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Over-use the Baker's Quantifier

That'll be a Baker's Monkey mate
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Why is there only a Baker's Dozen and not a Baker's Score ? A Baker's Century, even a Baker's Millenium ? Counting is so boring now everything has been decimalised, can we not re-introduce the 'Baker's' quantifier to make things a little more confusing again ?
nichpo, Mar 07 2003

Why it's a baker's dozen http://www.straight...g/mbakersdozen.html
Weights and Measures. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       On seeing the dissapointed look on a ladyfriend's face, the use of the "I ment 10 *Baker's* Inches" excuse probably won't save you... or would that be the wrong way around... er... as it were...   

       Oh, I've gone and made myself blush...
Seaneeboy, Mar 07 2003
  

       If you want to make things confusing, why not just a one-word replacement form on non-rhyming slang:   

       I'm just going down to the Bakers'.
Just give me a Bakers'.
Oh, Bakers!
Look at the Bakers' on her!
I don't give a Baker's.
DrCurry, Mar 07 2003
  

       Oh, baker off.
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2003
  

       <irrelevent aside>
//A variant is bakester// -- from [DC]'s link
  

       I think that sounds much better than 'baker'.</>
Jinbish, Mar 07 2003
  

       Of course, it would have to be a part of the slug / fortnight / hogshead English system.
RayfordSteele, Mar 07 2003
  

       I like the idea of a baker's kilogram being 2.5 lb and the baker's litre being 2 pints.
<aside>At the engineering woikshop where I once woiked, screws, nuts and such were commonly dispensed by the 'Imperial handful'.</aside>
angel, Mar 07 2003
  

       I'll have a baker's pint of ale, please! (+)
Cedar Park, Mar 08 2003
  

       13:00
Shz, Mar 08 2003
  

       I think I'd like a baker's hard drive.   

       Yeah, to put it on everything would be confusing. Because everyone's not a baker.   

       As for a baker's dozen, hope you have a nice, generous baker. Otherwise you get less than everyone else. [:^) It's the baker's choice!   

       How 'bout a Baker's hundred? "...Killing a hundred people. What? You say a baker's hundred? Oh, Lord, save us..."   

       Oh yeah, and you get cool stuff like:   

       A Baker's Burger. With more than The Works.   

       A Baker's Hemi. What a Hummer has. (I know it doesn't really.)   

       A Baker's Slap.   

       A Baker's Bakery. Also prints newspapers.   

       A Baker's Ammo Clip. More bang for your buck.   

       A Baker's Annotation. What you have right here.
TahuNuva, Jan 08 2008
  

       [Shz] ooh, I like "Bake 'o clock" (best if the "o" is pronounced "uh"). Kinda sounds like lunchtime too.
marklar, Jan 09 2008
  
      
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