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Ross K
08-12-2010, 04:42 AM
Watched a film the other night. 'Enemy at the Gate'. A not terribly good movie (imo) from a few years back with Jude Law (dire) and Ed Harris (brilliant) as two snipers conducting a kind of duel, amidst the appalling carnage and general hell of Stalingrad during WWII. Anyhow, about half way through, my wife uttered the immortal line:

"So... was Stalin not a very nice then"?:shock:

There then was a brief discussion about Stalin, Russia, WWII, Great Britain during the war, etc. After which, I can only say I was left feeling SHOCKED by my otherwise mega-intelligent wife's lack of knowledge...

"Did the British go into Russia as well?"...:eek:

Okay. You may say (and I don't want to sound sexist here) this isn't such a typical female area of know-how... but come on!... we are not tallking about football or something (incidentally another area she has ZERO knowledge about)... but surely the vast majority of the western world's educated woman must be aware that Stalin was a tyranical, genocidal monster and dictator who is right up there with Hitler and Pol Pot etc???!!!

So... good men of TT... "staggeringly dumb comments your GF/WIFE/other females have said to you"... any of you got some good ones!?:wink:

R.

michael valek
08-12-2010, 04:48 AM
a. why do you need all those rackets?
b. your lancia integrale looks like an old golf / skoda
c. on hearing "stairway to heaven" be led zep, she asked, "is this REM?"
is that enough?

Dilettante
08-12-2010, 05:23 AM
The other day my girlfriend parked her car under a tree, on a heavily gardened street. We hanged around for a while and when we returned she saw a big bird poop on her car and started to complain about the street birds pooping cars all the time. I still don't know what kind of bird was she trying to speak of, but she literally said "that's because these trees are full of gazelles".

I could not stop laughing for about fifteen minutes.

Other night while walking through the city we saw a locust on the floor, crossing the street on the asphalt; that attracted our attention because you don't see locusts here in the city. The locust was walking very slowly, and my girlfriend said: "why does not the grasshopper just jump? It would arrive sooner". I said "yeah or it could take a taxi too".

Then I was starting to explain that the locust didn't jump because didn't want to, and that locusts not only can jump but fly, she said "oh yes, I know it can fly". Then she pointed to a signal maybe ten meters far from us and said "I bet it can fly even that far".

Then I said (after stop laughing though) that even a small mosquito could fly further than ten meters, and that locusts can fly for over hundred kilometers. Her answer simply was: "not this one. This is not a locust, this is only a big grasshopper".

Of course that killed me.

She's intelligent, but you could say animals are not her main area of interest. But heck, she's funny.

Lucky me she doesn't read this forum or I would have my head instantly pulled off my body.

Feña14
08-12-2010, 05:46 AM
How long have these relationships been going for? :) I'm wondering if they only start coming out with these things after a certain length of time :)

Dilettante
08-12-2010, 05:57 AM
I think this stuff comes after several months, when they gain confidence and don't think they need to take so much care of what they say any more. Although I suspect when they realize that you find this kind of stuff funny and cute, they just let it flow naturally.

I just recalled one from other past girlfriend:

We were speaking on the phone and she was saying she was nervous about some exam and her stomach was hurting a bit, but for some reason she temporary forgot the word "stomach" and she said (word by word, I'm not embellishing it):

"I have a little pain on my... [short pause], you know, that small balloon where Coca-Cola gathers".

tennismonkey
08-12-2010, 06:11 AM
How about: "I do." :???:

SlapShot
08-12-2010, 06:36 AM
My ex while watching Teddy Kennedy speaking at the DNC in '08: "All of the Kennedies look the same. I mean, he looks exactly like Edward Kennedy."

Beautiful, smart girl, just occasionally said some silly things.

mtothedeuce
08-12-2010, 07:56 AM
My fiancée and I were watching a show on the Discovery channel about lions. The narrator of the show said something like, "This is where the lion attacks occur." My fiancée looks me right in the eye and goes, "What's a cur?"

Not necessarily stupid, but I found it endlessly amusing.

El Diablo
08-12-2010, 09:00 AM
It would never occur to me to describe the Stalin comment as "dumb." The distinction between dumb and uninformed is a crucial one. And history in particular is something people seems less and less informed about. (Studies of this in the US are striking. For example, 75% of high school seniors couldn't place the Civil War in the proper half-century.)

