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The "Vocabulary and Idioms" Game

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posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Would dying be considered a sickness? I mean yes you can physically drink it
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posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars


But it's not undrinkable.

You just get sick if you drink it.


Well, if you want to go with the self-poisoning thing I guess.....

so - how about the difference between

"show them the ropes" and "on the ropes"

where did those phrases come from?



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA my guess would be a lever and pulleys system some time in sailing history



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: Rekrul
a reply to: VeeTNA

You can also argue the fact this type of thinking is also where the term "IQ" came from. It's all about in the know. It's hip to be square.


The modern system was created by the Father of Eugenics Francis Galton.

He was genetically superior to everyone so devised a BS test to prove it - yet the asshole was infertile. Can't make it up haha!

Anyone that supports IQ tests is a Eugenicist and obviously aren't bothered their beliefs led to the Holocaust.

This guy inspired the whole ethnic cleansing debacle of the early 20th century...



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash
It's ironic isn't it



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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Street elbow small end points toward the street, fitting one into the other so there's no lip on a joint.



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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Honestly, the phrase that really gets under my skin and drives me up a wall is "bang for the buck."



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
Street elbow small end points toward the street, fitting one into the other so there's no lip on a joint.


Speak Ingles.



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash
ok this thread is about language.....and words.

how about "calumnious strokes"

What's that mean?



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: VeeTNA
a reply to: muzzleflash

how about "calumnious strokes"

What's that mean?



It means I had a stroke just thinking about what it means.



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Rekrul

yes, "show them the ropes" means teaching sailing.

What about "on the ropes"?



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

LOL!! Oh come on, now...at least TRY!!



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA
You guys are two peas in a pod



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNA

Sailing is dangerous. You've already been taught, so you're on thin ice if you screw up



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Plumbing term....
Street elbow is a elbow with a big and small end.
Your plumbing drain lines always go into each other..small into big, so there's no lip to snag on.
Comprende vato?



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7
I'm thinking he's wondering where these phrases originated from. Not for what we currently use them for.



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Rekrul

Good one, but too obvious......

what is "once in a blue moon"?



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: VeeTNA
a reply to: LookingAtMars


But it's not undrinkable.

You just get sick if you drink it.


Well, if you want to go with the self-poisoning thing I guess.....

so - how about the difference between

"show them the ropes" and "on the ropes"

where did those phrases come from?


“Show them the ropes”

In reference to showing an inexperienced sailor the correct ropes to adjust/control the rigging of a ship’s sails.

“On the ropes”

From the sport of boxing, when an opponent is too tired to put up a fight and must lean against the ropes enclosing the fighting ring to keep from falling to the floor and losing the match by TKO (Technical Knock Out).
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posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: VeeTNA
a reply to: Liquesence

LOL!! Oh come on, now...at least TRY!!


Not sure calumnious strokes is T&C appropriate, since it galls the infants of spring.



posted on Aug, 25 2020 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: VeeTNAmy shower dates




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