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Hello,

A few hours ago, someone posted these quotes on Twitter.
  • A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card. ~Edgar A. Shoaf
  • If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out. - George Brett
I have been trying to understand these quotes but to no avail. Please, would you mind to explain their meanings to me?

This question might seem to be trivial or unimportant, but I'm kind of curios to know their meanings; because I have never heard of it before and they sound a little bit weird to me. I'll truly appreciate any of your responses, please?

Regards,
[8].RedGuitar.[8]
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Hi,

Humour is hard to explain. Let me comment a little.

A few hours ago, someone posted these quotes on Twitter.


  • A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card. ~Edgar A. Shoaf
  • A skeptic is one who does not believe that God exists. Thus, he would ask God for proof that he is God.


    • If a tie is like kissing your sister, it's not satisfying, ie you really want to kiss an eligible woman

    • losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out. It's a worse experience. Unpleasant.

    • - George Brett
    I have been trying to understand these quotes but to no avail. Please, would you mind to explain their meanings to me?

    Clive

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Hello there! Emotion: smile
The first quote is a well known one, it actually describes how a skeptic man acts.
A skeptic man would ask God for his ID card! Emotion: stick out tongue

The second one discribes how bad it feels when you lose. It says that when's a tie ('tie' means that neither you or the other one won) you feel so bad like kissing you own sister, so when you lose is so worse that feels like kissing your granny! hihi. Emotion: smile
Another good one: Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.
Let me jsut say: ''YOU ARE DAMN RIGHT!''
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CliveHi,
Humour is hard to explain. Let me comment a little.
A few hours ago, someone posted these quotes on Twitter.

A skeptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card. ~Edgar A. Shoaf
A skeptic is one who doe not believe that God exists. Thus, he would ask God for proof that he is God.

If a tie is like kissing your sister, it's not satisfying, ie you really want to kiss an eligible woman
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out. It's a worse experience. Unpleasant.
- George Brett

I have been trying to understand these quotes but to no avail. Please, would you mind to explain their meanings to me?

Clive
This question might seem to be trivial or unimportant, but I'm kind of curios to know their meanings; because I have never heard of it before and they sound a little bit weird to me. I'll truly appreciate any of your responses, please?

Hello Clive,

Thanks for your explanation! I really really appreciate it. Emotion: happy

Regards,
[8].RedGuitar.[8]

KostieHello there! The first quote is a well known one, it actually describes how a skeptic man acts.A skeptic man would ask God for his ID card! The second one discribes how bad it feels when you lose. It says that when's a tie ('tie' means that neither you or the other one won) you feel so bad like kissing you own sister, so when you lose is so worse that feels like kissing your granny! hihi.
Hello Kostie!

Thanks for your response too! truly appreciate it! Emotion: happy

but, wait, i am a little bit confused here. So, the second quote is meant to describe your distressful feeling when you lose, for example, a game? (it sounds a little bit different than what Clive has said earlier - or maybe it's me who hasn't understood the concept yet).

Regards,
[8].RedGuitar.[8]
PhilipAnother good one: Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.
Thanks Phillip!

But, honestly, i don't really understand its meaning. is it meant to show unpleasant feelings?(the same with the second quote that i have posted earlier?)

Regards,
[8].RedGuitar.[8]
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Red_Guitar_168is it meant to show unpleasant feelings?
Yes. The claim is that smokers have such bad breath that if you kissed them it would taste as unpleasant as if you had licked an ashtray.

It's typical gratuitous invective against smokers. As author Steven Pinker points out, smoking has now moved from a health matter to a moral matter. People who smoke (in the US at least) are regarded as "bad people". Unsurprisingly, it was a smoker who pointed this out to me, and I'm inclined to believe it. The U.S. has always had a puritanical streak.

CJ
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