Misquoted/misused phrases ...

... that really get my hackles up!

(apologies if we have done similar before, but it is my pet hate)

Here's my starter for ten ...

You do things off your own BAT, it comes from cricket and means succeed by your own endeavours, it has nothing to do with anatomy, and quite how you would do something off your own back unless you are a double jointed contortionist has always puzzled me!

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Old Greying Accountant's picture

And my supplementary ...

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... no I cannot be a ocean lying between the Americas, Asia and the Antipodes about something, however hard I try!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

My dander's up now ...

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No, I don't have another thing coming, I have yet to have the first thing arrive, however, if my first thought was erroneous, I may well have a second think coming,

and its equally aggravating twin

Yes, you are correct, you don't know anythink as that is completely meaningless, and nor, apparently, do you know anything either!

Grrrrrrrrrrr.

ShirleyM's picture

ooohhh ... I think I'd better run for the hills ;)

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Love the piccy, although it is a bit fearsome!

You lost me on the supplemantary post - is this some obscure way of making a point that simple souls such as myself cannot work out?

Damnation .. I just cannot find a piccy of a fearsome penguin :(

I'll have to make do with this one ....

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Probably ...

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... the reference was to people who ask me to be Pacific about things (my business partner being a prime offender!). But as a penguin you should be au fait with the southern end of that area!

ShirleyM's picture

lol ...

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I understand your supplementary post now.

I'm a 'stay at home' penguin and don't roam very far (no passport!).

 

Old Greying Accountant's picture

How's this?

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ShirleyM's picture

hehe ... good one OGA :)

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I did find these ....

EDIT: just removed the penguin army piccy  ... just spotted some rude words on it ... but it was a very small font !!

.... but then I spotted these funny ones :)

 

 

 

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Have you played this ...

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... http://www.methodshop.com/games/play/yeti/yeti2.shtml

(there is a nasty one I couldn't bring myself to post a link for)

ShirleyM's picture

nope!

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Not my sort of game ... it's more the type of game for a big rufty tufty wolf ;)

 

Constantly Confused's picture

Possibly off tangent

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But since I read what 'Akimbo' actually means it now bothers me when the phrase 'legs akimbo' is used. 

If you can stand with your legs like the lady has her arms you have some weird joints!

ShirleyM's picture

Definitely off tangent

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I don't think the reference is used to describe someone who is standing!

... or maybe you knew that already???

Constantly Confused's picture

Shirley!

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Are you suggesting what I think you are suggesting?!?!

The way I tend to see it is in (non Mills and Boon) books, where the hero stands proudly, legs akimbo.  It causes me untold anger...

Ok, how about: 'Alas poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio' rather than 'well'.

Or 'Play it again Sam' (a pet hate seeing as I'm named for the character who speaks it).

mookgirluk's picture

brizzle

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Here in Bristol the local habit of adding a L to the end of a word means that you quite often hear of people that have had good ideals

ShirleyM's picture

@CC

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Are you called Ingrid, or Ilsa?

I know I shouldn't have preconceived images of people, but I always thought you were male!

ShirleyM's picture

I must be missing the obvious ... again!

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I am none the wiser!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Yes ...

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... to both :o)

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