HH14

Ways of teasing a beginner or inexperienced person—for example, by sending him for a ‘left-handed monkey wrench’: “Go get me ________.”

NR 374
SKY-HOOK 149
SNIPE-HUNTING 40
LEFT-HANDED MONKEY WRENCH 37
CAN OF STRIPED PAINT 21
BUCKET OF STEAM 20
BOARD-STRETCHER 18
ROUND SQUARE 16
PAPER-STRETCHER 15
SNIPE HUNT 14
PIPE-STRETCHER 11
DOUBLE-HEADED HAMMER 10
PAIL OF STEAM 10
LEFT-HANDED HAMMER 9
LEFT-HANDED SCREWDRIVER 9
MEAT AUGER 9
STRAP OIL 9
WHITE LAMPBLACK 9
LUMBER-STRETCHER 8
POSTHOLE 6
WHEELBARROW SEED 6
PIGEON MILK 5
PLANK-STRETCHER 5
POUND OF WHITE LAMPBLACK 5
SEND HIM ON A SNIPE HUNT 5
FIFTY FEET OF SHORELINE 4
FOUR-FOOT YARDSTICK 4
HALF-ROUND SQUARE 4
SET OF SKY-HOOKS 4
SNIPE 4
TYPE LICE 4
CANT HOOK 3
ELBOW GREASE 3
GO SNIPE-HUNTING 3
LEFT-HANDED CUTTING OIL 3
RIGHT-HANDED HAMMER 3
RIGHT-HANDED SCREWDRIVER 3
RUBBER-HANDLED PITCHFORK 3
SKY-HOOKS 3
STOVE-PIPE WRENCH 3
STRIPED PAINT 3
WILD GOOSE CHASE 3
WOOD-STRETCHER 3
BAG OF AIR 2
BAG OF STEAM 2
BRICK-STRETCHER 2
CAN OF CHECKERED PAINT 2
CAN OF VACUUM 2
CUP OF STEAM 2
ELEVATOR TICKET 2
FOOL’S ERRAND 2
HAZING 2
KEY TO THE FLAGPOLE 2
LEFT-HAND HAMMER 2
LEFT-HAND SCREWDRIVER 2
LEFT-HANDED FORK 2
LEFT-HANDED TOOLS 2
LEFT-HANDED WRENCH 2
NH 2
SACK-STRETCHER 2
SKIRMISH LINE 2
SKY-JACK 2
SMOKE-GRINDER 2
SNIPE HUNTING 2
TENT-STRETCHER 2
THREE-DOLLAR BILL 2
TILE-STRETCHER 2
A NICKEL’S WORTH OF WHITE LAMPBLACK 1
A STRETCHER 1
ALBETRICHES 1
APPLE-CRITTER 1
ASFIDITY 1
BACKROOM-STRETCHER 1
BACK-UP HOE 1
BAG IN THE WATER 1
BAG OF COLD STEAM 1
BAG OF DOUGHNUT HOLES 1
BAG OF ELECTRICITY 1
BAG OF FEED-STRETCHER 1
BAG OF HOT WATER 1
BAG OF SNIPE 1
BAG OF WIND 1
BAIL OUT THE BAIT WELL 1
BARBER-POLE PAINT 1
BAR-STRETCHER 1
BASE-LINE 1
BASTARD FILE 1
BEAN HOLE 1
BED-STRETCHER 1
BIRD TO HUNT AT NIGHT 1
BIRDSEED TO GROW BIRDS 1
BISCUIT BUSH 1
BIT FOR A SQUARE HOLE 1
BIT TO BORE A SQUAREHOLE 1
BLACK AND YELLOW STRIPED PAINT 1
BOLT-STRETCHER 1
BORING-BIT 1
BOTTLE OF ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION 1
BOTTLE OF LAMPBLACK 1
BOTTLE OF WHITE LAMPBLACK 1
BOTTLE-STRETCHER 1
BOX OF LOOSE CRACKERS 1
BOX-STRETCHER 1
BREAK-THROUGH KEYS 1
BRICKLAYER 1
BUBBLE FROM A LEVEL 1
BUBBLE-BUSTER 1
BUCKET FULL OF HEAD JOINTS 1
BUCKET OF COLD STEAM 1
BUCKET OF COMPRESSION 1
BUCKET OF PROP-WASH 1
BUCKET OF REVILLE 1
BUCKET OF SMOKE 1
BUCKET OF STRAP OIL 1
BUCKET OF STRIPED PAINT 1
BUCKET-STRETCHER 1
BULB-CRUSHER 1
