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Offer Up a Strange Expression...Yours or One of Unknown Origin!

  1. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    Well, you sure "Got my goat."

  2. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    Okay, how about "Crazy as a loon."

  3. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    Okay you hubbers-I KNOW you've some crazy sayings!  This is a fun game and let's see...I've always loved "Pig in a Poke." 
    Whaaaa?
    "Give it a go" is another I wonder about the original meaning-how this phrase came to be.  Linguistics can be so incredibly strange that it's fun to find out!

    Agree? 
    =^0^=

  4. Shanna11 profile image90
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    Instead of 'For crying out loud!" my family has always said "For crying in the mud!" I don't know why, but it always made sense to me. Now that I think about it, it makes no sense.

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Okay...!  "For crying in the mud?"  Wow.  Pretty, well, different, as I'm sure your family is! smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago

    I used to hear the phrase "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!"  from people who saw or heard something unbelievable.

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle" is pretty out there, yes?  smile  I'll never be a monkey's uncle, that's for sure!  tongue

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    "Something seldom about that kid..."

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      paradigmsearch-"Something seldom about that kid..." is even further out there than Brenda's!  Seldom?  Hmm, I think I'll go nuts trying to figure how a kid can be 'seldom!'

  7. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 4 years ago

    "Gag me with a spoon" is something my stepmom would say alot when my sister and I were little kids.

  8. Lindy's World profile image82
    Lindy's Worldposted 4 years ago

    For me and mine "Like Grant went through Richmond" when things are really crazy.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago

    I've described icy roads as "slicker'n'snot" (slicker than snot).
    And they sure are! ha.

  10. timorous profile image90
    timorousposted 4 years ago

    "I had that band worked up tighter than a frog's mouth stretched over a boxcar".

    I recalled this quote from the blues singer, Ronnie Hawkins, in reference to how well-rehearsed his band was at the time (circa 1964)...most of the members of this band went on to form "The Band".

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No WAY, timorous!  "The Band" was a lucky change, indeed-it's always nice to evolve, yes?? smile

  11. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 4 years ago

    No disrespect meant to your family of course, Shanna11! smile

  12. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    When it looks like rain, my husband says "It's black over Bill's mothers"

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, CW1!  "It's black over Bill's mothers?" I guess it must be black over Bill's mothers!  Or some such...!

 
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