AmericanTemplar
08-12-2010, 09:08 AM
1. "So where do I put that?"
2. "Logic? I don't get it?"
3. "Does this gut make me look fat?"

Fedace
08-12-2010, 09:10 AM
Roger looks pretty in Pink tonight..........

TheJRK
08-12-2010, 09:12 AM
Not to me but...

On the elevator at work with two ladies, one is pregnant.

Lady #1 - Oh, congratulations, how far along?

Lady #2 - 7 months now.

Lady #1 - Wow... is it yours?

<me and Lady #2 exchange confused looks>

decades
08-12-2010, 09:32 AM
op, you just got dumped right? by text?

jswinf
08-12-2010, 10:22 AM
I've been married a long time and my wife has said many strange and wonderful things, but I'm not posting 'em. No sir, not me, too smart for that.

r2473
08-12-2010, 10:30 AM
I've been married a long time and my wife has said many strange and wonderful things, but I'm not posting 'em. No sir, not me, too smart for that.

I haven't been married that long, but my wife only says thoughtful and insightful things :)

mikeler
08-12-2010, 10:32 AM
Maps are dumb.

Ross K
08-12-2010, 12:48 PM
I think this stuff comes after several months, when they gain confidence and don't think they need to take so much care of what they say any more. Although I suspect when they realize that you find this kind of stuff funny and cute, they just let it flow naturally.

I just recalled one from other past girlfriend:

We were speaking on the phone and she was saying she was nervous about some exam and her stomach was hurting a bit, but for some reason she temporary forgot the word "stomach" and she said (word by word, I'm not embellishing it):

"I have a little pain on my... [short pause], you know, that small balloon where Coca-Cola gathers".

That literally just made me LOL!!!... very funny!

Ross K
08-12-2010, 12:51 PM
My ex while watching Teddy Kennedy speaking at the DNC in '08: "All of the Kennedies look the same. I mean, he looks exactly like Edward Kennedy."

Beautiful, smart girl, just occasionally said some silly things.

Ha ha - loving that too SS!:roll:

Ross K
08-12-2010, 12:54 PM
My fiancée and I were watching a show on the Discovery channel about lions. The narrator of the show said something like, "This is where the lion attacks occur." My fiancée looks me right in the eye and goes, "What's a cur?"

Not necessarily stupid, but I found it endlessly amusing.

"OKAY, I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER, FOLKS!!!"... :lol:

Moose Malloy
08-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Lady #1 - Oh, congratulations, how far along?

Lady #2 - 7 months now.

Lady #1 - Wow... is it yours?


Surrogates aren't that uncommon these days.

Ross K
08-12-2010, 01:09 PM
Not to me but...

On the elevator at work with two ladies, one is pregnant.

Lady #1 - Oh, congratulations, how far along?

Lady #2 - 7 months now.

Lady #1 - Wow... is it yours?

<me and Lady #2 exchange confused looks>

Whaaaaaaaat?!... too funny!... that is unbelievable... quite staggering indeed... cheers TheJRK :roll:

CCNM
08-12-2010, 01:31 PM
For the longest time I was not aware that Russia was a republic in the old Soviet Union. I thought it was just another name for the USSR, so when the union fell apart I asked "what happened to Russia?" and my mother said-calmly-"Russia is still there." Once I figured it out I felt like a real dummy. :lol: BTW I'm a female

Ross K
08-12-2010, 01:55 PM
For the longest time I was not aware that Russia was a republic in the old Soviet Union. I thought it was just another name for the USSR, so when the union fell apart I asked "what happened to Russia?" and my mother said-calmly-"Russia is still there." Once I figured it out I felt like a real dummy. :lol: BTW I'm a female

Kudos to CCNM for posting that!!

Er... which reminds me...

Who actually said... (and I can absolutely promise you this is true)... in a somewhat puzzled tone when he was in his 20's, to an elderly relation remarking upon the sight of some ducks taking flight... "What then... you mean ducks FLY?!"...:shock:

What can I say?..."THINKS FRANTICALLY"... look, I had a typical urban, inner city upbringing... the only ducks I knew about came with crispy pancakes!... :oops:

Gasolina
08-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Most of the women I know aren't really interested in world news, current events, history, culture of other countries, technology.

