing of masks isn’t quite as taboo as it seems to be in other professions. In the hospitals, they are renowned for their spats with supervisors.

      When they get the boot, they get together with their soon-to-be-former colleagues who are similarly afflicted for some congenital conversation.

      Aug 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Canthz_B bang

      Finally, some clear-headed, enlightened thought around here!!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:01 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   TheOldSchool

      Oh wait a sec.

      Here’s some late-braeking news: Glo wants 69, again!

      What else is new?

      Glo, you know I love you, but, jeepers, ma’am, how about … just this once … letting me in on a piece of the pie?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Canthz_B bang

      Could be a “muff”led conversation, Glo.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   lurker

      Ha, I think Kerry already called dibs on “congenital conversation” with the pun in the post title! :)

      Aug 18, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   ryanmalloy

      @TOS:
      Any connections to the expression “harebrained” as well?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   oi!

      Red dragon.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   beanster

    I would be interested to know who was left off the guest list.

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   TheOldSchool

      I talked to her the next day and she hurriedly explained to me that the hospital’s e-mail system must have been experiencing a one-in-million type of glitch, and that was probably why I never received my invitation.

      (I’ve already sent an advisory memo to communications to let them know of this “system failure.”)

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   kt

    only one beverage, many snacks

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      But there will be lots of straws!

      Aug 17, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   ClearlyDemented

    I’m just trying to figure out why all the directions are capitalized.

    But back onto congenital conversations. How exactly do you think they’ll be ‘served’? Perhaps they’ll be process servers handing out envelopes at the door. When you open them, there’s a cleft chin or type-1 diabetes.

    Aug 17, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   aaa bang

      Maybe she’s trying to be bitchin and capitalize “important” sounding stuff like the Victorians did. At least the cardinal directions are sometimes capitalized…

      “Always capitalize East, West, South, and/or North if they are locations, but never capitalize them if they are directions. ”

      http://www.taft.cc.ca.us/newTC/Academic/LiberalArts/OWL/CAPITALS.HTML

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   jered

    Congenital FAILure

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Geek Goddess

    But did anyone notice that it said congenital conversation? Because I thought that I would point it out. In case people missed it.

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm   rating: 65  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   anony-moose

      You know, I didn’t even notice that! Thanks for pointing that out. We must all be a little slow tonight.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   anglophile bang

      Aw, you did that much better than I did, GG! :)

      Aug 18, 2009 at 6:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   T imo® bang

      Oh thank god! I thought I was seeing something amiss. I rubbed my eyes, turned the wick up on the oil lamp, polished my monocle and what ho! Indeed she doth say that. Well played GG!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:01 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Bunnee

      Good show, Timo! Huzzah!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   T imo® bang

      Nae sweet yellow rose Bunnee. A pip pip and resounding Huzzah for the able and sharp wits of GG! :grin:

      Aug 18, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Foresooth, GG bring it with full measure..

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Julia

    Wow, what the hell is this? “Hey, we’re firing you, but we’re gonna throw you a party like you’re retiring. You’re not, though, because you’re fired. Let’s celebrate, though!”

    I think if someone wanted to throw me a “Hey, good luck finding another job and don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out” party, I’d tell them where to shove their “good” intentions.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Canthz_B bang

      What if you were throwing the party?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:08 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Pity Partys R Us. Balloons and streamers not included in the base price. Cake and vicious gossip are provided by the hostess. Music opptional.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   T.OC

    I wonder if there will be any congenital herpes shared after dessert?

    Aug 18, 2009 at 1:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   TheOldSchool

      Why wait?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:33 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Canthz_B bang

      As an amuse bouche?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   TheOldSchool

      You’re right, CB. These hors d’o evre body sooner or later, anyway.

      “What are these little red globular speckles in my pate?”

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Canthz_B bang

      Zis is but angst, monsieur. Bon appétit!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   zenvelo

    Thursday the 13th is Friday the 13th a day early… but take your car to the Ogden Building- it will park it for you!

    Aug 18, 2009 at 1:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   TheOldSchool

    There’s no building in the world that parks better than the Torre pendente di Pisa.

    I gave it a BIG tip.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 1:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      Even better than LAPD’s HQ?

      That’s pretty impressive!!

      Oh, come on, people…Parker Center?!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   SadSackJack

    I love this whole invitation.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   FredGarvin

    Those Mercer Island whores love to dish.

    Bend over and show me your Bellevue side. You’re going to….uh….feel a little pressure….

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Vlad the impaler

    “Pasta con genital, anyone?” I asked as I swished my taffeta gown around the sitting room, captivating the uneasy glance of all the office bitches who came to my pity party.

    “Linguini and vagina, is that the cantankerous twat’s version of a Mormon’s lime jello surprise?”

    The words had barely escaped Canthz B’s lips before I had her in a choke hold against the burnt sienna floral wallpaper, her clown whore make-up smeared around her mouth like a drunk parrot fish.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 5:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   GK bang

      I didn’t know you wore makeup, Canthz_B! You must be just the prettiest guy in the neighbourhood.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 5:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Canthz_B bang

      Yeah, I make a Hell of a drag queen!! :lol:

      A good impaler should know what he/she is aiming at. Pike placement is crucial to success.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 5:42 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   anglophile bang

      Oh, I just thought Vlad was referring to the blackface. We all know you’re not really black, either.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 6:28 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Lizzie

    I want to laugh, but it really troubles me that health care professionals do not know the difference between “congenital” and “congenial.” Sweet goodness gracious.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 8:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   much to my chagrin bang

      RTOFCBYP. Read The Other Fucking Comments Before You Post. Sweet goodness gracious.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   GhostWriter bang

    Advancement is exceedingly limited for her dead-end career.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 9:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Andy

    Holy shit! I wouldn’t miss this party for a ham sandwich!

