Infamous Expressions and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Counter-Bluffer-Ops, Aug 6, 2008.

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  1. This may very well belong in the NAAFI but I'll risk starting it here.

    Over time there have been many instances of expressions used to convey an intent, and which have had an unfortunate outcome that clearly wasn't the intent.

    Two such expressions are:

    'Work 'em hard' (Camp Breadbasket)
    'Bring him to me panting like a dog'

    Any more out there
  2. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    "Excuse me love, does this cloth smell like Chloroform to you?"

    Or possibly Ian Huntley's job interview:

    "So, you enjoy working with children?"

    "I love kids."

  3. "should we get a take away?"
    "na, the kids are asleep, they're dosed up tothe eyeballs of nytol, let's nip out for dinner. No, leave the patio doors open, it's a warm night, the breeze will help the kid sleep.
  4. Look! the Russian guns!........someone needs to sort it out...
  5. The one that started it all: "who will rid me of this turbulent priest"

    When done with the history lesson (its all I remember), think what would have happend if Ian/Jan Hamilton hadn't been called a 'complete pussy' by his/her PTI.

    P.S. This should definitley be in the NAAFI.
  6. Boxing Day 2004. Nice beach in the Indian Ocean.

    Fred to Ethel "Seas a bit rough today"
  7. not much of an air raid, there's only one plane.

    (Topical, given the date) Mayor of Hiroshima, aug 1945

    Should be edited for bad taste, BWTF. cant be arsed
  8. "let him have it Chris" :(
  9. They couldn't hit an elephant at this dis...
  10. peace in our time

    obvious i know
  11. "Mission Accomplished"

    obvious I know :wink:
  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    "I think a cat just jumped onto the balcony"
  13. Just bury him there Ian, it'll make it easier for the cops to find the remains.
  14. Followed swiftly by WTF was THAT!!
  15. Fowzi Nejad, by any chance?