It reminds me of the joke about the old Jewish fellow who was hit by a car. As the bystanders are attending to him on the roadside, one tucks a rolled-up coat under his head, as a pillow and asks "Are you comfortable?"
"I do ok. I have a small jewelry store a couple of streets over"
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When the wellness officer asks "how flexible are you?" he is asking about physical flexibilty (the bendiness of the other person's body). The other person assumes he is asking about how flexible his schedule is and replies "I can't make Tuesdays", meaning that he is not available to take a class on ...
Well, I've never seen that contraption before. A quick Google search just seems to bring up descriptions...baby walking assistant, walking harness. Some brand names are Willa Walker, Baby Wings and Sure Steps. At first I thought it was a "jolly jumper". They looked similar but the cords were elastic...
I'm a little reluctant to display my lack of grammar acumen but I have to ask... Isn't "through the door" the modifier? Because of its placement, wouldn't it modify "the thief". I read all of those to mean that the thief was escaping through the door and not the kicker. When I read them, that's what...
I'm not sure I've heard it used that way before. Game has many definitions but to say that "I am game " or "you are game" usually means to be up for a challenge. You are in agreement, ready and willing to participate. "We're heading to the pub for a couple and then over to Bob's for a bit of poker. ...
- Tue May 22, 2018 12:12 am
- Forum: Miscellaneous
- Topic: in tall/high cotton - shittin' in tall/high cotton
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Welcome aboard, Fuzzy. I can cotton to that explanation.
- Fri May 18, 2018 7:00 am
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: conservative kidney
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I wonder if someone could "change their kidney" towards something. I googled aound but kept coming up with stories about medical problems and procedures. It was so depressing, I gave up looking. Welcome Eliza
This had me wonder where the idea that you cannot begin a sentence with a conjuction ever came from. This was drilled into my head as one of the unbreakable rules. Years later, I discovered that this was not the case but, even still, when I see a sentence begin with "and"...it gives me pause.
Another way to say this is “to put/keep something in the vault”. This phrase gained a lot of traction after appearing in a few Seinfeld episodes in the 90s but I can recall using it much earlier. The idea of keeping a secret hidden away under lock and key goes back at least as far as my early childh...
- Fri May 04, 2018 4:40 am
- Forum: Usage and Writing
- Topic: to wear in cold weather
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Of those three, only (8) seems to imply obligation. In (2) and (5), we're talking about a jacket to be worn... I suspect there are others I could wear that are also suitable. In (8), "that" is the jacket that is to be worn. I'm obligated.