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    "Colonel Mustard"

    Hi there

    I have a hard time understanding this sentence below.
    "I did try smoking pot one time, it was from a cheerful yellow and white pipe named Colonel Mustard, which definitely doesn’t count."

    I know "Colonel Mustard" is a character from the game, Cluedo.
    I don't understand why it doesn't count when you smoke pot from a pipe named Colonel Mustard?
    Is it a metaphor or something?

    Help, please.
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    #2

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    I'd guess that the person smoked pot once, but didn't feel that they had done it properly. The Cluedo references don't make much sense to me, but maybe it was a meerschaum pipe.

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    #3

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    In the US, the game is called "Clue".

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    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    I'm guessing, after reading the quote in context, that the writer was saying that smoking marijuana from a pipe fashioned to look like a board game character negated the "badness" of smoking the devil's weed. It's a rather nerdy way of smoking dope, as opposed to using a tie-dyed colored bong decorated with pictures of Jerry Garcia.

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    #5

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    It was Colonel Mustard in the hall with a pipe.

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    #6

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    Are you sure it wasn't a bong, Mike?

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    #7

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    It could have been.

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    #8

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    There's no bong in the US version of Clue. At least not yet.

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    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    There's no bong in the US version of Clue. At least not yet.
    Not even in Aspen, Dave?

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    #10

    Re: "Colonel Mustard"

    I think then it might be called "Clue-ooh-ooohhhhhh".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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