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(Wikipedia)   Who cut the cheese? OK, who came up with that saying? How bad was that cheese that cutting it made it worse? What's your favorite idiom or your favorite story behind an idiom?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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6 days ago  
Two and a half men - Who cut the cheese
Youtube G-CNOFFud9k
 
5 days ago  
"Soup to nuts"
 
5 days ago  
"riding the cotton pony"
 
5 days ago  
Not that tightly wired
 
5 days ago  

it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"


Damn, I had to google that.

/ so old
 
5 days ago  
A day late and a dollar short.
 
5 days ago  
Freakazoid - Frenching With Freakazoid
Youtube yGqxb3vLL1A
 
5 days ago  

lindalouwho: it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"

Damn, I had to google that.

/ so old


the thing is, i probably never heard that until 1990...1991 maybe.  i did the googles, too...i *never* would have remembered that from the carol burnette show, even though i was technically "in existence" at the time that show, or it's synidcated re-runs, aired.

i'm still laughing right now thinking about how funny i thought that was when i first heard it said out loud.
 
5 days ago  
All hat, no cattle.
 
5 days ago  

it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"


My neighbor lady used to say that. This was in the early 70's.
 
5 days ago  
His elevator doesn't go to the top.
 
5 days ago  
entre chien et loup : at dusk

/between dog and wolf
 
5 days ago  

it's lisa e.: lindalouwho: it's lisa e.: "riding the cotton pony"

Damn, I had to google that.

/ so old

the thing is, i probably never heard that until 1990...1991 maybe.  i did the googles, too...i *never* would have remembered that from the carol burnette show, even though i was technically "in existence" at the time that show, or it's synidcated re-runs, aired.

i'm still laughing right now thinking about how funny i thought that was when i first heard it said out loud.


I remember it from George Carlin at Carnegie Hall stand up. It was part of the expanded dirty word list, "On the Rag, Flyin' the Flag, Riding the Cotton Pony"
 
5 days ago  
I got here via shanks' mare
 
5 days ago  
Two houses away from us, catty-cornered and behind us, was a yard with a great tree house in it. Very secure. Easy to get into. Therefore it was widely used even though it belonged to a family that had no kids. One summer afternoon, there were 3 of us in it. Me, my younger brother, and John Ju******, a slightly older kid in the neighborhood whom we avoided because he should have been off playing with guys his own age. There were two kids in the neighborhood, the Vander******** Brothers, who had vaguely hoodlum tendencies. We hadn't noticed them lingering around but once the three of us got in the tree house they started chucking dirt clods and rocks at us. They were accurate, too, so we were stuck. At almost the same time, Ju****** developed really foul flatulence. SBD. Horrific stuff. For years afterwards, between my brother and me it became the Gold Standard by which farts were measured.  However, we were stuck. The Vander********** Brothers were on the ground with a seemingly unlimited supply of rocks and dirt clods. If we even stuck a head out of a window, we were likely to get beaned. Speaking of beans, J*****  was The Human Hindenburg. He'd shoot the Kaiser, and we'd have to stick a head out of a window for a brief respite or stew in his foulness.

This was around 60 years ago now and I can no longer remember how the situation resolved itself.  I wish the story had a dramatic arc, but getting stuck in a tree house with a fart-filled 13 year old is not the stuff of legend.
 
5 days ago  
I remember a childhood friend s Pop telling another friend of mine after losing 50 lbs.

If you lose anymore weight you are gonna fall thru your ass*ole and hang yourself.
 
5 days ago  
Can't be arsed.
 
5 days ago  
Too dumb to know shiat from Shinola.

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BBH
5 days ago  
I never understood "As easy as shooting fish in a barrel", it may be easy, but you would ruin a perfectly good barrel, just net the darn fish, it cannot go very far.
 
5 days ago  
"You look like you got shot at & missed, and shiat at & hit."

-friend's grandpa.
 
5 days ago  
Better late than never . Like this joke about the South.

I wanted to go to Dixieland but Mom took me to Disneyland so my sister can see Elsa.
 
5 days ago  
"The shiat hits the fan" has to come from the age of electricity. shiat hitting this fan would be gross, but not catastrophic:
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/poop trifecta complete
//
///poop
 
5 days ago  
I'd be interested in finding out where "Jesus Christ on a bicycle" came from, but only enough to post about it, not enough to go actually looking.
 
5 days ago  
 Now hold your horses, I thought this would be a piece of cake but my head is in the clouds and I can't think of a single one as it's all Greek to me. So pardon my French as I chew the fat and try and throw a wrench in the works. Maybe if I wasn't under the weather and had more resources out here in my neck of the woods I wouldn't be dead in the water with my attempt.
 
