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My name is Chuz as in,...

How long did it take you to "get" it?

  • I got it immediately! 1 post

    Votes: 11 64.7%
  • After a few posts I got it

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • From 10 to 20 posts maybe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 20-30

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 30 or more

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Someone had to tell me or I never would have guessed

    Votes: 4 23.5%

  • Total voters
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Chuz Life

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My screen-name, handle, whatever you want to call it is "Chuz Life."

It's a play on the words "Choose Life."

I like music and I once seen the word "Blues" spelled "Bluz!"

I liked the effect,... it seemed (to me) to make the word stand out a little more.

Over the years, I have a lot of people tell me and announce to others that they had been reading it with an "ugh" sound instead of a "You" sound.

I thought it might make a fun poll. :cool:

As a side bar to this thread, I wonder how many others like to butcher words on purpose,... read certain words backwards and pronounce them,... switch first letters, etc.

My Grandfather used to do it for fun,.. "shake a tower" was "take a shower."

Things like that.
 
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No offense but who cares. Besides that I though the "u" in Chuz had a short vowel sound.
 
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Chuz Life

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No offense but who cares.

LOL

I knew I would get that,...

Didn't expect it from you though.

The poll actually has a purpose of sorts.

I am trying to decide if I need to add an explanation to my webpage and my profile here,... as I can't believe how many posts some people read of mine before they finally "get it."
 

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My Grandfather used to do it for fun,.. "shake a tower" was "take a shower."

Lol my mom does that. Didn't think anyone else did :)
 

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Lol my mom does that. Didn't think anyone else did :)

That's so cool.

So you know what I mean,... after being around it all the time,... you catch yourself doing it with people's names, signs,... and it never ends.

I'm not sure,... but it might have started here;

 
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The only thing I can think of right now that I do is combine "throw a fit" and "don't have a cow". If someone is getting overly excited, I'll tell them not to "throw a cow". Doesn't really make much sense, but the absurdity kinda makes people stop their rant to try to figure out what I just said.
 

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i always embarrass myself at the movies when asking for Popcorn
 

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The only thing I can think of right now that I do is combine "throw a fit" and "don't have a cow". If someone is getting overly excited, I'll tell them not to "throw a cow". Doesn't really make much sense, but the absurdity kinda makes people stop their rant to try to figure out what I just said.

LOL

Sometimes it's just in how you THINK you hear things,...

When I first met my wife I told her "we don't want to LICK a gift horse in the mouth."

Never made sense to me either,... but that's how I thought that it went.

Her reaction told me I should look it up,... and you can imagine how hard I laughed when I realised that it is "look" and not "lick."

She continued to date me despite my Cerebreal Flatulations.
 

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How do you not read chuz as choose???? I thought that one would be an easy one to get. hmmmm. My family says "shake a tower" too, got it from my grandfather. One thing I have been doing all of my life and someone recently pointed out to me...the word both. I said it like "bolth" but its actually "bow (as in wrapping on a pkg.) th" I thought that was kinda funny because I never thought about it, until someone pointed it out to me.
 

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How do you not read chuz as choose????

Beats me,... but I still get it all the time.

"I thought it wuz chuz" lol

When I was in the Marines, I studied a lot of other peoples accents and speech patterns. (Not much else to do sometimes) Anyway, I thought that I had no recognizable accent at all until one day a guy point it out to me that I use "sumpum like that" (not sure how to spell it). Since then, I try to avoid it and I've become aware of a lot of other regional dialects.

(as if I don't have more important things to dwell on)
 

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I figured it was a play on "thug life", but I didn't really think about it.
 

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I always thought it was Chuz, with the "ugh" u sound.

Until you informed me, I had no idea.

So, I voted for the last option.
 
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