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13 days ago
11/17/10
Posts: 50665
ChangoBravo -
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

ahhhhh, so that is the origin, makes sense

 

i get what the expression means, jus tnever knew the root of it

13 days ago
8/11/14
Posts: 817

“Two turnips in heat”

13 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 103718

It's not rock science

13 days ago
3/6/07
Posts: 5640

“It is what it is”

 

 

only douche bags say this. 

12 days ago
1/3/18
Posts: 5960

Comon op, get with the times. We got teenage detergent consumers falling off skyscrapers for epic selfies, screaming obscurities like “On fleek” and you’re still hung up on “Eat your heart out?”

12 days ago
4/9/10
Posts: 9886

“They’ve got their work cut out for them.”

 

It means literally the opposite of what it sounds like it should mean. I’ve always hated that phrase. 

12 days ago
11/1/03
Posts: 20500
jkd4200 -

“It is what it is”

 

 

only douche bags say this. 

Have to agree. I've said it sometimes and it always sounds douchey even to me.

12 days ago
10/24/19
Posts: 192

" Candy makes me dandy and I was sitting on a butterfinger"

 

"Smangerang"

12 days ago
11/26/07
Posts: 7760
God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle


I call B.S.
A polite way to say "Deal with it".
12 days ago
1/18/03
Posts: 3169

I didn't understand the phrase "giving it the whole nine yards".   I first thought it was a football reference but always thought it didn't make sense because you don't get a first down from thought.  Looked it up and learned it was a reference to WWI or WWII (can't remember which now) where it was talking about how the belt that held the ammunition in fighter planes was 9 yards long.  If you held the trigger and went through the entire belt it was considered giving the enemy the whole nine yards.

12 days ago
6/14/19
Posts: 527

Jumped the shark.

 

12 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 97341

"blowing smoke up my ass"?  

12 days ago
5/31/07
Posts: 21927
bigraydaddy - God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle


I call B.S.
A polite way to say "Deal with it".

I initially misread this as "God never gives you more than one candle" and now I'm going to try saying that to people to see how they react
12 days ago
3/20/15
Posts: 13694
jpm995 - 
jkd4200 -

“It is what it is”

 

 

only douche bags say this. 

Have to agree. I've said it sometimes and it always sounds douchey even to me.


I have to agree... But you know what..

 

 

 

It is what it is....

12 days ago
1/14/07
Posts: 11395
ptper -
bigraydaddy - God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle


I call B.S.
A polite way to say "Deal with it".

I initially misread this as "God never gives you more than one candle" and now I'm going to try saying that to people to see how they react

Some chick will say how that's one of the deepest things she's ever heard and now she sees how she's only got one shot at life.

Then she'll screw your brains out. Go for it. 

12 days ago
1/19/03
Posts: 1098

Not too shabby

12 days ago
11/1/19
Posts: 732
Trust -

"blowing smoke up my ass"?  

Yeah what the fuck.

12 days ago
8/31/18
Posts: 1746
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 

They are both fruit. Compared

People are dumb with comparisons in general you can say something is like something else like I have with apples and oranges. And some moron will list 1 difference and thinks it negates the similarity.

 

You see it a lot with a certain German leader here. Terrible logic though.

12 days ago
5/22/15
Posts: 10903
DiscipleDojo - 

In a pig's eye 

Going ham on something/someone

"Porking" as a term for sex

 

 


How to rebuild a hooker 101.

Throw in a ham, pull the bone out, then nut in her eyes.
12 days ago
1/3/18
Posts: 5966
Briscoe -
ptper -
bigraydaddy - God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle


I call B.S.
A polite way to say "Deal with it".

I initially misread this as "God never gives you more than one candle" and now I'm going to try saying that to people to see how they react

Some chick will say how that's one of the deepest things she's ever heard and now she sees how she's only got one shot at life.

Then she'll screw your brains out. Go for it. 

And you’ll definitely get to do anal

12 days ago
4/25/13
Posts: 5915

More then one way to skin a cat

How many ways do you know and why do you even know of one way to skin a cat! Unless this is some back woods chinese resturant you should not know any way to skin a cat.

 

I found it it in the last place I would have thought to look.

Of course, why would you keep thinking of places to look if you already found it.

12 days ago
5/22/15
Posts: 10904
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


*For all intense porpoises.

12 days ago
10/12/13
Posts: 6147
Vegito Blue - 

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


If it's said sarcastically then it works IMO.
12 days ago
5/22/15
Posts: 10905
Vegito Blue - 

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


You always hear retards saying they could care less? Maybe they're just being nice to you.
12 days ago
5/22/15
Posts: 10906
'If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain' -Sir Francis Bacon


No malarky!?