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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-01-19 23:55:18

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"end-laws" for "in-laws"

I’m told that some people really like their in-laws. Really. But a few of the writers cited below may view their spouse’s relations as minions of Chaos, bent on bringing an end to the rule of Law itself. Or maybe this is just a complex misspelling, driven by both the pen/pin merger and (through some “reverse logic”) by the assimilation of d in ndl clusters. Examples:

Have a fun visit with your end laws and good luck getting ready for your horse competitions!! … s%22&hl=en

the van is in sasebo with my endlaws.

I also cooked a turkey dinner for my wife and endlaws … read=77488

But should really only eat beans when visiting the endlaws… … 68762.html

What is Thanksgiving Day in Canada? And do you eat turkey at your outlaw’s/endlaws like us?

I have had to show out several times to my end laws about stupid stuff they let my kids do, like wlk with them to The mail box or let my 3 year old drive … … gle+Search



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