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13 days ago
7/1/15
Posts: 26835

The saying I don’t get is “it’s like comparing apples and oranges” I call bullshit on that. Oranges are clearly better than apples in every way possible 

13 days ago
4/24/02
Posts: 21614
Vegito Blue -

I always hear retards say “I could care less” when it’s really “I couldn’t care less” fucking drives me crazy 

Or saying "for all intensive purposes" lmao instead for all intents and purposes. 

 

TT

13 days ago
5/8/16
Posts: 376

Not really a saying I suppose but the kids use "Bet".

 

"I will be there to pick you up at 10AM" "Bet."

Bugs the shit out of me.

13 days ago
1/14/16
Posts: 11725

"The proof is in the pudding" is gibberish... and isn't the real saying at all but has gotten repeated. It's supposed to be "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" which has a little more meaning but isnt as catchy.

13 days ago
7/8/14
Posts: 2783
Vegito Blue -

The saying I don’t get is “it’s like comparing apples and oranges” I call bullshit on that. Oranges are clearly better than apples in every way possible 

I always say apples to bowling balls in homage to the Sopranos but literally zero people get the reference 

13 days ago
11/11/11
Posts: 8323

Not really a saying, but it's used repeatedly by news anchors/guests, business people, sportscasters ... Take "going forward" out of any sentence it's ever been used in and the meaning is still the same. I.e. It's a completely useless pyschological addon to imply positivity and direction.

Example:

"The Bills will have to address their QB situation going forward."

"The Bills will have to address their QB situation."

Means the same thing.

"We'd like to see more sales from your department going forward."

"We'd like to see more sales from your department."

Again.

Of course the non-corporate b.s. way of saying that would be "Get your team to meet your quota or your ass is fired."

13 days ago
7/31/06
Posts: 930

A bird in the hand than 2 in the bush or however you say it

13 days ago
9/23/07
Posts: 80069
Ranman - 

A bird in the hand than 2 in the bush or however you say it


That one makes perfect sense.


Don't risk the bird you already have captured to try and catch more with no guarantee of success.
13 days ago
1/14/07
Posts: 11393
Brockback Mountain -

The worm has turned
Refers to even the idea that even the most harmless and meek creature will turn on you when pushed too far. So if some dork at school beats the shit out of his bully you could say "my how the worm has turned"


The proof is in the pudding is a shortened version of:
the "proof of the pudding is in the eating"
Which basically means you have to try something to see if its good or not. Pudding in england refers to all deserts, and before that some sort of sausage/haggis type food.


Dog Tired refers not to dogs, but some english lord would have his sons chase his hunting dogs and whoever caught more would get to sit at his fathers right hand side, but they would be "dog tired" from the activity.

Nice! Dog tired is pretty badass now. The worm has turned makes a lot more sense but I still can't stand it.

And LOL @ sogflop. 

13 days ago
6/27/15
Posts: 989
Soul Gravy - "To your heart's content."

I just don't like it.

Ok edith bunker!
13 days ago
4/1/11
Posts: 7321

In a pig's eye 

Going ham on something/someone

"Porking" as a term for sex

 

 

13 days ago
5/30/09
Posts: 18181
kingofpancakes80 -

You stand on her hair, and I'll fuck her. 

I'm dying laughing

13 days ago
5/30/09
Posts: 18182
Vegito Blue -

The saying I don’t get is “it’s like comparing apples and oranges” I call bullshit on that. Oranges are clearly better than apples in every way possible 

Two different things. 

13 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 10147
Brockback Mountain -

The worm has turned
Refers to even the idea that even the most harmless and meek creature will turn on you when pushed too far. So if some dork at school beats the shit out of his bully you could say "my how the worm has turned"


The proof is in the pudding is a shortened version of:
the "proof of the pudding is in the eating"
Which basically means you have to try something to see if its good or not. Pudding in england refers to all deserts, and before that some sort of sausage/haggis type food.