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Lulu

    a quick ggole define search yeilds the definition of congenital — meaning present at birth.
    so, basically she is have birth defect conversation.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 10:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   anglophile bang

      A quick Google search of ggole define yields this, and a quick Google search of yeild yields a bunch of people who can’t spell yield.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      “I before E except after C ..”

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   T imo® bang

      “…and in words like Neighbor and weigh.” ♪

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Snippy

      She is have you know that!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Canthz_B bang

      T imo®, that’s why I love English.

      With all of its rules, it remains an exceptional language!!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   Canthz_B bang

      You know what I find to be a real Lulu?

      She had to Google the meaning of “congenital”!

      Aug 23, 2009 at 1:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   aaa bang

    Hey, congenital conversation! Isn’t that goofy?

    And did you know that the fecal mist from toilets will fly around the room and into your mitochondria if you don’t close the lid when you flush?

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   GK bang

      If you don’t close the lid when you flush, Casey from Human Resources will fly out of the bowl on rocket pubes, email your hot pockets to Anthony Grosso, put your toothbrush on Facebook, and wipe a unitard on the wall before losing interest in the project. And you’d better tip.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      :lol:

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   oi!

      Muuuuuvahhhhhhhhhh!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.4   aaa bang

      leik oh em gee, that comment was fucking delicious, gk.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   aaa bang

    Am I the only thinking that the beverage and snacks were probably laced with cyanide?

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Snippy

      You’re definitely not the only thinking.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   aaa bang

      AH CRAPSPACKLE. I hate not picking up on my typos. :c

      Aug 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   GhostWriter bang

    Check it out- it’s messed up online as well! I just typed “congenial” into Dictionary.com, and guess what? It gives the exact same definition as “congenital” – both say “present at birth.” Can you believe it? …errr, waitaminute, I typed in “congenital” twice. whoops

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   MAMARILLA2 bang

    She is full of herself..She really believes that enough former co-workers will care enough to show up so that she will need overflow parking.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   jim

    People from the UK spell things funny

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   aaa bang

      Evidently people in the US’s Pacific Northwest spell things funny, too.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   oi!

      never mind. you guys are spared.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   T imo® bang

    Brett Favre has a congenitally defective brain name.

    *#69 appears on the far horizon….*

    Aug 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Glo has dibs on all #69…see 11.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Geek Goddess

    Bumping it up for Glo and her #69

    Aug 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   T imo® bang

    Rene Hall is a liar and poops and then flushes with the lid up. Tenderly caressing your hot pocket with her fecal mist laden toothbrush only to be interrupted by her smokers hack. The lone stray pube poking out of the crust wavers in the breeze. After all that she asks for a tip. Even mythbusters wouldn’t tip her, she gets paid enough for breastfeeding in public like a ghetto whore.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   mamason bang

      Thanks Terry.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   Snippy

      I b’lieve that should be “Thanks T erry®”.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   T imo® bang

    Geek Goddess is so kind. I would say she is more former than latter but I would have no idea what I am talking about. I just likes her.

    ” bumpin’ it for Glo”

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   oi!

    yep. “bumpin” under Timo. ;)
    of course for glo and her “69″.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   bob

    LoL @ all the people making fun the “congenital” and then getting the actual meaning completely and utterly wrong. 2 fails for the price of one!

    Come on, guys. :-P

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   mamason bang

      yeah, but it has the word “genital” contained within so that makes it funny no matter what it actually means, bob. Jeeesh…

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   anglophile bang

      I wish I were, like, mature and all smart like bob.

      I bet bob doesn’t snigger when someone mentions Uranus, either.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   T imo® bang

      con⋅gen⋅i⋅tal
        /kənˈdʒɛnɪtl/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [kuhn-jen-i-tl] Show IPA
      Use congenital in a Sentence
      –adjective
      1. of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, esp. the uterine environment.
      2. having by nature a specified character: a congenital fool.
      Origin:
      1790–1800; < L congenit(us) connate (con- con- + geni-, var. s. of gignere to give birth + -tus ptp. suffix) + -al 1

      Sounds like someone is trying to move in on definition #2!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   Snippy

      We’re all just jealous of bob’s male enhancement through the miracle of Enzyte.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.5   aaa bang

      So, did somebody beat the funny out of bob or was he just born that way?

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.6   T imo® bang

      It is congenital.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.7   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Well his father did die a batchelor.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.8   Canthz_B bang

      And he wonders why his name is labeled a Palin-drome.

      Aug 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   T imo® bang

    Maybe she got fired for promoting a “Dirty Sexy Nurse Day” on a poorly worded flier.

    * A boy can dream can’t he! *

    Aug 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Howie Feltersnatch

    I like my memories served on a platter with cheese.

    Aug 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Canthz_B bang

    I wish I had been at that party.
    I’d have liked to conjoin the conversation!

    Aug 18, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Neeners

    Oh my God! I think this is the Ogden I am living in. Congenital is exactly right people. Help I’ve moved and I can’t relocate.

    Aug 21, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Augie

    Does no one own a dictionary? Look up “congenital” and compare/contrast to “congenial.”

    Bah! And furthermore…humbug!

    Aug 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   MAMARILLA2 bang

    The conversation has stalled…is the party over?

    Aug 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Dec 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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