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TheQueenOfDiamonds Wed 29-Aug-12 03:58:28

What the phrase "birthday suit" means... Ffs!

onemoreforgoodmeasure Wed 29-Aug-12 04:00:40


TheQueenOfDiamonds Wed 29-Aug-12 04:02:47

It seems so obvious now too!

monsterchild Wed 29-Aug-12 04:10:18

Don't feel to bad,I only recently realized that Dunkin donuts aren't made by a guy named Duncan!

CaliforniaLeaving Wed 29-Aug-12 04:11:07


TheQueenOfDiamonds Wed 29-Aug-12 05:04:18

MC - I read that as "are made by a guy named duncan" and was like :-O until I re-read!

TheQueenOfDiamonds Wed 29-Aug-12 05:07:36

My ex thought that the phrase "let sleeping dogs lie" meant you shouldn't wake dogs up! The conversation went;

Me;"Put the dog out"

Him; "She's asleep"

Me; "so??"

Him; "you shouldn't wake them up"

Me; "since the fuck when?"

Him" that saying about not waking dogs up"

Me "What the... You mean let sleeping dogs lie?"

Him "yeah!l

Me; "you're a twat"

LindyHemming Wed 29-Aug-12 07:13:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sashh Wed 29-Aug-12 07:15:59

Queen twat is a little harsh

fluffyraggies Wed 29-Aug-12 07:17:13

My DH had a moment of clarity a few weeks ago when he learned that 'catarrh' (as in snotty nose) is not, in fact, pronounced or spelled guitar shockgrin

StealthPolarBear Wed 29-Aug-12 07:19:57

Pmsl at sleeping dogs lie, your way does make sense!

Was it my thread about letting dd sleep in her birthday suit that did it? Did you imagine her going to bed dressed as a fairy or a gruffalo? grin

StealthPolarBear Wed 29-Aug-12 07:21:11

Sorry just realised it was your ex, still think it makkes sense grin
Also smile at having guitar up your nose

TheQueenOfDiamonds Wed 29-Aug-12 12:48:45

Sashh - I was joking lol!

Yes stealth it was lol, I sat there reading it and it slowly clicked into place! Like some huge moment of clarity, I swear to god there was a corus of 'Hallelujah' and everything.

dobalina Wed 29-Aug-12 12:55:11


Not quite the same but I recently had a moment of clarity about 'stir-fry' - you stir it while it fries! I've no idea why it had only seemed like a word rather than a meaning. For nearly 40 years.

And bluebell. Ohhhhhhh it's a blue bell. I seeeeeee.

WorraLiberty Wed 29-Aug-12 12:58:16

I managed to get to the ripe old age of 35 before I realised Rice Crispies are made of actual rice blush

ImNotInsaneMyMotherHadMeTested Wed 29-Aug-12 12:58:30

I know someone who only realised the double meaning of
"Only Smarties have the answer" in their thirties (not me - although I was about 17 when the penny dropped)!

ThunderboltKid Wed 29-Aug-12 13:01:04

Haha, I never knew the smarties thing! Never really thought about it before grin

Lovemy3kids Wed 29-Aug-12 13:02:02

LOl at all of those....especially the birthday suit, guitar and rice krispies!! Mines not about a saying as such.....but when I was first prescribed tablets, I had to ask my dad how i took one tablet 3 times a day (theres me thinking it meant I had to take the same tablet 3 times a day.....twat or what grin)

NameChangeGalore Wed 29-Aug-12 13:03:25

Yeah, that smarties thing must have gone over my head. The penny just dropped for me too!

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 29-Aug-12 13:04:02

DH never realised that The Count on Sesame Street was a double meaning- i.e. He's Count Dracula and he counts.

SPsFanjoSponsoredByFemFresh Wed 29-Aug-12 13:07:08

I thought Cumbria was place abroad. It wasn't til I was asked where I'd like to go on holiday and I said Cumbria! I thought it was exotic grin

CookieRookie Wed 29-Aug-12 13:09:05

I posted this on here a while back.

I only realised what a flamin' yon was a few years ago. Could never understand why the waiter didn't serve it on fire hmm

Psammead Wed 29-Aug-12 13:10:50

Sps, I thought the same about Billericay blush

It was ages before I realised that 'come what may' had nothing to do with thr month.

Psammead Wed 29-Aug-12 13:11:41

Cookie - is that filet mignon? grin

CookieRookie Wed 29-Aug-12 13:13:45

Yep blush grin

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