Collecting Mixed Metaphors & Accidental Words

Similar to people who make a hobby of collecting physical items, one of my hobbies is collecting mixed metaphors and accidental words. The true gems are those that are created and spoken right in front of me, without any intent of humor or irony.

An old co-worker excelled at accidentally creating mixed metaphors. Some of these included:

“He buttered his bread. Now he has to lie in it.” (Mash up of: “He buttered his own bread” and “He made his bed, now he has to lie in it.”

“He’s a little green behind the ears.” (Mash up of: “He’s a little green” and “He’s still wet behind the ears.”

“Someday when my cow comes in.” (Mash up of: “Someday when my ship comes in” and “…until the cows come home.”

Back in our college days, my brother was all amped up about something and declared “That’s the last camel’s back.” I presume he was trying to say either “That’s the last straw” or “That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

And then there is Mrs. Throckmorton.

I am working on a dictionary of the words she has accidentally created. She is at her creative best when she is particularly animated, and her tongue and brain can’t keep in sync with what she is trying to say.

She recently expressed concern about her dad’s health, worrying that he is becoming “old and feebile.” The funny thing is, I knew exactly what she meant. In fact, I’ve adopted the word. Why use two separate words, “feeble” and “senile,” if you can mash them together into one perfect word.

When she questioned the motivation of a certain person’s efforts to be visibly altruistic, Mrs. Throckmorton said that person was “trying to schinagle himself” into a position that would personally benefit him. I’m guessing that “schinagle” is some mash-up of the verbs “scheme” and “finagle.” Whatever the case, it’s a good word. I now use it.

She has referred to the dishwasher as “dish laundry.” She likes to “smell the sunshine.” And when the dogs would rather wander and sniff than keep moving forward on a walk, they are “me-ambling” (“meander” combined with “amble.”

Oh, she can mix a metaphor too. Just this week she referred to someone as being “poor as a church mouse.” I gently pointed out that the phrase involving church mice is “quiet as a church mouse.” To which she replied, “Are you trying to tell me that church mice are wealthy!?” Point well taken.

Feel free to share any mixed metaphors you’ve encountered in the wild, as well as any accidental words that should be spread to a wider audience.

Ace will be back in this time slot again tomorrow. It’s been a pleasure hanging out with y’all the past week.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 08:30 PM




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1 Y

Posted by: Y at November 29, 2021 08:34 PM (6n+wS)

2 not

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 08:34 PM (VwHCD)

3 Hey Buck!

Thank you for all you hard work this last week.

And all the cobs.

And bluebell. She's so lovely

Cheers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 08:35 PM (U2p+3)

4 "Poor as a church mouse" is a pre-existing thing.

There was even a movie called that back in the early talkies days.

Posted by: moviegique at November 29, 2021 08:35 PM (asXVI)

5 My wife once went on a rant about driving all over God's carnation looking for [whatever it was]. I liked that.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:37 PM (U1eOr)

6
That Rebel Yell recreation in the side bar is cool. Sounds like a pack of coyotes.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:38 PM (Mzdiz)

7 "Poor as a church mouse" is a pre-existing thing.

There was even a movie called that back in the early talkies days.

Posted by: moviegique at November 29, 2021 08:35 PM (asXVI)

My father actually used that a few weeks ago. He was talking about when he got married (at 21) and said he was poor as a church mouse.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 08:38 PM (VwHCD)

8 Mrs. Malaprop?

Posted by: normal at November 29, 2021 08:39 PM (obo9H)

9 So many threads, so little Ace.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:39 PM (wAnMi)

10 4 "Poor as a church mouse" is a pre-existing thing.

There was even a movie called that back in the early talkies days.
Posted by: moviegique at November 29, 2021 08:35 PM (asXVI)

I first heard it decades ago. So it may be a mash up, but it is a long and wide spread one if it is.

Posted by: Bete at November 29, 2021 08:39 PM (F9322)

11
If we can hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:39 PM (Mzdiz)

12 Well, it ain't rocket surgery.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (kTF2Z)

13 Hmmm,,, I think this thread is about 2 beers short of a full house.

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (oHd/0)

14 That ship has flown.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (wAnMi)

15 My late wife was fond of saying "That ship has sunk."

Posted by: OpenChannelD at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (gcQt5)

16 anybody watching the nfl loser bowl on right now ?

Posted by: vancouver bill at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (oSX/P)

17 Actually, "poor as a church mouse" is a bona fide idiom; the idea being that there's no food in church so the mice will be poor.
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/
poor+as+a+church+mouse

Posted by: Lurkerette at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (B4Nkq)

18 God's carnation! Heh.

I just googled "poor as a church mouse" and it appears Mrs. Throckmorton will be enjoying a "So there" moment at my expense tonight.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (d9Cw3)

19 Not the sharpest bulb in the drawer.

Posted by: Weasel at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (0IeYL)

20 I think I've read "poor as a church mouse" in a older book

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (FcPY7)

21 My wife is like yours. I didn't know there was another person that did that.


"Lasterday"

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (LVgqo)

22 9 So many threads, so little Ace.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:39 PM (wAnMi)

He went slowly into vacation, so it is only fair he takes time coming back one would think.

That or a shelf collapsed on him and due to dehydration he was unable to get it off him. In which case...CBD gets the blog?

Posted by: Bete at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (F9322)

23 "Hang*ger*ber"

My 2nd daughter's childhood pronunciation of hamburger.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (4I/2K)

24 16 anybody watching the nfl loser bowl on right now ?
Posted by: vancouver bill at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (oSX/P)

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Who's playing? I used to get ESPN bootlegged, but they shut it down and I don't care enough to pay.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:42 PM (U1eOr)

25
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:42 PM (Mzdiz)

26 15 My late wife was fond of saying "That ship has sunk."
Posted by: OpenChannelD at November 29, 2021 08:40 PM (gcQt5)

We have lots of ships that go underwater.

Posted by: Obumbles what got millions less votes than Bidet at November 29, 2021 08:42 PM (F9322)

27 Well, I ain't the sharpest knife in the chandelier.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 08:43 PM (kTF2Z)

28 who is playing ? two losers. washington and seattle

Posted by: vancouver bill at November 29, 2021 08:43 PM (oSX/P)

29 Yes, poor as a churchmouse is, and has been for a long time, a thing.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:43 PM (U1eOr)

30 God's Holy Trousers!

Posted by: Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan at November 29, 2021 08:43 PM (4I/2K)

31 The mrs. Is a walking malaprop..
"You Jackanine!"

Posted by: Idahonian at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (FpvLM)

32 Throck, you married a genius...

Posted by: thefritz at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (1ZBHn)

33 gawrsh, too much like thinkin' for my brain; been drinkin' & solderin' since the sun hit the yardarm & I tellya what, it fair woolies one to think on it !

but the variac with the bad fuseholder is fixed, so there is that ...

g'night, good people !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (ahosz) at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (ahosz)

34 Here's one. I am actually fond of saying "I've got a bone to break with you!"

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (U1eOr)

35 I like eggcorns.

Like wine on rice


Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (EeUIW)

36 Buck Throckmorton stole my childhood.

Posted by: Meatball-scented druid philosopher Greta Thunberg at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (Xrfse)

37 Mrs. Throckmorton's metaphors are as fresh as a pancake.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at November 29, 2021 08:45 PM (uWF4x)

38 I've always found that "fuck that" sometimes didn't really phrase well.

But "fuck it" did.

So... there's that.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2021 08:45 PM (BFigT)

39 He wears his sleeve like an open book.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:45 PM (wAnMi)

40
We've barely scratched the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (Mzdiz)

41 "I'm pissed, and getting pissder."

Posted by: Baltodog at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (+T/0F)

42 Here's one. I am actually fond of saying "I've got a bone to break with you!"
Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:44 PM (U1eOr)


I'm stealing that one.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (wAnMi)

43 I am saying increasingly more spoonerisms as I age beyond 29 -- many crack up the wifey, but I don't recall them off the bat. The first one I ever recall doing (when I WAS younger than 29) was helping push a car stuck in snow one night in Lake Tahoe after skiing ... and being so exhausted that when we finally got it freed I yelled "Hush you muskies!"

Did I pick that up from the old TV show "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon?"

Another holiday tradition that started about 20 years ago: as I was doing the dishes each night as Christmas approached, I'd absent-mindedly start singing aloud the Don Henley cover "Please Come Home for Christmas" ... and then part-way through unwittingly transition seamlessly to The Beatles' "Oh! Darling" causing much mirth for the wife.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (mZ3xv)

44 It spread like wildflower.

I worked with a guy that spoke like this all the time. We just wanted to kill him.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (mD/uy)

45 Malapropism on steroids, huh

Posted by: CN at November 29, 2021 08:47 PM (ONvIw)

46 that is a moo point

Posted by: Joey at November 29, 2021 08:47 PM (e1mwr)

47 my favorite is "It ain't Rocket Surgery!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 08:47 PM (evAgx)

48 My mom used to work for a man who would cobble together different idioms. He came up "That's not my cup of bag." And also "The whole ballgame of wax."

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at November 29, 2021 08:48 PM (WQhhR)

49
A great-aunt of mine loved to make up words. One of my favorites of hers was "aggrafretting".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:48 PM (Mzdiz)

50 I would think 'nip it in the butt' would be a favorite aos eggcorn.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:48 PM (EeUIW)

51 >> In which case...CBD gets the blog?

No, Maetenloch. It was always Maetenloch.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (uWF4x)

52 Not a mixed metaphor, but from my MIL:

What in the cat hair????

Posted by: KT at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (0ghg2)

53 21 My wife is like yours. I didn't know there was another person that did that.


"Lasterday"
Posted by: banana Dream

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I just had to inform my second daughter that she isn't the only person to have coined that word.

Posted by: Lurkerette at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (B4Nkq)

54 That or a shelf collapsed on him and due to dehydration he was unable to get it off him. In which case...CBD gets the blog?
Posted by: Bete at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (F9322)

We better hope that Ace doesn't step outside and see his shadow - then he'll be gone for 6 more weeks!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (evAgx)

55 Thanks COBs for all your work, off to watch George C Scott.

Posted by: CN at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (ONvIw)

56 "Don't stop 'til you can't get enough."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (vuisn)

57 Archie Bunker was the king of malapropisms.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (EeUIW)

58 Ned and the First Reader.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (U2p+3)

59 Had a boss that would do this too, "We'll tackle that bridge when we come to it" in an over-the-top inspirational tone of voice.

Posted by: Vikingord at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (2+cgt)

60 We will burn that bridge when we cross it.

Posted by: Bang-a-gong at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (Qc+Wp)

61
My favorite Spoonerism:

Mardon me, Padam, but this pie is occupewed. May I sew you to another sheet?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (Mzdiz)

62 A buddy of mine said his wife used this one: WTF- What the hell?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (kBuGL)

63 The church mouse has been skimming the collections.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (II3Gr)

64 I'm stealing that one.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:46 PM (wAnMi)

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Good! It works well - 99% of the time they get the joke.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (U1eOr)

65 You can lead a horse to water, and eat it too!

Never cry about spilled milk under the bridge.

