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Monday, September 12, 2011

just tie it

how many ways can you use the word tie?
I realized today that it has got to be one of the most used words ever. even more used than the f-bombs dropped by susie essman and jb smoove combined.

now thats used.

twist tie.
tie kwon do (yes yes i know its tae. but who cares?)
tie a knot.
tie dye.
it's a tie (draw).
And i learned a new kind of tie today!
a railroad tie!

'what the heck is that?' I said.
'one of those wooden plank thingy's on the railroad track.' was the answer.
'ah' was my ever-so-predictable-when-you-learn-something reply.

in my railroad tie confirmation/google research i have discovered a new use for the word 'tie.' i recant my JB smoove/susie essman statement -  'tie' is now used even more than susie essman, JB smoove and James Gandolfini f-bombs combined.

so i learned that music note smiley face line is not called a smiley face line after all. it is a musical tie.

bye tie


  1. Great to have you back!

  2. just heard in DUMBO that the crows sing about a railroad tie.