My in-laws have one and while it's certainly better than having to keep one on top of the counter, I don't miss it with my over-the-stove one.
TIL that in 2019, famous meme-name person Batman Suparman was attacked by a food delivery worker and slashed in the face with a penknife.TIL in Turkey, the city of Batman resides in the province of Batman all so named after the river Batman.
"Champ" was the original word...but we've been morphing it into "chomp" since 1581, and they mean the exact same thing. So one might be given a little slack for using either interchangeably in a saying.
Whereas for me, all this discussion made me think of a passage from Dave Barry regarding the world's funniest joke:All this discussion is making me think is, “First they champ, then they stamp, and then they stand still.”
I think this illustrates the difference between me and Pat when it comes to our preferred reading material.The scientific community, having run out of things to clone, is now trying to identify the World's Funniest Joke. I refer to a project called Laugh Lab, being conducted by Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire (pronounced "Scotland"). Wiseman has set up an Internet site -- http://www.laughlab.co.uk/home.html -- that has received more than 10,000 jokes, which have been rated by more than 100,000 people, most of them wrong. I say this because the joke they have so far rated as the funniest is this:
"Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are going camping. They pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes wakes Watson up. 'Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you deduce.' Watson says, 'I see millions of stars and even if a few of those have planets, it's quite likely there are some planets like Earth, and if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.' Holmes replied: 'Watson, you idiot, somebody stole our tent!' "
Now, I'm not saying this is a bad joke. I'm just saying this is not even close to being the funniest joke in the world. It would be funnier if Holmes woke Watson up and said, "Watson, there's a weasel chomping on my privates!" I'm not sure where the joke would go from there, but you can't go wrong with a setup like that.