If Thomas Jefferson was alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.

Posted by: mr_jack at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (NT3Uy)

66 Yogi Berra was in a class of his own.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (EeUIW)

67 When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:51 PM (II3Gr)

68 Sra blaster's first language is not English.

She used to say "six on one hand, half dozen on the other"

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (mbFEM)

69 I think "poor as a church mouse." is a real saying. At least it sounds familiar.

Posted by: a.moron at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (F6Xpw)

70 >>> No, Maetenloch. It was always Maetenloch.
Posted by: 40 Miles North at November 29, 2021 08:49 PM (uWF4x)


There's an astronaut wielding a pistol somewhere behind us isn't there.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (LVgqo)

71 Yogi landed at Omaha beach as a 19 year old.

Posted by: free tibet at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (BOG6D)

72 My favorite Spoonerism:

Mardon me, Padam, but this pie is occupewed. May I sew you to another sheet?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (Mzdiz)

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LOL - same! My brother pulled that on me once and I was floored.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (U1eOr)

73 In for a penny, two in the bush.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (wAnMi)

74 You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Beat him to death with a bat and he'll never be hungry again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (kTF2Z)

75 My favorite Yogism is

Nobody goes there any more because it's too crowded.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (EeUIW)

76 Not exactly what was requested, but I'm fond of this one attributed to Yogi Berra:

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Posted by: mr_jack at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (NT3Uy)

77 Water under the dam and over the bridge.

Which is really bad.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (BFigT)

78 My wife is big on neologisms. Our favorite is 'gription,' as in "I slipped cause I got no gription."

Posted by: IanDeal at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (MGjjz)

79 She used to say "six on one hand, half dozen on the other"
Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 08:52 PM (mbFEM)

I use the 'six of one, half dozen of the other' and have had to explain it at least twice that I can think of.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (kBuGL)

80 "Poor as a church mouse" is a valid idiom.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (V13WU)

81 59 Had a boss that would do this too, "We'll tackle that bridge when we come to it" in an over-the-top inspirational tone of voice.
Posted by: Vikingord at November 29, 2021 08:50 PM (2+cgt)


Did you work for me? I love burning that bridge when we get to it!

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (mbFEM)

82 "You can grab a bull's horns, but you can't pull 'em off."

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (U1eOr)

83 Every cloud has spilt milk.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (wAnMi)

84 "To which she replied, "Are you trying to tell me that church mice are wealthy!?" Point well taken.

ha .. well mixing metaphors is more interesting than just repeating the worn out phrases. She seems very clever and smart, you are a lucky man.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (Cus5s)

85 I hope Ace gets back soon. I can't keep up with all the threads!

Posted by: Oddbob at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (nfrXX)

86 "We'll drive off that bridge when we get to it".

Posted by: a.moron at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (F6Xpw)

87 >> Yogi Berra was in a class of his own.

Sam Goldwyn (the G in MGM) was in that class as well, with such classics as, "Anyone who would go to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined" and a "A verbal contract ain't worth the paper it's written on."

And, I don't want yes men. I want people to tell me the truth even if it gets the fired.

Spare no expense in saving money!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (Mzdiz)

88 "That don't make no never mind."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (vuisn)

89 So Michael Franzese was a real life mafia boss in the Gotti era. He's 70 now and claims to be a Christian, he sure sounds like one. He spent 10 years in prison for mobbery.

You've probably read me here before talking about how the modern federal government is run like a mob, and well... he agrees

https://youtu.be/voog3O0xlKY

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (KZzsI)

90 Yogi Berra

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (+ya+t)

91 The Lord is a shoving leopard.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (II3Gr)

92 My blonde sister called the little doored cubby on the passenger side of the car where you kept the map "the glove department."

Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (CWMF2)

93 My all time favorite mixed-metaphor came from my husband who was telling a story and vehemently demanded that some imaginary adversary not "butter" his "ass."

No one said anything for a few seconds and then I said, "Did you just say 'butter my ass'?"

In the same tone of voice he as he was yelling at his imaginary adversary, he yelled, "YES. I WAS HOPING NO ONE HAD NOTICED."

Obviously he had mixed up "butter me up" and "kiss my ass."

Posted by: Zelda Cornwallis at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (yDC8v)

94 You can run but you can't glide.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (V13WU)

95 I use the 'six of one, half dozen of the other' and have had to explain it at least twice that I can think of.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (kBuGL)


I use that one all the time. Explaining it though? Hasn't happened yet. Maybe they're afraid to ask?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (wAnMi)

96
Never mind your own business!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (Mzdiz)

97 I had a friend who'd say "Six in one half, dozen of the other"

Which if you really parse it out carefully actually kinda works.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (6FeV1)

98 My wife is big on neologisms. Our favorite is 'gription,' as in "I slipped cause I got no gription."
Posted by: IanDeal at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (MGjjz)

My NYC brethren used to tease me by leaving a note on my desk at lunch that said

Goweat?

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (EeUIW)

99 Obviously he had mixed up "butter me up" and "kiss my ass."
Posted by: Zelda Cornwallis at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (yDC8v)


To be fair I don't want opponents buttering my ass either.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (mbFEM)

100 92 My blonde sister called the little doored cubby on the passenger side of the car where you kept the map "the glove department."
Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (CWMF2)

If she was a preschooler, that's adorable.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (II3Gr)

101 Do unto others before they can do unto you.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (wAnMi)

102 Six of one, seven of nine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (63Dwl)

103 "Madder than all get-up" is a favorite of my brother.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (U1eOr)

104 my sister as a 3-4 year old said her ayes were "glermy" in the morning

Posted by: free tibet at November 29, 2021 08:57 PM (BOG6D)

105 It's all about supply & command.

Posted by: RickyFromTrailerParkBoys at November 29, 2021 08:57 PM (KsH9v)

106 Neater than whale shit.

Guy from Missippi used to say that.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 08:57 PM (mbFEM)

107 96
Never mind your own business!
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (Mzdiz

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I may use that.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 08:58 PM (U1eOr)

108 "Babble pie" was a favorite dessert of mine as a kid.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 08:58 PM (vuisn)

109 A leper never changes his spots !

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (V13WU)

110 Okay, there used to be an old VP in a department where I worked and he was an absolute meathead. Once when he was trying to give a motivational speech he meant to say that we all needed to be in sync together, instead what he said was "We I'll need to be in the same sink together".

Another time after he had messed something up and got him blamed for it he stated in front of everyone, "I not only deny the allegations, I deny the alligator".

Posted by: Happy at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (8wFql)

111 Lileks had one: 'skither' for insects and crawling things movement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (kBuGL)

112 100 92 My blonde sister called the little doored cubby on the passenger side of the car where you kept the map "the glove department."
Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (CWMF2)

If she was a preschooler, that's adorable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (II3Gr)

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If she was in her 30s, not so much...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (CAJOC)

113 105 It's all about supply & command.
Posted by: RickyFromTrailerParkBoys at November 29, 2021 08:57 PM (KsH9v)

Rickyisms are a category unto themselves.

What you don't know won't learn ya.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (6FeV1)

114 Get rich or try dying.....

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (V13WU)

115 Not a mash-up, but a phrase I've adopted from RiffTrax

"The plot... sort of congeals"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (CAJOC)

116 We all need to be in the same sink together, that is. Voice to text never understands The Texas vernacular very well.

Posted by: Happy at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (8wFql)

117 mrs fluffy once referred to some underhanded ploy as being dirty poker.

Posted by: fluffy at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (UnQlg)

118 My late MIL made up the word "flustrated". It is, at times, quite a perfect word and our whole family uses it now, on purpose.

Posted by: cfo mom at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (Q8bDL)

119 Were hotcakes ever a hot commodity? Was there a time in history you simply couldn't make them fast enough?

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (wAnMi)

120 I realize that this thread is about malapropisms and not idioms, per se, but does anyone else use the phrase (when something is slippery) "slicker than snot on a doorknob?"

Also - does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (U1eOr)

121 This like the upper hand is on the other foot.

Posted by: Rex B at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (kromb)

122 100 92 My blonde sister called the little doored cubby on the passenger side of the car where you kept the map "the glove department."
Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 29, 2021 08:55 PM (CWMF2)

If she was a preschooler, that's adorable.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at November 29, 2021 08:56 PM (II3Gr)

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If she was in her 30s, not so much...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 08:59 PM (CAJO

It was last week. And she's 50.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (CWMF2)

123 Prostrate exam...

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (V13WU)

124 We all need to be in the same sink together, that is. Voice to text never understands The Texas vernacular very well.
Posted by: Happy at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (8wFql)

I'll tell ya what

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (EeUIW)

125 I had a coworker that mucked up metaphors and sayings all the time.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (ynpvh)

126 When one of my nieces was young she would say "grandma my butt sneezed" when she had gas.

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)

127 The drunken old reprobate who married my somewhat sketchy grandma once declared a perfect day was fishing in the sun, but then amended that, saying it would be better with a "morphodite whore". Being nly around 10 at the time I didn't really know what the heck a morphodite was, but the whore part I got and it made all us boys laugh like crazy. Later having learned the meaning, I'm not sure he knew what it meant, because that's an older term for hermaphrodite. Maybe he meant to say someone hooked on morphine? One could never tell with an old fellow like that.

He was one of those terrible people you still couldn't help but like. He was perpetually drunk, not staggering around, just always buzzed on beer. Hell of a stone mason, he could lay brick like a machine. Funny and profane constantly, with zero filter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (KZzsI)

128 I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats" which is a nonexistent thing. Maybe it's meant to be philosophical or something about the "futility of man's desire set in opposition against a vast incomprehensible universe" or similar stupid crap.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (LVgqo)

129 The one everyone messes up is "the proof is in the pudding" for the old expression the "proof of the pudding is in the eating."

Posted by: IanDeal at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (MGjjz)

130 Feed a lion, starve a lamb.

Posted by: NoDakDave at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (zV3E3)

131
Another Spoonerism, expelling a student:

Young man you have hissed all my mystery lectures and were caught fighting a liar in the quad! You have tasted two whole worms and will leave by the next town drain!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (Mzdiz)

132 I'll tell ya what

me: What??
Texan: I done told ya

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (KZzsI)

133 Oh, I really like that "green behind the ears" one!

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (JJatH)

134 Also - does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?
Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (U1eOr)

After the quote, unless the quotation is itself a question.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (P3gRi)

135 Someone say dirty poker?

Posted by: Shep! at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (kTF2Z)

136 My wife wants me to list her other invented word, flustrated, a combination of flustered and frustrated. I admit, I've used it a few times myself.

Posted by: IanDeal at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (MGjjz)

137 86 "We'll drive off that bridge when we get to it".