BUSHEL OF COLUMN CENTERS 1
BUSHEL OF NOTHING 1
CABLE-STRETCHER 1
CALL AND ASK FOR MR. CADAVER ON THE PHONE 1
CALL THE ZOO AND ASK FOR MR. BEAR OR MR. MONKEY WRENCH 1
CAN OF BARBER-POLE PAINT 1
CAN OF DARK WHITE PAINT 1
CAN OF REVILLE 1
CANNON REPORT 1
CAPON EGGS 1
CASE-EXPANDER 1
CATCH A LOON 1
CATCH A SNIPE 1
CAT-STRETCHER 1
CEMENT-STRETCHER 1
CHAIN FOR THE POTATO MASHER 1
CHAIN-STRETCHER 1
CHECKERED PAINT 1
CHECK-STRETCHER 1
CHEESE SPITAL 1
CHOCOLATE-COVERED TAMPAX 1
CIRCULAR SAW 1
COPY OF CANNON REPORT 1
CORSET-STRETCHER 1
COUNT SHEETS IN A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER 1
COUPLE OF BLIND BATS 1
CROOKED STRAIGHT-EDGE 1
CROSS-EYED DARNING NEEDLE 1
CROSS-HAUL 1
CUP OF SMOKE 1
CUPALO KEY 1
CUPOLA WRENCH 1
CUP-STRETCHER 1
CURRENCY-STRETCHER 1
CUT UP A WELL TO MAKE FENCE POSTS 1
CYLINDER-HEAD GASKET 1
DEHYDRATED WATER 1
DISCOUNT ON STAMPS FOR BUYING A QUANTITY 1
DITCH-STRETCHER 1
DOOR-STRETCHER 1
DOUBLE-JOINTED THISTLE TUBE 1
DOUBLE-REVERSE FLOW-CHECK VALVE 1
DOZEN POST-HOLES FROM SEARS 1
DRAG OIL 1
DRIED FISH 1
EIGHT-DOLLAR BILL 1
ELDERBRITCHES 1
ELECTRIC-LIGHT TRIMMER 1
ENVELOPE-STRETCHER 1
EXTRACT OF HAMMER HANDLE 1
FAN BELT OF A FRANKLIN CAR 1
FENCE-STRETCHER 1
FINNEGAN PIN IN THE MUFFLER GEAR 1
FIVE-FOOT YARDSTICK 1
FIX THE JOHNSON BAR 1
FIX THE JOHNSON ROD 1
FLAG-STRETCHER 1
FLUE-STRETCHER 1
FORMULA FOR CONCENTRATE 1
FRESH SALT 1
FROG-HAIR BRUSH 1
FULL-FACE CAM 1
GALLON OF ELECTRICITY 1
GALLON OF PROP-WASH 1
GATE-STRETCHER 1
GET A CAN OF ELBOW GREASE 1
GET A GUY BEAR-CAUGHT 1
GET HIM TO TAKE PART IN A SNIPE HUNT AND LEAVE HIM HOLDING THE BAG 1
GIMLET SEEDS 1
GIVE HIM A BULLSHIT TICKET 1
GO ON A SNIPE HUNT 1
GOLD MINE 1
GREEN COW-HIDE 1
GREEN LIME (ON A TENNIS COURT) 1
GREEN-HANDLED MUCKETS 1
GRIND ME SOME CORKS IN THE MORTAR (IN A DRUGSTORE) 1
GROUND WIRE 1
HALF-A-DOZEN PUD-HOLES 1
HANDFUL OF CLOUDS 1
HANDFUL OF COALS 1
HAZING HIM 1
HEAL STICK 1
HEEL SCREWED TO A GRASSHOPPER 1
HELP PICK UP A FRAME THAT’S BOLTED TO THE FLOOR 1
HEN TEETH 1
HEN’S TEETH 1
HOLE WHERE A POST HAD BEEN 1
HOW MUCH WIND IS THERE IN A WINDSHIELD 1
HUNTING SNIPERS 1
I.D. TEN-T TUBE 1
IN A FIREDRILL SEND THE PERSON DOWN THE LAUNDRY CHUTE 1
INSULATOR WRENCH 1
INTEREST INK 1
ITALIC SPACES 1
JACKSNIPE HUNT 1
JAR OF TRAFFIC JAM 1
KETTLE-STRETCHERS 1
KEY FOR A KEELSON 1
KEY TO KEELSON 1
KEY TO THE CLEARINGHOUSE 1
KEY TO THE CURTAINS 1
KEY TO THE DRILL GROUND 1
