Wily as a coyote (fourcorners) wrote in thequestionclub,
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What do these phrases mean?

Poll #1836235 New meanings for old sayings

What does 'It's all Greek to me' mean?

I just don't understand it because it's beyond my familiarity level
33(55.0%)
Something around here smells like an orgy
1(1.7%)
It should be followed by "THIS IS SPARTA!" and a sudden, brutal kick to the face
10(16.7%)
Economic collapse and financial irresponsibility are abundant with this project
7(11.7%)
I'm buying gyros for all my friends!
9(15.0%)

'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'?

Apples are healthy eating and will keep you healthy if you eat them often
33(55.0%)
It's a slick way of saying that Macs don't get computer viruses
6(10.0%)
I mistrust western medicine and will chase off any of these charlatans on sight by throwing rotten fruit at them
21(35.0%)

'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'?

Don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift
30(50.8%)
If you receive a large, burdensome gift, it's rude to 'kick the tires', or in some cases, to see if the gift's breath stinks
9(15.3%)
Don't make out with your new horse, you sick motherfucker
10(16.9%)
We got you the horse so you can ride it, not do amateur dentristry, you weirdo
10(16.9%)

'A rolling stone gathers no moss'?

Someone who does not settle in one place rarely prospers
24(42.1%)
Even supermodels, like Kate Moss, won't hook up with an aging rock star. Nor should you. Or, in other words, don't be skanky
9(15.8%)
Never trust Mick Jagger to help clean up your yard. He's lazy
24(42.1%)

'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush'?

It's better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing.
31(52.5%)
Don't flip off people who are trying to ambush you. It'll only infuriate them
13(22.0%)
Excellent foreplay. You're well on your way to a 69
15(25.4%)

'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'?

To rely too much on one resource or one line of effort
38(63.3%)
If you're buying multiple cartons of eggs, split them up. There's freaks who will do things unsupervised eggs in shopping carts
12(20.0%)
Be mindful of what kind of jock strap you wear
10(16.7%)
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