Brevity by Dan Thompson for October 16, 2014

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    i_am_the_jam  over 9 years ago

    I don’t get it…

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    Superfrog  over 9 years ago

    Time for a whisk assessment.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “So if you’re not a whisk broom, don’t be short with me.”

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    The J.A.M. — a “whisk” broom is a small, handheld broom used for brushing things like crumbs from tables or lint from jackets.

    Sorry people assume everyone is native to the US.

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    jreckard  over 9 years ago

    All the ingredients for a barbroom brawl.

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    Chithing Premium Member over 9 years ago

    It’s okay, he’s got a handle on it.

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    DC Comics  over 9 years ago

    what’s the joke

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    i_am_the_jam  over 9 years ago

    Heh, thanks, guys.

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    jack fairbanks  over 9 years ago

    Grasping at straws

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    amxchester  over 9 years ago

    Just sweep it under the table, nothing to see here.

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    SkyFisher  over 9 years ago

    The barkeep is a barroom broom.

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    Jonni  over 9 years ago

    Did that cowboy with the broom-handle mustache call him a midget?!

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    Retired Dude  over 9 years ago

    Although I like whiskey (bourbon), I prefer whisky (scotch). And could someone draw me a mug of the Calvin & Hops?

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    Dave Thompson Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Finally got it.

    Cowboy said “I’d like a whiskey, Broom.”

    The bartender broom took offense at being called a whiskbroom, being full-sized himself. “What did you call me?”

    Being called a whiskbroom is obviously not politically correct in the world of brooms. Gotta be careful not to offend…

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Hay, you! Don’t give me any lip. or I’ll sweep the floor with ya.

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    shipl14  over 9 years ago

    I’m gonna clean up this town.

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    Arianne  over 9 years ago

    No, you heard him right. He’s a king mixer. (Just like Paul’s clean old grandfather.) He’s trying to get you to take a shot at him.

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    Bargrove  over 9 years ago

    No that whisk broom in not my kid. I never sweep with her.

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    Brown Leghorn  over 9 years ago

    Before all this plastic covering, you kept a whisk broom to brush your suit jacket hanging in the closet or over a chair the night

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    dogday Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Dear Al, I assume, to Susan’s point, that you are not from the U.S. The whisk broom that you use on the table, as illustrated above, is short-handled (actually, NO-handled) and is NEVER used on the floor. Nor on clothing, as it would be counter-productive to risk table-leavings on the clothing you just attempted to clean off.

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    mightyfrog  over 9 years ago

    Still, there’s broom for improvement.

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    vldazzle  over 9 years ago

    I think Dave explained it best, although I did not find that it needed explanation.

    And I like whiskey or whisky, but I prefer a good gin.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    To Arianne….


    Sorry I fell asleep before I remembered to post this in the wee hours…hope you stop by again!

    Posting on several forums in the hopes that you see it.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Thank you, DogDay!

    Um…. Al S…. fancy whisk brooms for the table are a bit quaint these days, but were a staple of the first half of the 20th century…some even matched the silver pattern, along with a sterling crumb catcher.Some were meant to be brandished obsequiously upon an already clean table by the maitre d’.

    They’re NOT meant for wet food on a wooden surface, they’re meant for dry crumbs, like breadcrumbs, usually on the tablecloth, in a situation where bringing out the actual cleaning supplies would be gauche, such as after the patrons or guests have enjoyed the soup course with accompanying rolls, and the rest of dinner is still to follow.

    Lots of people still use the plastic sets like the yellow one I posted for dry crumbs, spilled dry cereal, etc… or non-food scraps of paper, etc.Sometimes they’re “sideways.”

    The ones for clothing were obviously completely separate…think of Jeeves, dusting the departing gentleman as a final touch before he leaves the house. It’s a type of clothes brush… surely you’ve owned one of those before the days of sticky rollers?Many were also especially made to match dresser sets, for spilled face or dusting powder.

    I thought I made a clear distinction from any sort of broom used on the floor!

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    admwrlk Premium Member over 9 years ago

    still not funny

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