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Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 15, 2014 05:10PM
[uk.finance.yahoo.com]

"Italy learnt it was no longer in a recession on Wednesday thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal economic activities such as prostitution and drugs in the GDP measure."

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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 15, 2014 05:16PM
That's fantastic. Declare something illegal until it helps you. Sofa-King great!
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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: October 15, 2014 05:45PM
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deckeda
That's fantastic. Declare something illegal until it helps you. Sofa-King great!

I haven't come across that usage before; it dates as far back as 2003 according to the Urban Dictionary, as a Drinking game: Say "I'm Sofa King. We tarred it." until you can't anymore.
A Shop by the name of "The Sofa King" in Northampton, England, is apparently the origin, according to Wiktionary. "The Sofa King" was founded in 1999, so if there are any other variations of earlier origin, (Some mention "Todd" instead of "Tarred", but that doesn't make grammatical sense.), they haven't been as yet properly vetted.

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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: deckeda
Date: October 15, 2014 05:53PM
I only know if from SNL.
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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 15, 2014 06:03PM
I think it became pretty main stream after SNL used it in 2007.

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I haven't come across that usage before; it dates as far back as 2003 according to the Urban Dictionary, as a Drinking game: Say "I'm Sofa King. We tarred it." until you can't anymore.
A Shop by the name of "The Sofa King" in Northampton, England, is apparently the origin, according to Wiktionary. "The Sofa King" was founded in 1999, so if there are any other variations of earlier origin, (Some mention "Todd" instead of "Tarred", but that doesn't make grammatical sense.), they haven't been as yet properly vetted.

¬Eustace
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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 15, 2014 06:08PM
They just need to learn our game of redefining the meaning of the word "unemployed".

Everything will be nice and rosy then.
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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: October 15, 2014 06:08PM
Cue up the Trailer Park Boys...

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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: October 15, 2014 06:24PM
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deckeda
I only know if from SNL.

After my post, I did a search on this Site, and found that the first person to use "Sofa King" here was BernDog, May 12, 2006 12:02PM.

He's going to have to pipe up about where he heard it from.

¬Eustace
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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 15, 2014 07:29PM
I thought this thread was going to be about the Secret Service.



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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: decay
Date: October 16, 2014 09:05AM
Hookahs and Booze





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Re: Hoo-kers and Booze to the Rescue !
Posted by: BernDog
Date: October 17, 2014 04:18PM
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eustacetilley
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deckeda
I only know if from SNL.

After my post, I did a search on this Site, and found that the first person to use "Sofa King" here was BernDog, May 12, 2006 12:02PM.

He's going to have to pipe up about where he heard it from.

¬Eustace

It was handwritten, hanging on the wall in the back room of a place I worked back in 2001. I think someone screwed something up (it was a repair shop) and put it up. The full text was "I M sofa king we Todd did." Took me a few moments to figure the whole thing out. I kept thinking, "Who the hell is Todd, what did he do with a sofa, and who else was involved?"
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