Malaphors

Jstas
Jstas Posts: 14,546
Do you know what one is?

I'm not the brightest crayon in the tool drawer but I know what one is!

Didn't even have to look it up!

Don't feel bad if you did. It's not rocket surgery but it's not sensibly common either.

So if you know what one is, go ahead and share it. Or don't, whatever. We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.

In all honesty, I merely posted this because I thought it'd make Doc Hardy chuckle.
Expert Moron Extraordinaire

You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,543
    In forums, or chats most are guilty
    As long as you don’t do it in your professional position
    Except with other colleagues passing notes. It’s like shorthand imho
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,537
    well, the thread title was certainly clickbait for me @jstas! :)
    I do not know what it is. Sounds like a misguided metaphor (malapropism/metaphor hybrid).
    The New Yorker used to publish truly fractured metaphors under the heading Block that Metaphor! :)

    I will have to look it up. :/
    "Curses! You've won this time!" :#
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,537
    10-4.

    I am, of course, coming up blank for a good one I've encountered in the wild at the moment. :|

  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    "Malaphors" -That’s like a bunghole with taste buds - it just doesn’t make sense....it sounds about as confused as a **** in a fan factory....

    However, this could be pure genius because curiosity will kill the cat and make this thread busier'n a whorehouse on nickle night.

    Tom

    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,546
    edited September 28
    I use malaphors often. It really burns up the kids goats!

    They tell me it doesn't make any sense but I tell them anyway, hey, whatever floats yer biscuits!

    They get frustrated and walk away but, you know, it's no sweat off my duck's back!
    Expert Moron Extraordinaire

    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,742
    Yep Folks I learned today Duck's sweat off their backs....this place is great information... :D
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,778
    edited September 28
    Malaphors make my brain start spinning. :D No malaphor intended.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,887
    edited September 28
    Curiosity got your tongue? There is an app for that. Malaphor Maker.

    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 3,170
    Must be another slow day on the forum. :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,742
    Dollars to donuts I don't really believe ducks sweat off their back.
    Just to be clear😉
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,537
    edited September 28
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dollars to donuts I don't really believe ducks sweat off their back.
    Just to be clear😉

    I appreciate your crisp, focused reply!
    Brevity is the soul of gathering no moss.


    @Jstas this thread is great! The bee's thorax, as it were.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,778
    edited September 28
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,841
    You can't make a silk purse out of the straw that broke the camel's back.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    One of my all time favorite that I use all of the time...

    "You can't make chicken soup out of chicken chit!"

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,543
    What’s chicken chit???
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,841
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    What’s chicken chit???

    Haven't you ever seen a Cheech and Chong movie? :p
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,887
    edited September 28
    I needed a chart to make sense of it all. This one hits the nail out of the park.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,241
    Don't put all your ducks in one basket or the milk could spill and you'll cry.
    I disabled signatures.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,241
    The straightest distance between two lines is a point.
    I disabled signatures.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,241
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dollars to donuts I don't really believe ducks sweat off their back.
    Just to be clear😉

    Sure, sure.
    I disabled signatures.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,241
    Viking64 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    What’s chicken chit???

    Haven't you ever seen a Cheech and Chong movie? :p
    My first Cheech & Chong movie was The Corsican Brothers that my dad was watching while my mom was outta town. I can't remember if he let us watch it, or yelled at us and said, "Get outta here! This isn't for kids!"

    "All I can see is your..." - that's the first C&C line I remember :D
    I disabled signatures.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    What’s chicken chit???

    You must be slower than a whale's chit....

    Ah, chit son! :*

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 853
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    I needed a chart to make sense of it all. This one hits the nail out of the park.

    Thanks for the chart of malaphors and ducks of a similar color. Now it's clear as goose grease.
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,537
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    Similes are similar (to metaphors), you know?
    :#

  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 3,170
    edited September 29
    ^^^Funny^^^
    When I first saw the thread title, I figured it was an @mhardy6647 old-English thing.
    Had to look it up admittedly, because the only Olde-English I studied in high school came in a 40oz...

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    Malt liquor does it quicker... off a duck's back.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,543
    Yoda—
    “As a rock she is…
    Smart she is not”
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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,721
    Tougher than woodpecker lips
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,742
    Now THOSE are TUFF!!