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Phrases that make no sense

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Cheesehead4, May 28, 2006.

  1. Cheesehead4

    Cheesehead4 Cheesehead

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    we all know some, we all use some, lets see how many we can come up with.

    you almost hit something, it is called a near miss, but isn't it a near hit?

    fat chance and slim chance have the same meaning?

    By the skin of my teeth.....we have skin on our teeth?
     
  2. big3

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    why do we drive through parkways and park in driveways?
    Why does a shipment go by truck, but cargo goes by ship?
    You do not have a hot water heater in your house. If the water is already hot, why would you have to heat it? It is a water heater.
     
  3. pyledriver80

    pyledriver80 Cheesehead

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    Maybe - Maybe not - mean the same thing

    Why is it called a Bra though woman have 2 Boobies, shouldn't it be called Bra's, yet, panties is plural even though they have only 1......uhhhh you get it

    Why do they call Doctor's offices Practices? They ain't practicing on me!
     
  4. Popcynical

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    Bra is short for brazier, though I prefer the manzier.

    When people like chocolate, why are they called "chocoholics"? That makes no sense. Alcoholic = alcohol + ic. People who like chocolate should be called chocolatics.
     
  5. longtimefan

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    Vikings win the super bowl
     
  6. Cheesehead4

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    :lol: They bribe the refs you see :wink:
     
  7. MontanaBob

    MontanaBob Cheesehead

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    "You talk like a man with a paper ***." Now what the hell does that mean?
     
  8. mattresell

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    You just want your cake and eat it too.

    (What the hell are you going to do with cake if you can't eat it.)
     
  9. cheesey

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    Six on one hand, half a dozen on the other...........HUH!?!?!?LOLOLOL!!! :lol:
     
  10. 4packgirl

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    "your grandmother milks goats!" i have NO clue what the heck that means but my mom said it the other day & i was laughing my buttinski off!!

    another fave of my mom's is "you must be pickin sh1t with the chickens!"
     
  11. 4thand26

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    In baseball, why is a ball that hits the foul pole a home run, and not foul?

    Here is one that I can answer "The whole nine yards". I saw on the History Channel that machine gun bullets came in bundles that were 9 yards long. Thus, giving "The whole nine yards" means giving everything that you have.
     
  12. rabidgopher04

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    Ever heard anyone say they were going to unthaw something? Wouldn't that mean they're just leaving it frozen?

    It probably depends on which way the ball bounces.
     
  13. tromadz

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    no, it doesnt. if it hits any part of that pole, its a homerun...reagrdless if the ball bounces foul, or if it bounces back onto the field...or if it flies right into the umpires ***(he probably deserved it).
     
  14. MontanaBob

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    Speaking of fair or foul....why in net games; tennis, badminton, etc. or baseball, are the lines considered "in" if the ball hits it, but in other games like football and basketball, the lines are considered "out."?
     
  15. Timmons

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    You wanna hear stuff that doesn't make any sense? Go listen to the sheep that are more commonly known as leadership in big businesses. These guys hear something that sounds smart and repeat it without thinking about it.

    Execuspeak:
    "On a go forward basis" or "going foward" <-- This is my most hated statement. The tense of the sentence in which it is used means that it is not required. Futhermore, forward is a direction and not a time reference. I usually ask about what our 'going backwards' plan is, just to be sure. The worst instance I've ever heard of this was "Our go-forward plan"... as if we have plans pertaining to the past? Good Lord, stop me now.

    "Per se" - Per se is latin for "Not needed". Take any sentence in which 'per se' is used, and you can just drop the 'per se'. It means and adds nothing. Usually, the author is just trying to sound smarter, per se. <-- I am funny!

    Other statements:
    "Could care less" instead of "Couldn't care less". Most people use the former incorrectly instead of the latter.

    And one more thing that drives me nuts... What happened to "You're welcome."? Why doe everyone answer a "Thank You", with a "Thank you." Are we so politically correct and team serving now, that we can't even say "You're welcome."
     
  16. cheesey

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    When people say "thank you" alot of times i say "No problem!" Because i don't consider it a problem to bestow what SHOULD be commom courtesy to them. (Holding a door open, that kind of stuff.)
     
  17. 4packgirl

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    again, the whole "thank you" issue happened to me just today. somebody was thanking me for donating some stuff to my kids' preschool. maybe it's just me but saying "you're welcome" would be like taking credit for doing something that i didn't really want credit for. all i could say was "oh, it's not big deal & no problem."

    does that make any sense to anyone else?!? :wink:
     
  18. cheesey

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    It makes sense 4pack! But as they say.....one person's trash is another person's treasure!

    Yesterday. my wife and i went to see the new "X-Men" movie. As we left the theater, a young man (probably 14 or so) went out of his way to hold the door for my wife and I. There was a van picking him and his brother up, and both I and my wife went over to tell his Mom what he had done. I wanted him to KNOW that it is appreciated and noticed, and i wanted his Mom to know so too! There's NOT alot of people that do that anymore......think of others.
     
  19. TOPackerFan

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    That first one drives me nuts too.

    I'd rather hear thank you in response to my thank you than "uhh huh" which seems to be more and more common.
     

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