Seeking Silly Phrase Pairs for Sign-in Sheet Freight Field
July 12, 2019 6:41 PM   Subscribe

I have to fill out another company's sign-in form for my work trips to gain building access, and have realized an opportunity to insert a dad joke or corny turn of phrase on a certain field of this form because basically no one reads it or cares except for the other people who might casually glance at what others have written; I'm seeking silly phrases to write there.

I am a vendor; I am employed by a specific brand of grocery, and I am tasked with going to various larger grocery stores in my area and stocking that specific brand of product on that store's shelves, out of a set-aside stash in back. When arriving at each store, I have to fill out a vendor sign-in form to record when I've been there, and sometimes get a special badge that lets me in their backroom without being asked why I'm back there.

At one particular store, there is a space on the sign-in sheet for essentially "what product you're bringing" and most other vendors for other brands simply put "merch" there, and nobody from the store seems to bother reading it.

For the last few months I have been putting silly things in that space, and no one from any of the stores have called me out on it. I visit this one particular store twice a day, so I fill out the form twice, so I have been trying to come up with pairs of short phrases to use for that space.

For example:

Name: Jed, In: 330pm, ID:308, Company:ABC, Freight:merch, Out:445pm
Name: Ted, In: 345pm, ID:442, Company:XYZ, Freight:merch, Out:501pm
Name: Mike, In: 403pm, ID:409, Company:TX2, Freight:Intergalactic Planetary, Out:449pm
Name: Mike, In: 610pm, ID:409, Company:TX2, Freight:Planetary Intergalactic, Out:733pm
Name: Ned, In: 614pm: ID:115, Company:JKL, Freight:merch, Out:655pm

"Intergalactic Planetary" is about the max length/characters that will fit in the blank, so nothing longer than that. Other pairs I've put before are:

Snips, Snails
Puppy Dog Tails

Sugar, Spice
Everything Nice

Da Noise
Da Funk

real cool head
real good bread

dashing good looks
winsome charm

..but I'm looking for something more along the lines of funny or silly, that another vendor who can read the list of other people signing in, and might crack a grin at something corny/silly in the merch column. Suggestions are pop culture references, song lyrics possibly from very well-known songs, and sfw innocent jokes/puns.. not like "let the bodies / hit the floor" etc in-jokes appreciated, especially if google-able.

The Snips/tails pair is from a famous childrens poem, as is the sugar/nice pair; noise/funk refers to ('Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk' song from the 90s, which works well because it's 'something I'm bringing in'); head/bread is from Beach Boys lyrics, and the last is just nonsense =)

Any other ideas?
posted by Quarter Pincher to Grab Bag (26 answers total)
 
Lucy in sky, diamonds
posted by FencingGal at 6:53 PM on July 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


One little piggy
posted by past unusual at 7:17 PM on July 12, 2019 [3 favorites]


I should add that I'm not sure about the second one because clearly the other little piggy stayed home.
posted by past unusual at 7:19 PM on July 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


To-may-to
To-mah-to

Best of times
Worst of times
posted by sacrifix at 7:32 PM on July 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Not sure what “silly” is but allusions to nursery rhymes and pop culture seem fun

Pease porridge hot
Pease porridge cold

4 and 20 blackbirds
Pie

Whiskey
Rye

Butch
Sundance

Bonnie
Clyde

Butcher, Baker
Candlestick maker

Peas
Carrots

Good, bad
Ugly

Hey
Jude
posted by rw at 7:34 PM on July 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


Tweedle Dee
Tweedle Dum
posted by ZabeLeeZoo at 7:45 PM on July 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


Hodge
Podge
posted by Reverend John at 7:50 PM on July 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Bond
James Bond
posted by cgg at 7:57 PM on July 12, 2019 [4 favorites]


Day 1:
Who's on
First

Day 2:
What's on
Second

Day 3:
I don't know
THIRD BASE
posted by current resident at 8:06 PM on July 12, 2019 [5 favorites]


Heckle
Jeckle

ABCDEFG
HIJKLMNOP

S'alright?
S'alright.

