Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by StrangerInAStrangeLand, Sep 2, 2008.
funnily enough that doesnt sound too bad
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i think plurality has something to do with it
it sounds ok minus the s
no nonsense expression
nonsensical would be required for expressions
just a vague idea
I double dog dare you.
How about 'quit lollygagging!'
That's an expression often heard in boot camp. Sergeants say it to new recruits when they catch them doing anything that's not directly related to basic training. The origin of the word is unclear and it might simply be a silly, arbitrary coinage like "bloviate" or "humongous."
It's similar to "dally": to idle or putter aimlessly. The earliest citation I could find in a quick search was an Iowa newspaper about 150 years ago. The reporter was complaining about the "licentious lollygagging" going on at public dances. Apparently, just like "dally," the word once had connotations of flirtation. It's possible, then, that it comes from the old dialect word "lolly" for "tongue." In America we call small hard candies on a stick "lollipops" as an alternative to "suckers." In Britain a "lolly" is a small piece of hard candy you can lick or suck on, and an "ice lolly" is what we call a "Popsicle."
We're gonna turn this team around 360 degrees!
Get your ass moving!
"I tell you what". (when used as a complete sentence)
Vern: Bubba just got himself a new set of Yosemite Sam "back off!" mud flaps.
Earl : I tell you what.
You're telling me!
My favourite and everyone says it. The truck swerved at the "last minute" to avoid the male pedestrian, which if taken literally would mean the truck avoided him about a mile up the road.:shrug:
Tell me about it!
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That's what I'm talkin bout!
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Who the hell do you think you're talking to?
This dude "Fuck" must be pretty important.. i.e. "For Fuck's sake"
You talking to me? (I'm typing)
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