Dismembered man put to use


Waste Not Want Not

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Florida man dismembers and … oh… not florida?

Governor wannabe

Police Interrogator: Where did you hide your father’s body?

Nutcase: I’ll never telly!

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He also paid for a vegan weekend hotel stay in Bristol


If the imagery/content of the Bournemouth tourism board website is to be believed, perhaps the Florida of England…?

His head was found in a filing cabinet.


Found in his Netflix queue:

Once again, media violence leads to the real thing.

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Anything good in on the box tonight?


All nice and Kentucky…


Used a “Stanley knife?” Isn’t “Stanley” British slang for any boxcutter (“So I slits 'is face 'wiv me Stanley…”)

Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang includes “Stanley Facial [n. 2000’s] slashing the face with a Stanley knife”"

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Boxcutters are folded pieces of metal that hold one single-edged razor blade.

Stanley makes a utility knife that uses utility knife blades, with extras stored in the handle.

People that don’t know what a utility knife is often call them boxcutters.

In Australia (and so I assume the UK) Stanley is a brand that makes utility knives or ‘box cutters’, and ‘Stanley knife’ is pretty much a generic term for all such knives. This is the classic form:


Yeah, when I think of ‘box cutter’ I think of something like this:

Its not as strong or useful as a Stanley knife.

That is indeed a utility knife, and it can be used to cut boxes. If you go to a hardware store and ask for a utility knife that right there is what you’ll get.

Today, it is not yet a box cutter. But soon, it will be. Because language reflects its users, and our species is becoming less and less capable of using or even identifying simple tools.

I have taught teenagers how to use screwdrivers and box-end wrenches, so I know whereof I speak!

There are several kinds of box cutters & box hooks - here’s the most common type:

What distinguishes a box-cutter from a utility knife is utility. Box cutters are really only useful for cutting open cardboard boxes, while utility knives have googols of uses.


It almost seems unjust that the BB style manual insists that the dismembered victim is merely a “man,” while the gentleman who cut him to pieces is a “gentleman.” But that is, indeed, the way our world works.

This gentleman here would like to know what brand of plastic storage boxes was used. “Pink liquid” leakage is not to be tolerated in this gentleman’s home.

I mean man’s home. Ahem. Man’s.


Ring spanners in British. Ask for a box-end wrench and you’ll get a blank look or possibly one of these


Thanks! We call those dog-bone wrenches, and they mostly suck. Usually made of pot-metal.

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I take it you are a highly skilled flintknapper?

I’m really kind of glad that I don’t have to know how to use a fire drill, but I’m absolutely confident that if I did, that I would be perfectly capable of learning the skill, and that I could pass along that skill to teenagers who wanted to stay warm.