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mixed up phrases

   Discussion: mixed up phrases
nate... · 17 years, 4 months ago
So hey, who has heard people mess up/combine common phrases or sayings?

There are many classics... ("Don't bite the gift horse.", "I've got a real beef to grind with him.", etc) but today, I heard someone called a "square shooter" instead of "straight shooter".

What mixups have you heard?

Geoff Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
I was always fond of "we'll burn that bridge when we come to it"
dirty life & times Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
my grandpa always told me, mix your metaphors & people will pay attention.

so i like the creative ones that cause entertaining mental images. the ones that get on my nerves are the ones that are close, & therefore boring. also the ones that are ubiquitous like "towing the line" & "flaunting the rules" (which should be "toeing" & "flouting", respectively).
jen · 17 years, 4 months ago
My dad likes to say "kill two stones with one bird"
My favourite are Archie Bunkerisms:
-geronimous zones (erogenous zones)
-female intermission (female intuition)
-arterial influction (arterial Infarction)
-ipso fatso (vice versa)
-house of ill refute (house of ill repute)
-his-mones & her-mones (hormones)
-kromo-stones (chromosomes)
-last will & tentacle (last will & testament)
-mental pause (menopause)
-pillow of salt (pillar Of salt)
-premartial sex (pre-marital sex)
-suppository remarks (derogatory remarks)

best show ever :)
Annika Back · 17 years, 4 months ago

I told someone they'd be "Picking up broken fingers with their teeth", instead of "you'll be picking up teeth with your broken fingers."

nate... Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
wouldn't ipso fatso be a mixup of ipso facto?

jen Back · 17 years, 4 months ago

wouldn't ipso fatso be a mixup of ipso facto?

hehe ya, but thats what it said on the site i lifted it from!  ( )

i just ran with it.

Bender · 17 years, 4 months ago
upmost, "I took the upmost care."

to lie prostate, "If my son joins the military, I will lie prostate in front of the White House!"

e.i., "Birds are noisy, e.i. their calls." (along the same lines, ect.)

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