Weird Phrases in English - Eating Like a Bird or Eating the Popes Nose
I Heard Phrases When I Was Growing Up
Clearly one phrase that I heard was in stories about my great grandmother who asked for the Pope's Nose every time they had chicken. The Pope's Nose? "Yes," my mother explained. "This was what she called the rump of the chicken. That was all she would eat was the little fatty piece". "That's not very complimentary to the Pope, now is it?" I asked.My mother looked at me strangely and said, "I never thought of it that way!" and I said, "Well?" and shrugged my shoulders
Pardon my French, is what you would hear when someone would say words that were uncomplimentary. It was funny [odd] because my family is from France. Now, when people talk about France and talk about how the French are, I think to myself, "If you only knew, you'd shut up!"
Or, perhaps they would not.
Sleeping Like a Baby
So, what does this really mean? Does that person sleep through the night, or are they up every two hours rummaging in the refrigerator. After all, my experience with babies is that they wake you up yelling because they are wet, cold, scared and hungry.
Is that what you meant to say you were?
Sleeping Like a Log
Okay. First one must ask oneself if a log does indeed sleep. The action of laying prone and being too heavy for anyone to move may be what this is all about.
Have you ever tried to move or pick up a log? They are extremely heavy. I lived by a lumber mill when I was a child and we were pretty much warned to stay off the log piles. There was one time that I was with a group of other small children and we were all climbing the logs and one of the logs decided to start rolling and one of the girls was pinned underneath the log. It pinned her between two logs. She had fallen backwards and the log, thankfully, stopped on her shins. I am very thankful the log didn't roll across her stomach, chest or head. She is still here, very much alive. Thank God for that!
This Was Where the Logs Rolled
The List Goes On and is Not All Inclusive
Now mind you, I am speaking only of phrases that do not make sense to me. These are the phrases that people say that are merely filling spaces in their sentence. They don't really know why they are using the phrase, they just do.
Like when people say Colder than Hell. Well, I am sorry to point it out, but from what I have read in the good book, Hell is not cold. It is hot. Unless you live in Norway, then, Hell Freezes Over some years...
How About You
Are there phrases that you don't quite get the meaning of?
Do You Get My Drift?
Being from a snow covered state, I don't quite know where this phrase came about. It means, Do you understand what I am talking about without me explaining to you?
You Can Search Elsewhere and Find More
These are not the only phrases there are. I am sure if you Google, you can find many, many more. That was not my point. I merely wished to point out that when people talk of eating like a bird, I get a little confused. Almost headache-y. I start start thinking too hard and I almost need a hug.
Have You Ever Noticed These Things
Double Edged Words - I have the words highlighted that I am talking about...
A vegetarian eats vegetables.
One would expect a
Humanitarian to eat people,
Like a zombie.
But they don’t.
I bring my car to a shop,
But shop at the mall.
I use a maul to tenderize meat,
Meet someone for lunch.
There are people who have their
Own methods and
Their own words.
They’re not the exception!
Let us own our own words.
It may take at least an hour.
When I was young,
I used to hear,
Many words that would bend your ear.