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Don(Wyziwyg)T 22 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM
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John MacKenzie 22 Jul 06 - 12:47 PM
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Subject: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 12:35 PM

"She's cuter than a button."

Most things are.

Since when is a button held up as the standard of measurement for cute?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM

Yeah Jerry, the woods are full of them.

"Sick as a parrot", or "Sick as a pig", two UK expressions meaning not as you might think, unwell, but in fact disappointed.

"Tight as an owl" (drunk). Anyone ever seen a drunken owl?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM

"I'm finer than hair on a frog"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 12:47 PM

Sober as a judge. HIC!!!!
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 12:58 PM

"Sick as a Blackpool Donkey" I've only heard this in Sunny Aycliffe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:08 PM

I've heard numerous "cuter than..." sayings which include the word "butt". "Cuter than a baby's butt" and "cuter than a bug's butt" come to mind. Perhaps "button" was substituted for "butt" somewhere along the line. Possibly by the same lanquage sanitizers who gave us "Oh, shoot!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:18 PM

You may dispute me, but "What goes around, comes around" has always seemed to me to mean nothing if you didn't already 'get' it. It is as silly and poorly phrased a saying as I can think of.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:21 PM

Drunk as a skunk

As tight as a nuns ****

Pissed as a newt

He is absolutely rat arsed


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:39 PM

Better than sliced bread
Get in the hole! ( yelled by bloody idiots at golf!)
The Lord will provide
It's God's will
Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:51 PM

Oh YES! That "get in the HOLE" bit is really wearing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 01:51 PM

"A penny saved is a penny earned"

No, a penny saved is a penny saved. Perhaps it was initially earned, and once it was earned, it was saved. In which case a penny earned would be a penny saved. But what about a penny that is a gift? Not that anyone gives a kid a penny any more. You'd be like to get a kick in the shins if you did.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 02:02 PM

"It'll never be seen on a galloping horse"

well...maybe! Or 'it' might attract MORE attention on a horse.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: robomatic
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 02:44 PM

"the enemy of my enemy is my friend" is useful as a marker to how certain people's minds work, if only to show that often people's minds don't work that well.

"who can comprehend infinity?" is a dumb question, since the human brain invented the concept of infinity and has all sorts of names for it and does math with it. The universe itself so far as we know does not comprehend infinity because it is finite.

"We only use one quarter (or one fifth, or one x'th) of our brains" Well, ma nature is a parsimonious ol' hag according to the gospel of evolution and the brain is a pretty complex thing. Some parts of it can get whacked off and all you lose is your personality, which for many of us would be an undetectable difference, but there are some really important bits that when you lose them you go blind, or your memory for faces is permanenty deleted, etcetera. In short, the fact that you can kill off a lot of neurons with alcohol does not substantiate that you had a surplus to begin with, just that you probably didn't have enough to begin with and are going to have less'n less.

"cheap at half the price" shouldn't that be "cheap at twice the price" but somehow that doesn't sound as euphonious so we get by with the wrong part of that phrase.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 03:20 PM

He's just dropped a right bollock.

Why not a left bollock.

any explanation?

To get your leg over

Surely that would be a bit difficult if you were having a knee trembler?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 03:52 PM

What makes quite a few of the stupid ones stupid is that they were originally delivered as sarcasm, with full awareness of the "misfit."

Adopted by those who've failed to think about it, and who just assume they "mean something" because lots of people say them, they lose their effect - because the users are too stupid to give them proper application.

"More fun than a barrel full of dead babies...."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Mr Fox
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 04:02 PM

"They can take our lives but they cannot take our freedom"

Yep. You're free to rot with all the other corpses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 05:25 PM

"I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

That cutsie thing: "I really like Bush. NOT!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: robomatic
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 05:54 PM

Bruce, interestingly enough I just looked up that phrase yesterday "I disagree with what you say but I will...etc etc" and it turns out that Voltaire never said it, it comes from a book about him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: ragdall
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 05:58 PM

Is there a difference between "dead right" and "dead wrong", or is someone dead, right, or wrong?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 06:00 PM

Good article about it here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 06:28 PM

"It was in the last place I looked" - well of course... who goes on looking for something once they've found it?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 06:29 PM

One night in the 1960s . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 07:24 PM

"Fuck off"   People say it all the time, but they don't really mean it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: 282RA
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 08:51 PM

"You ain't shit" doesn't work as an insult. "You are shit" works a lot better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: *daylia*
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:03 PM

Break a leg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:06 PM

Oh, the questions I want to ask anyone who says "I'm a PEOPLE person!"

