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Other Filler Words According To Socio-Economic Class

 You know how there is a certain youngish girl, who, when describing another girl to girlfriend, will use the term 'oh, but she's really sweet'? That 'sweet' means essentially nothing, it's just a pablum stuffer of styrofoamian proportions. Here are some other Filler Words used by certain groups to describe peers about which there isn't much to say. Accountants : "Diligent" Arts Students : "Interesting" Babysitters : "Loves children" Commercial Airline Pilots : "Has put in the hours" Doctors : "Bright" Judges : "Tough, but fair" Mechanics : "Ain't afraid to get his hands dirty" Mob : "Good guy" Painters : "Unique perspective" Sea Captains : "Taut" Science Students : "So smart" Stunt Persons : "Tough" Voltron Pilots : "Team player"

Rules of Engagement for the Squirt Battle Flotilla

I have a friend who likes to use military terms in polite company as if everyone grew up idolizing Robert Mitchum and reading Jane's Tactical manuals for fun. He suggested this topic. After write this up, I'm going to look up what ROE is, exactly, and find out why he was looking at this when he has neither kids nor a pool. It's hot.  Combatants are in swimming trunks or bathing suits or other such attire that is allowed to be spattered with chlorinated water. Aggressors shall assault the defensive positions at no more than 45 degrees off the normal plane, or however far the squirt gun rotates. All battle flotilla equipment is fully inflated by respective parties. No parental help. Chris is not allowed to use his electric air pump. Sustained fire to the eyes or mouth shall be curtailed to no more than 3 seconds, unless targetted parties have breached such offenses at least as egregious, but not less than: wedgies, purple nurple, visibly relieving oneself in the pool.