Double Entendres III (#122: 3/4/23 RUN REPORT)

Been a long while since the last bunch, but they do keep coming


Another linguistic offering inspired over earlier days and years. See Fine Print for others.

  • “Hey, how have you been doing these last months of coronavirus sheltering?” “Aw, it’s been rough.” “Oh, tell me about it!” “Are you agreeing with me or do you really want me to tell you about it?” “Ah, yeah. Literally, I want you to tell me about it being rough.” (Me to professional colleague earlier in the COVID “hey”-day)
  • “I like taking to the trails. It’s a nice change of pace.” (Specifically, 11 min/mile vs 9½ [during pedestrian-bridge renovations])
  • “Hey, you need to join us for a group run sometime. Seven-thirty.” “That’s the time, not the pace.” (Pati [to a former colleague getting ready to walk on Forbidden Dr.] and another Shawmonter)
  • “These viral infections; I’m so over it.” “Even though you’re still so not yet over it?” (Maya [reporting on her season’s absence] and another Shawmonter)
  • “How ya’ doin’?” “Hey!” “So, how ya’ doin’?” (Anyone and anyone else during any conversation)

-CtCloser (Calvinthe) “Negative Split or Positive Splat” #dothedue

Double Entendre, Double Entendres II, Logophilia, The Babe-ification of Language. ¶Text by Calvin Wang (Wäng), CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. ¶Cross-published: Facebook Shawmont Running Club (3/4/23 RUN REPORT), Shawmont Running Club website, Ruminations by CtCloser. ¶Based on true events. Likenesses used with permission.


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