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(MLive.com)   Apparently an "alewife" is not the hot bartender who keeps rejecting you, it's a fish and no, it won't sleep with you   (mlive.com) divider line
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594 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Jun 2022 at 8:18 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-27 4:14:14 AM  
But you can sleep with it if you piss off the right people!
 
2022-06-27 6:36:13 AM  
If it's any consolation, Smitty, a fishwife won't sleep with you either.
 
2022-06-27 8:39:04 AM  
Challenge accepted.
 
2022-06-27 8:39:40 AM  
This isn't some kind of dwarven fetish?
 
2022-06-27 8:40:41 AM  
You can sleep in Alewife if you drunkenly fall asleep on the red line and miss your stop. Well, at least until the T guards wake you and tell you to move along.
 
2022-06-27 8:42:53 AM  
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2022-06-27 9:13:45 AM  
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2022-06-27 9:19:15 AM  
I just heard a good anecdote in my new audiobook about a guy who's wife cuts off his junk using a frozen tilapia. And I just wanted to share that.
 
2022-06-27 9:27:00 AM  
Galstaff is going to be very upset
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2022-06-27 10:38:15 AM  

sxacho: I just heard a good anecdote in my new audiobook about a guy who's wife cuts off his junk using a frozen tilapia. And I just wanted to share that.


That story sounds a little fishy.
 
2022-06-27 10:52:48 AM  

docmattic: sxacho: I just heard a good anecdote in my new audiobook about a guy who's wife cuts off his junk using a frozen tilapia. And I just wanted to share that.

That story sounds a little fishy.


Except everyone knows that you use a herring to cut wood.
/and an alewife is a type of herring
 
2022-06-27 11:09:27 AM  
I experienced the alewife die-offs back in the bad old days. Nobody wants to spend a day at the beach when it is completely covered in rotting dead fish, where you can hardly find a place to step that isn't occupied by a carcass.

p.s. This would have been a fine place to use the word "literally" the way it is supposed to be used but, unfortunately, the word has recently lost all meaning. RIP.
 
2022-06-27 11:50:26 AM  

skybird659: But you can sleep with it if you piss off the right people!


Perfectly executed.
 
2022-06-27 1:12:30 PM  
In japanese, this is known as "aru-waifu".
 
2022-06-27 1:52:03 PM  

tmyk: skybird659: But you can sleep with it if you piss off the right people!

Perfectly executed.


Bravo! Pats on the back to us both!
 
2022-06-27 3:09:46 PM  
I remember the alewife die-offs in Lake Michigan in the 1960s.  The beaches sometimes were ankle-deep in rotting fish.  Then came hordes of beetles and flies.  It was grotesque.  Stocking the lake with coho seemed to take care of it after a fee years.
 
2022-06-27 6:43:44 PM  
An Alewife is also a woman who keeps a pub.

And the last stop of the T's Red Line in Boston.

And a type of herring.
 
2022-06-28 4:56:17 AM  
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/Double double toil and trouble...
 
2022-06-28 10:17:31 AM  
For some reason the T stop is always pronounced "al-uh-wife" while the fish & occupation are pronounced "ale-wife".

Been driving me nuts since yesterday trying to figure out why. Likely just because @&#%ing Boston-area townies all pronounce a bunch of things oddly.
 
2022-06-28 12:45:47 PM  
Alewife? If we're going to use 18th century terminology, a hot bartender is a serving wench.
 
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