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Malapropisms that need stopped

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Postby blunt » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:42 pm

"There is no emoticon for the way I feel."
(Creatively misquoting Comic Book Guy)

But seriously: this is comparing apples to waxworms.
It's not rocket surgery.
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Postby cute hat » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:17 pm

blunt wrote:"There is no emoticon for the way I feel."
(Creatively misquoting Comic Book Guy)

But seriously: this is comparing apples to waxworms.
It's not rocket surgery.


It's half of one or six dozen of the other, if you ask me.
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Postby Harriet The Spy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:03 pm

I'm extending malapropisms to mixed metaphors. My former boss was the master of them, and all of them were unintentional. My favorites from her were:

"Don't count all your eggs before they hatch in one basket."

"We'll burn that bridge behind us when we get to it."
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Postby white_rabbit » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:18 pm

If a tree in the woods falls and there is no one to see it, did it really fall?

An apple a day keeps the bird in the hand from shitting on you.
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Postby cute hat » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:34 pm

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who didn't exist.
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Postby sydgrl » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:51 am

blunt wrote:"There is no emoticon for the way I feel."
(Creatively misquoting Comic Book Guy)

But seriously: this is comparing apples to waxworms.
It's not rocket surgery.


I recently heard someone say "it's not brain science!"

One that bugs me: could of or should of as in "I should of paid more attention in English class."
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Postby bluethedog » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:15 am

cute hat wrote:I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who didn't exist.

That doesn't jive.
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Postby cute hat » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:37 am

bluethedog wrote:
cute hat wrote:I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who didn't exist.

That doesn't jive.


I just said it 'cause I think it's funny, in a nonsensical sort of way.

But, more to the point:
http://www.channel3000.com/news/14033109/detail.html
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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:53 am

cute hat wrote:
bluethedog wrote:
cute hat wrote:I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who didn't exist.

That doesn't jive.


I just said it 'cause I think it's funny, in a nonsensical sort of way.

But, more to the point:
http://www.channel3000.com/news/14033109/detail.html

Tee hee!
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Postby bluethedog » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:20 am

Recently, my friend's wife's (serious) guess to this Wheel of Fortune puzzle:

N __ __ __ __ __ __H __ GRIN__ __ __ __ N __

"Nuts to the Grindstone!"
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Postby white_rabbit » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:24 am

bluethedog wrote:Recently, my friend's wife's (serious) guess to this Wheel of Fortune puzzle:

N __ __ __ __ __ __H __ GRIN__ __ __ __ N __

"Nuts to the Grindstone!"


You should fear for your friend's safety.
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Postby bluethedog » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:30 pm

cute hat wrote:
bluethedog wrote:
cute hat wrote:I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who didn't exist.

That doesn't jive.


I just said it 'cause I think it's funny, in a nonsensical sort of way.

But, more to the point:
http://www.channel3000.com/news/14033109/detail.html

Reminds me of one I do on purpose all the time and no one ever gets it:

"I guess the foot's on the other hand"

First foron to post where that's from, name a charity and I'll donate $50.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:40 pm

Airplane

Foundation for Madison's Public Schools
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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:40 pm

bluethedog wrote:
"I guess the foot's on the other hand"


That'd be Airplane!

"Me, John! Big Tree!"

You can send the donation here.

D'oh! Missed it by less than a minute!!! (That's what I get for arguing about vegetable washing!) But I'm certainly happy to see Henry's choice get the $$.
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Postby bluethedog » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:48 pm

Close enough - I'll donate $50 to each.

Wags, yours is done.

Henry, you got a website?

Airplane - what a great movie.
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