Stupid Sayings

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  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Try that in Vegas.
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    From the George Carlin library.

    More than happy
    . "They had to put him away. He was...., brrrrrrr...., more than happy".

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    Legally drunk. "Officer, what's the problem? My friend is legally drunk".

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    Near miss. "The planes hit each other's wings and both planes went down. It was a near miss".

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  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    This may not be a "saying" in the annals, but it's certainly said often enough both in movies and in life:
    Everything will be all right.
    the even more dishonest version:
    Everything will be all right - I promise.
     
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  7. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Reverse discrimination.

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  8. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Should that rather go in the "post a new word or phrase" thread?
     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    It is not new.
    It is a stupid term. Unfair discrimination is simply unfair discrimination, regardless of who is on either end of it. It is useless to have a special name for it.

    Maybe I should have said such in the original post.

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I promise. I give you my word.

    When someone tells me something, they are either telling the truth or mistaken or joking or lying. When they say either of the above, it does not help me to know they are telling the truth or will do what they say they will do & it does not increase my trust in them.

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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    "To tell you the honest truth..."
    ...is probably followed by a lie.
     
  12. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Is there a dishonest truth?

    How about "Without a word of a lie"

    Sure not a word, just several dozen

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  13. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, but that's an Irishism; what he's about to spin is not so much a lie as yarn; it's likely to be fanciful.
    You've been forewarned: enjoy it; don't invest in it.
     
  14. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    To be sure to be sure

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  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    The pot calling the kettle black.


    The vast majority of pots & many kettles are not black.

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  16. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    They were when people cooked over open fires and made up this saying. These days, people think of a tea-kettle, but what the saying most likely refers to is a deep cauldron sort of container for heating wash-water, very similar to the soup-pot - that being the point.

    Argh, faith an beggorrah, but I've become an apologist for ancient maxims!
     
  17. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Whale oil beef hooked
     
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  18. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    'Splain, please, Lucy?
     
  19. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Say it all together fast-----------your first lesson in how to speak Irish.
     
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  20. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Love it!
     
  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    My lisp is getting in the way.....

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  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    "Oh wah tana siam".......try not to say it fast a few times.......

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  23. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    no
     
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