What is your favorite Cliches

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Ivan Seeking
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For some reason there is an entire subculture within the US that de-thaws meat before cooking; not thaw the meat like everyone else, de-thaw. Some people from the St. Louis area [like some of my family] tend to use this expression. When I hear this and ask when they thaw the meat, they usually look a little confused and say something like, "same thing", or, "oh ya". Then they say it again the next time. :biggrin: Considering the large population of Germans from the area, I have always suspected it may be a German dielect remnant of some kind.

In college, my German Language professor would say "now that we have that behind our belts", instead of "under our belts". Fourty years in the US but this little idiom had escaped his attention.
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
de-thaws meat before cooking [..] I have always suspected it may be a German dielect remnant of some kind.
lol, I think you're right :tongue2: the proper translation probably should be be-thaw :) the act of thawing.
 
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Monique said:
lol, I think you're right :tongue2: the proper translation probably should be be-thaw :) the act of thawing.
And of course it should have Anglo-Saxon style tenses:

I bethaw, I bethew, I was bethewn
 
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Could we say that something is slicker than deer guts on a doorknob, or would that be wrong.
 
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"Give it 110%".

That's not only a bad cliche, it's bad math. Besides, there are better options.

Here's a little math that might prove helpful.

What makes 100%?

If

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then,

K N O W L E D G E
11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96%

H A R D W O R K
8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98%


But,

A T T I T U D E
1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100%

So you, see? Attitude is much more important than knowledge or hard work.


And,

B U L L S H I T

2 21 12 12 19 8 9 20 = 103%

So, it stands to reason that hardwork and knowledge will get you close, attitude will get you there, but bull**** will put you over the top.



But, look how far A S S K I S S I N G will take you

1 19 19 11 9 19 19 9 14 7 = 118%
 
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cliches?

EVERYTHING that happened in "Jeepers Creepers"...
and walking into a room without turning the ligths on, in order to make it more easy for the killer to ambush you...
 
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So whaddaya think? Is this the best thread since sliced bread? Or should we put it where the sun don't shine?
 
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since only about 4 threads out of some 20 have involved an answer, i'd say flush it...
 

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