This is supposed to set you apart from those of us who are merely...umm...Hedgehog persons?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:06 PM

Yes, but what "you ain't shit" really means is...you don't even measure up to the value of a piece of shit. I think that works. ;-)

Shit, after all, has its uses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:10 PM

I avoid people who say that any way I can, Bill... ;-)

I also grit my teeth when someone says, "You go, girl!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:11 PM

Do these people look really stoned to you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST,Shat
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:18 PM

Oh for God's sake get a life


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:19 PM

Boy, talk about charisma, eh? Damn shame he didn't have his phaser handy to blast these friggin' teletubbies off the screen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:21 PM

"Fixin' to break..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:23 PM

Like, was that Captain Kirk from that spaceship show?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 09:25 PM

Someone said "Hold your tongue, Bill..." but he couldn't get a grip.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 11:12 PM

My dad used to say -

I wouldn't say anyone who doesn't take you for a fool's no mug.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 11:25 PM

And what did your dad do before he became incoherent, John?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 11:34 PM

I think just being my dad was enough to do it to him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jul 06 - 11:51 PM

LOLOLOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 12:03 AM

Jerry R.: Ambrose Bierce improved that to "A penny saved is a penny to squander".

Bill D: I think "people person" contrasts with "thing person" & "idea person"; "people" designates not what such persons are, but what they regard the world as being primarily made of. The world, of course, is all too full of such persons. %^)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Ten bums lay in the sun; a passer-by offered a dollar to whichever was laziest; nine jumped up to claim it. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:24 AM

"They passed like ships in the night" Foghorns blaring?
"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it." That's usually the best time to do it.
"Will you join me in a cup of tea?" It's a good trick if you can do it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:27 AM

Re Shatner,

A face like a bulldog chewing a wasp,

or, A face like a bag of spanners,

or, a face like a slapped arse.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:38 AM

A face like a bulldog lickin' piss off a thistle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:52 AM

A face like a hatful of monkeys' arseholes


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: JennyO
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 04:33 AM

a face like a ruptured prune

a face like a turd with a bellyache

a face like a friendly turd in a bike basket (Terry Pratchett)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: clairerise
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 06:31 AM

The wheel's spinning, but the hamster's dead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 06:50 AM

"If he fell into a barrel of tits, he'd come out sucking his thumb".

Naah! On second thoughts that's not a stupid saying. It's a description of GeeDub.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 07:08 AM

To of my least favorite sayings, usually from people I end up not liking much:

"I know what I like." As my sons would say "No Duh!" (one of my favorite sayings....

"I tell it like it is." My youngest son says that when he hears someone say that, he heads for the nearest door. When was the last time that you heard someone preface a statement with that comment and then say something positive? Was it during this lifetime? What they usually mean is, I'm going to say something really ignorant and prejudiced, but that's alright because I'm not a hypocrite like all the rest of you idiots."

I try to tell it as I perceive it, realizing that half the time I either get it wrong, or oversimplify it to make a point.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Becca72
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 12:37 PM

My father used to tell us " if you break both your legs don't come running to me". Used to piss me off, although with my father it was said tongue planted firmly in cheek.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 01:42 PM

"A face like a slate-hanger's nail-pouch!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:40 PM

(I know what 'people person' is supposed to convey, but I have never heard it used except in a smug, condescending or defensive way....usually repeated regularly like a mantra.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 03:28 PM

Exactly. That's why whenever I hear it, I move away....far away.

I'm tired of young women prefacing every subordinate clause with the word, "like". Does that count?

Then there's "I'm like...geddadahere!" And she's like..."Don't tell me to geddadahere!" and I'm like..."Listen, bitch, when I, like tell you to..." etc., etc., etc. (LOL!)

They should all be exported to some country that is looking for really stupid young women...but not necessarily virgins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Tootler
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 06:24 PM

A favourite one of a former Vice Chancellor of the University I where I used to work was "I hear what you say and I hear what you don't say"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 06:34 PM

Add the irritating "I know where you're coming from".

My response:- "So you know where I live, but you don't have a clue what I'm saying."

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 06:51 PM

Managers who say 'it would be in the interest of the team' meaning he/she wants you to do it and that's all there is to it.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 07:21 PM

What about "This hurts me more than you," Or "I'm doing this for your own good."

Don't do me any favors, huh!?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 07:23 PM

I love that: 'the team'. It has come to mean that the employee will be worked until he/she can no longer keep up and then tossed out like trash.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 07:39 PM

Yes, the comic "Dilbert" is very good at illustrating that kind of corporate office BS.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Slag
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:00 PM

Do you know the difference between a duck?
Blah Blah Blah... at the end of the day... (will this day never end?)
7/24
yuh know?
... and then I go, "..."
... and then he goes"..."
in a pig's eye
til the cows come home
for crying in a bucket (has anyone ever cried in a bucket?)
DUDE!
You'll be fine (this one is just rife with disaster!)
Hello-o? (When Holmes did it, it worked fine, but you're not Holmes!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: *daylia*
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:41 PM

I see! Said the blind man. And picked up his hammer. And saw.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:45 PM

Do Americans really say "7/24"?

