Screwed Up Sayings

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  1. billpickles

    billpickles Member

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    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?
     
  2. bawbie

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

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    I could care less.

    It's I could NOT care less, people.
     
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  4. bsblllvr14

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

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    When I am asked to sign something

    "Can I get your John Henry?"
     
  6. cyclones500

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    Oh, that one's gotta be near the top of my list. :sad:
     
  7. linkshero

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

    at what point did the cat need to be dead?
     
  8. clonefromNE

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    "For all intensive purposes"

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

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    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
     
  10. cyclones500

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    “He did a complete 360 on the issueâ€￾

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

    On a separate topic, one of my co-workers says, “supposublyâ€￾ instead of supposedly.
     
  11. ISUKyro

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    "fixin' to do something"

    ex: I'm fixin' to go to the grocery store
     
  12. cyclones500

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    I think it's "pipe" (makes more sense) ... but I admit I've misused that one before.
     
  13. isufbcurt

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    Ya duh, it's Herbie Hancock
     
  14. CycloneGB

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    Ever been "axed" a question? :wink:
     
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  15. CycloneGB

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    Thats what I always thought it was too. Coulda swore I heard somebody on sportscenter say "pike" but maybe they were dumb.
     
  16. istater7

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    kind of like when jason kidd said he was going to "turn this team 360 degrees around" when he got drafted by the mavs?
     
  17. Clonefan32

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    Had a football coach in high school that would say "Hindsight is 50/50"
     
  18. tman24

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    Or from family guy. your john foot *****
     
  19. SuperCy

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    I once worked with a lady that would use "Pacific" or "Pacificly" instead of specific or specifically.
     
  20. JCloned

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    "Proof is in the pudding"

    No, it is

    "The proof of the pudding is in the tasting"
     

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