Posted by: a.moron at November 29, 2021 08:54 PM (F6Xpw)

Heh. I sometimes say that to the wife on purpose, as we both know it's a mash-up, except my version is "We'll driver over that bridge when we come to it"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (ynpvh)

138 126 When one of my nieces was young she would say "grandma my butt sneezed" when she had gas.
Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)

I think it is hilarious when Ajax farts and it startles him and he whirls around like he expects someone to be behind him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:04 PM (kBuGL)

139 A bird in the hand spoils the broth.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2021 09:04 PM (OaZlZ)

140 134 Also - does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?
Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (U1eOr)

After the quote, unless the quotation is itself a question.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:03 PM (P3gRi)

Unless it's Spanish, then you have to use the upside down one at the beginning of the Sentence or Quote.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:04 PM (ynpvh)

141 I realize that this thread is about malapropisms and not idioms, per se, but does anyone else use the phrase (when something is slippery) "slicker than snot on a doorknob?"

Also - does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?
Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (U1eOr)


The question mark goes after the quote, because it's not part of the quote.

I've heard and used that one, as well as Vaseline on a toilet seat.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at November 29, 2021 09:05 PM (wAnMi)

142 does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?

This is actually a source of some debate.

Brits, who after all invented the language, claim the punctuation goes outside the end quote. Americans who perfected the language say it goes inside (unless the quote is being used otherwise in a sentence, like AOP notes).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:05 PM (KZzsI)

143 Actual quote:

There we were standing there like two kangaroos with our hands in the sand.

Posted by: Hepcat at November 29, 2021 09:05 PM (5b+Sr)

144 129 The one everyone messes up is "the proof is in the pudding" for the old expression the "proof of the pudding is in the eating."

Posted by: IanDeal at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (MGjjz)

150 proof, please.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:05 PM (ynpvh)

145
Giving a toast to the Queen, Spooner said, "God bless our queer old dean!"

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (Mzdiz)

146 Unless it's Spanish, then you have to use the upside down one at the beginning of the Sentence or Quote.
Posted by: jim

Que?

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (mD/uy)

147 Have heard these called malaphors elsewhere on the internet.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (sGnvY)

148 Dance the Flamingo

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (EeUIW)

149 I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats" which is a nonexistent thing. Maybe it's meant to be philosophical or something about the "futility of man's desire set in opposition against a vast incomprehensible universe" or similar stupid crap.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (LVgqo)

It's just an Anglicization of the Latin "quid pro quo" > "this for that" > "tit for tat".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (P3gRi)

150 11
Zap Brannigan?

Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (roH4R)

151 >>> When one of my nieces was young she would say "grandma my butt sneezed" when she had gas.
Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)


Well, I do admit I have "Newton's third lawed" quite a few times over the years. But it's not chicken and egg, as I know it's the sneezing first that triggers the follow-on chain reaction.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (LVgqo)

152 142 does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?

This is actually a source of some debate.

Brits, who after all invented the language, claim the punctuation goes outside the end quote. Americans who perfected the language say it goes inside (unless the quote is being used otherwise in a sentence, like AOP notes).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:05 PM (KZzsI)

The Brits also make so God-Awful food, so you mileage may vary.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (ynpvh)

153 Chesterdrawers

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (EeUIW)

154 My brain works in funny ways. Once Scottish Kate and I were in the checkout line at a store. Looking over, I saw a whole rack of store gift cards.

I swear each of them said "Bed, Bath & Beyonce"

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (fBtlL)

155 "You've probably read me here before talking about how the modern federal government is run like a mob, and well... he agrees"

DeepState seems to have learned from Soviets on infiltration, from the Mob on threats and coercion, and now from China/Google on total control of society via Social Credit, cancel culture, and political prisoners.

This will not end well ... but end it must.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (Cus5s)

156 23 "Hang*ger*ber"

My 2nd daughter's childhood pronunciation of hamburger.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (4I/2K)

Oh my gosh, someone else's kid said that too!!! Our daughter said it so much that what we call them now. Gets us funny looks at restaurants.

Posted by: Moki at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (JrN/x)

157 I probably shouldn't mention this, but do any of y'all remember when Ace discovered the word "procasturbating"?

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (d9Cw3)

158 A phrase my Dad used to use

"a couple three"

basically means, "give me two, three if you got 'em."

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:08 PM (CAJOC)

159 Brandon is old and feebile.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2021 09:08 PM (U0p6D)

160 146 Unless it's Spanish, then you have to use the upside down one at the beginning of the Sentence or Quote.
Posted by: jim

Que?

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (mD/uy)

¿Que?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:08 PM (ynpvh)

161 150 11
Zap Brannigan?
Posted by: Dr. Claw at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (roH4R)

Stand back, Kif and watch while I show you why they call me the 'velour fog.'

Posted by: Zap at November 29, 2021 09:08 PM (kBuGL)

162 A phrase my Dad used to use

"a couple three"

basically means, "give me two, three if you got 'em."
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:08 PM (CA

Yeah I picked that one up from someone when I was a kid.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (EeUIW)

163 > I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats" which is a nonexistent thing. Maybe it's meant to be philosophical or something about the "futility of man's desire set in opposition against a vast incomprehensible universe" or similar stupid crap.

Etymology websites suggest it's an old 1500s phrase that basically means "blow for blow.". The old phrase was "tip for tap." IOW you hit me, I hit you.

From what I've read, tit for tat with calculated, conditional forgiveness is a very solid strategy that wins in many situations.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (i0wNm)

164 >>> I probably shouldn't mention this, but do any of y'all remember when Ace discovered the word "procasturbating"?
Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (d9Cw3)

What would "putting off wanking in order to do some work" be then? Or could it mean that as well?

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (LVgqo)

165 My dear departed mother used to call glum weather "gorpy" days.


But my favorite is:
"It's a doggy dog world."

JWM

Posted by: jwm at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (eWQHi)

166 Eggamuffin

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (+ya+t)

167 149 I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats" which is a nonexistent thing. Maybe it's meant to be philosophical or something about the "futility of man's desire set in opposition against a vast incomprehensible universe" or similar stupid crap.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (LVgqo)

It's just an Anglicization of the Latin "quid pro quo" > "this for that" > "tit for tat".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (P3gRi)

It's always tit for tat until someone puts their eyes out.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (ynpvh)

168 It's just an Anglicization of the Latin "quid pro quo" > "this for that" > "tit for tat".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:06 PM (P3gRi)

it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that this is the reason the Brits sometimes used to call a pound note a "quid".

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (evAgx)

169 Get two birds stoned at once

Posted by: RickyFromTrailerParkBoys at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (KsH9v)

170 Oldest son Fun Size used to call those big brown delivery trucks "poopy ess"

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (fBtlL)

171
I encountered a young woman who thought that "lamblast" was an actual word. "Lambaste" with "blast" worked in, I guess. She just thought that was the proper word.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (2iDSr)

172 >>> Etymology websites suggest it's an old 1500s phrase that basically means "blow for blow.". The old phrase was "tip for tap." IOW you hit me, I hit you.

From what I've read, tit for tat with calculated, conditional forgiveness is a very solid strategy that wins in many situations.
Posted by: bonhomme at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (i0wNm)


I saw the blow for blow thing and that didn't sound right to me. But AOP's "this for that" sounds a bit better for getting to tit for tat.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (LVgqo)

173 165 My dear departed mother used to call glum weather "gorpy" days.


But my favorite is:
"It's a doggy dog world."

JWM

Posted by: jwm at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (eWQHi)

The Latin version, translated, was "It's a fish eat fish world", which makes more sense, as I've seen a lot more of that than the latter.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (ynpvh)

174 120 I realize that this thread is about malapropisms and not idioms, per se, but does anyone else use the phrase (when something is slippery) "slicker than snot on a doorknob?"

Also - does the question mark go before or after the quotation mark?
Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:00 PM (U1eOr)

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Don't use it, but I've always heard the shortened version - "slicker'n snot".

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (CAJOC)

175 He was one of those terrible people you still couldn't help but like. He was perpetually drunk, not staggering around, just always buzzed on beer. Hell of a stone mason, he could lay brick like a machine. Funny and profane constantly, with zero filter.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (KZzsI)

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Reminds me of a New Years Eve party on my block in the 70's. Vermont driveways, on New Years Eve, are glare ice. I was tasked at 12 years old, with walking old Artie back home. Artie had been in the Navy for years. As I walked him down our driveway he must've been at a 60 degree angle, but damn he never slipped or missed a step. He could keep his balance no matter what.

Years later at my brothers wedding: The brides dad was an Arthur Miller instructor. He and his wife could dance as divinely as anyone ever danced. But Artie and Gracie brought the house down when they got up to dance a tango. They had big-boy moves - none of that fancy Arthur Miller stuff. Great to see.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (U1eOr)

176 From my wife "A bird in hand is worth two if by sea"

Posted by: Remp at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (CaFnR)

177 169 Get two birds stoned at once

Posted by: RickyFromTrailerParkBoys at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (KsH9v)

Well, two [stoned] birds in the hand is better than one in the bush...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (ynpvh)

178 Whatever burns your boat.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (sGnvY)

179 164 >>> I probably shouldn't mention this, but do any of y'all remember when Ace discovered the word "procasturbating"?
Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at November 29, 2021 09:07 PM (d9Cw3)

What would "putting off wanking in order to do some work" be then? Or could it mean that as well?
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:09 PM (LVgqo)

I always use "Wikibating".... spending an inordinate amount of time wandering around Wikipedia looking up nothing in particular.

"It's 3 AM and I have work tomorrow. Why the hell am I studying the intricacies of southern and northern Ugaritic?"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (6FeV1)

180 it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that this is the reason the Brits sometimes used to call a pound note a "quid".
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (evAgx)

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Well, I've known that since just now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (kTF2Z)

181 178 Whatever burns your boat.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (sGnvY)

As long as the insurance company declares it an accident.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (ynpvh)

182 >>> "Lambaste" with "blast" worked in, I guess. She just thought that was the proper word.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (2iDSr)


Lambaste - to cook lamb in its own juices.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:13 PM (LVgqo)

183 Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (U1eOr)

Damn if I knew this comment was coming I'd had saved my dance the flamingo post.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:13 PM (EeUIW)

184 I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats"
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (LVgqo)
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I probably would have been more open to getting some tattoos were that too work.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2021 09:13 PM (OaZlZ)

185 One of Mrs. Wrecks' students calls eyelashes "eye whiskers".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:13 PM (FVME7)

186 180 it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that this is the reason the Brits sometimes used to call a pound note a "quid".
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:10 PM (evAgx)

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Well, I've known that since just now.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 09:12 PM (kTF2Z)

And here I thought some Brit who couldn't pronounce S was trying to say squid.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:14 PM (ynpvh)

187 Don't use it, but I've always heard the shortened version - "slicker'n snot".
Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:11 PM (CAJOC)

I have used "slicker than owl snot on a doorknob".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 29, 2021 09:14 PM (P3gRi)

188 Oregon Health Authority: 'We are studying this. We have tools to protect us all [VACCINATION!] We know you're fatigued with all of this..'

