Strange sayings................

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  1. Tigertrack

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    Post saying's you find strange, don't understand, laugh at, think are stupid, or whatever.

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
     
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    That's not hard to understand at all.

    Something you have is worth more then two things you don't. It's a saying that encourages you to not be greedy. Accept what you already have because if you always attempt to go for "more more more" you may lose what you've already gained and come up with nothing.

    P.S. the saying originated in medieval times when Falconry was a common practice. The one bird in your hand (the falcon) was always more valuable then those in the wood, because you already had the one in your hand but the ones in the bush were still loose and thus you'd risk everything if you tried to chase them.
     
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    Okay, makes sense. But it's still a strange saying.
     
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    When two planes almost collide it's a "near miss".

    Wouldn't that be more like a "near hit"?
     
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    Being "head over heels" for someone... most of us have our head over our heels most of the time, do we not?
     
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    Should be "heels over head" as in doing flips.
     
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    "Sayings" aren't strange. They have historical contexts that make them appropriate to when they were created. If you're too lazy to research those contexts, then the problem is with you and not the sayings. So what's stranger, the saying a person doesn't get or the person that is too lazy to figure that saying out?
     
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    "Senseless" murder.....always found that strange....what murder make sense?
     
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    Good point. They weren't strange back then, but many sound strange today. I'm sure today we'll have sayings that are strange to people in the future.
    Kind of reminds me of Star Trek The Voyage Home when Captain Kirk and Spock are in 1980's San Francisco.
     
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    Confucius: " Baseball is wrong. Man with four balls can not walk."
     
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    Driveway and parkway... just... why?
     
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    It was still a miss, but a very close...or "near" one.

    Originally it was "heels over head" but somehow it was....for lack of a better term...flipped around the wrong way and it just took root and stayed as such.

    While most people don't agree to them, many murders actually do have "reasoning" behind them, a motive that drove one person to kill another human being. "Senseless" murders are ones that are seemingly devoid of these, as poor as they may be, reasons and motivations. Crimes of "just because" rather then having a driving force behind them.

    :lol 

    Confucius say: Man with hands in pocket, look crazy and feel nuts.

    Long story short, Parkways are often roads which lead to/pass by actual parks. Most parkways nowadays are in fact near, or go towards, actual state parks and are frequently lined with brush, trees and open fields. Driveways were originally actual long roads built on larger estates, but with the rise of suburbs, the term was brought over to describe the much smaller ones we have today.

    Now this doesn't make any sense. How can a term "make sense" but still be strange? There's a logical and perfectly sound explanation and meaning behind it and it's original creation, how is it still strange?

    Most of these "odd" terms we use nowadays actually do make sense when you do a little research.
     
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    Well, it was strange till I understood it's meaning.
     
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    Here's a couple.

    "Dead as a doornail"

    "Bob's your uncle"
    Who is Bob and why is he my uncle?
     
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    Like there's such a thing as a live doornail?

    Killing two birds with one stone. Yea, who's tried to throw rocks at birds?
    More than one way to skin a cat? Again, who skin's cats?
     
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    Ok...good point ziero....

    How about freeway and highway?
     
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    Yogi Berra had some great quotes (not sure if these qualify as strange "sayings" though):
    -Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
    -Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
    -It's like deja-vu, all over again.
    -Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
    -I never said most of the things I said.

    But one of my favorites comes courtesy of Charles Oakley: "If it ain't broke, don't break it."
     
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    I ain't going to say ain't cause ain't ain't no word.
     

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