I don't know why

Seriously, everytime we play trivia games with other couples all the dudes come out on top

GRANITECHIEF
08-12-2010, 04:06 PM
Seriously, everytime we play trivia games with other couples all the dudes come out on top

Whoa, sounds like fun!

Bartelby
08-12-2010, 07:00 PM
A cur is a word, so the sentence could have meant 'the lion attacks a mongrel'.


My fiancée and I were watching a show on the Discovery channel about lions. The narrator of the show said something like, "This is where the lion attacks occur." My fiancée looks me right in the eye and goes, "What's a cur?"

Not necessarily stupid, but I found it endlessly amusing.

Bartelby
08-12-2010, 07:06 PM
This is correct, but you're not exactly dumb as the Russian empire that the communists took over became in effect the Soviet Union's empire so people did use Russian or Soviet power/empire interchangeably.

The communists liked to pretend that Russian was just another republic in the greater Soviet system of republics, but ...

Russia is not just another republic, it's the leading or hegemonic republic. It's like the British Empire but even more so: Was the British empire ever run out of Wales, Scotland or Ireland? No!




For the longest time I was not aware that Russia was a republic in the old Soviet Union. I thought it was just another name for the USSR, so when the union fell apart I asked "what happened to Russia?" and my mother said-calmly-"Russia is still there." Once I figured it out I felt like a real dummy. :lol: BTW I'm a female

jmnk
08-12-2010, 08:10 PM
My fiancée and I were watching a show on the Discovery channel about lions. The narrator of the show said something like, "This is where the lion attacks occur." My fiancée looks me right in the eye and goes, "What's a cur?"

Not necessarily stupid, but I found it endlessly amusing.

I have a similar one. English is not my native language and this took place over the phone - so quality was not that great.
My wife and I called friends of ours asking them to come over and we've heard him say:

"My wife's dead. funeral is tomorrow".

We were stunned. We saw his wife like the day before. We said sorry, hanged up, and started preparing for the funeral.
Later it turned out he said:

"My wife's dad's funeral is tomorrow"

I mean it is easy to understand the difference when you read it, not so much when you hear it over the phone.

JoelDali
08-12-2010, 08:19 PM
"Do you think I'm going to hell for this?"

fed_the_savior
08-12-2010, 08:28 PM
"Do you think I'm going to hell for this?"

what was it??? :twisted: needs a backstory

jswinf
08-12-2010, 09:01 PM
I have a similar one. English is not my native language and this took place over the phone - so quality was not that great.
My wife and I called friends of ours asking them to come over and we've heard him say:

"My wife's dead. funeral is tomorrow".

We were stunned. We saw his wife like the day before. We said sorry, hanged up, and started preparing for the funeral.
Later it turned out he said:

"My wife's dad's funeral is tomorrow"

I mean it is easy to understand the difference when you read it, not so much when you hear it over the phone.

This is a classic. Also I like that it flies in the face of the mildly (?) sexist challenge of the thread to make fun of wives and girlfriends.

All of us mono-lingual folk are missing out on a lot. Congrats to all who speak multiple languages.

Tina
08-12-2010, 09:08 PM
This is a classic. Also I like that it flies in the face of the mildly (?) sexist challenge of the thread to make fun of wives and girlfriends.

All of us mono-lingual folk are missing out on a lot. Congrats to all who speak multiple languages.

Thanks. I do

jamesblakefan#1
08-12-2010, 09:14 PM
I dunno...I'll try this one.

Was talking to my roomate last year and apparently he didn't know who former VP Dick Cheney was. I say "Dick Cheney. The guy was Vice President for like 8 years!" Still no clue.

So I say "Do you know what Halliburton is?" He's like "What? Who is Hali Burton?" as if it's a person, like Halle Berry. I can't tell you how dumbfounded I was. Mind you we are college Sophomores at the time, and he had no idea who Cheney was or what Halliburton was.

Ken Honecker
08-13-2010, 12:39 AM
Ahem I think I might have the winner here.

Just when I think my wife has overcome her upbringing she goes and does something that threatens to dislocate my jaw with amazement. Now it is common practice at out house to make outrageous requests to whoever is headed towards the kitchen, something along the line of "could you get me some ice water ...and use 4 cubes... and get the ones with the rounded corners". When we are talking about what to have for dinner Crystal usually asked what is the hardest to make, which I believe is meant to be a exercise regime for Vicki.

