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Bones Of Contentment

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MartinG1957, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. MartinG1957

    MartinG1957 You can never have too many bones.... Supporting Member

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    Couple of malaprops came up over in "that" Rickenbacker thread and thought it might be good to share some - start it off, the ones we already had;

    "Bone of contentment" - contention of course, from my wife's friend.

    From fuzzbass:
    "Exasperate the situation" - for exacerbate.

    From a show I was at today:
    "In the event of a fire if we have to ejaculate the building " - Deliberate courtesy of Mr Brendan O'Carroll (Mrs Brown for UK and Irish members) so not strictly a malaprop but was buddy funny :)

    So, anyone want to play?
  2. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    Fiberglass installation (insulation) - anonymous people throughout my life
  3. PAC

    PAC

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    How about a ovulating sprinkler.

    Paul
  4. Chainsaw Willie

    Chainsaw Willie

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    From my mother in-law;

    "I have been working my head to the bone!"

    I assume it is some mix of "working my finger to the bone" and "working my head off".
  5. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    "My husband is deaf as a doorknob." - from a service client
  6. DanAleks

    DanAleks Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult Supporting Member

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    'That got my dandruff in an uproar' instead of "My dander up"
    'glove department' which should be 'glove compartment'
  7. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

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    "For all intensive purposes"
  8. guitfiddle0409

    guitfiddle0409 Supporting Member

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    "Statue of limitations"

    "I'll have an expresso"
  9. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    "Irregardless of..." Should be "regardless..."
  10. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Supporting Member

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    My mother had a boss who was prone to these. She'd sit in staff meetings and take notes. Among the gems:

    "Let's all roll up our hands and get to work!"
    "That's just gravy on the cake."

    There's a good one I've seen on this forum more than once:

    "The (singer/guitarist) is a real pre-Madonna."

    I'm sure there are many, many more lurking in my brain somewhere.
  11. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    I was going to include "Cut the mustard" which, I always thought, was definitely
    "Cut the muster".
    However, it seems the etymology of this phrase is not clear as there are arguments on both sides for which is correct.

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