KEY TO THE JOHNNY-BOX 1
KEY TO THE OARLOCKS 1
KEY TO THE PITCHER’S BOX 1
KEY TO THE SITUATION 1
KEY TO THE SUNDIAL 1
KEYS TO THE OARLOCKS 1
KNOT-HOLE GAUGE 1
LAMPBLACK 1
LEAF PICKER-UPPER 1
LEATHER-STRETCHER 1
LEFT-HAND AUGER 1
LEFT-HAND AXE 1
LEFT-HAND BIT 1
LEFT-HAND MONKEY WRENCH 1
LEFT-HAND RULE 1
LEFT-HAND SHOVEL 1
LEFT-HAND SUGAR BOWL 1
LEFT-HANDED ANCHOR 1
LEFT-HANDED COFFEE CUPS 1
LEFT-HANDED DRILLS 1
LEFT-HANDED FRYING PAN 1
LEFT-HANDED HOE 1
LEFT-HANDED LOOKING-GLASS 1
LEFT-HANDED MOP 1
LEFT-HANDED PAINTBRUSH 1
LEFT-HANDED PEAVY 1
LEFT-HANDED PENCIL 1
LEFT-HANDED PITCHFORK 1
LEFT-HANDED SAW 1
LEFT-HANDED SCISSORS 1
LEFT-HANDED SICKLE 1
LEFT-HANDED SPADE 1
LEFT-HANDED SPUD-WRENCH 1
LEFT-HANDED SQUARE 1
LEFT-HANDED TEA-CUP 1
LEFT-HANDED THREADING OIL 1
LEFT-HANDED WINDJAMMER 1
LEMON 1
LET’S SEE HOW STRONG YOUR GRANPAW IS 1
LIMB-RICK 1
LINOLEUM-STRETCHER 1
LOOK FOR A SHIKE POKE 1
MACARONI SEED 1
MAILSACK-STRETCHER 1
MAKE A SQUARE-ROUND HOLE 1
MASTURBATION REPORT 1
MEASURE THE FLAG POLE 1
MEAT-STRETCHER 1
MILK THE COW ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE 1
MOLLY HOGAN 1
MONEY-CLEANER 1
MOON 1
MORTAR-STRETCHER 1
NAIL BRIGHTENER 1
NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK 1
NICKEL’S WORTH OF DIMES 1
NICKEL’S WORTH OF FIVE-DOLLAR BILLS 1
NIPPLE-STRETCHER 1
NUT 1
OUNCE OF PREVENTION AND A POUND OF CURE 1
OVEN WRENCH 1
OVERALL BUTTONS 1
PAIL OF BLUE STEAM 1
PAIL OF VACUUM 1
PAINT-STRETCHER 1
PAIR OF CLINKER-SQUEEZERS 1
PAIR OF LEFT-HANDED SCISSORS 1
PARADE KEY 1
PASTE-CUTTER 1
PEANUT FLOAT 1
PICK AN OLIVE 1
PIE-STRETCHER 1
PIGEON OIL 1
PIG-IN-A-POKE 1
PIPE-THREAD 1
PIPE-WRENCH STRETCHER 1
PLYWOOD BOARD 1
POLKA-DOT PAINT 1
POOL PASS 1
POST-HOLE SEEDS 1
POSTHOLES 1
POST-STRETCHER 1
POT OF ELBOW GREASE 1
POTFUL OF STEAM 1
POT-HOLDER 1
PRINTER’S LICE 1
PUMP-PACKER 1
PUNCTURE-PROOF TOILET PAPER 1
PUT A HALF-FACE CAM IN BACKWARDS 1
QUART OF DUCK’S MILK 1
RAZING 1
RECTUM REAMER 1
RED LANTERN OIL 1
RED OIL 1
RED OIL FOR THE RED LIGHT 1
RED TAIL-LIGHT OIL 1
RIBBING HIM 1
RIGHT-HAND SCREWDRIVER 1
RIGHT-HANDED CRESCENT WRENCH 1
RIGHT-HANDED SHOVEL 1
RIGHT-HANDED UMBRELLA 1
ROOM-STRETCHER 1
ROOSTER THAT LAYS EGGS 1
ROPE-STRETCHER 1
ROUND CROSSHAUL 1
RUBBER FILE 1
RUBBER HAMMER 1
RUBBER-HANDLED HAMMER 1
SACKING BIRDS 1
SAUCE-STRETCHER 1
SAW-STRETCHER 1
SCRIMMAGE LINE 1
SEAL RECORD OFF OF A COAL CAR 1
SELL SOMEONE ELEVATOR TICKETS 1
