Phrases you've never understood.

retyopy

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"have your cake and eat it too." If I have a cake, it's because I'm going to eat it.

So... Go crazy.
 

Soxafloppin

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INB4 "I could care less"

Umad?

Edit: Head over Heels, My head is generally over my heels, regardless of mood.
 

retyopy

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Soxafloppin said:
INB4 "I could care less"

Umad?

Edit: Head over Heels, My head is generally over my heels, regardless of mood.
Never really thought about that.
 

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Soxafloppin said:
INB4 "I could care less"

Umad?

But yeah, that one is a head-scratcher when I hear people use it.

OT: "Right as rain." I have no idea why things could be "Right as rain."
 

Kurai Angelo

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Soxafloppin said:
INB4 "I could care less"

Umad?

Edit: Head over Heels, My head is generally over my heels, regardless of mood.
That's because retards say it wrong.

It's "I couldn't care less."
 

Tallim

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Sassafrass said:
Soxafloppin said:
INB4 "I could care less"

Umad?

But yeah, that one is a head-scratcher when I hear people use it.

OT: "Right as rain." I have no idea why things could be "Right as rain."
It's to do with agriculture. No rain meant no crops.

As far as "I could care less" goes, it's obviously a corruption of some sort. The phrase in England is "I couldn't care less" which actually makes sense. :/
 

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Tallim said:
As far as "I could care less" goes, it's obviously a corruption of some sort. The phrase in England is "I couldn't care less" which actually makes sense. :/
Must be an American reversal of definition, like 'to table/tabling'. We're English, so 'to table' means 'to address an issue' which makes sense ('to table' = 'put it on the table', you can see that, right?), but in American English, 'to table' means 'cease addressing an issue'... *shrug*

OT: Don't really have one, I understand most and can't remember the ones I don't. *shuts window*
 

the spud

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I still don't see the connection between whining and tiny violins. It isn't like it makes a difference.

Somebody's been maiking lots of threads.
 

Sight Unseen

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In sports when commentators say "He's as good as anyone at _____" If he's as good as anyone then what's so great about him?
 

Rawne1980

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I remember as a child my sister burst into tears and my dad said "if you don't be quiet i'll give you something to cry about".

Er, dad ... she's already crying numbnuts your comment made no sense.

Another parent one and i'm guilty of using this myself.

"Dad, can we go to the beach"

"No"

"Aww dad why not?"

"Just because"

Just because. Because bloody what?
 

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retyopy said:
"have your cake and eat it too." If I have a cake, it's because I'm going to eat it.
Looks like you already beat me to it. I get the sentiment behind the saying, but there has to be a better analogy to express it.
 

Grotch Willis

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I've always wondered what the phrase "Free Pony Rides" means, it seems that it has a different meaning depending on where you look or who you ask.
 

Avaholic03

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Girl Next Door.

Any girls I've lived next door to were pug fugly and/or total bitches. None of that is reflected in the stereotypical "girl next door".
 

Death God

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"You can ____ 'till the cows come home."
Why aren't the cows already home? And why would I do something until my cows come back? Also:
"You can go tell that to Joe Blow down the street for all I care!"
????
 

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retyopy said:
"have your cake and eat it too." If I have a cake, it's because I'm going to eat it.

So... Go crazy.
If I've already had my cake, there's none left for me to eat.
Soxafloppin said:
"I could care less"
It was originally I couldn't care less. Y'know, because that actually made sense.
the spud said:
I still don't see the connection between whining and tiny violins.
Violin music is usually sad.
 

ShindoL Shill

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Sassafrass said:
OT: "Right as rain." I have no idea why things could be "Right as rain."
because falling water is capitalist?
OT: "ignorance is bliss." and "racism is ignorance." together.
that would mean racism is bliss.
which it isnt.