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I love it when people say stuff wrong.
"he's as bent as a butcher's dog!"
'laundry-ette'. It was the one part of my childhood I clung to
instead of saying "I'll punch his lights out", my mum's friend said "I'll shut his lamps off".
It was funnier because she was really angry at the time.
to stop myself from LOLing at this.
"Ardiles strokes the ball like it was part of his anatomy."
"Somewhere along the road, his ship went off the rails."
many an hour of childhood has been taken up reading the 20 or so 'colemanballs collections' my dad has at my house.
"If you can't stand the heat in the dressing-room, get out of the kitchen."
In front of six people on a trading floor too, comedy gold.
my friend once indignantly described pigeons as
'rats with legs'
she was mega angry at the time ahaha
"i swear on the dictionary" when she was younger (well, obviously not when she was older than she is now)
"We hit that bullseye, and the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards.
"The world is your Lobster"
the world has a tough shell that won't let you in, claws that piss you off, and you only get the best out of it by boiling it alive. Win.
from "Minder", innit.
'Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.' - George Orwell.
i try and live by this, but yeah, if it's wrong it's horrid rather than funny.
that she came running into the room and shouted, 'GUESS WHO'S UP THE DOVE?!'.
who thought that people not called Dan could be excluded from clubs. As in "Your name's not Dan, you're not coming in.". True story.
when i first heard the song. i was well young though
my friend said "no skin off my head" once.
"And write me a sonnet while you're at it"
I made a typo in the talko thread :)
I DO actually mean the worth of boast worlds.
used to say 'fox paw' when he meant 'faux pas' :-)
"Don't throw your dummy out of the trolley".
isn't pronounced lin-ger-ee
...is that wrong?
"must try not to cut off his foot to shoot his face" or some mangling of the two, i lolled so hard at dumb yachty bitch.