Well there we were lounging about upstairs and talking about food.

Me: "I'm in training so I don't want much, maybe half a cracker" (Saltine style)

Ashley (18 year old daughter) playing along: "Could I have the other half?"

"Sure"

"I want the half with the most salt on it cause sometimes there is more on one side than the other."

"Why don't we have mom split it end-wise and you can have the top with the salt and I'll take the unsalted bottom?"

Vicki rearing up off the sofa: "I can do that!"

I went on to explain carefully that I meant standing the cracker on end and slicing down through the 3/16 inch width. But she said she knew what I was talking about and headed downstairs to perform her magic, leaving Ashley and myself staring at one another in stunned disbelief. After a bit Vicki returned and told us that "I could have done it but it kept crumbling".

stules
08-13-2010, 03:23 AM
How about a panicky phone call ........."help. Come an bring the spare keys for the car. The door opening beeper thing has a flat battery, and I am late."

Uh..........use the key on the same key ring.........it also opens the door...

813wilson
08-13-2010, 05:57 AM
Dated a girl years ago who smoked. Back when one could light up during air travel. I picked her up at the airport one evening and she was really mad because just when she lit her last cigarette, the stewardess announced - " we're getting ready to land. Please distinguish all cigarettes." When I asked her if she could identify all the brands, she didn't get it....

Same girl's mother and I had a debate about the Nile River. Discussing the fact that it one of a handful of rivers that flows North. Her contention was that it doesn't. There is "no way a river can run uphill."

spaceman_spiff
08-13-2010, 06:09 AM
Same girl's mother and I had a debate about the Nile River. Discussing the fact that it one of a handful of rivers that flows North. Her contention was that it doesn't. There is "no way a river can run uphill."

Well, technically speaking, she was partially correct: no river can run uphill. She was simply unaware that uphill in northern Africa is south. :)

813wilson
08-13-2010, 06:53 AM
Well, technically speaking, she was partially correct: no river can run uphill. She was simply unaware that uphill in northern Africa is south. :)


Her contention is/was that anything "north" of you must mean it is above you. As in greater altitude from sea level. To back this up she mentioned the Mississippi River, defiantly and diffinitively stating that it flows "down or south." I agreed that all rivers flow down but down does not have to mean "south" and showed her that the start of the Mississippi flows "north". To this day, I don't think she gets the distinction. For those wondering; neither she nor her daughter are blondes.....

mikeler
08-13-2010, 07:08 AM
Her contention is/was that anything "north" of you must mean it is above you. As in greater altitude from sea level. To back this up she mentioned the Mississippi River, defiantly and diffinitively stating that it flows "down or south." I agreed that all rivers flow down but down does not have to mean "south" and showed her that the start of the Mississippi flows "north". To this day, I don't think she gets the distinction. For those wondering; neither she nor her daughter are blondes.....


Being from Florida, you should have given her the St. Johns River as an example of a river that flows north.

813wilson
08-13-2010, 07:24 AM
Being from Florida, you should have given her the St. Johns River as an example of a river that flows north.

Moved here a few years ago - was in Towson, Maryland at the time and thought it "stung" a bit more showing her the example she was using....

fed_the_savior
08-13-2010, 07:53 AM
My neighbor's wife thought mosquitoes bred in bushes... she was out hacking the beautiful wall of bushes between our houses so that they couldn't breed in there. :lol:

drakulie
08-13-2010, 07:58 AM
some of the comments here are hysterical. keep em coming .......

MAX PLY
08-13-2010, 08:08 AM
True story . . . dated a woman once who had to go to a "assertiveness training" course sponsored by her employer. When she returned, I asked, "So, are you more assertive now?" She replied, "I guess so." Nuff said.

athiker
08-13-2010, 08:38 AM
How about a panicky phone call ........."help. Come an bring the spare keys for the car. The door opening beeper thing has a flat battery, and I am late."

Uh..........use the key on the same key ring.........it also opens the door...

Perfect...and I'm sure that's not the first phone call that has been made to a spouse, parent or dealer that has gone like that!


Same girl's mother and I had a debate about the Nile River. Discussing the fact that it one of a handful of rivers that flows North. Her contention was that it doesn't. There is "no way a river can run uphill."

