Weeble


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Weeble

/wee'b*l/ An egg-shaped plastic toy person with a weight in the bottom so that, if tipped over, they would right themselves and stand up again. They were popular in the UK during the 1970s and were famous for the slogan "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down", unlike some computers (pretty tenuous link with computing).
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Your centre of gravity will have altered in such a way that you cannot be pushed over, like a Weeble.
We currently have Cookie the 13 year old Westie, Alfie, the five-year old Springer, Jasper and Weeble the cats plus chickens and ducks.
Lucas Leiva is a Weeble 5 He gets knocked down, then he gets back up again.
I'm already starting to turn into a Weeble with a headache and there are no signs of this food fiesta relenting any time soon.
And once again this season, once their superiority complex came crashing down, they wobbled like a Weeble.
She said: "I got called Weeble and Treetrunk Legs at school.
Saint Sebastian's Head' is the story of Weeble, who, after finding everything she wanted out of life, is forced to face a childhood she never understood, and the man who tried to destroy her life before it got started.
I am Weeble made flesh and blood - I wobble but I can't fall down.
If all these examples are spoonerisms containing existent words, there is also another category of spoonerisms made up of non-existent words which can be explained as 'phonological errors', particularly produced in accelerated speech: the normal sentence "my money is running out" becomes "my runny is munning out", "skip one stage" becomes "stip one skage" and "weak and feeble" "feak and weeble.
At noon, when the constable in the diner was giving his account, he had described how the force of the shot threw Walter Weeble backward.
LIKE most 1970s crazes, wobbly egg-shaped Weeble people are worth watching out for.
You could give them to patients to stick on their gowns and, if they did not want to ask you verbally, they could just point to the little weeble.