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Old 04-12-06, 10:35 AM   #1
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Funny interaction...

Pulled up to a stop light the other day and these two grizzly looking guys in a Bronco pull up next to me. The passenger looks over and says "Is it a Hemi?".(or whatever that commercial says) I laugh and say yes, followed by a challenge to race. I couldn't tell if they were full on mocking me or if there was a bit of comeraderie involved in it. Made me laugh though.
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I can't find the thread right now, but someone else reported a similar incident a few months back. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the OP in that case had no idea what a "Hemi" was and was afraid he'd just been insulted somehow. So he asked the guys in the truck, and they proceeded to have a long conversation about car engines vs. bicycling horsepower.

He said it was the most pleasant driver-cyclist interaction he'd ever had, if I recall correctly.
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Pulled up to a stop light the other day and these two grizzly looking guys in a Bronco pull up next to me. The passenger looks over and says "Is it a Hemi?".(or whatever that commercial says) I laugh and say yes, followed by a challenge to race. I couldn't tell if they were full on mocking me or if there was a bit of comeraderie involved in it. Made me laugh though.
I haven't gotten that question yet. Sometimes at night kids will pull up next to me at a traffic light and start revving their engine while grinning at me. I'll lift my back wheel and spin the pedals around a bit.

Light turns green, they fly off, I fly off as best I can, they get stopped at the next light and I fly by them just as the next light turns green for me.
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Old 04-14-06, 04:31 PM   #4
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Stupid mouth-breather "hemi" chrysler piece of crap commercials. I'm so sick of those, and even more sick of the people who aspire to be mouth breathers too.

Sorry, no anger here.
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My fave funny interaction was when I was cycling by a Sorority house at the local U. (I'm a geezer), and a guy cuddled up on the front porch with his girl yelled out "Hey, Lance!" After laughing, I pointed at them and yelled back "That's My Daughter!" They both cracked up...
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What the heck is a mouth-breather?
How can one not be a mouth breather? Only breathe using your nose?
That saying is puzzling. I must be getting old
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What the heck is a mouth-breather?
How can one not be a mouth breather? Only breathe using your nose?
That saying is puzzling. I must be getting old
Medically, you are correct. However:

mouth-breather. n. "a stupid person; a moron, dolt, imbecile." English Pejorative Slang.

The original definition of "mouth-breather" referred to a person that, due to medical problems (usually with the sinuses or nose), was forced to breathe via the mouth. This leaves the jaw hanging open at most times, which has a tendency to make a person look "dopey" or "spacey".
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