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Old April 22 2013, 09:26 AM   #20
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

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tsq's moxie in this thread is all copacetic to me. Everything's coming up milhouse!
Coming up milhous? Is that rhyming slang? I love rhyming slang, though, being American, I hardly understand a word of it. On an episode of QI Stephen Fry gave an example of second generation rhyming slang: somehow Listerine meant anti-American -- something to do with antiseptic...so brilliant, but I forget how it worked.
It's a bit convoluted, but it may have to do with the fact that "seppo" is Australian slang for an American -- from "septic tank," which rhymes with "Yank."

As for the Milhouse thing, all I know is that he's a character on The Simpsons.
That was it! It was septic tank -> yank, anti-septic ->anti-American, Listerine=antiseptic. Freaking brilliant!

Yeah, I knew the Simpsons Milhous, of course, named after Richard Milhous Nixon. I was trying to think of rhymes for dicky, dick, etc.
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