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BS: Stupid Sayings

Jerry Rasmussen 25 Jul 06 - 08:56 PM
JohnInKansas 25 Jul 06 - 08:54 PM
GUEST,petr 25 Jul 06 - 08:40 PM
Tweed 25 Jul 06 - 04:52 PM
frogprince 25 Jul 06 - 04:40 PM
Kaleea 25 Jul 06 - 04:17 PM
cockney 25 Jul 06 - 03:41 PM
Becca72 25 Jul 06 - 03:31 PM
gnu 25 Jul 06 - 03:23 PM
Slag 25 Jul 06 - 02:40 PM
mindblaster 25 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,Manny 25 Jul 06 - 11:39 AM
GUEST,Kenny 25 Jul 06 - 11:38 AM
Amos 25 Jul 06 - 11:34 AM
Kim C 25 Jul 06 - 10:09 AM
Tweed 25 Jul 06 - 09:48 AM
Mr Fox 25 Jul 06 - 09:10 AM
Dave Hanson 25 Jul 06 - 04:24 AM
Liz the Squeak 25 Jul 06 - 03:31 AM
The Villan 25 Jul 06 - 02:30 AM
Peace 25 Jul 06 - 02:09 AM
Amergin 25 Jul 06 - 02:03 AM
Slag 25 Jul 06 - 12:49 AM
HuwG 24 Jul 06 - 09:10 PM
harpmaker 24 Jul 06 - 08:56 PM
282RA 24 Jul 06 - 08:19 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jul 06 - 07:16 PM
Becca72 24 Jul 06 - 07:05 PM
John O'L 24 Jul 06 - 07:01 PM
Peace 24 Jul 06 - 06:35 PM
harpmaker 24 Jul 06 - 06:33 PM
Bill D 24 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM
Dave Hanson 24 Jul 06 - 09:29 AM
John O'L 24 Jul 06 - 08:46 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 24 Jul 06 - 08:37 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 24 Jul 06 - 08:36 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jul 06 - 08:35 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 24 Jul 06 - 08:33 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jul 06 - 07:01 AM
Purple Foxx 24 Jul 06 - 06:39 AM
Paul Burke 24 Jul 06 - 06:39 AM
Dave the Gnome 24 Jul 06 - 06:03 AM
Paul Burke 24 Jul 06 - 06:01 AM
John O'L 24 Jul 06 - 05:46 AM
robomatic 24 Jul 06 - 05:42 AM
Slag 24 Jul 06 - 01:35 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 24 Jul 06 - 12:10 AM
JohnInKansas 24 Jul 06 - 12:00 AM
Bill D 23 Jul 06 - 10:15 PM
number 6 23 Jul 06 - 09:37 PM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: gnu
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:23 PM

It's Scot.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:03 AM

fuck me sideways


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Peace
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:35 PM

Montego Bay


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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: 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: 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: John O'L
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:46 AM

Too stupid by half.


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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: 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: 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 - 08:33 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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 - 06:01 AM

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


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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: robomatic
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:42 AM

"the immortal soul"


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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