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BS: Stupid Sayings

Jerry Rasmussen 22 Jul 06 - 12:35 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 22 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM
Matt_R 22 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Jul 06 - 12:47 PM
fat B****rd 22 Jul 06 - 12:58 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 Jul 06 - 01:08 PM
Bill D 22 Jul 06 - 01:18 PM
The Villan 22 Jul 06 - 01:21 PM
GUEST 22 Jul 06 - 01:39 PM
Bill D 22 Jul 06 - 01:51 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 22 Jul 06 - 01:51 PM
Bill D 22 Jul 06 - 02:02 PM
robomatic 22 Jul 06 - 02:44 PM
The Villan 22 Jul 06 - 03:20 PM
JohnInKansas 22 Jul 06 - 03:52 PM
Mr Fox 22 Jul 06 - 04:02 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 05:25 PM
robomatic 22 Jul 06 - 05:54 PM
ragdall 22 Jul 06 - 05:58 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 06:00 PM
Liz the Squeak 22 Jul 06 - 06:28 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 06:29 PM
Little Hawk 22 Jul 06 - 07:24 PM
282RA 22 Jul 06 - 08:51 PM
*daylia* 22 Jul 06 - 09:03 PM
Bill D 22 Jul 06 - 09:06 PM
Little Hawk 22 Jul 06 - 09:06 PM
Little Hawk 22 Jul 06 - 09:10 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 09:11 PM
GUEST,Shat 22 Jul 06 - 09:18 PM
Little Hawk 22 Jul 06 - 09:19 PM
Bobert 22 Jul 06 - 09:21 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 09:23 PM
Bill D 22 Jul 06 - 09:25 PM
John O'L 22 Jul 06 - 11:12 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 Jul 06 - 11:25 PM
John O'L 22 Jul 06 - 11:34 PM
Peace 22 Jul 06 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 23 Jul 06 - 12:03 AM
Purple Foxx 23 Jul 06 - 02:24 AM
Dave Hanson 23 Jul 06 - 02:27 AM
Peace 23 Jul 06 - 02:38 AM
John O'L 23 Jul 06 - 02:52 AM
JennyO 23 Jul 06 - 04:33 AM
clairerise 23 Jul 06 - 06:31 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 23 Jul 06 - 06:50 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 23 Jul 06 - 07:08 AM
Becca72 23 Jul 06 - 12:37 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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