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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2014-05-10 23:29:13

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1902

toilet it = total it

A correspondent writes: “Just saw this on or something: we had a 1988 chevrolet c1500 clean just needed a paint job …be for some one hit my husband and toileted it out …”

Just flush away its value? Toileting it out is like trashing it?

I didn’t find other exx. in a cursory look. Could easily have been a (silicistic) spell-checker-aided goof.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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