Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wonder Phrases

Like any language, English has a lot of idiom-phrases that don’t make grammatical sense. But that’s no excuse not to laugh at them.

Is it a bargain if you buy a violin, no strings attached?

If you’re on a low carb diet, aren’t you going against the grain?

Is it the crack of dawn that causes daybreak?

Will you find cell phones in prison?

Is bar hopping a joint venture?

Would being woke up by an earthquake be a moving experience?

How come you have to write down something to write up something?

When people say “God speed,” how fast is that?

How much money do you save when you receive a free gift?

If you stretch the truth do you a get a tall tale?

If a race is neck and neck, would that mean it’s a necktie?

How come you have to fill in a form to fill out a form?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?

Why do they call it rush hour when traffic moves the slowest?

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

Does alphabet soup ever spell trouble?

Can you take a crash course in flying?

How come noses run and feet smell?

Why do people sit down during the day and sit up late at night?

If you float an idea, how long before it sinks in?

Do politicians who sling mud loose ground?

When you stick your neck out, how do you stick it back in?

If you make ends meet, aren’t you just going around in circles?

Do people who skydive ever think they are jumping to conclusions?

If you saw someone who was two-faced, wouldn’t you do a double take?

If marriage is a two-way street, aren’t head-on collisions inevitable?

If you pull strings to get ahead, won’t your scheme unravel?

Are you sound asleep when you snore?

Why do they leave out the letter b on “Garage Sale” signs? (garbage)

If you eat your hat and swallow your pride, why do you end up with egg on your face?

Does your pet peeve know any tricks?

How come the bride never marries the best man?

Is a will a dead giveaway?

If a thief falls into wet cement, does he become a hardened criminal?

Aren’t a calendar's days are numbered?

Isn't a boiled egg is hard to beat?


Debo Hobo said...

Beautiful blog...

The idioms are really funny too :)

Rachel said...

Your page is beautiful and your content is fun and amusing.