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lyndeep | Where do these phrases and/or terms come from? - Posted on 2007-08-21 12:48:25
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I was just thinking about the term "puppy dog" and I wondered who started that? I mean a puppy is a dog so why say both? You wouldnt be like aww look its a child human! There's alot of other types of saying that bother me as well...here's a small list:
You couldn't see the broad side of a barn...If you can't see the broad side you probably cant see the barn period. Why not you can't see a barn...bc that would sound lame...but so does the other way because its ignorant and ignorance always sounds lame!

Blind as a bat. If you don't know why this bothers me and you're past 6th grade...go step in front of a bus. If your not in 6th grade yet, GET THE HELL AWAY FROM NUTANG BEFORE IT GETS INFESTED WITH YOUR MYSPACE COOTIES!!!

And my all time least favorite...fit as a fiddle? WTF?? A fiddle cannot be fit! At least not in the way that most people are referring to when they say that! Maybe if you are saying someone is in good condition to be played to make music with then it would be appropriate but I don't know anyone who that would apply too.

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bluetopaz | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-21 16:34:19
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I've heard of "can't hit the broad side of a barn," not the "see" version.

I remember learning a while ago that the meaning of "fit as a fiddle" has been lost to time

AmbyrJayde | haha - Posted on 2007-08-21 16:43:50
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awww a child human, haha. my mom has some weird phrases, she'll say "you can't dance no more than the man in the moon" replacing dance with anything. yep i don't get it, yep

lyndeep | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-21 17:34:22
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Lol. Mom's are funny.

hikarixgaki | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-21 20:11:56
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This post made me giggle because I joined nutang in fourth grade. Granted, it was before myspace infected people, but still.

Fit as a fiddle never really made sense to me, but it's never really come up in any conversation I've had, so it never really bothered me either.

I just had one in my head that bothered me, but now I forgot it!

lyndeep | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-22 08:50:27
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Yeah I had a bunch in my head when I started the rant and then they all just kind of dissapeared lol.

randomjunk | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-22 17:45:07
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I'll be a monkey's uncle?

It kind of makes sense if you factor in the skepticism of the theory of evolution, but it's switched around...

lyndeep | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-22 21:41:51
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If it were right it would explain how aids was transferred to humans lol...I hope that made sense..Im on some meds for being sick that make me kinda loopy lol

Sherirella | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-24 13:57:12
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Its better that a baboons uncle! Sorry Yemaboya and Papagoya! *goes to be chastised*

AmbyrJayde | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-24 15:49:33
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ok what about (don't know if this is just a texas thing) but fiddlefartin around, where did that one come from?

there was another one but i forgot it

randomjunk | Untitled - Posted on 2007-08-24 17:06:36
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I don't know where that one came from, and neither do I want to.

It sounds weird, and just a little creepy. :S

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