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at November 29, 2021 09:14 PM (gWAUD)

189 That's all water over the bridge.

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2021 09:14 PM (OaZlZ)

190
More Goldwyn:

Our comedies are not to be laughed at!
We need some new cliches.
This is scene is dull -- tell him to put more life in his dying.
If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 09:14 PM (Mzdiz)

191 How about Philadelphiaisms?
Jawn
Downa shore
Wit / Witout
Delco
Youse
YO!

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:15 PM (fBtlL)

192 "You can shit in one hand and piss in the other"
- Anonymous

Posted by: Joe Kidd at November 29, 2021 09:15 PM (RMN7W)

193 The quote thing though, I'm not sure it matters. Readers tend to ignore quotes, like they don't exist. Yes, your grain sees and properly interprets them, but they kind of don't show.

Its like the descriptors when someone talks. If you put "he said" "she said" etc in the quote, a reader's brain kind of scans over that without looking but registers who said what.

If you put "Alaine changed dramatically with his characteristic wheeze" that breaks the quote and readers see that, slowing the conversation and interrupting slightly. Don't do this unless you deliberately are trying to break things up and make a point. Otherwise its cute and disruptive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:16 PM (KZzsI)

194
An uncle of mine said "eye briars" for eyebrows.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at November 29, 2021 09:16 PM (Mzdiz)

195 There's a guy on the springer group on FB that takes his dog on a "sniffari". I think it's a great word.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 29, 2021 09:16 PM (5HBd1)

196 How about Philadelphiaisms?
Jawn
Downa shore
Wit / Witout
Delco
Youse
YO!
Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:15 PM (fBtlL)
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BANG! (You're #507)

Posted by: Axeman at November 29, 2021 09:16 PM (OaZlZ)

197 Damn if I knew this comment was coming I'd had saved my dance the flamingo post.
Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:13 PM (EeUIW)

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It may have been the flamenco! I was like 12, so my memory is hazy. I remember that the "good folk" were somewhat scandalized by their dance, but boy did they move. I'm researching the story more as we speak, but yeah, it was a bit of a raunchy dance but done so well that everyone had to respect it.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:17 PM (U1eOr)

198 195 There's a guy on the springer group on FB that takes his dog on a "sniffari". I think it's a great word.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at November 29, 2021 09:16 PM (5HBd1)

I like that one. I run into agents on sniffaris whenever I drive to a border checkpoint miles north of the Mexican border...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (ynpvh)

199 191 How about Philadelphiaisms?
Jawn
Downa shore
Wit / Witout
Delco
Youse
YO!
Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:15 PM (fBtlL)

My mother still refers to a particular music group as the "Iggles".

And having lived near "Baldymore Avenue".

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (vuisn)

200 I encountered a young woman who thought that "lamblast" was an actual word. "Lambaste" with "blast" worked in, I guess. She just thought that was the proper word.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug

An entitled, rutabaga ignorant MBA from Syracuse insisted that 'salmon' was pronounced 'SAL mon'. We hurt her like no one else did before - we laughed at her.

This was the same woman that tried to iron out some wrinkles in her poly-razamataz dress - while she was wearing it. Burned the shit out of her thigh.

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (mD/uy)

201 Off Spanish bellhop sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (mD/uy)

202 How's your mom and them

Is a Lousianaism.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (EeUIW)

203 As I walked him down our driveway he must've been at a 60 degree angle, but damn he never slipped or missed a step. He could keep his balance no matter what.

Yeah decades of being on a ship will do that. Probably took him years to get used to being on a solid, non moving surface.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (KZzsI)

204 Business jargon, and business jargon misused, are a category unto themselves.

Peppermint Psaki has so thoroughly taken ownership of "circle back" that I wonder if it can ever be used without thinking about that face, that "how did I end up in this job" face.

But there is also "touch base," or "touch bases" for the less adept. And "learnings."

After years of exposure, I still have no idea what a "Tiger team" is, or what it might have to do with tigers.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (PQ4Fz)

205 The Salvation Army has a social justice commission and they seem baffled at the response (and trending toward offended that people are calling them on it.) Dear Lord.

Top link at Insty.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (kBuGL)

206 Democrats stink like a whorehouse at low tide.

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (fBtlL)

207 You can't beat that with an ugly stick.

Posted by: HP at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (wd5CT)

208 The leader of my team uses the word synapsis instead of synopsis and now all the other members of the team use it and it drives me batty and I can't correct them.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (mbFEM)

209 200 I encountered a young woman who thought that "lamblast" was an actual word. "Lambaste" with "blast" worked in, I guess. She just thought that was the proper word.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug

An entitled, rutabaga ignorant MBA from Syracuse insisted that 'salmon' was pronounced 'SAL mon'. We hurt her like no one else did before - we laughed at her.

This was the same woman that tried to iron out some wrinkles in her poly-razamataz dress - while she was wearing it. Burned the shit out of her thigh.

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (mD/uy)

Probably would look up in the rain and drown, if not for the umbrella.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (ynpvh)

210 After years of exposure, I still have no idea what a "Tiger team" is, or what it might have to do with tigers.
Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (PQ4Fz)

Himalayan analogue to a dog-sled?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (6FeV1)

211 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (7cRTM)

212 I had a Colonoscopy.

Scheduled for a Cystoscopy next.

So the Doctors got me coming and going.

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (fBtlL)

213 Isn't gargling with bourbon known as "hooker's mouthwash"?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (vuisn)

214 I had a cleaner who was terrific at this. A woman with a big head of hair had "a mange of hair." A person with Alzheimer's had "old-timers disease."

Posted by: Wenda at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (tHGM4)

215 211 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (7cRTM)

I like that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (kBuGL)

216
You shit your pants.
Now you have to walk in them.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (t6XCL)

217 Isn't gargling with bourbon known as "hooker's mouthwash"?



Gee, wonder how that came about.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (V13WU)

218 My dad always called me the "Summer help" when I was being somewhat useless around the house....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (6FeV1)

219 "Two can play the same game twice!"

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (U1eOr)

220 212 I had a Colonoscopy.

Scheduled for a Cystoscopy next.

So the Doctors got me coming and going.

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (fBtlL)

They knock you out when going in the rear, but want you away while they shove a camera up your urethra.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:21 PM (ynpvh)

221 Isn't gargling with bourbon known as "hooker's mouthwash"?

Probably Gin originally, the cheap drink of choice for the less genteel.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:22 PM (KZzsI)

222 The leader of my team uses the word synapsis instead of synopsis and now all the other members of the team use it and it drives me batty and I can't correct them.
Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (mbFEM

It's just how their brain works .

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:22 PM (EeUIW)

223 A person with Alzheimer's had "old-timers disease."
Posted by: Wenda at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (tHGM4)


My 80 year old mother still says that people have old timers disease

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mbFEM)

224 Phillies 1st baseman John Kruk got testicular cancer and had to have one of the boys amputated. The following year he was back on the field, and quipped in a particularly bad outing "if this keeps going I'm gonna take my ball and go home."

Kruk is always great for a fun listen. Hell of a hitter too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (KZzsI)

225 223 A person with Alzheimer's had "old-timers disease."
Posted by: Wenda at November 29, 2021 09:20 PM (tHGM4)

My 80 year old mother still says that people have old timers disease

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mbFEM)

My Mom says that too. Then again, English is not her primary language.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (ynpvh)

226 -
The Salvation Army has a social justice commission and they seem baffled at the response (and trending toward offended that people are calling them on it.) Dear Lord. -
-------------

As much as it sounds like a "blacklist", if you do not fire the commies in your organization, they will fire you. (unless you become one)

Posted by: irright at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (BB7pQ)

227 222 The leader of my team uses the word synapsis instead of synopsis and now all the other members of the team use it and it drives me batty and I can't correct them.
Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (mbFEM

It's just how their brain works .
Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:22 PM (EeUIW)

Why can't you correct them? I'd go for a chalk/white board explanation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (kBuGL)

228 Word I absolutely hate is "awaiting". Just thought I share that.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (V13WU)

229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

She missed the integral meaning.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)

230 >>> How about Philadelphiaisms? Jawn Downa shore Wit / Witout Delco Youse YO!
Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:15 PM (fBtlL)


I knew a Philly guy who was always saying "tap MAC". No one ever knew what the hell he was talking about until we finally got him to explain that "MAC" was a type of bank that was only in Philly and when you go to the ATM that was "tap MAC" but it became a phrase for getting money and then for money itself. It finally made sense.

But we tried to tell him that the bank wasn't here, here being Georgia and it made no sense to ever say that here, but he was like, "well I think you should all start using it too".

sigh ....

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (LVgqo)

231 It should not exist.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (V13WU)

232 My son, as a little one, called Alzheimers, Oldtimers.

Seemed appropriate

Posted by: LASue at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

233 As a young teen I used to say revelant instead of relevant.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (EeUIW)

234 I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (KZzsI)

235 229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

She missed the integral meaning.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)

She had issues differentiating.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (ynpvh)

236 My 2nd daughter's childhood pronunciation of hamburger.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (4I/2K)


My niece pronounced it hagamer when she was little. She also said eeps instead of oops.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (qxz9B)

237 They were all MAC machines when I was a kid, until one day someone decided they were all ATMs, instead.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (6FeV1)

238 Tip for tap may also be a threat of escalation. "If you tap me, you'll get the tip of my blade."

Posted by: bonhomme at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (i0wNm)

239 234 I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (KZzsI)


Sounds like someone needs some action items.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (PQ4Fz)

240 How about crooked as a barrel of Democrats?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (FVME7)

241 I despise how "Flesh it out," became "Flush it out." If you do this, please cease and desist.

Posted by: mot at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (FmeBQ)

242 222 The leader of my team uses the word synapsis instead of synopsis and now all the other members of the team use it and it drives me batty and I can't correct them.
Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:19 PM (mbFEM

Had a boss who kept saying "pacific" instead of "specific" and everyone had a hard time not cracking up during meetings.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (vuisn)

243 235 229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

She missed the integral meaning.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)

She had issues differentiating.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (ynpvh)

As long as she didn't go off on a tangent with them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (6FeV1)

244 When I was in NYC I asked someone where the closest Washateria was located. No one knew what I was talking about.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (EeUIW)

245 I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

What's the ask here CRT?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (mD/uy)

246 Oh, and you should hear some of Scottish Kate's Scottisms.

Posted by: Franis Fulloffrenchmen at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (fBtlL)

247 128 I've never understood "tit for tat"? Seems to be about game theory. But the problem here is you have a highly valued commodity as a reward, "tits" but you have to provide "tats" which is a nonexistent thing. Maybe it's meant to be philosophical or something about the "futility of man's desire set in opposition against a vast incomprehensible universe" or similar stupid crap.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:02 PM (LVgqo)

