"Two pees in a pot"

I was looking at a former student's MySpace a few days ago and noticed she had gotten married.  I clicked through to her husband's MySpace to see what he looked like, and I came to a photo of him and his son that was captioned "Two pees in a pot".  I cracked up.  The poor guy obviously missed the point of the "two peas in a pod" phrase.


What phrases have you seen misunderstood?

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am
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I thought 'chomping at the bit'  was 'jumping into bed' for YEARS!!! 

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 12:02 am
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That's so cute, Butterly!


 

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 12:56 am
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Cut off your nose to spite your face - I still am not 100% sure what that means!

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 1:45 am
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FI use to say "i'll cross that boat when i get on it" haha it cracked me up I had to explain to him that it's "cross that bridge when I come to it" =)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 1:47 am
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Hehehe...I love that!

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:13 am
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Oh, I know one....I grew up with a little country granny who would always say things like "We'll do that dreckly."  I was a grown woman before I realized that the word wasn't "dreckly", it was supposed to be "directly"!  My little granny's so cute!

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:15 am
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LOL... this reminded me of my ex and his fiance who called each one another "My heart OF soul"... instead of "my heart AND soul".... LOL there are soo many reasons exs are exs! 

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:56 am
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these are really stinkin funny!  I have a coworker who always said  "Cation Point" Instead of "case and point".  Now whenever greg and I are proving something we say Cation.

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:20 am
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LOL I'm trying to think of things too.

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:21 am
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my family still makes fun of me for this one, in fact, it just came up this weekend...


FI would always say '...out the wazoo...' and it bugged me because i thought it was supposed to be 'out to wazoo' -- like wazoo is a place like timbuktoo and when you say 'out to wazoo' it meant like a really big amount of x (in relation to the distance it is to wazoo)


i stand corrected


APPARENTLY it is 'out the wazoo' as in paying out the rear for something --- although i still don't understand the analogy, and am glad i don't...


i like my phrase better ;)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:27 am
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DH says something wrong, but I can't think of what it is right now.


And this isn't a saying, but my mom thinks a chest of drawers is a Chester drawers.  lol

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:29 am
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haha kemawil - Your version is nicer, isn't it?  haha

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:30 am
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Not exactly a phrase-- but when I was little, I thought the Rolling Stones song "Dude looks like a lady" was actually, "Do the lucky lady". I made more sense to me that way :)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:33 am
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I also know a girl that says "pamplet" instead of "pamphlet". I don't have the heart to tell her she's saying it wrong.

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:34 am
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yea, i think so :)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:34 am
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awww kema, I've heard it also as "up the wazoo" so I think that are a few variations of this :)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:36 am
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i might have to inform fi of that sofielion ;) i'll tell him i have it on good authority

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:38 am
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One of my ex boyfriend's got into an argument with me that the phrase "take it for granted" was actually "take it for granite." What the heck does that mean?


My mom always refers to someone whose name she can't remember as "Dumaflache" or a family whose last name she can't remember as the "Dumaflaches." She has a crappy memory, and it took me many, many years to realize that this word was used in place of someone's name - I thought there just happened to be a lot of Dumaflaches in our town (big family, ya know?). :)

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:47 am
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I've heard people say "nip it in the butt"  instead of "nip it in the bud."


I always love Joey on Friends..."It's a Moo Point, like a cows opinion."  Instead of moot point. LOL

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:52 am
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LOL@erindira - That reminds me of another one about my granny.  When I was little, they lived on a farm, and if you followed the little dirt road that went through their farm on back past their property, there was a group of people that lived back there in trailers and buses and stuff.  Transient people.  My granny didn't like them.  She always called them "the vagrants" or "those old vagrants back there", so I literally thought their last name was Vagrant.  I rode the bus with some of these kids, and I thought they were Lisa Vagrant and Tommy Vagrant...or whatever their names were.  Too funny!

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:53 am
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