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    Screwed Up Sayings

    The "sweating like a stuck pig" line in another thread got me to thinking about commonly messed up sayings. My wife does this all the time - she keeps telling me I should be writing them all down and put them in a book. Her latest: "No skin off my teeth" combining "no skin off my nose" with "by the skin of his teeth." Others?



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    I hear "tough road to hoe" all the time.



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by billpickles View Post
    The "sweating like a stuck pig" line in another thread got me to thinking about commonly messed up sayings. My wife does this all the time - she keeps telling me I should be writing them all down and put them in a book. Her latest: "No skin off my teeth" combining "no skin off my nose" with "by the skin of his teeth." Others?
    I could care less.

    It's I could NOT care less, people.



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    My wife once said "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box".



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    When I am asked to sign something

    "Can I get your John Henry?"



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    I hear "tough road to hoe" all the time.
    Oh, that one's gotta be near the top of my list.


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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Can't swing a dead cat without.........

    at what point did the cat need to be dead?


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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    "For all intensive purposes"

    When you actually mean to say "for all intents and purposes"


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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Ive heard people say this one but don't know which is right? Something is "coming down the pike" or "coming down the pipe"

    Anybody know? Never seen it in writing



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    “He did a complete 360 on the issue”

    I like to deliberately mess up sayings to see if people are paying attention. Like, “Don’t shoot a gift horse in the foot.”

    On a separate topic, one of my co-workers says, “supposubly” instead of supposedly.


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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    "fixin' to do something"

    ex: I'm fixin' to go to the grocery store



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    Ive heard people say this one but don't know which is right? Something is "coming down the pike" or "coming down the pipe"

    Anybody know? Never seen it in writing
    I think it's "pipe" (makes more sense) ... but I admit I've misused that one before.


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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by tplumm View Post
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    Ya duh, it's Herbie Hancock



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Ever been "axed" a question?



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    Re: Screwed Up Sayings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    I think it's "pipe" (makes more sense) ... but I admit I've misused that one before.
    Thats what I always thought it was too. Coulda swore I heard somebody on sportscenter say "pike" but maybe they were dumb.



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