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Entry from January 20, 2018
“My dad’s brother eats loads of pasta. He’s my carbuncle”

A “carbuncle” has nothing to do with “carbs” and “uncles,” but there have been puns. “Is that your parent’s brother feeding you pasta?” was posted on the newsgroup uk.misc on January 25, 2005. “If my father’s brother were a bowl of rice or a loaf of bread, I’d have a #carbuncle” was posted on Twitter on May 4, 2011. “Carbuncle (n) fathers brother who eats nothing but pasta” was posted on Twitter on July 6, 2011.

“My Dad’s brother eats loads of pasta. He’s my carbuncle” was posted on Twitter on January 17, 2018.


Wikipedia: Carbuncle
A carbuncle is a cluster of boils caused by bacterial infection, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. The presence of a carbuncle is a sign that the immune system is active and fighting the infection. The infection is contagious and may spread to other areas of the body, or other people; those living in the same residence may develop carbuncles at the same time. In the early 21st century, infection involving methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become more common.

Google Groups: uk.misc
its a girl!
Dave Budd
1/25/05
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> This week I shall mostly be redefining the word “carbuncle”.

Is that your parent’s brother feeding you pasta?

Twitter
Adam Tillman-Young‏
@hillcityfoto
If my father’s brother were a bowl of rice or a loaf of bread, I’d have a #carbuncle.
12:31 AM - 4 May 2011

Twitter
Paul Pukka‏
@paulpukka
Carbuncle (n) fathers brother who eats nothing but pasta..
3:42 PM - 6 Jul 2011

Twitter
Matt Beat‏
@bigmatt1970
Carbuncle (n) : A parent’s pasta-loving brother #UED
6:15 AM - 29 Jul 2011

Twitter
lord gord‏
@the_lordgord
#punsr CARBUNCLE : nickname for my dad’s brother who eats lots if pasta, bread etc.
3:24 AM - 11 Dec 2012 from South Staffordshire, England

Twitter
Randy Giles‏
@jaroot
My dad’s brother is a massive boil.He’s my carbuncle.
12:13 PM - 20 Mar 2013 from Wolverhampton, England

Twitter
Andrew Ferrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrguson‏
@Ferrrgle
My dad’s brother has taken to just eating pasta, potatoes and bread, and is pretty unsightly. Guess you could call him my carbuncle.
3:02 PM - 1 Jul 2013

Twitter
rory 🌨‏
@robotprince
if your uncle is made of bread i guess he’s your carbuncle
2:23 PM - 24 Aug 2013

Twitter
dead senators‏
@filth_waste
the mythic carbuncle who comes over to your house and eats all your bread. he’s your dad’s least favorite sibling.
1:31 PM - 30 Aug 2013

Twitter
Deviljho Crybaby‏
@BurntHombre
We like to call uncle dennis “carbuncle” because a few christmases ago he fucked a loaf of bread.
6:16 PM - 17 Dec 2013

Twitter
Andy‏
@wandywatson
My mums brother only ever eats potatoes, bread and pasta. He’s my carbuncle.
8:07 AM - 25 Apr 2014

Twitter
Rick Aaron‏
@RickAaron
I just served my mom’s brother lots of pasta, garlic bread and donuts. Great. Now I have a carbuncle.
9:55 PM - 12 Apr 2015

Twitter
Just A Thought‏
@CeDrake1
My dad’s brother helps me with all the vegetables I eat. Pulses, rice, potatoes.
He’s my Carbuncle
#dailypun #1pun #Gardening
7:01 AM - 10 Mar 2016

Twitter
ghosts are real in the world of ghosts‏
@yuribeef
q: what do you call your parent’s brother who eats a lot of bread
a: carbuncle
5:11 AM - 1 May 2016

Twitter
Cyborg H.‏
@CyborgHanky
My mom’s brother is such a pain in the ass - he ate all the bread again!
That guy’s such a carbuncle.
12:07 AM - 11 Jan 2017

Twitter
Farm Alarm‏
@eggforbread
My Dad’s brother eats loads of pasta. He’s my carbuncle.
#1PUN
4:23 AM - 17 Jan 2018

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