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Views expressed by Sleep Talkin' Man rarely reflect the opinions of waking Adam.
Especially the desire to exterminate all vegetarians (but he does hate lentils.)

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Mar 10 2010

"No pens. There's no pens here. I can't do any work anymore. I'm in crayon heaven."

"This train's leaving, so get your mingy arse on board, you ginger minger." *

"Cheese balls for everyone. Share them around. They're fun and they're tasty. They're fasty! Yeah."

"Kiss me. Tastes good, doesn't it. Why don't you go back and have a second helping? Be greedy."

"Windy in my hair. Don't bend over, you'll whistle."

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Karen's note: In that second one, Adam pronounced "minger" with a hard g. That is, it rhymed with "ginger". Same with "mingy". "Minger"-- rhyming with "ringer" -- is a slang term here in the UK, but I've never heard the pronunciations that Adam used. Anyone want to chime in on this?

74 comments:

  1. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ginger+minger

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  2. Did anyone ever tell you sleeptalkingman, that you look like Martin Lewis on moneysavingexpert.com

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  3. Oh god I'm so happy that we get the full night again rather than just one a day to save up. SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! This always makes my day.

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  4. Minge (with the ginger like sound) is slang for vagina XD

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  5. My translator tells me that mingy means "cheap"...

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  6. Ginger minger with hard g sounds is quite a common offensive phrase for an ugly red headed person. If you are a minger it basically just means you're ugly, or if something smells or tastes bad then it mings. Mind you most people that use that phrase are about 12 lol.

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  7. I have a scottish friend who uses it. pronounces it just like STM. It's an all-round term for things that are putrid/awful. at least in scotland. it's the first word he taught me.

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  8. Minge I would say is vagina.
    Mingy is miserly or cheap.
    Ginger minger is an ugly Ginger person.

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  9. Minge is slang for a vagina. Minger might be considered more insulting by adding 'ginger' but I can't say I've heard it as 'ginger minger' with the 'minge' pronounced. I have heard 'ginger minger' with a 'ging' and 'ming' though.

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  10. Minger pronounced like 'winger', is often spoken by thoise in the south. But northerners and children would pronounce it like 'ginger'.

    It has the same meaning, but the second way of saying it is to make it sound more cutting. At the end of the day it is a cuss and I tried to use it as much as possible.

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  11. ha ha fasty is my new favourite word. one of the best days yet

    welcome back

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  12. For some reason when I say 'mingy' the way you're saying it sounds, I think 'mangy' as in having mange -- any of various skin diseases caused by parasitic mites, affecting animals and sometimes humans and characterized by loss of hair and scabby eruptions.

    Just a thought.

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  13. Minge: vagina, esp. one that may be sightly smelly and um... not nice. (with ginger sound)

    Mingy I assume is like Minging but never actually heard it?

    Minging (non-gingery-sound) is scruffy, ugly, and a Minger is an ugly person...

    Have heard Ginger Minger as a non-rhyme, maybe Adam just has such a way with words he has invented an even better insult, with rhyming flair!

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  14. minging (or mingy) ginger minger (with hard 'g' throughout) = v common northern/scots expression used a lot when I was a kid.... Cumbria, Northumberland/borders area of UK in partic. Suspect it was used on kids drama show Kes when I was a kid too...

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  15. i learn so much everyday from you guys. thank you.

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  16. Actually your 'minge' is your pubic hair - hence the term for a ginger person 'Ginger Minge'.

    Ming or minging is a way of saying something or someone is yukky/smelly/ugly, etc.

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  17. in New Zealand we say Ginger Ninja..someone who has ginge hair and ginge pubes

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  18. Ummm.... does anyone else find it creepy that Adam LEARNS these things from you guys... AFTER he has said them in his sleep?

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  19. who cares .......its just pure genius!!!!!

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  20. I agree with Emmx above with the meaning of minge. ALthough, in all innocence 'mingy' would also have meant small. I think though that STM is merely talking to a ginger person. Common slang / name for a ginger person - not necessarily derogatory but quite often said in jest.

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  21. Mingy is like yukky
    Minger is an ugly/disgusting person
    Ginger minger is an ugly/disgusting ginger person

    Personnally in Northern Ireland I've heard Ginger minger pronounced as Ging-ger Ming-ger.. that may just be us though

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  22. Haha, FASTY? That's gonna stick.

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  23. NewMexicanAnnie10 March 2010 11:10

    That's funny! Crayon heaven! I hand pens to patients when I check them in so they can fill out the treatment consent forms, etc., then start them on self-administered tests. Sometimes it's hard to keep track of all those pens and I rummage around in my pen drawer for some more if I can't find one buried among my papers and such, and sometimes, I feel like giving up and using one of the markers I keep around for kids in case a patient brings their kids. :) Crayon (or washable marker) heaven!