Here in Oz, where we date things Day/Month/Year, I have only ever heard it as "24/7".


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:47 PM

"I see", said the blind man, but he didn't really see at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 09:26 PM

"At this moment in time" or even worse, "At the present moment in time" when what they mean can be stated in one syllable: Now. (Who started that? Was it Nixon?)

Also its halfwit cousins:
"At the end of the day" = Finally
"State of the art" = Best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 09:30 PM

"point in time


is a cliché, a bit of padded prose. It has been around for a long time, but the Watergate hearings of the 1970s made many people conscious of it and determined to root it out of their language. A single word will usually do nicely: At this point in time is now; at that point in time was then; at some point in time will be sometime."

Thats from a www dictionary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: number 6
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 09:37 PM

If you press hard enough with "a point in time" ... you will break the "time barrier".

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 10:15 PM

No, we don't say "7/24"....never, ever heard that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:00 AM

Photographic evidence posted on the always truthful internet posits that at least one person in the US (New Jersey, as I recall) has a "vanity" license plate on her (female driver presumed) vehicle that reads:

                    PMS24-7


... ... ... ... and is never tailgated.


John


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:10 AM

But we do say "7/24". Look at your calendar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Slag
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 01:35 AM

24 days a week/ 7 hours a day, or like WHATEVER!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: robomatic
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:42 AM

"the immortal soul"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:46 AM

'The most unique' - did someone already say that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Paul Burke
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:01 AM

Now then.
It'll either rain or go dark before morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:03 AM

Things said by mothers to kids -

Just look at the back of your neck.

Come here and I'll give you a clout.

I was waiting for ages and all these buses kept not coming.


Things just said -

Cheap at twice the price.

If he goes any faster he'll meet himself comimg back.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Paul Burke
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:39 AM

Cheap at half the price was more common on the Height. Well, I'll go to our house!

Where's Mam? She's in a bottle on the roof.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:39 AM

Still waters run deep.
Still waters don't run at all.
"How may I help you on the journey that is you."
Once said to me by a shop assistant in Washington State.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:01 AM

Half the price made a lot more sense, Paul. Perhaps twice the price was a Swinton saying. Just proving how daft Swintonians are and what a good move I made to th'height:-)

I'll go to t'foot of our stairs

It's black o'er Bills mothers

Were another two.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:33 AM

"Cheap at twice the price" is in fact the logical one as it's a contraction of..."It would be cheap at twice the price" to describe an exceptionally good bargain.

Sorry, it's the pedant in me getting loose again.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:35 AM

Perhaps I had better move back?

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:36 AM

I suddenly realised that the other one works just as well.

"It would be cheap at half the price" to describe something that isn't a bargain at all.

Sorry guys, we'll have to disallow the stupidity of both.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:37 AM

You can stay where you are DtG.....LOL

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:46 AM

Too stupid by half.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 09:29 AM

As thick as pigshit in winter,
daft as a brush,
as thick as two short planks,
whale oil beef hooked.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM

"But we do say "7/24". Look at your calendar."

pooh! My calendar is silent. We PRINT dates with the month first (usually). If someone askes me when I was born, I 'say' May the 20th...(or maybe "the 20th of May)....but 24/7 is a specific locution with an inflexible connotation! (ooohh..he's babbling again!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: harpmaker
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:33 PM

Flamenco Ted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:35 PM

Montego Bay


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: John O'L
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:01 PM

Flamenco Ted? Montego Bay?

Eh?

'as thick as two short planks' - Love that
'a specific locution with an inflexible connotation' - Love that too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Becca72
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:05 PM

I don't think this one is stupid, in fact it's one of my favorites:

"grinning like a dog eating bumblebees"

the visual that goes along with it is priceless!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:16 PM

If you're in, say, a 20% tax bracket, then a penny saved is 1.25 pennies earned.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: 282RA
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:19 PM

How about "fit as a fiddle"? Is that necessarily a good thing?

Or what about "dead as a doornail"? A doornail is no more dead than any other inanimate object. It's as stupid as "dead as crystal champagne goblet."


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: harpmaker
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:56 PM

The bees Knees

Ape shape

Speed camera partenership

The dogs bollocks

Gnatts piss

You are what you eat (How can that be??)

Flamenco

Ted

Does my bum look big in this?