Brilliant. Sounds like something out of a Steven Wright routine.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (mdjgu)

248 I am afraid that I would get fisty in a high powered business meeting. There are aspects of linguistic abuse up with which I will not put.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (KZzsI)

249 239 234 I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (KZzsI)

Sounds like someone needs some action items.
Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:25 PM (PQ4Fz)

Let's brainstorm some solutions to this opportunity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (kBuGL)

250 My 80 year old mother still says that people have old timers disease

My dear departed MIL suffered from memory loss, turning into dementia later on. We got her a tshirt one year that said Ollie on it. This was before she got really bad. I feel sort of bad but hell she laughed at it so I guess it was okay. God, she was such a good soul.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (nxdel)

251 236 My 2nd daughter's childhood pronunciation of hamburger.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 29, 2021 08:41 PM (4I/2K)

My niece pronounced it hagamer when she was little. She also said eeps instead of oops.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (qxz9B)

Most small children have issues with back-to-back consonant sounds, as well as changing a fricative to a plosive.
So one day, when my Mom was around the trash truck came by. My son exclaimed, "Dum Fuck! Dum Fuck!"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (ynpvh)

252 Here they day "pernt" instead of point. Every -oint word is an -ernt word.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (7cRTM)

253 245 What's the ask here CRT?
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (mD/uy)


It's a big ask. You know, like Kim Kardashian's.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (PQ4Fz)

254 Rebarb instead of rebar.

Posted by: irright at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (BB7pQ)

255 I once answered a question in college three years ago with the phrase, "lift cove slurp", and I've had problems saying lift curve slope ever since.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (LVgqo)

256 Its obscure but I used to play turn by turn computer games with some older guys and one of them could not say "garrison" it was always "Garnison" Which I liked, but wasn't quite right.

Guy was otherwise quite bright, he taught high school earlier in his life so hopefully he didn't pass that one on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (KZzsI)

257 three years, times ten, actually. I wish it was three years ago.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (LVgqo)

258 They were all MAC machines when I was a kid, until one day someone decided they were all ATMs, instead.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

In my hometown, they started off as TABBYs - Totally Automated Banking By You.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (mD/uy)

259 Any comments on "taking it up the ass?"

Posted by: Shep at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (BFigT)

260 243 235 229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe

She missed the integral meaning.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)

She had issues differentiating.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (ynpvh)

As long as she didn't go off on a tangent with them.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (6FeV1)

She might end up on the complex plane...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (ynpvh)

261 255 I once answered a question in college three years ago with the phrase, "lift cove slurp", and I've had problems saying lift curve slope ever since.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:27 PM (LVgqo)

Hah. I know that feeling. It is like you are experiencing brain damage while it happens.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (kBuGL)

262 Any comments on "taking it up the ass?"
Posted by: Shep at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (BFigT)


Yeah. Don't.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (qxz9B)

263 "Utilize" grates.

Recently I learned "agreeance" and I wanted to die.

Posted by: moviegique at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (asXVI)

264 260 243 235 229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
She missed the integral meaning.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)
She had issues differentiating.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (ynpvh)
As long as she didn't go off on a tangent with them.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (6FeV1)
She might end up on the complex plane...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (ynpvh)

Imagine that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (6FeV1)

265 260 She might end up on the complex plane...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (ynpvh)


Now you're just imagining things.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (PQ4Fz)

266 John Kruk also said "I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player" when confronted about smoking.

Posted by: free tibet at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (BOG6D)

267 People who say compliancy. Grrr. I hate it.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (mbFEM)

268 264 260 243 235 229 I knew a woman that when he boss said she wasn't deferential enough to the client, she wonder what calculus had to do with anything.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
She missed the integral meaning.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:23 PM (mD/uy)
She had issues differentiating.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (ynpvh)
As long as she didn't go off on a tangent with them.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (6FeV1)
She might end up on the complex plane...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (ynpvh)
Imagine that.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (6FeV1)
I know; well at least it isn't irrational.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:30 PM (ynpvh)

269 She might end up on the complex plane...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:28 PM (ynpvh)

That's just a theorem.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:30 PM (EeUIW)

270 Heh, just thought of one. I worked with a lady from Hungary who once said about someone, "he's smart, but he's no brain sergeant."

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 29, 2021 09:30 PM (qxz9B)

271 Agreeance feels like agreement, but more greasy.

Posted by: mot at November 29, 2021 09:30 PM (FmeBQ)

272 Hah. I know that feeling. It is like you are experiencing brain damage while it happens.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

One time, while robbing a bank, I got so nervous I hollered:

"ALL RIGHT YOU STICKERS, THIS IS A F**KUP!!"

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:31 PM (mD/uy)

273 244 When I was in NYC I asked someone where the closest Washateria was located. No one knew what I was talking about.
Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (EeUIW)

the ending "-teria" roughly means "shop" in Spanish, and the border states in the southwest (especially California) borrowed it and started using it on everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:31 PM (evAgx)

274 This was the same woman that tried to iron out some wrinkles in her poly-razamataz dress - while she was wearing it. Burned the shit out of her thigh.

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (mD/uy)

--------------------------

So she's why that warning is on irons now.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:31 PM (CAJOC)

275 Intense and purposes

Posted by: mot at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (FmeBQ)

276 270 Heh, just thought of one. I worked with a lady from Hungary who once said about someone, "he's smart, but he's no brain sergeant."
Posted by: Jordan61 at November 29, 2021 09:30 PM (qxz9B)


I kind of want to use that one.

An Indian co-worker once said she had "preponed" an appointment. Apparently common usage in Indian English. I guess it really should be a word.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (PQ4Fz)

277 Intense and purposes
Posted by: mot

Ugh! I want to hit them when they say that.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (mD/uy)

278 'Poor as a church mouse' is a usage of long standing.

Posted by: aelfheld at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (Zy9Yy)

279 275 Intense and purposes
Posted by: mot at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (FmeBQ)


Oh, you're going to take that tact?

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (PQ4Fz)

280 This was the same woman that tried to iron out some wrinkles in her poly-razamataz dress - while she was wearing it. Burned the shit out of her thigh.

Posted by: Zombie Manuel at November 29, 2021 09:18 PM (mD/uy)


She took the Hordes medical advice. Not indicated.

Posted by: blaster at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (mbFEM)

281 273 244 When I was in NYC I asked someone where the closest Washateria was located. No one knew what I was talking about.
Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:26 PM (EeUIW)

the ending "-teria" roughly means "shop" in Spanish, and the border states in the southwest (especially California) borrowed it and started using it on everything.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:31 PM (evAgx)

La Brea mean "the tar" in english. So...
The La Brea Tarpits translates to
the the tar tarpits.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (ynpvh)

282 My dad's basic goodbye was always "So long". It's in all the 40's movies too so I wonder if it's short for something or a war thing.

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (+ya+t)

283 Just jumping on here on my phone. Who blew the margins??

Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (mZUr4)

284 277 Intense and purposes
Posted by: mot

Ugh! I want to hit them when they say that.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM (mD/uy)

---------------------

or intensive purposes.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (CAJOC)

285 A family favorite is "He's not the brightest bunny in the drawer, is he?"

Posted by: pookysgirl, mixed up metamorphosis at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (XKZwp)

286 282 My dad's basic goodbye was always "So long". It's in all the 40's movies too so I wonder if it's short for something or a war thing.
Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (+ya+t)

I always figured it was short for "don't let it be so long (until we meet again)"

Very economical in their verbiage, that generation.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (6FeV1)

287 Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (ynpvh)

It's really really tarry.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (EeUIW)

288 Engineering will make up all sorts of things. Like "enveloping". But in this instance it's not pronounced the way you think, envelop + ing it's like the thing you put a letter in envelope + ing. Meaning to take multivariant data and use it to create a convex hull, ie. an envelope of the data. Things get weird, we have our own language.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (LVgqo)

289 Time is money. As one computer said, if you're on the train and they say portal bridge you know you better make other plans.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (63Dwl)

290 285 A family favorite is "He's not the brightest bunny in the drawer, is he?"
Posted by: pookysgirl, mixed up metamorphosis at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (XKZwp)

hehe... we had "not the sharpest brick in the knife drawer"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (6FeV1)

291 They were all MAC machines when I was a kid, until one day someone decided they were all ATMs, instead.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

In my hometown, they started off as TABBYs - Totally Automated Banking By You.
Posted by: Tonypete

They were all Minibanks before they were ATMs around here.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (FVME7)

292 Apparently American soldiers overseas during WWII used to greet each other with "Is anything OK?"

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (PQ4Fz)

293 -
I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:24 PM (KZzsI)
-
------------------

Don't usify five-dollar words when the usification of fifty-cent ones will do.

Posted by: Mark Twain at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (BB7pQ)

294 My Mom's family were all like that, Mom would pop out sayings all the time, deadpanned and dry.

The one I can think of now is "we are off like a herd of turtles"

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (EbnT4)

295 291 They were all MAC machines when I was a kid, until one day someone decided they were all ATMs, instead.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

In my hometown, they started off as TABBYs - Totally Automated Banking By You.
Posted by: Tonypete

They were all Minibanks before they were ATMs around here.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (FVME7)

ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:36 PM (ynpvh)

296 My dad's basic goodbye was always "So long". It's in all the 40's movies too so I wonder if it's short for something or a war thing.
Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (+ya+t)

Better than 'later' that I've gotten in a habit of saying . At least to my friends.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:36 PM (EeUIW)

297 I once asked a guy that was doing some work on my house if his trade was seasonal. He replied that there was no rhyme or rhythm to it; it was feast or phantom.

Posted by: DIY Daddio at November 29, 2021 09:36 PM (RJscS)

298 When I first visited the east coast as a teen I heard the term grinder and had no idea what it was. It's a sandwich, I refer to them as poorboys or sub sandwiches.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at November 29, 2021 09:36 PM (nxdel)

299 Things get weird, we have our own language.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (LVgqo)

There's a difference between jargon for clarity's sake, and talking like a tard because your necktie is on too tight.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (6FeV1)

300 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

301 266 John Kruk also said "I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player" when confronted about smoking.
Posted by: free tibet at November 29, 2021 09:29 PM (BOG6D)

Reminds me of Victor Mature - he was trying to join an exclusive Country Club outside of LA, and they told him "We're sorry, we don't allow any Actors in as members of this club."

