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Old 08-21-08, 09:06 PM
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I still call out my ex-wife's name in bed...even though I've been divorced for years.

So I had my current girlfriend legally change her name so I wouldn't have to keep being corrected.
Old 08-22-08, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by drmoze View Post
From the world of politics: For my entire life, until very recently, democrats were always associated with the color red, and republicans with blue. (Really!) Then (apparently) a few years ago, some networks during election coverage decided to make the 'official' color associations, except they got it backwards--blue was now the democrat color and red for republicans. So now, when someone refers to a 'red state' my initial thought is that it means a democratic state until I think it through, and vice-versa for 'blue states.' Annoying as hell, I tell ya!
I've gotta agree with this one. Some of my friends were like "you're crazy - it's always been red for Republicans and blue for Democrats". Yet I distinctly remember David Brinkley of NBC calling the electoral map in Reagan's 1984 landslide re-election a "sea of blue". Wiki backed me up on this, and now they finally believe me.

This isn't a "permanent" change, but I've found that it's amazingly difficult to remember to look the OTHER way when crossing the street in the UK and other countries that drive on the left side of the road. I mean, I know I'm in the UK, and I know that they drive on the other side of the road, so I have to look the other way when crossing... But at least a hundred times during a week's vacation I'll have to stop myself just before I step off the "kerb", because I've caught myself looking in the wrong direction at the last moment. It's such an ingrained behavior that it's REALLY hard to break!

It's almost like when the electricity is out for some reason, and you KNOW that it's out because you've been sitting in the dark for the past 5 hours... but you still flip the light switch when you walk into a room. Ya know?
Old 08-22-08, 08:37 AM
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I still can't figure out if I pronounce "12th" as "twelf" or "twelth".
Old 08-22-08, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
Not all black people are trying to mug me.
Dammit I gotta start checking my email I didn't get that memo
*removes gloves and ski mask puts away pistol*
Old 08-22-08, 09:43 AM
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Sports teams that weren't around when I was a child.

Drives me nuts. When there's a football game between say, the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens, it's like a movie with made-up teams.

And I'll also agree on the WWE/WWF thing. And on the wrestling front, they've pretty much given up any pretense that professional wrestling is "real" in any way, shape, or form. I remember when, back in the WWF days with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, and Hulk Hogan, you always knew it was fake, but the wrestling industry always played it straight. Now it's pretty much theater.
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Sports teams that weren't around when I was a child.

Drives me nuts. When there's a football game between say, the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens, it's like a movie with made-up teams.

And I'll also agree on the WWE/WWF thing. And on the wrestling front, they've pretty much given up any pretense that professional wrestling is "real" in any way, shape, or form. I remember when, back in the WWF days with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, and Hulk Hogan, you always knew it was fake, but the wrestling industry always played it straight. Now it's pretty much theater.
Old 08-22-08, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by tsohg View Post
Dammit I gotta start checking my email I didn't get that memo
*removes gloves and ski mask puts away pistol*

I didn't get an official notice so as far as I'm concerned they're still fair game.
Old 08-22-08, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Sports teams that weren't around when I was a child.

Drives me nuts. When there's a football game between say, the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens, it's like a movie with made-up teams.
Thank you for putting this feeling I've had for a long time into words.
Old 08-22-08, 10:43 AM
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I still think of the Tampa Bay Rays as the Devil Rays.
Old 08-22-08, 11:54 AM
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Yeah, I can't get used to the L.A. Angels. It was always the California Angels.
Old 08-22-08, 12:45 PM
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Actually, their full name is the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"... which is far too long for Joe Buck to say 100 times a game!
Old 08-22-08, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
I still think of Smashing Pumpkin's "Adore" as their "new album".
I still think of "Some Girls" as the Stones' "new album," and that it kicked off the "pop" Stones era.
Old 08-22-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Sports teams that weren't around when I was a child.

Drives me nuts. When there's a football game between say, the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens, it's like a movie with made-up teams.

And I'll also agree on the WWE/WWF thing. And on the wrestling front, they've pretty much given up any pretense that professional wrestling is "real" in any way, shape, or form. I remember when, back in the WWF days with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, and Hulk Hogan, you always knew it was fake, but the wrestling industry always played it straight. Now it's pretty much theater.
Same here with the WWF and with sports teams. I still call the Titans the Oilers every once in awhile. The Devil Rays are still the Devil Rays.
Old 08-22-08, 03:07 PM
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Still call Costco "Price Club" half the time. Damnit!
Old 08-22-08, 05:02 PM
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How about them Brooklyn Dodgers?
Old 08-22-08, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
Still call Costco "Price Club" half the time. Damnit!
'Price Club'?

Oh, Man!

Me too!
Old 08-22-08, 08:24 PM
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"Sports Authority" will always be "Gart Bros." to me.

"Ultimate Electronics" will always be "Soundtrack".

"Invesco Field at Mile High" will always be "Mile High Stadium"

I still call the two NFL teams the L.A. Raiders and the L.A. Rams half the time.
Old 08-22-08, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by FiveO View Post
Same here. Alumnus of Mankato State University and now it doesn't even exist Well it does...just not the name.
My master's degree is from Minnesota State University - Mankato, the new name of Mankato State University. But when I tell people I went to MSU they think I mean Moorehead. *sigh*
Old 08-23-08, 03:01 AM
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CourtTV changing to TruTV hasn't sunk in yet.

Maybe not the same, but related: I don't like it when people refer to the current president as "George Bush." I have to include the "W." because his father came first and will always be "George Bush" to me.

Also, I still call Sony's first console the "PlayStation," not the PS1.
Old 08-23-08, 08:10 AM
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Same here for WWF (even though I stopped watching long before the name change) and Price Club.

Also, my age. Generally within a three month window of my birthday, if one were to ask my age, I'd probably will give my age as one year younger, then awkwardly follow with, "Oh wait, I mean..."
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Michael Phelps = Pussy Magnet

I mean I get it, but it's taking some serious concentration.

It helps to keep reminding myself that Women will do anything for a man with Money, Olympic Gold, and Fame.
Old 08-23-08, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ernestrp View Post
I still call the Washington Wizards the Bullets.

CVS drugstores are Peoples.
Ditto.
Old 09-06-08, 03:03 PM
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I still call AT&T Cingular and Embarq Sprint.
Old 09-06-08, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I still call concert halls by their old names even though many of them have new sponsors, so the names have changed.

For example:

The Palace is now Avalon.
Irvine Meadows is now Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
Universal Amphitheatre is now Gibson Amphitheatre.

I'll never get used to calling them by these new names.
Same here. I really hate using corporate sponsor names for arenas, etc.

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