Candorville by Darrin Bell for June 25, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Obsolete idioms? Like:

    “Strike the iron while it’s hot”

    “Three sheets to the wind”

    “Putting the cart before the horse”

    Don’t try to kill the language.

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    C  5 months ago

    Pedant

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    boydpercy Premium Member 5 months ago

    Just like I said yesterday, Lemont needs a dope slap!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 5 months ago

    Maybe you should ring someone who cares?

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    Can there ever really be an obsolete idiom?

    In this case “see you” for “I will see you later” does not require — but may involve — actually seeing her. Idioms are not even intended to be taken literally, so what she just said may not be any kind of an idiom.

    More important, though, is that it is rude to “correct” the speech patterns of others unless they let you know they wish it. Imagine if I went around telling all of you that you are not speaking proper Southern English. Y’all would wear pore li’l old me out. And — strange though it might be — youse guys might not even want to speak more gooder English.

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 5 months ago

    Sherry, I’d like you to meet Mohammed bin Salman. I believe you have a common interest in bone saws.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 5 months ago

    I hear ya! (although there is no audio)

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    Mungolikecookies  5 months ago

    These are the ones which shows Lemont can be rather a pillock.

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    rshive  5 months ago

    But he can explain …

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 5 months ago

    One of my favorite lines from the movies came from the 1987 film Dragnet, starring Dan Aykroyd as Sgt. Joe Friday. Joe is high up on Mulholland Drive trying to romance The Virgin Connie Swail (Alexandra Paul), when her gaze rises to the heavens and she gushes “Oh, look, Joe! Stars! Dozens and dozens of them!”

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    well-i-never  5 months ago

    Call Sherry back while he’s still close. She’s got the shovel…

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Just do that…make him see stars!

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    paperphrique  5 months ago

    Lamont doesn’t ask about the bone saw??? I’d be more curious about that than any nuances of language.

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    Newenglandah  5 months ago

    Bone saw and shovel? Are those two ladies from Saudi Arabia?

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    moondog42 Premium Member 5 months ago

    My wife always hates when I make fun of her saying “See what this tastes/smells/sounds like”

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    suñña  5 months ago

    Grammar Police on patrol. Language evolves naturally as a group effort. The only time one person can affect it is by coining an interesting word or phrase that catches on.

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    WentHulk  5 months ago

    Not again Lemont……….. How can you be so smart and yet so foolish.

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    Bryan Smith Premium Member 5 months ago

    What? What?

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