Victor Mature replied "I'm no Actor! And I've got 64 films to prove it!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (evAgx)

302 297 I once asked a guy that was doing some work on my house if his trade was seasonal. He replied that there was no rhyme or rhythm to it; it was feast or phantom.
Posted by: DIY Daddio at November 29, 2021 09:36 PM (RJscS)

---------------------------

No rhyme or rhythm actually works. Feast or phantom, almost.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (CAJOC)

303 Apparently American soldiers overseas during WWII used to greet each other with "Is anything OK?"

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:35 PM (PQ4Fz)

I like that one.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (e1mwr)

304 When I first visited the east coast as a teen I heard the term grinder and had no idea what it was. It's a sandwich, I refer to them as poorboys or sub sandwiches.
Posted by: Jewells45

See also Hoagies or Heros depending where you are from.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (mD/uy)

305 Mark Twain, on a word-abuser friend:

Parties who met us, occasionally, advised us to put the horses in the wagon, but Mr. Ballou, through whose iron-clad earnestness no sarcasm could pierce, said that that would not do, because the provisions were exposed and would suffer, the horses being "bituminous from long deprivation." The reader will excuse me from translating. What Mr. Ballou customarily meant, when he used a long word, was a secret between himself and his Maker.
...
His one striking peculiarity was his Partingtonian fashion of loving and using big words for their own sakes, and independent of any bearing they might have upon the thought he was purposing to convey. ... In truth his air was so natural and so simple that one was always catching himself accepting his stately sentences as meaning something, when they really meant nothing in the world. If a word was long and grand and resonant, that was sufficient to win the old man's love, and he would drop that word into the most out-of-the-way place in a sentence or a subject, and be as pleased with it as if it as if it were perfectly luminous with meaning.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (PQ4Fz)

306 I was shocked some years ago (well past the age consent) when I discovered "guerrilla" and "gorilla" were two different words and it didn't matter that they smelled the same.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (FVME7)

307 "outstanding" was used a lot in the Vietnam Era. It was used ironically.

How's everything going, men? Outstanding, LT.

I've used so long through life, never really thought about what it meant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (KZzsI)

308 When my grandmother would call his name, my grandfather would answer with "Well?" instead of "What?"
It would explain his temperament.

But I wonder if it was a regional or dialect thing?
Any ideas?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (vuisn)

309 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

Lacrosse stick = The stick stick

Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (mZUr4)

310 What makes some toots more oderific than others? The worst offenders have a high farticle count. What smells is the farticles.

Posted by: azjaeger at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (zofXP)

311 Remember when Sarah Palin used the word "refudiate?"

Posted by: Been Lurking at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (JVCkA)

312 306 I was shocked some years ago (well past the age consent) when I discovered "guerrilla" and "gorilla" were two different words and it didn't matter that they smelled the same.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (FVME7)

Gorilla warfare traditionally involves bath salts.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (6FeV1)

313 306 I was shocked some years ago (well past the age consent) when I discovered "guerrilla" and "gorilla" were two different words and it didn't matter that they smelled the same.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (FVME7)

As a kid I thought the were great apes with machine guns, like Planet of the Apes.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (ynpvh)

314 Victor Mature replied "I'm no Actor! And I've got 64 films to prove it!!!"

He was not lying. Victor Mature was entertaining but not any sort of actor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (KZzsI)

315
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night.

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (V13WU)

316 Well grinder is the homo dating site now so they may have just eliminated the word from sandwich shops.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (EeUIW)

317 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

and Rio Bravo. How many names do they need? But that is a good one.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (e1mwr)

318 306 I was shocked some years ago (well past the age consent) when I discovered "guerrilla" and "gorilla" were two different words and it didn't matter that they smelled the same.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (FVME7)


In the rap-satire movie Fear of a Black Hat, which I have endlessly recommended here, the title of their hit was "Guerillas in the Midst."

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (PQ4Fz)

319 I always figured it was short for "don't let it be so long (until we meet again)"
----------
Maybe that cool ww2 song "I'll be seeing you"

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (+ya+t)

320 Well grinder is the homo dating site now so they may have just eliminated the word from sandwich shops.
Posted by: Just a side note

Isn't Grinder's a real place?

*off to check*

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (mD/uy)

321 NASCAR: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

They like cars so much they said it twice. In a row.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (KZzsI)

322 317 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

and Rio Bravo. How many names do they need? But that is a good one.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:40 PM (e1mwr)

That's after Rio Alpha, but before Rio Charlie.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (ynpvh)

323 >>> 281
.....
La Brea mean "the tar" in english. So...
The La Brea Tarpits translates to
the the tar tarpits.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (ynpvh)

There's a Table Mesa just north of Phoenix.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (llON8)

324 304 When I first visited the east coast as a teen I heard the term grinder and had no idea what it was. It's a sandwich, I refer to them as poorboys or sub sandwiches.
Posted by: Jewells45

See also Hoagies or Heros depending where you are from.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (mD/uy)

---------------------------

Simpsons did a bit on this when Homer became a trucker. He sent postcards where he listed all the foods he's been eating. It was hoagies, subs, grinders, etc.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (CAJOC)

325 Very lovely Vietnamese gal talking about how she was going to get back at me before I did anything: "I will prevenge you!" Haha *Gulp*

Posted by: Alec at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (wh9C3)

326 My dad called his friend Fern, his nemphasis. Mixing nemesis with emphasis. I guess he really meant it.

Posted by: leber at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (NdqLH)

327 I use the 'six of one, half dozen of the other' and have had to explain it at least twice that I can think of.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (kBuGL)


Just can't fathom it, can they.

OK, I'll get off your yard, now.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (EbnT4)

328 Remember when Sarah Palin used the word "refudiate?"

Posted by: Been Lurking at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (JVCkA)

Not a big Palin fan but I did like that one.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (EeUIW)

329 They started using Growler around here in the brew pubs to refer to take home beer, basically. No idea where that came from.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (KZzsI)

330 There was a dude who used to hang out at a guitar store I used to go to a lot. This dude used to mess up sooo many words that another dude started a list on his phone. There were dozens of screw ups. Guitar pickups could Alnico magnets, he would say anakin. Anakin magnets? Dude, are they from a galaxy long time ago far far away? lol. Then you had that sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, he called him Rabbi Schenker. It went on and on, every day there was a new one with him.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (VwHCD)

331 Engineering will make up all sorts of things. ... Things get weird, we have our own language.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (LVgqo)


I imagine that a sailing engineer would be indecipherable.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (AiZBA)

332 321 NASCAR: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

They like cars so much they said it twice. In a row.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (KZzsI)

Ugh.... people who say "A Nascar" to refer to a NASCAR car....

It's the opposite of redundant. It's removing an important word because you're foolishly afraid of being redundant.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (6FeV1)

333 327 I use the 'six of one, half dozen of the other' and have had to explain it at least twice that I can think of.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 29, 2021 08:53 PM (kBuGL)

Just can't fathom it, can they.

OK, I'll get off your yard, now.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (EbnT4)

Doesn't have much of a meter to it.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (ynpvh)

334 In the rap-satire movie Fear of a Black Hat, which I have endlessly recommended here, the title of their hit was "Guerillas in the Midst."
Posted by: Splunge


Don't shoot till you see the whites.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (U2p+3)

335 Hey everybody!

I have a reason to live again! I just discovered the Cheese Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

336 329 They started using Growler around here in the brew pubs to refer to take home beer, basically. No idea where that came from.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (KZzsI)

"Graul" is an old dutch word meaning staggering out of a pub at closing time.

(That's not true. I totally made that up. But it sounds right, doesn't it?)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:43 PM (6FeV1)

337 People I. Glass houses should not call the kettle black

Posted by: Biggest at November 29, 2021 09:43 PM (+u8y4)

338 331 Engineering will make up all sorts of things. ... Things get weird, we have our own language.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (LVgqo)

I imagine that a sailing engineer would be indecipherable.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (AiZBA)

Each engineering discipline has there own special words.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (ynpvh)

339 I like to say that I have a sick sense about some things.

Posted by: Been Lurking at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (JVCkA)

340 314 Victor Mature replied "I'm no Actor! And I've got 64 films to prove it!!!"

He was not lying. Victor Mature was entertaining but not any sort of actor.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:39 PM (KZzsI)

True. His acting in The Robe made that movie unwatchable for me. It's one thing to act in a mannered fashion, but that was in the 20s, not the 50s.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (mdjgu)

341 To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three Tigers.

Posted by: Oddball at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (63Dwl)

342 Dear Lord, my wife has the same talent for mixing her metaphors, and I, too, have been trying to write them down as they spring forth. Some of her gems:

White elephant in the room.
Back in the sync of things.
Helped her shoo in to it.
American Ninja Turtles.
Change at the drop of a dime.
"crap chute" instead of "crapshoot".
This is totally out of my wheelwell.



Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (nJQjD)

343 It's the opposite of redundant. It's removing an important word because you're foolishly afraid of being redundant.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (6FeV1)

So is that predundant or dundaphobic?

Or just dundant?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (vuisn)

344 338 331 Engineering will make up all sorts of things. ... Things get weird, we have our own language.
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:34 PM (LVgqo)

I imagine that a sailing engineer would be indecipherable.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (AiZBA)

Each engineering discipline has there own special words.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (ynpvh)

I remember one gal about 25 years ago, hearing how the distance between the two plastic pieces was withing an RCH. She didn't know what that was...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (ynpvh)

345 "so long", I remember a lot of people using that. Made me curious so I looked it up. Turns out it's apparently an Americanism with a surprisingly obscure origin in the 19th century.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (evAgx)

346 The black man was sensitive long before Alan Alda.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (U2p+3)

347 Or just dundant?
Posted by: Dr. Varno

Isn't that used instead of icing on a cake?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (mD/uy)

348 So is that predundant or dundaphobic?

Or just dundant?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:44 PM (vuisn)

Undundant?

Because Redundant is being dundant one too many times, but this isn't even dundant at all yet!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (6FeV1)

349 335 Hey everybody!

I have a reason to live again! I just discovered the Cheese Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

That's NOT Mexican food...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (ynpvh)

350 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

Lacrosse stick = The stick stick
Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (mZUr4)

GNU = GNU's Not Unix

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (LVgqo)

351 the term golfing grinds my gears. You don't go golfing, you play golf. And you certainly don't "golf". Many utes don't agree with me and that is ok. Sports terms and verbs can be weird and arbitrary. No one goes tennising, but they do go bowling. No one pooled one night,but they can bowl or box.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (e1mwr)

352 I remember one gal about 25 years ago, hearing how the distance between the two plastic pieces was withing an RCH. She didn't know what that was...
Posted by: jim

And she earned a degree? Oh my. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (mD/uy)

353 For your FYI!!!

Posted by: Biggest at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (+u8y4)

354
GNU = GNU's Not Unix
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (LVgqo)

YAML = YAML Ain't Markup Language

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (6FeV1)

355 Splunge,
That's an awesome movie.

Pee your pants funny and make sure the uptight neighbors aren't listening.

