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MattAY
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject: Sayings & Phrases that make no sense. Reply with quote

I was thinking last night with my mates after I said. "I know it like the back of my hand"

...what?! I dont know about you guys, but I dont know the back of my hand too well. Unless it's a masturbation joke, in which case it's in very poor taste for us sophisticated lot.

"I wouldn't go near her, she's like the village bicycle"

What IS this bicycle they speak of? I live in a village, and there isn't a shared bicycle we use to get the paper from the shops or something. Maybe it's from the old times? Why would you compare a whore to a bike anyway?!

"A feather in one's cap"

...I like achievements, but a feather as a reward - piss off!

Can you guys think of any popular phrases that make no sense whatsoever!?

and maybe we should make our own up! But let's not "beat around the bush".
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quit beatin' around the bush and tell us some British ones, you chocolate teapot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quit beatin' around the bush and tell us some British ones, you chocolate teapot.


I know one. In my British regiment in Mount and Blade, they're always telling me to "get stuck in".
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjim2000 wrote:
De-Ting wrote:
Quit beatin' around the bush and tell us some British ones, you chocolate teapot.


I know one. In my British regiment in Mount and Blade, they're always telling me to "get stuck in".


I believe that is a reference to the bayonet or a sword being "stuck in" to someone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which one? brow2
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh you.

Touch base. I hate this.
Nuts in a vice...why would I ever expose the twins to my workbench.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if its a sexy workbench? It'd still be about as useful as tits on a fish.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Sayings & Phrases that make no sense. Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
...I like achievements, but a feather as a reward - piss off!

lol, how about "If it was a snake it'd bit you." Fuck man, I've met some nice friendly snakes in my time. We need to stop jumping to conclusions based on stereotypes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Sayings & Phrases that make no sense. Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
"I know it like the back of my hand"


That person clearly has never taken psychedelics. The back of my hand becomes crazy intricate and seems to go on forever. Like it's a foreign world.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the British phrases I know are from my short time there and Killing Floor.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Sayings & Phrases that make no sense. Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
I was thinking last night with my mates after I said. "I know it like the back of my hand"

...what?! I dont know about you guys, but I dont know the back of my hand too well. Unless it's a masturbation joke, in which case it's in very poor taste for us sophisticated lot..

Actually, this was on Mythbusters before. They did an experiment with (don't know how many) volunteers. All of them passed except for one. I can be mistaken, because it's been a long time since I saw that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"You made your bed, now lie in it."


...why, don't mind if I do.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UrbanMasque wrote:
"You made your bed, now lie in it."

This nicely made bed right here? OK.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why ever make your bed when your just going to get back in it later?

Infact my bed stays made all the time. I have one fleece blanket I use to keep me warm and I just sleep on top of my already made bed.





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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I wouldn't touch her with a ten foot pole"

Well no shit, I don't know about you, but ten-foot poles can't be easy to maneuver, unless you're a pole vaulter...and I've never met a pole vaulter, and I don't know anyone who has.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The sun shines even on a dogs ass somedays."

I get the gist of what it is supposed to mean, but I always thought it was a really weird way to to say it and doesn't make much sense. Though I have to admit it is fun to say and I've found a few occasions to use it
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Have your cake and eat it too."

... what else am I going to use a cake for?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this great man covers the subject well.
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