SEND A FRESHMAN TO THE FOURTH FLOOR OF A THREE-STORY BUILDING 1
SEND HIM ON A ERRAND 1
SEND HIM ON A FOOL’S ERRAND 1
SEND HIM ON A JACKSNIPE HUNT 1
SEND HIM ON A JACKSNIPE HUNT WITH A FLOUR SACK 1
SEND HIM ON A TOM FOOL’S ERRAND 1
SEND PEOPLE TO THE WRONG PLACE WITH A NOTE TO SOMEONE 1
SEND SOMEONE SNIPE-HUNTING 1
SEND THEM A BIG CLOD OF DIRT 1
SEND THEM SNIPE-HUNTING 1
SENT HIM ON SNIPE HUNTS 1
SET A CAKE OF ICE AFIRE 1
SET OF FALLOPIAN TUBES 1
SHELF-STRETCHER 1
SHINE THE NAIL HEADS 1
SHORELINE 1
SHOVEL SMOKE 1
SHOW THEM TYPE-LICE 1
SIEVE TO HOLD WATER 1
SKY-ROD 1
SKY-WRENCH 1
SMOKE-SHIFTER 1
SNARK 1
SNIPE BAG 1
SNIPE-HUNTING FOR NEW HUNTERS 1
SNIPING 1
SOME STRIPED PAINT 1
SPARK GAPS 1
SPARK PLUG FOR A DIESEL ENGINE 1
SPOOL OF PLAID SEWING SILK 1
SPOOL OF PLAID SILK 1
SPOOL OF PLAID THREAD 1
SPOOL-STRETCHER 1
SPOTTED INK 1
SPOTTED PAINT 1
SQUARE AUGER 1
SQUARE AUGER-HOLE 1
SQUARE BALLS 1
SQUARE CIRCLE 1
SQUARE HOLE 1
SQUARE POSTHOLE DIGGER 1
STACK OF POSTHOLES 1
STOVE KEY 1
STOVE WRENCH 1
STRAIGHT HOOK 1
STRAIGHT-ANGLE BAR 1
STRAP-OIL 1
STRIPED INK 1
SUGAR-STRETCHER 1
SUMP-STRETCHER 1
TAKE HIM ON A SNIPE HUNT 1
TAKE HIM OUT SNIPE-HUNTING 1
TAKE HIM SNIPE-HUNTING 1
TAKE THAT SIEVE AND BRING ME A PINT OF WATER 1
TELL A MAN TO FOLLOW THE CAT TRACKS 1
TELL YOUR MOTHER SHE WANTS YOU 1
TELL YOUR MOTHER SHE’S CALLING YOU 1
TENTPEG HOLES 1
THOUSAND DOLLARS’ WORTH OF ONE-DOLLAR BILLS 1
THREADING-OIL 1
THREADS FOR THE BOLTS 1
THREE-CORNERED SQUARE 1
THREE-LEGGED CHAIR 1
THREE-TAILED FLY 1
THRICE-FOLDED GIRTH 1
TOP-BOARD STRETCHER 1
TOP-JACK 1
TRAY-STRETCHER 1
TREE-SQUEAK 1
TSCHAIKOVSKI’S TENTH SYMPHONY 1
TULIP SALVE 1
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR BILL 1
TYPE-GRINDER 1
WATCH OUT FOR THE TYPE-LICE 1
WATER PUMP FOR A FRANKLIN 1
WATERHOSE–THE HAY’S TOO DRY 1
WATERLINE 1
WATERPUMP 1
WEE-WOW 1
WELL-PULLER 1
WHANGDOODLE 1
WHAT COLOR WAS WASHINGTON’S WHITE HORSE 1
“WHATCHAMACALLIT, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN” 1
WHEEL-CRANK FOR A ROULETTE WHEEL 1
WHEEL-STRETCHER 1
WHITE COAL BLACK 1
WHITE HORSE 1
WHITE RABBIT 1
WHITE STOVE-BLACKING 1
WHOOPER-SNIPE 1
WIMMYDIDDLE TO A SMOKE-GRINDER 1
WIRE-STRETCHER 1
WOODEN NUTMEG 1
WRINKLE-STRETCHER 1
YARD OF PUMP WATER 1
YARD OF SCRIMMAGE LINE 1
YARD OF SKIRMISH LINE 1
YARDS OF SKIRMISH LINE 1
YARN-STRETCHER 1

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