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (U2p+3)

356 >>> "so long", I remember a lot of people using that. Made me curious so I looked it up. Turns out it's apparently an Americanism with a surprisingly obscure origin in the 19th century.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:45 PM (evAgx)


, and Thanks for All the Fish

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:47 PM (LVgqo)

357 351 the term golfing grinds my gears. You don't go golfing, you play golf. And you certainly don't "golf". Many utes don't agree with me and that is ok. Sports terms and verbs can be weird and arbitrary. No one goes tennising, but they do go bowling. No one pooled one night,but they can bowl or box. Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (e1mwr)

You're right. No one says they're going putt-putting either.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (vuisn)

358 Then you had that sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, he called him Rabbi Schenker."

Rabbi Schenker???? ROFL!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (evAgx)

359 When I was a 15 year old on an American Legion baseball team I remember asking the older guys if they were going to go out that night to The Jug, the popular college bar in town. Only the place was called The Keg. I took a beating for weeks .

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (EeUIW)

360 350 ATM machine = Automated Teller machine machine
Posted by: jim

Rio Grande River - Big River River?
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:37 PM (mD/uy)

Lacrosse stick = The stick stick
Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2021 09:38 PM (mZUr4)

GNU = GNU's Not Unix
Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (LVgqo)

used XINU--XINU Is Not Unix

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (ynpvh)

361 358 Then you had that sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, he called him Rabbi Schenker."

Rabbi Schenker???? ROFL!
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (evAgx)

He's the Shiva Sittar?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (6FeV1)

362 Somebody told me once that the way you know whether an animal will ("dogs", "cats") or won't ("deer", "elk", "boar") have a distinct plural form, is based on whether or not you hunt it.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (sGnvY)

363 Kids:
marwellon; flutterbyes
We have a guy who's worked for us for years. He cannot unlearn certain words. We call them "Butchisms".
Seals don't have "o" rings, they have "oval rings".

Posted by: MkY at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (Foq6I)

364 Intense and purposes
Posted by: mot

Ugh! I want to hit them when they say that.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 29, 2021 09:32 PM


You can't hit me for that! The statue of limitations has expired.

Posted by: Chuck C at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (EughT)

365 351 the term golfing grinds my gears. You don't go golfing, you play golf. And you certainly don't "golf". Many utes don't agree with me and that is ok. Sports terms and verbs can be weird and arbitrary. No one goes tennising, but they do go bowling. No one pooled one night,but they can bowl or box.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:46 PM (e1mwr)

I guess you hate Gerunds...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (ynpvh)

366 jim in Kalifornia, thanks to a new state law, it says that right on the package.

"CONSUMER ADVISORY: The food inside this wrapper is not and should not be considered in any way, shape or form, actual Mexican food. Were this actual Mexican food, the flavor would be much richer and enjoyable. We now return you to your regular fake Taco Bell repast."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (L2ZTs)

367 "How much you wanna make a five dollar bet?"

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (U1eOr)

368 RSVP please

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (PQ4Fz)

369 362 Somebody told me once that the way you know whether an animal will ("dogs", "cats") or won't ("deer", "elk", "boar") have a distinct plural form, is based on whether or not you hunt it.
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (sGnvY)

"Communists"

"Nazis"

Nope. Doesn't check out.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:50 PM (6FeV1)

370 362 Somebody told me once that the way you know whether an animal will ("dogs", "cats") or won't ("deer", "elk", "boar") have a distinct plural form, is based on whether or not you hunt it.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (sGnvY)

Is vermin the singular of vermin?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:50 PM (ynpvh)

371 I guess you hate Gerunds...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (ynpvh)

its tradition really. But you might be right.

Posted by: Quint at November 29, 2021 09:50 PM (e1mwr)

372 Every special interest or hobby has its own language. Gaming is full of it, with terms like "Grognard" and "dice pool"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:50 PM (KZzsI)

373 From a coworker:

"Overbese,
Farthest I'm concerned,
Elly-old people"

And I'm still waiting for prematurely to get twanged into "prema-too-early"

Posted by: Rex B at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (kromb)

374 ZOD.

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (M3Z2J)

375 GNU = GNU's Not Unix
---------
Used to do the gnews no?

Posted by: dartist at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (+ya+t)

376 366 jim in Kalifornia, thanks to a new state law, it says that right on the package.

"CONSUMER ADVISORY: The food inside this wrapper is not and should not be considered in any way, shape or form, actual Mexican food. Were this actual Mexican food, the flavor would be much richer and enjoyable. We now return you to your regular fake Taco Bell repast."

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (L2ZTs)

You forgot the Prop 65 warning

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (ynpvh)

377 "I hate "utilize" instead of "use". Dude, its the same word, but gussied up to sound impressive, for no reason. USE."

idk, I think many variations of the "same" meaning have subtle differences. People "use" common items. But maybe I "utilized my skills as a mechanic to fabricate a solution". To me "utilize" is a more intensive/involved "use" of something, not just common "using the dishwasher" (or dish launderer)

The nuance of language can make all the difference.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (Cus5s)

378 Consider also in the LOTR movie, "Let's hunt some Orc."

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (sGnvY)

379 367 "How much you wanna make a five dollar bet?"

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:49 PM (U1eOr)

Actually, not much at all.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:52 PM (ynpvh)

380 When someone tells you to GFY you say, "If I could I'd be a porn star."

Posted by: jeff at November 29, 2021 09:52 PM (nf4HY)

381 HAIL ZOD!

Posted by: nurse ratched at November 29, 2021 09:52 PM (U2p+3)

382 Irregardless

Posted by: MkY at November 29, 2021 09:52 PM (Foq6I)

383
I knew a guy who thought "dearth" meant a whole lot of something, i.e. a glut. I'm guessing the source of the word is "dear;" things are dear (expensive or coveted) because they are scarce.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 29, 2021 09:53 PM (2iDSr)

384 Fear of a Black Hat is up there with Spinal Tap for musical documentary spoof. Very funny stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:53 PM (KZzsI)

385 I could care less.

Posted by: Been Lurking at November 29, 2021 09:53 PM (JVCkA)

386 378 Consider also in the LOTR movie, "Let's hunt some Orc."

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (sGnvY)

The other white meat. Unless you're a cannibal

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:53 PM (ynpvh)

387 Sometimes this place is the online blog equivalent of an episode of Laugh-In.

(But who's Goldie Hawn?)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (L2ZTs)

388 Fear of a Black Hat is up there with Spinal Tap for musical documentary spoof. Very funny stuff.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:53 PM (KZzsI)

Never heard of FOABH -- thanks to all who have mentioned it!!

Posted by: Doof at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (mZUr4)

389 323 >>> 281
.....
La Brea mean "the tar" in english. So...
The La Brea Tarpits translates to
the the tar tarpits.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:33 PM (ynpvh)

There's a Table Mesa just north of Phoenix.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at November 29, 2021 09:41 PM (llON

Muirfield Village = Village Village

But it's Jack, so it's OK...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (BgMrQ)

390 >>People "use" common items.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (Cus5s)

A prostitute is a common item.

"He won at the blackjack table, and spent his winnings using a prostitute."

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (M3Z2J)

391 Rabbi Schenker???? ROFL!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2021 09:48 PM (evAgx)

This dude had dozens of screw ups like that. He never corrected them either. We laughed our ass every day with him. I wish I could remember them all.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (VwHCD)

392 I still think Mensch sounds like an insult. Took me a year or so in NY before I learned it was a compliment.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (EeUIW)

393 I have a reason to live again! I just discovered the Cheese Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

Is it possible for you to go a month without threadjacking about shitty fast food?

I challenge you to try!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (Q9lwr)

394 378 Consider also in the LOTR movie, "Let's hunt some Orc."
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (sGnvY)

It sort of signifies a generic.... hunting boar, meaning you're just looking to bag any old boar, vs. hunting boars, meaning there is a group of specific animals you are after for purposes of revenge or lunch or whatever.

So in that LOTR case, they actually were going to hunt Orcs, specifically the ones who nabbed the halflings.

Let it be known that I place zero confidence in my analysis.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (6FeV1)

395 390 >>People "use" common items.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (Cus5s)

A prostitute is a common item.

"He won at the blackjack table, and spent his winnings using a prostitute."

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (M3Z2J)

Well, snorting coke off a hooker's ass is using her like a table...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:55 PM (ynpvh)

396 Differentiate and differential are often used instead of "compare" and "difference."

Posted by: Been Lurking at November 29, 2021 09:55 PM (JVCkA)

397 CBD, here, have a raspberry on me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:55 PM (L2ZTs)

398 The fantasy strategy game Heroes of Might & Magic had a system of describing how many foes were in an army, like "swarm" or "horde". The most you could have was labeled "zounds" and my buddies and I took to referring to a lot of something as that. How many fries did you get? Zounds.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:55 PM (KZzsI)

399 393 I have a reason to live again! I just discovered the Cheese Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:42 PM (L2ZTs)

Is it possible for you to go a month without threadjacking about shitty fast food?

I challenge you to try!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (Q9lwr)

At least it isn't the doritos taco.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (ynpvh)

400 376 You forgot the Prop 65 warning
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (ynpvh)


When I saw the Prop 65 notice on the side of a hotel, warning that the building contained, somewhere inside, cancer-causing chemicals of some sort, I think I knew I'd have to leave the state before too long.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (PQ4Fz)

401 (But who's Goldie Hawn?)
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (L2ZTs)

Sponge.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (6FeV1)

402 Took me a year or so in NY before I learned it was a compliment.

Posted by: Just a side note at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (EeUIW)

Nebish.
Schmendrik.

THOSE are insults!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (Q9lwr)

403 lol I remembered another. Aluminum=lumnum

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (VwHCD)

404 When I saw the Prop 65 notice on the side of a hotel, warning that the building contained, somewhere inside, cancer-causing chemicals of some sort, I think I knew I'd have to leave the state before too long.
Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (PQ4Fz)

The State of California is known to the State of California to contain the State of California.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (6FeV1)

405 (But who's Goldie Hawn?)

*checks chest*

Sorry, not me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (SchxB)

406 'PIN number' - Personal Identification Number number.

But it works, so I do use it.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (U1eOr)

407 400 376 You forgot the Prop 65 warning
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:51 PM (ynpvh)

When I saw the Prop 65 notice on the side of a hotel, warning that the building contained, somewhere inside, cancer-causing chemicals of some sort, I think I knew I'd have to leave the state before too long.

Posted by: Splunge at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (PQ4Fz)

My workplace has that sign. Hell, I believe hospitals have that sign (they do use radioisotopes).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (ynpvh)

408 Taco Bell is not shitty. That comes later. Or it it Chipotle? I forget which.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (kTF2Z)

409 Merriam Webster lays out some nuances of "utilize, employ, use" after giving the base definition.

https://tinyurl.com/ymhyke2y

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (Cus5s)

410 ONT is up and running

Posted by: Lurking Cheshirecat at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (nHzHV)

411 I still think Mensch sounds like an insult.

With Yiddish, its sometimes very hard to tell, especially if delivered with dry voice and no expression.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:57 PM (KZzsI)

412 CBD, why can't you ever bother to reply to anything positive I send out to you?

I've been trying to communicate with you for weeks now. You ignore everything.

