It is a little-known-fact that “Tempur-pedic” in fact is a derivative of “Temperance Pedagogic”, for women in the late 1800′s would often lure men to Temperance meetings with the enticement of potential time spent in bed together.
“Pedagogic” relating to instruction of the young, it would seem that there is still “tempurpedic” going on in our high schools, if recent news accounts are to be believed.
As the gentleman’s comments seem intemperate, perhaps a temperance meeting is exactly what he needs.
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Smart man. Once you eliminate the vices of drink and smoking, all that’s left is sex!
“Please, Madame, allow me. If I haven’t learned this tap-dance routine by now, I’ll never learn it!”
“Sir! You say this every time a fire truck passes by!”
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My dear Dr. Boli,
I keep wondering about that ugly-sounding hybrid word bromance. What is it implying? That men no longer have friendships unless they are somewhat romantic? Is there a sister word, too, like sistmance, or can women have friendships but men cannot? Is friendship a dying art?
That the temperance movement was orchestrated by women in order to catch themselves a bunch of sober men is by far the most plausible explanation for it that I have ever heard.
Temperance for me has always meant not losing my temper waiting for the bartender to refill my glass!
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