Dog Tired refers not to dogs, but some english lord would have his sons chase his hunting dogs and whoever caught more would get to sit at his fathers right hand side, but they would be "dog tired" from the activity.

I don't believe the explanation for the first and third sayings. Nobody really thinks worms are dangerous, and as someone who's studied a lot of English history Ive never come across the idea of nobility chasing dogs around a yard to decide seating position.

13 days ago
8/8/09
Posts: 3821
TexasThai - 
Sogflop -
Brockback Mountain -
sucromai - 
Brockback Mountain -

The worm has turned
Refers to even the idea that even the most harmless and meek creature will turn on you when pushed too far. So if some dork at school beats the shit out of his bully you could say "my how the worm has turned"


The proof is in the pudding is a shortened version of:
the "proof of the pudding is in the eating"
Which basically means you have to try something to see if its good or not. Pudding in england refers to all deserts, and before that some sort of sausage/haggis type food.


Dog Tired refers not to dogs, but some english lord would have his sons chase his hunting dogs and whoever caught more would get to sit at his fathers right hand side, but they would be "dog tired" from the activity.

Gee, you sound like a cunt.


Say that to my face poltroon, not online and see what happens.

I will knock your dick in the dirt.

"Dick in the dirt"

Refers to one beating someone in a physical alteration to the point they are left in the prone position, with their member pressed against the ground, or dirt.

For the motherfuckim win! Laughed my ass off, perfect timing. Thank you sir.

 

TT


Haha absolutely. Clapping furiously over here. Thanks, Flop.
13 days ago
1/8/04
Posts: 13723
It is what it is.
13 days ago
9/13/08
Posts: 10913
jaywill -

If your comin on, then come on!

First post

13 days ago
11/26/19
Posts: 2

To 'beat around the bush' is one I never understood. 

13 days ago
7/1/15
Posts: 26836
TexasThai -
Vegito Blue -

I always hear retards say “I could care less” when it’s really “I couldn’t care less” fucking drives me crazy 

Or saying "for all intensive purposes" lmao instead for all intents and purposes. 

 

TT

Lmfao jeez.  That’s another good one. I haven’t heard that in a long time I don’t think 

13 days ago
11/1/19
Posts: 712
Sogflop -
Brockback Mountain -
sucromai - 
Brockback Mountain -

The worm has turned
Refers to even the idea that even the most harmless and meek creature will turn on you when pushed too far. So if some dork at school beats the shit out of his bully you could say "my how the worm has turned"


The proof is in the pudding is a shortened version of:
the "proof of the pudding is in the eating"
Which basically means you have to try something to see if its good or not. Pudding in england refers to all deserts, and before that some sort of sausage/haggis type food.


Dog Tired refers not to dogs, but some english lord would have his sons chase his hunting dogs and whoever caught more would get to sit at his fathers right hand side, but they would be "dog tired" from the activity.

Gee, you sound like a cunt.


Say that to my face poltroon, not online and see what happens.

I will knock your dick in the dirt.

"Dick in the dirt"

Refers to one beating someone in a physical alteration to the point they are left in the prone position, with their member pressed against the ground, or dirt.

Ha!

13 days ago
10/17/08
Posts: 14363
jaywill - 

If your comin on, then come on!


That one jacks me up every time.
13 days ago
11/1/03
Posts: 20495

Whats a sticky wicket?

13 days ago
11/17/10
Posts: 50663

"dont look a gift horse in the mouth"

13 days ago
8/22/08
Posts: 5704
"For what it's worth" or "I would like to piggyback".
13 days ago
1/14/08
Posts: 5548
In Limbo - 

"dont look a gift horse in the mouth"


I've been told that in the old days of horse sales/trading, that you could judge the overall health of a horse by looking at its dental health. Poor teeth meant that the horse wasn't in good overall health and therefore not worth as much.

If you were given a "Gift Horse" you would be rude to try to judge the value.

Take a gift for what it is.


Chango