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There's a flooring company in Wisconsin called Carpet City.  Their jingle is "Our prices will floooooor you".  I've heard this jingle for about 35 years and just tonight I realized the connection between a carpet company and how their prices will floor you.  Sheesh...

Anybody else take way too long before you finally figured out something obvious?
 
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For years and years we read a comic strip in the newspaper called The Lockhorns about a married couple that was always at odds. After several years went by, hubby suddenly announced out of the blue, " Oh, I get it!" He finally made the connection between the couple's last name and the comic story. I broke out laughing. Hubby is a very intelligent person when it comes to computer software, but he simply didn't get the humorous connection of the name. It was funny to see that he had missed it.....for years!
 
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Oh man, I'm 0 for 2 now.  I never put that together either...
 
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When my brother and his girlfriend walked into the pawn shop, the owner quickly silenced all of his staff. "Be quiet, you've got to see this, the Bickersons are here". He knew they weren't going to buy much, but he enjoyed the spectacle of watching her have a tantrum every time he said we can't afford that. I assumed everyone knew that he made up the last name.
 
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I didn't know that the actress Anne Hathaway had taken her name from Shakespeare's wife, until my daughter pointed it out. I hadn't fully recognized that The Lion King was Hamlet until that same daughter pointed it out when she was 7 years old.

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, I didn't realize until I read the book, that Nurse Ratched and Billy Bibbit are named according to their characteristics. Nurse Ratched was very mechanical and Billy Bibbit had a bad stutter.

My parents and a lot of other people crammed a lot of ideas down my throat when I was little. I was eight years old, before  I realized it was all bulshit.

In about 1975, my mother read a bunch of stories from The National Enquirer, to my dad at the dinner table. It was the first time she had ever seen it. Dad had finished grade 4. My mother was a high-school graduate. She read each one, with the absolute belief of a two year old, becoming more and more shocked, scandalized and dismayed as she plowed through it. Then Dad said , "You know Roz , I think those are just funny stories meant to sell newspapers".
 
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