Another classic...and again...I doubt she is alone.

Maps are dumb.

Err...as the son of a cartographer and husband of a...uh..."map challenged" individual I can appreciate this one. She has gotten better, but it was standard practice for quite a few years that she would simply assume two lines met on a map that didn't just b/c it looked like they should! For example trying to detour around a city or some other detour due to a highway accident or similar and she's in the passenger seat w/ the map and I'm driving. After many laments of "Honey, you can't just make those two lines meet! You can only go by what's actually printed on the paper!" Or "Is that what the map says or what you want it to say?" A bit snarky I know, but necessary due to previous experience. Like I say, she's improved a lot...getting GPS hasn't hurt either. :)

sureshs
08-13-2010, 10:27 AM
Not to me but...

On the elevator at work with two ladies, one is pregnant.

Lady #1 - Oh, congratulations, how far along?

Lady #2 - 7 months now.

Lady #1 - Wow... is it yours?

<me and Lady #2 exchange confused looks>

She could be a surrogate mother

Ross K
08-13-2010, 12:29 PM
True story . . . dated a woman once who had to go to a "assertiveness training" course sponsored by her employer. When she returned, I asked, "So, are you more assertive now?" She replied, "I guess so." Nuff said.

Ha ha!!!:lol:

goober
08-13-2010, 12:34 PM
Somehow back in high school I ended up at dinner with my older sister's boyfriend and his family. The family was discussing how some kids "made it big". The mother looks at her teenage son (who was barely passing high school) and says in a completely serious manner, "Well why don't you just write a paper about AIDS and become famous?"

SFrazeur
08-13-2010, 12:36 PM
I am not married, but I'm going to taker a murderous stab in the dark and say that it not a good idea to call your wife stupid on an Internet forum.

-SF, Single

Ross K
08-13-2010, 12:54 PM
SF ^^^,

Not that I, nor indeed too many others I think, have used that exact term, but tell me... obvious question, I know...............
....so what's wrong with that? :wink: :)

mtommer
08-13-2010, 01:01 PM
My sister was in DC at the Holocaust exhibit. While there she overheard a teacher telling her students that the Jews should have just went to Israel to escape persecution.

Ross K
08-13-2010, 01:28 PM
^^^

Omg :eek: ...

ollinger
08-13-2010, 01:34 PM
(of course, many did....many European Jews went to what was then Palestine -- not too cool for a teacher not to know it wasn't Israel until 1948 -- in the 1930s as they sensed what was coming down the road. Not a TOTALLY dumb comment as many who had the opportunity to leave, hardly an easy thing to do, chose to stay)

austintennis2005
08-13-2010, 07:32 PM
A: she starts out by saying "a man told me"

dParis
08-13-2010, 09:04 PM
While discussing this recent NYT article, http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110275/but-will-it-make-you-happy , my wife came up with this dandy: "If people would just share more there wouldn't be any homeless people...":roll:

Radicalized
08-13-2010, 10:48 PM
Quick ones:

#1: "I get in my head and think too much." She must have really been hurting herself, too, doing that.

#2: We're getting ants in the house.
Q: Where are the ants coming from?
A: Outside.

Radicalized
08-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Quick ones:

#1: "I get in my head and think too much." She must have really been hurting herself, too, doing that.

#2: We're getting ants in the house.
Q: Where are the ants coming from?
A: Outside.


I realize I could have been more specific with the question, but was it really necessary? Apparently. She was, however, emphatic with her answer and had no inclination to further investigate and solve the problem herself.

Gimmick
08-14-2010, 06:27 AM
A friend of mine was upset with her husband who was laying on the floor. Despite being a nurse she had forgotten what a scro-tum is called and said, "Shut up or I will stomp on you right in the wiener bag!"

mtommer
08-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Okay, I actually have one about something I did today.

I was at the Sock/Cox match. I was sitting on the bleachers courtside. I was right by the back line line-judge. Sock was serving for the match. He hit a nice serve and pulled Cox out wide in the ad court. During the subsequent rally Cox hit a ball which Sock thought was out but the line judge didn't call. Fortunately Cox hit Sock's return rally ball out on the next point (the next one or the one right after). Now, I agree with Sock, I thought the ball was out too. Whatever, it was the line judge's call and it was really close and she said that it caught the back of the line.

