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Postby novicescribbler » Mon May 29, 2006 12:57 am

What is your favourite/least favourite cliché?
Does anybody have original words that are worth being overused?

Animals: fat as a pig, sick as a dog, lazy as an old hound.
Landscape: old as the hills, deep as the ocean.

Original words worth remembering:
My grandpa used to say "It'd take two of him to make a half wit."

Of course, he wasn't referring to me or the way I messed up his garden.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue May 30, 2006 9:22 am

I like Home Depot cliches: hard as nails, straight as a board, half a bubble off plumb
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Postby pengwenn » Tue May 30, 2006 10:42 am

just to clarify these are ones I DISLIKE:

the "sappies": cute as a button, sweet as a daisy, took my breath away, an angel from heaven
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Postby TheMudge » Tue May 30, 2006 10:43 am

"Snug as a bug in a rug", maybe?
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 30, 2006 10:49 am

:-D When I was writing greeting cards, I compiled a whole notebook of these as there's a lot of food for humor in them! Use a play on words on any number of them and you've got a funny greeting. Worked for me, anyhow.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby tigerlily » Tue May 30, 2006 12:28 pm

How are you? "Still kicking, but not as high." :roll:
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Postby bfsooner » Tue May 30, 2006 2:12 pm

How about the one I keep using today?

I'm so mad I could spit nails!!!
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 30, 2006 2:45 pm

I had a friend who always said, "It's enough to make a dog chew a chain."
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby TheMudge » Wed May 31, 2006 4:29 pm

How about "butt-out" cliches? "who rattled your cage?" "who yanked your chain?" "No comments from the Peanut Gallery" . . .
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Postby bfsooner » Wed May 31, 2006 4:31 pm

Hey, Mudge...why don't you just stick it where the sun doesn't shine???
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Postby TheMudge » Wed May 31, 2006 4:33 pm

Lissen, girlie, when I want your opinion, I'll give it to you!
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Postby b-ballgirl » Wed May 31, 2006 4:42 pm

ooh, one I am so tired of is a "butt-out" one:

"This is an A, B conversation, so C your way out of it."
Dream as if you'll live forever, but live as if you'll die tomorrow.

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Postby bfsooner » Wed May 31, 2006 4:47 pm

Why don't you just talk to the hand, 'cuz the face ain't listenin'
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Postby pengwenn » Wed May 31, 2006 5:52 pm

Great! I think bf's 'thrown down the guantlets' for anther game.
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Postby bfsooner » Wed May 31, 2006 6:05 pm

Hey, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
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Postby Anblick » Wed May 31, 2006 8:30 pm

Who peed in your cornflakes?
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Postby bfsooner » Wed May 31, 2006 9:38 pm

Geez, don't get your panties in a wad.
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Postby Anblick » Wed May 31, 2006 10:01 pm

What crawled up your a$$ and died?
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Postby bfsooner » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:40 am

You know what, that was so funny, I forgot to laugh.
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Postby novicescribbler » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:14 pm

I'm 'on the slippery side of downhill."

You guys are three bricks short of a load!
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Postby bfsooner » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:27 pm

Don't you mean, one sandwich short of a picnic...our elevators don't go to the top floor...our screws are loose...rowing with one oar...
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Postby Anblick » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:08 am

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer...

Not playing with a full deck...

Up sh*t creek without a paddle...
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Postby tigerlily » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:33 am

"This boy's cheese slid off his cracker." :lol:
I got that one from the Green Mile.
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Postby bfsooner » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:42 am

You're off your rocker...in la-la-land...nuttier than a fruitcake
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Postby tigerlily » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:53 am

You're not worth a kick in the head.

This thing steers like a cow.
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