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    Clean up on aisle three

    What does it mean to say "clean up on aisle three," other than the literal meaning? It seems that there are variants with different aisle numbers. My guess is that each different number of aisle mean different things. Does anyone have any idea? This was a question posted in a Korean web forum and I happened to read it. And now I'm wondering this myself - the question got me interested.

    Thanks for your help,

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    Re: Clean up on aisle three

    Did the original thread mention the TV series House as a context? After a scene that had House talking in a typically unsympathetic way to a patient who made a mess of some kind (I forget the details, but bowels may have been involved), House left the room shouting to the nursing staff 'Cleanup on aisle three" [I think it was 3; there are no doubt web-sites where someone will check. ]

    The reference was to a supermarket, when a customer drops a bottle and it smashes. A supervisor shouts 'Cleanup on aisle N' [large shops are often organized/sign-posted by aisle]. House cared as much - this was the point.

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    Re: Clean up on aisle three

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Did the original thread mention the TV series House as a context? After a scene that had House talking in a typically unsympathetic way to a patient who made a mess of some kind (I forget the details, but bowels may have been involved), House left the room shouting to the nursing staff 'Cleanup on aisle three" [I think it was 3; there are no doubt web-sites where someone will check. ]

    The reference was to a supermarket, when a customer drops a bottle and it smashes. A supervisor shouts 'Cleanup on aisle N' [large shops are often organized/sign-posted by aisle]. House cared as much - this was the point.

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    Queenbu always does the checking-up! It's my speciality. I'm sure you're referring to this: And on the eighth day, the Lord Physician created nurses, to clean up the mess but there are many other links to that phrase.
    Last edited by queenbu; 05-Apr-2007 at 12:43.

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    Re: Clean up on aisle three

    That's it. I knew I could trust you

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