Anyway, so as Sock was walking off the court he asked me if the ball was in. For some brain fart reason I was expecting him to ask if the ball was out. So I said: "Yeah, it was but just barely. It was so close. Fortunately you got the point anyway so it didn't matter."

It wasn't until he had started walking up the exit stairs from the court that I realized he had said "in" instead of "out". Silly me. *shakes head in amusement at one's self*

dParis
08-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Okay, I actually have one about something I did today.

I was at the Sock/Cox match. I was sitting on the bleachers courtside. I was right by the back line line-judge. Sock was serving for the match. He hit a nice serve and pulled Cox out wide in the ad court. During the subsequent rally Cox hit a ball which Sock thought was out but the line judge didn't call. Fortunately Cox hit Sock's return rally ball out on the next point (the next one or the one right after). Now, I agree with Sock, I thought the ball was out too. Whatever, it was the line judge's call and it was really close and she said that it caught the back of the line.

Anyway, so as Sock was walking off the court he asked me if the ball was in. For some brain fart reason I was expecting him to ask if the ball was out. So I said: "Yeah, it was but just barely. It was so close. Fortunately you got the point anyway so it didn't matter."

It wasn't until he had started walking up the exit stairs from the court that I realized he had said "in" instead of "out". Silly me. *shakes head in amusement at one's self*
Shoot, I'm sitting here waiting for the punchline. I thought you were setting up some joke. Anyhow, I can see why you got confused.

athiker
08-16-2010, 08:15 AM
Shoot, I'm sitting here waiting for the punchline. I thought you were setting up some joke. Anyhow, I can see why you got confused.

Me too...with those names...well I think I'll let it go at that. :oops:

Dedans Penthouse
08-16-2010, 10:17 AM
"I do"

(hey her loss, my gain)

mtommer
08-16-2010, 10:28 AM
I would think that last post belongs in the "Amazingly brilliant comments your GF/Wife/other females have said to you...

:D

mtommer
08-16-2010, 10:43 AM
Shoot, I'm sitting here waiting for the punchline. I thought you were setting up some joke.

Now that I go back and read it with a critical eye.... :D

Isn't funny how being in the midst of a situation (USTA 18/16 nats) blinds you to, um, certain peculiarities?

THESEXPISTOL
08-16-2010, 11:18 AM
b. your lancia integrale looks like an old golf / skoda

That's a woman thing. That car was one of my childhood heroes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sKXY6WRmeo

Tina
08-16-2010, 08:13 PM
"I do"

(hey her loss, my gain)

Staggeringly dumb comments your EX-BF has said...

You are unbelievable, Tina. I've never met a woman like you:). Did you graduate from IVY college?

JoelDali
08-16-2010, 08:28 PM
Staggeringly dumb comments your EX-BF has said...

You are unbelievable, Tina. I've never met a woman like you:). Did you graduate from IVY college?

http://i49.tinypic.com/2z4wlzr.gif

Tina
08-16-2010, 08:32 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2z4wlzr.gif

Ha ha. You know what you don't have his degree though. He has a Ph.D.:)

Dedans Penthouse
08-16-2010, 08:43 PM
^^^^^^^^
Looks like he's got a Ph. 3-D

Tina
08-16-2010, 08:46 PM
^^^^^^^^
Looks like he's got a Ph. 3-D

Naughty Uncle Dedans, he is a very intelligent guy though.:) We were in a serious relationship for 7 years.

LanEvo
08-16-2010, 08:49 PM
Watched a film the other night. 'Enemy at the Gate'. A not terribly good movie (imo) from a few years back with Jude Law (dire) and Ed Harris (brilliant) as two snipers conducting a kind of duel, amidst the appalling carnage and general hell of Stalingrad during WWII. Anyhow, about half way through, my wife uttered the immortal line:

"So... was Stalin not a very nice then"?:shock:

There then was a brief discussion about Stalin, Russia, WWII, Great Britain during the war, etc. After which, I can only say I was left feeling SHOCKED by my otherwise mega-intelligent wife's lack of knowledge...

"Did the British go into Russia as well?"...:eek:

Okay. You may say (and I don't want to sound sexist here) this isn't such a typical female area of know-how... but come on!... we are not tallking about football or something (incidentally another area she has ZERO knowledge about)... but surely the vast majority of the western world's educated woman must be aware that Stalin was a tyranical, genocidal monster and dictator who is right up there with Hitler and Pol Pot etc???!!!

