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Morgan Briarwood ([personal profile] briarwood) wrote2013-02-16 07:15 am

Random questions

Please help me, all-knowing flist.

What is a hush puppy?

To me it's a shoe, and that's what I get when I Google it but I'm getting the feeling it's food. Or am I seriously mis-hearing dialogue in US TV shows lately?

Also - my workplace is introducing a bag search policy. I need suggestions for something I can carry in my bag that'll make them regret it if they pick mine to search. (I don't mean mousetraps; I'm thinking like gay porn or something. I don't embarrass easily, but most of the security guys are old men and this policy is bloody offensive.)
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[personal profile] raine 2013-02-16 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
A hush puppie is a deep-fried ball of seasoned cornmeal - note the spelling on the term if you're referring to the food. :)
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[personal profile] luthien82 2013-02-16 09:55 am (UTC)(link)
How about a pocket vibrator? Or a pack of condoms and/or tampons? Female hygiene products aren't exactly high on the list of things old men want to see. Or maybe a graphic slash novel? A doujinshi or something where two men are clearly fucking? I mean, if you don't embarrass easily, you should take advantage of that :)
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[personal profile] shanaqui 2013-02-16 10:36 am (UTC)(link)
When I was a kid, hush puppies in the UK were also those crushed ice drinks with flavoured syrup in them. At least in Little Monsters (a play centre thing with a ball pit and so on). Man, I used to be a brat about asking for those.
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[personal profile] shanaqui 2013-02-16 11:03 am (UTC)(link)
It might be that me and my fellow brats mixed up the terms for the shoes and the drinks, haha. Or someone was making a joke that we didn't get...
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[personal profile] mab_browne 2013-02-17 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Tampons and other such products sound like a good bet, and are totally unexceptionable in a work place setting.

Dare I ask why your workplace is doing this? It sounds very dodgy.