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Friday, December 11, 2009

What do they mean "For crying out loud"?

Phrase: "Fit to be tied" Use: *When he saw the credit card bill, he was fit to be tied.*
SnF use: I can be fit to be tied, you get the silk scarf...

Phrase: "Piss like a racehorse" Use: *I have to piss like a racehorse*
SnF use: I bet guys wish they were more like racehorses in other ways too...
Origin of saying - Show horses and racehorses spend a great deal of time in their pens and come to feel safe and secure there. They don't like to urinate outside of those pens and in many cases won't. They are  returned to their pens to allow them to urinate. So racehorses are often walking around outside of their pens with an urgent need to urinate.

Phrase: "Rub it in" Use: *I know my new hair cut is awful, don't rub it in*
SnF use: If I get naked, you can rub it in,on, under, where ever you please
Origin: Short version of "Rub salt in the wound". Salt in an open wound causes it to sting.
Alternative: the action of rubbing a fluid onto an object to make the fluid penetrate. As in rubbing a lotion into skin.

Phrase: "In the pink" *I have been working out and feel that I'm in pink*
SnF use: I will work you out and get into the pink
Origin: In traditional English fox hunting, hunters wore scarlet colored jackets called pinks. If you are wearing your pink, you are ready to go hunting.
Alternative: Refers to the rosy color in ones cheeks when in good health.

Phrase: "The proof is in the pudding" *talk all you want about your wonderful recipe and its fine ingredients, but ultimately the proof is in the pudding.*
SnF use: I did her nasty in the kitchen, the proof is in the pudding...
Origin: The point of the term is that one cannot determine how good a dessert will be during preparation or based on appearance. How good a dessert will be can only be determined by the final taste.

Phrase: "Lucky stiff" *He won the lottery, the lucky stiff*
SnF use: The orgy last night produced many lucky stiffs....
Origin: "Stiff" is defined as an ordinary person, an average Joe, even a failure or flop. A "lucky stiff" then is an average Joe who got lucky. The suggestion here is that the person was undeserving and unworthy, just lucky.

Phrase: "Living hand to mouth" *Many newlyweds start out living hand to mouth*
SnF use: Living hand to mouth technique allows for the hand to get it hard and ready for the mouth...
Origin: During the Great Depression and other times of economic scarcity, people often did not know when or where the next meal was coming from. In such a case, when you get something in your hand that can be eaten, it goes into the mouth immediately.

Phrase: "Touch and go" *Sam made a touch and go landing at the airport after coming through severe cross-winds.*
SnF use: We will have a nice dinner, then you may touch and go, I have to get up early tomorrow...
Origin: In the days of stagecoaches, drivers were often intensely competitive, seeking to charge past one another, on narrow roads, at grave danger to life and limb. If the vehicle's wheels became entangled, both would be wrecked. If they were lucky, the wheels would only touch and the coaches could still go on.

Phrase: Keeping up with the Jones's *He just bought that car to keep up with the Jone's*
SnF use: That was some party, no one could keep up with the Jones's...
Origin: Jones is an extremely common surname in the United States and in this phrase is meant to be a generic term for the neighbors. The phrase makes much more sense when you say "keeping up with the neighbors". It is a common practice in suburbia for neighbors to be fiercely competitive, and to continually try to have the nicest of everything in the neighborhood.




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4 comments:

  1. Why "For Pete's sake" would you write such a post? I suppose you may as well since you "can't win for loosing"!! Nice job!

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  2. Fantastic! Gave me a good laugh today!

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  3. You entertained me with this great post!

    Secretia

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