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Match up the idioms with their meanings

Postby Bailey » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:30 pm

This was sent by an Australian, some are not quite on as USian expressions, This group used to like this sort of thing...

Match up the idioms with their meanings:

1. kiss the gunner's daughter
2. kiss of death
3. kiss and make up
4. kiss of life
5. kissing cousins
6. kiss ar*e
7. kiss something goodbye
8. kiss off
9. kiss and tell
10. kiss the blarney stone
a-help someone who has stopped breathing to breathe again by blowing into their mouth and pressing their chest
b-a sailor about to receive punishment (usually flogging) was lashed face-down on a cannon
c-dismiss or reject
d-you won't get this thing back
e-to try too hard to please someone and to agree with everything they say, in a way which other people find unpleasant
f-to become friendly again after arguing
g-an event or action that causes something to fail or be spoiled
h-give a lot of compliments; talk a lot
i-someone you are related to but not very closely
j-to talk on television, in a newspaper etc. about a private relationship with a famous person, especially in order to get a lot of money


And just by the by ... did you know that the custom of a man kissing his wife when he got home originated with the Romans? And no, not because they were the original hot Latin lovers; it was instead their way of checking if their wives had been drinking during the day!

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Re: Match up the idioms with their meanings

Postby Slava » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:55 pm

Bailey wrote:And just by the by ... did you know that the custom of a man kissing his wife when he got home originated with the Romans? And no, not because they were the original hot Latin lovers; it was instead their way of checking if their wives had been drinking during the day!

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Are you sure it was the husband kissing the wife and not the other way around?

Good Russian joke:

Two old friends that recently got married are talking about their new lives, and wives.

One says, "I'm not sure I can stand it. My wife is so controlling she won't let me breathe."

The other answers, "Mine's just the opposite. No sooner do I get home, than she's snapping at me, 'Breathe!'"
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Postby Perry » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:39 pm

1 - b
2 - g
3 - f
4 - a
5 - i
6 - e
7 - d
8 - c
9 - j
10 - h
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Postby Bailey » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:21 pm

I'm sure you are right, Perry, I didn't think anyone would bother to match them up, I liked all the kissing though.

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Postby Slava » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:59 pm

If Perry's right, then I had them all right, too.

I think the only one that might have given some people pause was the first one, kissing the gunner's daughter. How many of us out there grew up with Bolitho and Hornblower?
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Postby Perry » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:48 am

At least the sailors weren't ejected from one of the gunner's daughter's orifices. :roll:
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Postby Bailey » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:41 pm

At least the sailors weren't ejected from one of the gunner's daughter's orifices.

Actually a son-of-a-gun was, often the women aboard gave birth, and that was done by the guns, creating many sons o' guns. Yes they did have women and boys aboard- they usually brought the powder to the gunners from the magazine; these items were kept very seperate-guess why?

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Postby Perry » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:46 am

You learn something new everyday. Although I meant that they weren't shot from cannons, which (if we are to believe old advertisements) would have made them "puffed babies".
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Postby Cacasenno » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:32 am

Bailey wrote:
At least the sailors weren't ejected from one of the gunner's daughter's orifices.

Actually a son-of-a-gun was, often the women aboard gave birth, and that was done by the guns, creating many sons o' guns. Yes they did have women and boys aboard- they usually brought the powder to the gunners from the magazine; these items were kept very seperate-guess why?

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I always thought one was supposed to powder babies, not gunners :wink:
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Postby Cacasenno » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:31 am

Actually, all cannons on board were and are named after a woman: Gunnhildr or Gunilda 8)
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Postby Bailey » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:57 pm

Perry wrote:You learn something new everyday. Although I meant that they weren't shot from cannons, which (if we are to believe old advertisements) would have made them "puffed babies".


my mother worked at a puffed rice factory, thast is exactly how they puff them.

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