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All things idioms

Postby Moral Minority on Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:24 am

Cause we all know that they are much better than words.

My favourite is 'The shit has hit the fan.' I have not heard of a more descriptive and vivid idiom than this.
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Re: All things idioms

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:45 am

Bursting at the seams , up/in shit creek without a paddle , you're f*cked , snatch defeat from the jaws of victory .
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Re: All things idioms

Postby Elastoman on Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:27 pm

From the suthrn part a me famlee tree...

"Yer 'bout as much use as tits on bacon."

alternately...

"Does me as much good as a sack full of assholes, kid."

Awesome.

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Re: All things idioms

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:00 pm

Up here we have, " he be as useful as tits on a bull " .
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Re: All things idioms

Postby farfalla on Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:58 am

midwest compliment - "that's as handy as pockets on shirts"
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Re: All things idioms

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:05 am

Five by Five


(thank you Joss Whedon for bringing this to my attention)





Also: this site is rather entertaining...the mixed-up and incorrect idioms of a woman who grew up in multiple countries.
http://luminouslogic.com/foreign-wife-isms.htm
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Re: All things idioms

Postby aaRghNAbled on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:41 am

from the Ozarks -

hungry as a bitch-wolf whelpin' pups

battin' her eyes like a toad in a hailstorm

we're diggin' where there's taters now

fine as a frog's hair

scarce as flea's tallow
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Re: All things idioms

Postby fueledbycoffee on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:14 am

I couldn't give two tugs of a dead dog's cock.

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Re: All things idioms

Postby aaRghNAbled on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:52 am

..an excuse or argument being..

thin as pee on a plate.
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Re: All things idioms

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:08 am

Hey! Are ye thee same carerackter thet be trying to sell WoW stuff in 'ere , gad dam ye be gittin on me noives !
Stop it will ya , I'm not much of a consumer , I don't want anyfing material or do oi need anyfing material , oi gotz enuff crap ta deal wiff an' ye want ta me add ta that pile .

Wot I want aint nobody on dis erf can gib me soze cut it out or bugger off an' doan cum back wiff a sales pitch ! Dammit ! bluddy munny ungree moggies wiff nuttin bedder ta do but spam thee bords *mutter spit grumble curse fume *
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