Butter
Parkay
(May be confusingly on the nose in a grocery setting)

Bread
Circuses
(See above)

Tastes Great
Less Filling

Bert
Ernie

Hayfoot
Strawfoot

Fee Fie
Fo Fum
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:38 PM on July 12, 2019 [1 favorite]


PB
J

Spaceley Spockets
Cogswell Cogs

Birds
Bees

Abbott
Costello

Lennon
McCartney

Bangers
Mash

Tom
Jerry

Lewis
Martin

Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup

Bacon
Eggs

Cookies
Cream

Salt
Pepper

Burger
Fries

Red Beans
Rice

Bread
Circuses

Razzle
Dazzle

Sturm
Drang

Toil
Trouble

Sound
Fury
posted by at at 9:42 PM on July 12, 2019 [2 favorites]


Duck Duck
Goose

Yellow
Submarine

Uncle Wiggly
Nurse Fuzzy Wuzzy

Lions, Tigers
Bears
posted by PlantGoddess at 10:08 PM on July 12, 2019


E-I-E-I
O

I don't like cricket
I love it

Eat, Pray
Love

Umbrella
ella, ella, eh, eh, eh
posted by hotcoroner at 10:44 PM on July 12, 2019


French fries
Pepper


Carrot
Stick

Peace
Quiet

Brillig
Slithy toves
posted by Gotanda at 12:41 AM on July 13, 2019


Dungeons
Dragons
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 1:24 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Badger badger | Mushroom
Win some | Lose some
Easy come | Easy go
What you want | What you need
Vice | Versa
A shrubbery | Another shrubbery
No eye | deer
Veni vidi | vici
Here's my number | call me maybe
posted by evilmomlady at 4:44 AM on July 13, 2019 [2 favorites]


Laurel and Hardy
posted by Homer42 at 10:48 AM on July 13, 2019


Too Much/Time on my hands
Two tickets/To paradise
Breaker Breaker/What's your 20?
Wild Wild Horses/Couldn't drag me away
Afternoon/Delight
Do you feel/lucky, punk?
My, My, My, My/Boogie shoes
Do you feel/ Like we do?
Filth/Of Beethoven
Fine Young/Cannibals
More today/Than yesterday
Heard it/Thru the grapevine
Good morning/Starshine
Hot fun/in the summertime
Booker T and/The MGs

Google the Billboard Top 40 songs of the week for 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years in the past and use song titles, parts of lyrics or band names. You could also do movie titles but something about a song title or splice of lyric or almost forgotten band name will trigger something in someone's memory, taking them and maybe you back to younger days. Could be a lot of fun. Happy searching!
posted by Gino on the Meta at 10:57 AM on July 13, 2019


cherm
posted by teremala at 11:33 AM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Maybe related to emotions? Ennui, angst, happiness, laughter, schadenfreude
posted by Sophont at 1:23 PM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


How about some superhero/alter ego pairs?

Clark Kent/Superman
Peter Parker/Spider-Man (or Miles Morales/Spider-Man)
Bruce Wayne;Batman

Etc
posted by ActionPopulated at 3:41 PM on July 13, 2019 [3 favorites]


flotsam
jetsam
posted by goodsearch at 4:31 PM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


You could go through all the plagues, plus frankincense and myrrh.

Gasoline Powered Turtleneck
Electric Dog Polisher

Or can you just go all out dirty? While specific, like "black 8 mm anal beads?"
posted by mermaidcafe at 5:58 PM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


good answers so far!

flotsam & jetsam reminded me of "xylem and phloem" from botany class =)
2 tickets to paradise, I think I'll enter as "ticket to paradise" twice =)
lol'd @ badgers badgers badgers / mushroom mushroom =)
I could do "this little piggy" and "wee-wee-wee" =)
"cherm" reminds me of "cronch" for crunch, so I could do silly word versions that describe the brand I'm bringing =)
posted by Quarter Pincher at 11:51 PM on July 13, 2019 [1 favorite]


Lemons
Lemonade

You say goodbye
I say hello

Whatchamacallits
Thingamabobs

John
Marsha

posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:33 AM on July 15, 2019


Rah rah rah
Sis boom bah
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:34 AM on July 15, 2019


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