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  • n. Plural form of crampon.


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  • Ha! That's a great story. I'm glad it turned into a joke! I can think of few better greetings shared between siblings than "ah! tampones!"

    It should be a song.

    October 23, 2007

  • Reminds me of traveling in Italy many years ago with my sister. Neither of us spoke Italian, and she needed to buy tampons. Between language issues and embarrassment, she was having a lot of trouble trying to describe what she wanted to a clerk. She's looking at her feet and mumbling at him, and all of a sudden his face lights up, he raises his arms in a very Italian talking-with-hands gesture, and he pretty much yells "Ah! TAMPONES!"

    We thought it was the funniest thing ever. For a while our standard greeting was to raise our arms and sing "ah! Tampones!"

    October 23, 2007

  • I know they're for shoes. I know they're for shoes. And yet, when I see this word, that's not what I think of.

    I also think "Crampon, crampoff... crampon crampoff... the cramper!"

    *hides in shame*

    October 23, 2007