So... good men of TT... "staggeringly dumb comments your GF/WIFE/other females have said to you"... any of you got some good ones!?:wink:

R.

I love this bc it's History 101.

fed_the_savior
08-16-2010, 10:02 PM
This thread couldn't help but remind me of this:

Some people don't have maps! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww)

SirGounder
08-16-2010, 10:43 PM
If there was a thread for staggeringly dumb thing bf/husbands have said, would all these posts be in that thread?

Ross K
08-17-2010, 12:00 AM
If there was a thread for staggeringly dumb thing bf/husbands have said, would all these posts be in that thread?

Don't know about that, but I did put this in earlier in the thread about myself... any other males want to 'fess up?!:)


R.

ProgressoR
08-17-2010, 12:40 AM
Naughty Uncle Dedans, he is a very intelligent guy though.:) We were in a serious relationship for 7 years.

Tina, I didnt know you had a thing with Stephen Colbert?? Must have been fun times, he is a very sharp/funny guy.

chollyred
08-17-2010, 05:52 AM
One February, my step-daughter cut down a beautiful Pin Oak tree at the corner of our property. Somewhat stunned, I asked "Why did you do that?!" She replied "It was dead." "Duh! It's the middle of winter! They ALL look dead!"

brad1730
08-17-2010, 06:37 AM
When our kids were toddlers, we went to an amusement park that had a small train inside of a glass case that was attached with nice brass screws. The train wasn't working so my wife told our son that Daddy would need a lot of screwdrivers to open the case and fix the train. I told her that another option was to use 1 screw driver on all of the screws. We all laugh at that one when it comes up on our family videos.

athiker
08-17-2010, 07:10 AM
This thread couldn't help but remind me of this:

Some people don't have maps! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww)

That one is good, but this one is chock full of amazing nuggets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEP7uti0PDw&feature=related

goober
08-17-2010, 07:56 AM
Ha ha. You know what you don't have his degree though. He has a Ph.D


Naughty Uncle Dedans, he is a very intelligent guy though.:) We were in a serious relationship for 7 years.

When was this in the 1980s? His bio says he has been with his wife since 1990.

Also says he has attended Northwestern for a bachelors after transferring from Hampden-Sydney but doesn't mention that he has a PhD:confused::confused:

r2473
08-17-2010, 08:56 AM
When was this in the 1980s? His bio says he has been with his wife since 1990.

Also says he has attended Northwestern for a bachelors after transferring from Hampden-Sydney but doesn't mention that he has a PhD:confused::confused:

Tina is simply going along with the theme of this thread.

The joke was subtle.

Well played Tina.

Tina
08-17-2010, 09:38 AM
Hi People,

You guys are asking too personal questions. I am not comfortable to answering them. Please note I was talking to Uncle Dedans. I am sure that a real world is much excited than studying people's posts here at TTW. Thank you.

Tina

fed_the_savior
08-17-2010, 10:01 AM
Hi People,

You guys are asking too personal questions. I am not comfortable to answering them. Please note I was talking to Uncle Dedans. I am sure that a real world is much excited than studying people's posts here at TTW. Thank you.

Tina

I think he mistakenly thought you were talking of Stephen Colbert...

Steady Eddy
08-17-2010, 08:15 PM
(of course, many did....many European Jews went to what was then Palestine -- not too cool for a teacher not to know it wasn't Israel until 1948 -- in the 1930s as they sensed what was coming down the road. Not a TOTALLY dumb comment as many who had the opportunity to leave, hardly an easy thing to do, chose to stay)
It wasn't "Palestine" then. It was just a region of the Ottoman Empire. When the Allies carved up the Ottoman Empire and created several nations out of it, Israel being one, the people living in what was to become Israel were in a part of the Ottoman Empire. This business of saying that they were "Palestinians" and that they were living in a nation called "Palestine" is something that gets repeated or implied so often, that people start to think it's true.

Actually, there wasn't a country in the 30's or 40's called Palestine.

Bhagi Katbamna
08-17-2010, 09:47 PM
My father's friend's wife once asked her husband "what do lighthouses do in the daytime?"