Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Got Floaters?

From the "I do not think that means what you think it means" files:

headlines from MSNBC.com

I don't know where the headline writer for MSNBC comes from, but in my neck of the woods a "floater" is not something you typically find in someone's eye, and it sure as Hell isn't something I want a doctor shooting with a laser.

Update: With apologies for the delicate sensibilities of my readers (both of them), out here in the country a "floater" is what a man of low birth would call a chunk of human feces that refuses to flush with the rest of its brethren.


John said...

in all seriousness, as someone who deals with the aforementioned floaters, I'm kinda interested in a treatment that'll get rid of the *&^%ers.

What exactly does a "floater" mean in your neck of the woods?

Jeff Hebert said...

Out here in Bubbaville, a "floater" is a stubborn bit of human waste that refuses to get flushed.

Common usage would be, "Hey Grandma! Get in here and take a look at this floater afore I flush it!"

John said...

Now THAT is dadgum funny.

Given that definition, targeting floaters of that variety with a laser would indeed be a madcap bit of hi-larity. All new meaning to the term "fire in the hole."

Trey said...

Being from the same neck of the woods you're from, at least originally, I had the same reaction you did when I saw the word "floaters" on the link. Maybe it's a south Louisiana thing?

Jeff Hebert said...

Thanks for the backup, Trey, I was starting to think I was nuts there for a minute. Maybe it IS a south Louisiana thing, like "bruh".