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1Mixed up phrases... Empty Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 01:43

Biggie

Biggie
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I keep hearing common sayings and similies mixed up... why is this happening?

Please report the misuse of accepted similies, metaphors and old saying here... 

eg. On big brother recently... 

"Many hands spoil the broth". Instead of "Too many cooks spoil the broth". 

That's just one example but I hear several per week and it really bugs me.

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2Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 01:44

Biggie

Biggie
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LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH HOT BUTTER! 

I kid you not.

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3Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 01:52

Biggie

Biggie
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On sugar free farm instead of "cream of the crop" one of them said "cream of the corn" (and not a deliberate mistake). 

People also say GENERALLY instead of GENUINELY.

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4Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 11:11

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I have to say that I love your late night posts Biggie! Laughing

5Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 11:20

Guest


Guest
"The proof is in the pudding."

No it's not.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

The pudding alone proves nothing.

Really annoys me that one.

6Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 11:35

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
People who talk about 'Nucular weapons'. Arrrgh.

7Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 11:45

okocha

okocha
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Not quite in the same vein as Biggie's examples but still a funny example of how expressions can get confused:-

A sports reporter on Sky last week commented that a rugby player had received a lengthy ban for "making eye-contact"....which sounded like a very harsh punishment!

Of course, the reporter meant to say "for making contact with the eyes......"

8Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 12:22

Guest


Guest
I know that language is constantly evolving and changing but I was particularly dismayed a couple of years ago to read that the OED had actually modified its definition of the word "literally" to now encompass the way it's used by kids nowadays.

"I was so shocked, my head literally fell off!"

No it didn't, it's still attached to your shoulders by your neck.

The whole point of the word "literally" is to emphasize what actually happened.

But not anymore, it appears.....

It left me literally fuming.

(There was actual smoke coming out of my ears.)

9Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 12:40

Guest


Guest
When someone changes their mind and people say "he has done a complete 360". 

That isn't changing anything.

10Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 20:13

Chairmanda

Chairmanda
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
people who say "pacifically" instead of "specifically"

11Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 20:21

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Chairmanda wrote:people who say "pacifically" instead of "specifically"
I actually know someone who does that! Very Happy

12Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 20:25

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
@karlypants wrote:
@Chairmanda wrote:people who say "pacifically" instead of "specifically"
I actually know someone who does that! Very Happy
I know 2 people who say it. What the fuck is so difficultly about it? One a dumbass but the other is a smart mofo. Is it a speech impediment of are they just asking for a slap?

13Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 20:39

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@finlaymcdanger wrote:
@karlypants wrote:
@Chairmanda wrote:people who say "pacifically" instead of "specifically"
I actually know someone who does that! Very Happy
I know 2 people who say it. What the fuck is so difficultly about it? One a dumbass but the other is a smart mofo. Is it a speech impediment of are they just asking for a slap?
The same bloke that does this goes into the fridge to write the brands down when making a shopping list.

One time he wrote Stoke instead of Stork down though.

I don't know why he has the newspapers delivered, must be to look at the pictures in it. Laughing

14Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 21:18

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Biggie wrote:LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH HOT BUTTER! 

I kid you not.

John McGinley actually said that on Radio Manc during todays match!!

15Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 21:31

Biggie

Biggie
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@rammywhite wrote:
@Biggie wrote:LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH HOT BUTTER! 

I kid you not.

John McGinley actually said that on Radio Manc during todays match!!

No friggin way. What a twit. Smile 

And Breadman, totally getring the pudding one. Hear it all the time... 

The pan calling the teapot black.

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16Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 21:35

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
@Biggie wrote:
@rammywhite wrote:
@Biggie wrote:LIKE A KNIFE THROUGH HOT BUTTER! 

I kid you not.

John McGinley actually said that on Radio Manc during todays match!!

No friggin way. What a twit. Smile 

And Breadman, totally getring the pudding one. Hear it all the time... 

The pan calling the teapot black.
Wasn't it the pot that called the kettle black and not the pan. Can't stand people getting their phrases mixed up

17Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 06 2016, 21:49

Biggie

Biggie
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@okocha wrote:Not quite in the same vein as Biggie's examples but still a funny example of how expressions can get confused:-

A sports reporter on Sky last week commented that a rugby player had received a lengthy ban for "making eye-contact"....which sounded like a very harsh punishment!

Of course, the reporter meant to say "for making contact with the eyes......"
I read this on the paper worded the same way.  
I re read the whole article to try and get some clarification as to what had gone on... But all it said was ban for making eye contact. Bad reporting.

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18Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sun Feb 07 2016, 23:36

Alf Hooker


David Lee
David Lee
This the one that grips my pips: ' the exception that proves the rule'...
NO IT FUCKIN DOESN'T - it disproves it, you arsehole- I would like to meet the twat that came up with that one

19Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Mon Feb 08 2016, 09:59

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I heard a cop on TV talking about a firearms incident and he referred to the weapon as a Smith and Webley. ( I'm guessing he meant Smith and Wesson? )

20Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Mon Feb 08 2016, 10:05

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
"Don't look at me in that tone of voice", is one of the gems I heard a few days ago.

21Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Mon Feb 08 2016, 11:10

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Watching a match on TV a few years back someone missed a sitter from about a yard out and the commentator said: "he's walking away and he's hanging his head to the heavens"

22Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Wed Feb 10 2016, 10:39

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Ace reporter Ian Abrahams on TalkShite:

"It will take a result of seismic proportions if Gary Neville's Valencia are to overturn a 7-0 deficit to Barcelona and reach the final of the Scottish Cup."

23Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 22:00

Biggie

Biggie
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A bad workman never blames his tools. 

I have also recently heard... A good workman always blames his tools.

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24Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 22:13

Biggie

Biggie
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As clear as a whistle. 

I am sure its supposed to be as clear as a bell. And as clean as a whistle.... isnt it?

"You can hear a match drop". Indeed.

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25Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 22:14

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Biggie, are you ok mate? Very Happy

26Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 23:46

Leeds_Trotter

Leeds_Trotter
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@karlypants wrote:
@finlaymcdanger wrote:
@karlypants wrote:
@Chairmanda wrote:people who say "pacifically" instead of "specifically"
I actually know someone who does that! Very Happy
I know 2 people who say it. What the fuck is so difficultly about it? One a dumbass but the other is a smart mofo. Is it a speech impediment of are they just asking for a slap?
The same bloke that does this goes into the fridge to write the brands down when making a shopping list.

One time he wrote Stoke instead of Stork down though.

I don't know why he has the newspapers delivered, must be to look at the pictures in it. Laughing
I know someone who picked up Cress for someone instead of Crest toothpaste.

27Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 23:51

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
:rofl:

28Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Fri Feb 12 2016, 23:55

Leeds_Trotter

Leeds_Trotter
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Also a lot of people say: first come, first serve. What suggests whoever gets there first, serves everyone who follows. It should be first come, first served! Really makes my blood boil does this one.

29Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 13 2016, 00:34

finlaymcdanger

finlaymcdanger
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Off topic but this thread reminds me of something that happened a couple of weeks ago...

A few days before Martin Luther King day we got an email from HR saying something to the effect of... 
'Monday, January 18th is MLK day and the office will be closed blah blah blah...'

On reading the email a young designer I had just hired piped up 'what's MILK day?'. My boss just glanced up at me and said 'is that the amazing new designer you just convinced me to hire?'. Embarassed

30Mixed up phrases... Empty Re: Mixed up phrases... on Sat Feb 13 2016, 02:45

Boggersbelief

Boggersbelief
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Biggie. Shut up

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