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Posted: May 9, 2024 - 10:22am

20 Delightful Idioms From Around the World
Idioms are by definition non-literal, but native speakers of a language rarely think about just how nonsensical these sayings can sometimes be. For instance, using the cat’s pajamas—a phrase popularized by flappers during the Roaring Twenties—to describe something as amazing doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. But English isn’t alone in having idioms that sound delightfully bizarre; here are 20 examples from languages around the world.
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Posted: Feb 11, 2022 - 1:10pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

omg.. I must have missed this.  

I really think a universe without MBE would be missing meaning.



"or the search for meaning, but first translation"
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Posted: Feb 11, 2022 - 11:38am

 miamizsun wrote:

had to brush up from my days at manbird u


omg.. I must have missed this.  

I really think a universe without MBE would be missing meaning.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2022 - 9:58am

 Manbird wrote:
Yeah, I have to ask my stupid doctor if I can have a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
For reals! 
 
had to brush up from my days at manbird u

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Posted: Feb 11, 2022 - 6:36am

 Manbird wrote:

Yeah, I have to ask my stupid doctor if I can have a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
For reals! 





what some people will do for a good nights sleep
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Posted: Feb 10, 2022 - 7:07pm

Yeah, I have to ask my stupid doctor if I can have a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
For reals! 



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Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 6:02am

viscous (adj.)
late 14c., from Anglo-French viscous and directly from Late Latin viscosus "sticky," from Latin viscum* "anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe," probably from PIE root *weis- "to melt away, flow" (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.

*Viscum album is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae, commonly known as European mistletoe, common mistletoe or simply as mistletoe (Old English mistle).<1> It is native to Europe and western and southern Asia.<2>
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 5:32am

I didn't realize that the first three usages of the word "buff" have the same origin:

buff (n.1)
kind of thick, soft leather, 1570s, buffe leather "leather made of buffalo hide," from French buffle "buffalo" (15c., via Italian, from Latin bufalus; see buffalo (n.)).
The color term "light brownish-yellow" (by 1788) comes from the hue of buff leather. Association of "hide" and "skin" led c. 1600 to the sense in in the buff "naked."
Buff-colored uniforms of New York City volunteer firefighters since 1820s led to the meaning "enthusiast" (1903).

These men, together with a score or more of young boys who cherish ambitions to be firemen some day, make up the unofficial Fire Department of New York, and any one who imagines they are not a valuable branch of the service need only ask any firemen what he thinks of the Buffs to find out his mistake. The Buffs are men and boys whose love of fires, fire-fighting and firemen is a predominant characteristic, who simply cannot keep away from fires, no matter at what time of the day or night they occur, or how long they continue.


buff (adj.)

1690s, "of the nature of buff leather;" 1762, "of the color of buff leather;" see buff (n.1). Meaning "well-built, hunky" (of physically fit persons) is from 1980s, from buff (v.) "to polish, make attractive."

buff (v.)

"to polish, make attractive," 1849, from buff (n.1), either in reference to the treatment of buff leather or to the use of buff cloth to polish metals, etc., with a buff-wheel (1849) or a buff-stick (1850). Related: Buffed; buffing.

buff (n.2)

"a blow, a slap," early 15c., probably from buffet (n.2).
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Location: its wet, windy and chilly....take a guess
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Location: right behind you. no, over there.
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