Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Jazzandmore, Sep 4, 2019.
He (or she) .....is a good egg in the long run.
Talk about scrambled........
"Not for nothing" never made sense to me.
Then I found out about the original English basis for it "Naught for Nothing" As in I will wager you nothing on my end for nothing on your end...
Makes sense now.
I will be soon!
It's an excuse for stupid people, so they won't feel bad for being stupid, by saying people are only as stupid as the act. Which is BS.
Smell it? I'm sitting in it!
All hat, no cattle
Poser, pretender, wannabe that is all smoke and mirrors. That one's pretty easy.
This makes sense to me. I like it.
Total agreement - very interesting indeed. I've started to drop the use of "of", thinking it was redundant, eg: a couple days ago. Maybe using it is preferred. More research needed...
I could care less.
'Coupla days back'
It's all contextual, colloquial, regional, fluid, with 'good' and 'bad' habits thrown in, too, because it is cool, through ignorance, or because it is learned jargon.
Education is supposed to level the playing field and allow a more universal understanding of a broader range of expression, but people don't all really want that.
Many prefer tribal, exclusionary, expressions to bolster personal or group esteem.
YaknowutImean? Dig? Capish? Amirite? ..whatevah
It can get out of hand.
This is a vulgar one - 'to get rat-arsed' in British English means to get really drunk, as does 'to get s..t-faced.' When I first heard these expressions in my teens, I thought they were really ugly, but I also found them lame. If we create an image, metaphor or hyperbole, we typically want the expression to bear some qualitative connection to the event or object we are describing. But these expressions seemed to have nothing to do with drinking or getting drunk. They just seemed nasty for nastiness' sake.
Or the less extreme "legless". I've always been fond of that one.
Well, at least that has something to do with getting drunk!
"I'd rather be lucky than good."
"What the actual f***"
I always interpreted it as "not for no reason."
"Six pence of Becky Thatcher'