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  24. "Kiss me. Tastes good, doesn't it. Why don't you go back and have a second helping. Be greedy."

    T-Shirt, mug, the whole whole nine yards.

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  25. I'd always pronounce minger as rhyming with ringer, but on some comedy thing i saw Dawn French said it as rhyming with ginger, basically as a joke.

    But ginger minger as adam said it most probably has to do with someones orange downstairs parts haha.

    Love the blog! read it every day!

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  26. Richard Scrimgeour is a Minger-
    this was said as a rhyme back in my uni days (except Richard was definitely NOT a minger, he was rather lovely). So UP North, minger sometimes does rhyme with ginger. Maybe your husband has northern roots? x

    Excellent blog by the way!

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  27. It may be different in other areas, but where I live minger's meaning changes depending on the pronunciation - when it rhymes with ringer it means ugly, but when it rhymes with ginger it refers to someone who performs cunnilingus - "minge" means vagina.

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  28. Ming (as in sing): disgusting, i.e. 'That mings.'
    Minge (as in singe): vagina (not a sexy word. Ugh.)
    Mingy: Sound, and meaning, similar to stingy.
    Minger: (as in ringer, not finger, to my knowledge) Ugly person, derogatory.
    Ginger: (when said like 'whinger,') hair colour / flavour / food. (When said with a hard G and to rhyme with 'singer') Derogatory term for person with ginger hair.

    Ah, it's a beautiful language.

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  29. i'm just glad that UK folk arent even consistent with the pronunciations of ginger and minger.

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  30. a minger is a term for someone you find very un attractive "my god i cant beleive you kissed that minger, he had a face like a smacked arse" well us english do come up with the best and strangest insults

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  31. has he ever watched the comedienne Jo Brand? She makes a joke pronouncing 'minger' with a hard g, so maybe it's from that?

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  32. I'm no expert, but I believe if minger rhymes with ginger, then the g is a soft g, not a hard g as in ringer.

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  33. Actually, Adam and I HAVE seen that Jo Brand bit!

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  34. No-one gives a shit a bout his pronunciation, just keep the dream-talk coming.

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  35. have we? really? was it on mock the week or live at the apollo. must have been these are the only two things we watch. oh and ghost hunters. yes, my guilty pleasure! sorry baby, the cat is out of the bag.

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  36. My Scottish husband pronounces Ginger with a hard g too... though sometimes to take the piss he says it so both words rhyme with "singer"

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  37. oops... meant to say he says minger with the hard g. :)

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  38. Karen I think it's actually kinda neat that Adam learns after the fact! - Okay maybe a little strange! lol
    Love "fasty" so gonna use that one!
    But did he rhyme fasty with tasty? Was it “face-tee” or “fast-ee”?
    I have a friend who is originally from the UK and his description of "minger” (he says it like “ringer”) was quite graphic and disgusting. It was close to the #3 or #4 description of minger on the Urban Dictionary... ewww!
    Fun as always and soo glad you two are back!
    Sherri

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  39. hahahha the last three are awesome! And I agree about having some merchandise for the "Kiss me" one..... so cocky it's awesome :)

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  40. LMAO! Love the kiss me AND the Windy in my hair ones!

    Welcome back! It is SOOOOOO much "more better" with you two interacting!

    Karen: Yeah, a little creepy but neat at the same time ;-)

    Hmm...I think that's all I got. Cheers!

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  41. HAHA! I love the kiss one!

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  42. Adam seems to be quite the rhyming "poet but he don't know it"! Not bad grammar folks, just an expression I grew up with in Canada. I love how we learn all of the different meanings from around the world.

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  43. Won't add another comment about minge as most people seem to have got it down. Maybe he just said it like that cos it sounds funnier.

    I was sure you guys lived in the US! I know Adam is from here though.

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  44. Ohhhh, the Kiss one just HAS to go on a shirt! I'll wear it out to the gay bar and be popular. ;)

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  45. Prof. ZzzMAN-ylizer10 March 2010 17:21

    - - - more learning exercises from the pages of STM's mind exploring project - - -

    with word pronunciation meanings - - - the meaning of what you says to sayings of what you means via locals, how inter.rrrresting....

    - - - as STM is possibly craving out of the rat race politics of works workings, and now,
    pens are missing!

    - what a nice excuse to CRAYON-it in a palate of color spectrums to painting the town red with, no worries about it, instead; the heavens are open to color ME wonderful, i beleive.

