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    Why isn't anyone called 'an elbow?'

    I mean, plenty of people are dicks. If you say someone's an asshole, people know what you mean, by and large. Pussy, prick, cunt, ass, butthole... Seems like a lot of terms concentrate on a relatively small area of the body.

    What are some other types of people that could be referred to as body parts?

    I was thinking of elbows. I only really notice I have an elbow when it bumps into something, usually painfully. There are a few people like that in the department. I'm sure they have a function, and they must do their job....whatever it is, but I never make sure they're invited to meetings. I don't get told to run reports or questions past them. They've never sought me out to validate data on something they're doing.
    The only time I even remember they're part of the division seems to be at retirement parties or potlucks, when they appear and take up a couple of seats between me and the venison chili....

    They're 'Elbows.'

    Any others?

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    In the same way you might refer to a place as "the armpit of the universe", you can tell somebody "you're the pits". This could be someone who washes infrequently and covers that fact up with perfume, and either has long, straggly hair or shaves it all off...

    Retired people without work or hobbies could be called appendices, as they no longer perform a useful function.

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    Welcome to Elbow, Saskatchewan http://www.elbowsask.com.

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    The word you're looking for isn't "elbow". It's "taint".

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    That would fit with the overall pattern of fixating on body parts normally covered by minimally modest articles of clothing. I was kind of hoping to at least raise the bar to business casual.

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    For an example of a term which already exists, a person can be a real heel.

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    Or just plain nosy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    I mean, plenty of people are dicks. If you say someone's an asshole, people know what you mean, by and large. Pussy, prick, cunt, ass, butthole... Seems like a lot of terms concentrate on a relatively small area of the body.

    What are some other types of people that could be referred to as body parts?

    I was thinking of elbows. I only really notice I have an elbow when it bumps into something, usually painfully. There are a few people like that in the department. I'm sure they have a function, and they must do their job....whatever it is, but I never make sure they're invited to meetings. I don't get told to run reports or questions past them. They've never sought me out to validate data on something they're doing.
    The only time I even remember they're part of the division seems to be at retirement parties or potlucks, when they appear and take up a couple of seats between me and the venison chili....

    They're 'Elbows.'

    Any others?
    I could make a sarcastic comment; but I wouldn't want people to think me a knee.

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    Former world champion motorcycle Racer Ben Spies was called "Elbows" for obvious reasons.


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