On top of that, this thread is due to expire in 3 minutes due to MisHum's ONT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (L2ZTs)

413 403 lol I remembered another. Aluminum=lumnum

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (VwHCD)

But please, please, please, don't call it Aluminium.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (ynpvh)

414 Please thank Mrs. Throckmorton for "feebile". I think I'm going to appropriate it. I'd like to use it for Brandon. Hmm, how to add "incontinent"?

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (m3XFr)

415 momentumum

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (4I/2K)

416 'PIN number' - Personal Identification Number number.

People do that with Vehicle Identification Number as well.

Whats the VIN number? *smack*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (KZzsI)

417 I need to get organizized.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (vuisn)

418 When I saw the Prop 65 notice on the side of a hotel, warning that the building contained, somewhere inside, cancer-causing chemicals of some sort, I think I knew I'd have to leave the state before too long.

When my brother visited this past weekend he drove his new Toyota SUV thing. It has a prop 65 notice on the driver's side window. About where you'd look to check your blind spot.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (SchxB)

419 >>threadjacking about shitty fast food?

(forwards to Imperial Konzern Legality Esquire Conclave)
"Is this a real thing?"
(consultation)
"It appears to be so."
"Burger King Whoppers are superior to the cardboard 'hamburgers' sold by McDonalds."


Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (M3Z2J)

420 CBD, here, have a raspberry on me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 09:55 PM (L2ZTs)

Try hard to take me seriously. I am not joking. And if you ask around, you will discover that I am short-tempered when it comes to this sort of stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (Q9lwr)

421
I have noticed that if you helpfully point out misuse of a word to someone, it usually makes them mad.

I guess they think back on all the times and places they've misused the word. They'd always felt clever using it, and now that's suddenly inverted. Everything was fine until you told them.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (2iDSr)

422 lol I remembered another. Aluminum=lumnum

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:56 PM (VwHCD)

But please, please, please, don't call it Aluminium.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (ynpvh)

Lum..as in lumber. Num as in number. he said lumnum. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (VwHCD)

423 Whats the VIN number? *smack*
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (KZzsI)

-----
Agreed, but again - it works so I do use it.

Posted by: 496 at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (U1eOr)

424 416 'PIN number' - Personal Identification Number number.

People do that with Vehicle Identification Number as well.

Whats the VIN number? *smack*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2021 09:58 PM (KZzsI)

"What is the vehicle's VIN number?"

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (ynpvh)

425 CBD, again, I might take you more seriously if you would also try being friendly with me now and then.

I've asked both you and MisHum numerous times friendly questions. How was your thanksgiving? Any recommendations for anything for the holidays? Etc. I never get a response.

No, we don't have to be anywhere near BFFs of course but a little camaraderie now and then would sure help melt the ice.

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 10:01 PM (L2ZTs)

426 Not a malapropism, but funny. An Australian army sergeant I temporarily worked with, when recounting the previous night's exploits, describing the tall blond he was trying to pick up--"I'd look mighty han'some hangin' out o' 'er!"

(Said in Australian accent.)

Posted by: FriscoYoda at November 29, 2021 10:01 PM (+56GQ)

427 >>417 I need to get organizized.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 29, 2021 09:59 PM (vuisn)

You should also consider a mohawk haircut and repurposing a drawer-slide into a quick-draw implement.

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 10:01 PM (M3Z2J)

428 >>> "He won at the blackjack table, and spent his winnings using a prostitute."
Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 09:54 PM (M3Z2J)

That kind of sounds like she's a credit card of some kind.

Clerk: I'm sorry sir, you need to press the DEBIT before using your whore. Could you run her through again ...
Gambler: Ok she's in, wait it's not working...
Clerk: No first the DEBIT
Gambler: Right, right. Now?
Clerk: Just leave her in, wait, ok now use your PIN, ok that's it you can take her out now.

Posted by: banana Dream at November 29, 2021 10:02 PM (LVgqo)

429 NUkELAR !

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 10:02 PM (V13WU)

430 My friend uses "I'm on the struggle bus" when things are not falling into place.

I picked up from my sis "off like a herd of turtles" for getting a slow start.

Posted by: PaleRider, getting thru Monday at November 29, 2021 10:02 PM (3cGpq)

431 [Post about this sort of stuff]

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 10:03 PM (M3Z2J)

432 What's going on with the ONT comments?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at November 29, 2021 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

433 *looks around


where is everybody ??

Posted by: runner at November 29, 2021 10:03 PM (V13WU)

434 Posted by: qdpsteve at November 29, 2021 10:01 PM (L2ZTs)

This is the last time I am going to engage about this.

Stop threadjacking.

Stop trying to draw out the cobloggers in inane conversations. We have no responsibility to entertain you and respond to your comments.

This is not a democracy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 10:04 PM (Q9lwr)

435 "spent his winnings using a prostitute"

ha, a different nuance, but good point.

"My friends feel it's their appointed duty
They keep trying to tell me
All you want to do is use me

That if it feels this good getting used
You just keep on using me
Until you use me up"

https://tinyurl.com/2p8f9e93

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2021 10:04 PM (Cus5s)

436 >>432 What's going on with the ONT comments?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at November 29, 2021 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

Zod is using prostitutes and asking around.

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 10:05 PM (M3Z2J)

437 I see a few Rickyisms already here. I've always wondered if he came up with those on his own or who wrote them (group effort?). A couple mixed metaphors:

Does a bear shit on the Pope?
Burn the hatchet at both ends

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at November 29, 2021 10:07 PM (m3XFr)

438 >>Burn the hatchet at both ends
Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at November 29, 2021 10:07 PM (m3XFr)

Give a man a fish and he eats crow. Teach a man to fish, and he orders Taco Bell gorditas.

Posted by: ZOD at November 29, 2021 10:08 PM (M3Z2J)

439 My Dad used to say "Life's not a bowl of chili" and "you don'know one iola".

Posted by: Minuteman at November 29, 2021 10:09 PM (LaNzR)

440 My wife has given me a few. Let's see if I can remember some of them.
It's a doggy doggy world. for It's a dog eat dog world.
Let's bury the cat-shit. for Let's bury the hatchet.
Six of one have a dozen of the other. for Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
Getting a ride out of him. for Getting a rise out of him.
That is a mute point. for That is a moot point.
If the shoe fits, where's it? for If the shoe fits, wear it.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at November 29, 2021 10:09 PM (TsIaP)

441 Then my mother said something that was entirely original that has always stuck with me.
"All extremists should be shot!"

To which I replied, "Seems a bit extreme, don't you think?"

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at November 29, 2021 10:09 PM (TsIaP)

442 Bellignorant - coined by my son in his youth. He was having trouble in school and asked me one day "Am I bellignorant?"

I don't think that he was deliberately trying to smash belligerent and ignorant together, but it works so well. Maxine Waters is the paragon of bellignorance.

Posted by: Grouchy Dino at November 29, 2021 10:10 PM (CHt+W)

443 Posted by: Grouchy Dino at November 29, 2021 10:10 PM (CHt+W)

Nice!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 29, 2021 10:15 PM (Q9lwr)

444 My dad used to have sayings. I do wish I had written them all down. "Heavy as a dead minister" was one of his favorites. When asked why ministers were especially heavy, he would point out that there were usually twice as many pallbearers for a minister's funeral than anyone else's. Hard to refute his logic. He would have been 90 on December 9th.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 ft at November 29, 2021 10:27 PM (0tmoY)

445 One of Dad's favorites was "Crazier than a outhouse mouse".
(I cleaned that up a bit for the Horde.)

Kinda rubbed off on me, use it all the time.

Posted by: boynsea at November 29, 2021 10:32 PM (sshap)

446 One of my favorites is "Does the pope shit in the woods?"

Posted by: ERF at November 29, 2021 10:38 PM (qqD/x)

447 Not the sharpest bowling ball on tbe Christmas tree.

Posted by: Phuk Ho Le at November 29, 2021 10:42 PM (XQaps)

448 A friend of mine in highschool said "I ain't got nothing against Shakespeare, but he talks funny."

Posted by: ERF at November 29, 2021 10:45 PM (qqD/x)

449 It's not Brain Rocketry

Posted by: Birddog at November 29, 2021 11:10 PM (uAI4S)

450 "You ain't got the brains you was bored with"

Posted by: Birddog at November 29, 2021 11:34 PM (uAI4S)

451 A female colleague once told me in no uncertain terms that it was Time to shit or cut wood!

Posted by: Caliban at November 29, 2021 11:36 PM (BJEFo)

452 Years ago (38? 39?) I worked with a salesman who was full of these, and still remember three:
1. "If they bark at us" = 'balk' + watchdog.
2. "I won't be your escape-boat" = 'scapegoat' + 'lifeboat'.
3. Best of all, "off in Oblivia" = "oblivion" + South American country known for its drug exports.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at November 29, 2021 11:39 PM (3r5w7)

453 After a particularly difficult Home Owners Association meeting the chief trouble maker was trying to overcome the evenings discord, and advised the group that we should consider the events as just "water under the dam", by which I think he meant a combination of "water under the bridge" and "water over the dam".
In truth he was inadvertently accurate in assessing the meeting as disastrous as water under the dam.

Posted by: David Leech at November 30, 2021 12:11 AM (rsb5z)

454 Mullyvisional. Portmanteau of mulligan and provisional in golf.

Posted by: Rick at November 30, 2021 12:13 AM (IlGNQ)

455 Joel Osteen's church mice are not poor.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 30, 2021 12:34 AM (K58O6)

456 Two I've used at work.
One, with the right crowd "I've got an Ace in my Hole".

With the more polite crowd or mixed company I often try:
"We're here to get all our ducks on one page".
The latter gets some thoughtful nods from some not paying close attention as I talk.

Posted by: ertdfg at November 30, 2021 01:06 AM (I388C)

457 Recently heard at our house: She was slambasted by the reviewers. That needs to be nipped in the butt. The woman is morbidly obeast.

Posted by: Ted Bopp at November 30, 2021 08:17 AM (PyH5r)

458 My ex combined the phrases "Bust a hump" and "Break a leg" into "Hump a leg." Oh, Lort.

Posted by: Coregis at November 30, 2021 08:51 AM (eA8yd)

459 I like to say, "We'll burn that bridge when we come to it." In my mind I'm saying "that'll never happen," but phrasing it as if I were saying, "we'll decide later."

Posted by: Wiz at November 30, 2021 10:03 AM (vCJZ2)

460 The boss yelled at a lady, and a friend reported:

"He really raped her over the coals."

Posted by: JustSalt at November 30, 2021 10:45 AM (WKXCM)

461 "The drunker I stay here the longer I get."

Posted by: RTW at November 30, 2021 01:41 PM (GJnvT)

462 Skidson

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