Air guitar

Shit hot

Don't worry, you'le get over it.
Hmmmm....
And finally
See how much you could save!!.. has become a favorite in recent years, and is a utter load of crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: HuwG
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 09:10 PM

"As tight as a camel's a*** in a sandstorm".

"As much use as a chocolate teapot"
"As much use as a concrete cushion"
"As much use as a rubber crutch"
"As much use as a one-legged man at an a***-kicking contest"
"As much use as a haemorrhoid transplant"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Slag
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 12:49 AM

Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine!
Looks like a mule eatin' briars.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:03 AM

fuck me sideways


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Peace
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:09 AM

"You are what you eat (How can that be??)"

You have NO idea how much I am having difficulty not replying to this one . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:30 AM

If you keep on doing that, you will go blind

I never understood what me mother meant, in fact thats when I stopped reading books.

You dozy twat

Put a sock in it

If your not in bed by 10, come home

You wait till your father comes home (mother unable to control the situation with the children)

What a load of cobblers


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:31 AM

If you are what you eat then I'm sweet, cheap and easy.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:24 AM

Stop that or you'll go blind,

well can I do it half as much and wear glasses?


Thank god your mother died in childbirth, if she'd seen you she'd have died of shame.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Mr Fox
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 09:10 AM

Face like a bag of smashed crabs.

If I get there first I'll chalk a cross on the wall. If you get there first rub it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Tweed
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 09:48 AM

Dumb as a bag of hammers.
    from the "O Brother film"

"I am the Decider!"
    GW Bush, 2006


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 10:09 AM

Neck of the woods. Why is it always a neck? Why not a crotch, or an armpit? Or an elbow, for that matter.

Not worth a shit. Well, that depends on how much a shit is actually worth.

Comparing apples to oranges. They both grow on trees, they both have seeds inside (except for the hybrid oranges), they are edible and tasty, they both produce a good juice for drinking, they are nutritious, they are both sort of round. I'm thinking apples and mailboxes might be a better analogy if you're talking about two things that aren't alike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Amos
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 11:34 AM

We say 24/7 and sometimes 24/7/365 for activities that are always going (24 hours a day, seven days a week). It has nothing to do with calendar dates.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST,Kenny
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 11:38 AM

Tight as a scotchman -

This common saying originates from the fact that scotch people do not like buying rounds of drinks for friends but are more than happy to accept them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST,Manny
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 11:39 AM

Mean as a Scotchman

Originates from the fact that all scotch are very mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: mindblaster
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM

Scotch is aaa drink you foolish english twat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Slag
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:40 PM

It's Scotsman!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:23 PM

It's Scot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Becca72
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:31 PM

Unless of course you mean those mean, tight-wad scotch drinkers...


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: cockney
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:41 PM

Talking of stupid sayings, what about if you can't be bothered to do somthing. Which is it:

1) Can't be arsed.
2) Can't be asked.

I always thought it was 2) but have seen it written several times as 1)

Any comments?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Kaleea
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:17 PM

"Cuter than a cocker spaniel . . ." sang Eddie Cantor in Ma He's Makin' Eyes At Me.


I understand the above, but I do not understand:

"Good Grief."

"Judas Priest!"

"It's a doggie-dog world." (I heard a graduate assistant say that when he was teaching one of my college Speech classes)

"I'm gonna take & . . ." (usually pronounced as: Ahmmo tak'n . . .)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: frogprince
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:40 PM

Kaleea, either you heard "It's a doggie-dog world" from someone who didn't know the real expression, or you mis-heard it, which would really be very easy, since the usual expression is "It's a dog-eat-dog world". Which is to say (if you believe it) that it's a vicious world, with everyone out strictly for himself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Tweed
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 04:52 PM

I had a friend who'd eaten dog in VietNam. He said it was fairly greasy and that the best tasting dog was a black dog, but I've never verified it for myself.

Hmmm...my post in itself is pretty stupid.
Hmmm.......in itself...

Brilliant!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 08:40 PM

do people who believe in Gosh go to Heck?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 08:54 PM

frogprince -

"It's a doggie-dog world" was fairly common in juvenile slang a while back, and was sometimes used by people who do know the original expression, in some cases quite obviously to ridicule a particular person prone to the use of trite expressions, or to ricicule trite expressions in general, by deliberately "corrupting" a noxious bit of drivel in common use.

Call it a "second generation corruption."

But of course people most prone to trite and repetitius "combinations of words in lieu of though processes" do use lots of "sayings" without knowing what they say.

"Judas' Priest" of course is a way of saying "Jesus Christ" without actually saying it: a fairly common origin for "mild profanity."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Stupid Sayings
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 08:56 PM

Maybe they meant it's a Snoop-Doggie Dog world?

Jerry


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