Heard on The Cartoon Network: a new(?) meaning of "standee"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 18 02:54:40 UTC 2008

Male character:

"My phobia is that I have a fear of Céline Dion standees in music stores."

Female character:

"Ooh! I *love* Céline Dion! Uh, what's a "standee"?

Male character:

"A life-sized, cardboard cut-out of someone, propped up from behind.'"

So, that's what those things are called! Or is it?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

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