5 days ago  
Screwed the pooch.

I needed a 4 year old Michael Che stand up comedy show to point out to me that copulating with dogs as a unit of measurement doesn't work.

\that's ruff
 
5 days ago  

neongoats: I'd be interested in finding out where "Jesus Christ on a bicycle" came from, but only enough to post about it, not enough to go actually looking.


I always heard it as Jesus Christ on a crutch.

I'm curious what his middle initials htf stand for.
 
5 days ago  
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Rule of Thumb
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
I always thought "glazing your knuckles" and "waxing the dolphin" were pretty hilarious.

/the idioms
//not the act
///well, ok, sometimes the act
 
5 days ago  
"mother's day in a turkish bath." it appears in a book by Len Deighton and I have no idea what it means.
 
5 days ago  

Squid_for_Brains: Too dumb to know shiat from Shinola.

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I always wondered how the Shinola people felt about that.
 
5 days ago  
I see subby is not familiar with Corsican cheeses.

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(What happens to this particular cheese is a memorable moment in this story, but too long to explain or copy here.  Suffice it to say that some cheeses are truly dangerous even before they're cut.)
 
5 days ago  

fluffy_pope: "mother's day in a turkish bath." it appears in a book by Len Deighton and I have no idea what it means.


A steamy swamp of gossip...
 
5 days ago  
"Sounded like a couple skeletons fornicating on a tin roof"
 
5 days ago  
Hotter than two fat chicks.

Or

Hotter than a freshly farked fox in a forest fire.
 
5 days ago  
All that meat and no potatoes.
 
5 days ago  
Hoist on his own petard.
 
5 days ago  

RandolphCarter: Screwed the pooch.

I needed a 4 year old Michael Che stand up comedy show to point out to me that copulating with dogs as a unit of measurement doesn't work.

\that's ruff


Who's a good boy?
 
5 days ago  
A friend from Greece advised me.... "Don't pee on the grapes."
 
5 days ago  

LarrySouth: fluffy_pope: "mother's day in a turkish bath." it appears in a book by Len Deighton and I have no idea what it means.

A steamy swamp of gossip...


ok, that makes sense. here's a bit of Spanish wisdom: en boca cerrada no entran moscas("flies don't enter a closed mouth.")
 
5 days ago  
Couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel.
 
5 days ago  

RandolphCarter: Screwed the pooch.


Along that line:
to fark the dog: (vulgar, uncommon, Canada) To avoid work; to make it appear as if one is working.

(will that link survive the filter? let's fine out)
 
5 days ago  
I was in a bar talking to an old man, and we were telling stories. I was talking about how one time we met some girls, some Ukrainian strippers who just gotten off work, but I suddenly had diarrhea and had to leave, walking ever so carefully to find a toilet.
He said "You mean you had the 'ol 'Mississippi Two-Step'?"

I've called it that since that day. Mississippi Two-Steppin.
 
5 days ago  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Now hold your horses, I thought this would be a piece of cake but my head is in the clouds and I can't think of a single one as it's all Greek to me. So pardon my French as I chew the fat and try and throw a wrench in the works. Maybe if I wasn't under the weather and had more resources out here in my neck of the woods I wouldn't be dead in the water with my attempt.


I double dog dare you to try and write an otherwise-entertaining short story doing all that throughout.

Seriously, that would be interesting.
 
5 days ago  
Ridden hard and put away wet.
 
5 days ago  
My dad had a couple.

Looks like two monkeys trying to fark a football.
and
He talks like a man with a Dixie Cup a$$hole.

/never understood the latter
//not sure I want to
///not sure why the rule says 3
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Finer than frogs hair . WTF does that even mean ?
 
4 days ago  

Boondock3806: neongoats: I'd be interested in finding out where "Jesus Christ on a bicycle" came from, but only enough to post about it, not enough to go actually looking.

I always heard it as Jesus Christ on a crutch.

I'm curious what his middle initials htf stand for.


I haven't heard either of these two, but one of my favorite exclamations is "Christ on a cracker!"
 
4 days ago  

Wye Knott: Boondock3806: neongoats: I'd be interested in finding out where "Jesus Christ on a bicycle" came from, but only enough to post about it, not enough to go actually looking.

I always heard it as Jesus Christ on a crutch.

I'm curious what his middle initials htf stand for.

I haven't heard either of these two, but one of my favorite exclamations is "Christ on a cracker!"


Sounds racist. Jesus wasn't white, you know.
 
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