    "This train's leaving, it'll be a trip of a lifetime . . .
    - so get your mingy arse on board, you ginger minger...there's Cheese balls for everyone. Share them around. They're fun and they're tasty...and they're not fattening nor nasty to the palate here...non-fasty! Yeah, that's the ticket. . .

    do. . ."Kiss me. Tastes good, doesn't it. Why don't you go back and have a second helping? Be greedy." and then; with the cheesies i dish out...

    i'm feeling great with the "Windy in my hair. Don't bend over traveling this train wreck of a good ride to who knows where ;)

    now, that's not to talk or engage in unrealistic fantasies here, but i think you're whistling Dixie STM, overosilly & optimistically in the presence of being YOU ...look away, look away... ... ...

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  46. I do more than whistle when I bend over...

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  47. I agree with Anonymous above....I don't care about the pronounciation! Just give me the defination of the words. I love being able to start every day with a laugh! It sets the tone for the rest of my day, especially when they creep into my mind randomly during the day!! Thank you so much!

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  48. In Yorkshire we say 'minger' with a hard g (to rhyme with ringer) and might say 'ginger minger' the same way (hard gs throughout).
    Just wanted to add to the geographical musings!

    P.S. love the blog - have to check it every day! Glad you had a great honeymoon but glad you're back too! :o)

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  49. here in Australia it's pronounced minge (like fringe) and minger (like ginger)

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  50. Ya'all have totally confused me about what is a hard "g"

    One of my cats is named Gingi and neither "g" is a hard "g" and the i's are pronounced "ih" and "eeeeee"

    But I am really glad you guys are back!No more vacations for you....

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  51. Just to be clear, a hard "g" sound is what you get in "ringer" or "finger". A soft "g" is what you get in "ginger", "hinge" or "flange".

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  52. this is simply too much. enough with the minge....enough!!!

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  53. 2manywhiskers10 March 2010 22:16

    Holy cow, what an education. It was very funny to find out that pregnant (ok, egg-laden) goldfish are called twits, but this! A 3-credit course.

    dddaughter - I was thoroughly confused, too. Still am a little. I say "ringer" and "finger" with different g's. Would call "finger" a hard g (fing-grr), and "hinge" a soft g. Not sure what to call the g in "ringer."

    And I have no clue what to conclude about all the above, just know that I never guessed the finer points of rude insults could hold SO much detail!! :)

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  54. 2manywhiskers10 March 2010 22:17

    LOL Adam!! Didn't see that until I hit but post button. It's even more than the cheese. :)

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  55. Karen, the second 'g' in 'ginger' has a SOFT 'g.' For future reference. This coming from an English teacher.

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  56. "Ginger" is the only word with two soft 'g's.

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  57. Hahaha!! The comments just keep adding to the hilarity! Sorry Adam, I guess we'd better drop minge talk now! lol
    Hope you both have a good night's sleep tonight, with no fatal falling figs to disturb you! :)
    Sherri

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  58. hello my name is mikey and i just farted and it was loud and juicy... i think i shot my pants... ewww i did

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  59. in glasgow, minger is pronounced to rhyme with ringer/singer. in fact, the is practically not prnounced in minger in glaswegian :D

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  60. *the G is practically not pronounced.

    sorry

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  61. Glad your back Adam and Karen. Didn't know any of the ginger stuff here in Canada we are not nearly as creative. However Adam is the most brillent insult artist I have ever heard. Keep up the good work.I have to post as anonymous but I am Victoria from Alberta.

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  62. ging gonch ming monch,
    munch to munch of ginch gonch...
    that's enuff with the mingeemongee, i think, i
    hope, i pray ... smack'em! :O)

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  63. Where's the ((( gong? )))

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  65. Perhaps he was refering to the skin disease known as "Mange" as in "Get your mangy ass on board". But with the last part it does'nt make sense.

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  66. Ginger refers to a person with red hair. They are looked down upon in the UK. When it is pronounced with a hard G, it's meant to be derogatory, as "nigger" is pronounced that way. It's disgusting.

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  67. In Edinburgh at least, minging (pronounced like ringing) is the same as steaming, i.e really drunk.

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  68. When I was in Australia, "minge" was pronounced like "ginger" without the "r", thought they said "minger" occasionally. "Minge" was slang for vagina. Hehe.

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  69. Just a redhair note: all pigment in human hair is red. Black, brown, and blonde result from different shaft thickness etc. So everyone is ginger at the core.

    Related: curly hair is oval, straight hair is round.

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  70. Minger here in manchester, means someone that doesn't look very nice. "That girl is a right Minger." I doesn't do well for chat up lines :)

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  71. There's a Jo Brand bit in one of her stand-up shows about how she says "minger" with a hard "G"...

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  72. Oh but if he mispronounced minger and mingy, it was probably to make it rhyme with ginger, to make it sound a better insult?

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  73. So, am I really the only person who whole-heartedly believes that a hard G is Good and Gold and Gus, and a soft g is ginger, minge, and generally also the j sound?

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