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Nelson

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figures of speech
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:37:03 PM »

"Don't cry over spilt milk"-why milk?why not water or any other liquid that can be spilt.

"Its raining cats and dogs"-why cats and dogs?why not elephants and rats.

"Clear as daylight"-why daylight,why not water.water is also clear.

"Straight from the horses mouth"-why the 'horse',why not a 'lion'
"Speak of the devil"-why the 'devil'
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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 02:25:35 AM »

Given a a choice between 'cats and dogs' and 'elephants and rats', I think the first is more optimistic.   :D
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Heb 10:32  But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.

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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 02:56:02 AM »

Haha this is a good one from your list "Speak of the devil"-why the 'devil'

When most people don't have a clue about the devil so how can they speak of him.

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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 03:12:19 AM »

I like the term cakewalk as i I really like cake but have you ever seen a cake walk. I have walked to a number of them over my life and I'm happy to say I will continue doing so  ;D

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Iíve noticed that I have changed in many ways since Bible Truths and the forum and one of them is living life much too seriously.

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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 03:56:16 AM »

'blind as a bat ' generally bat's aren't blind   
'drunk as a skunk' I don't know a skunk with an alcohol consumption problem.  :o :D
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Nelson

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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 10:57:07 AM »

Guys ya'll are "killing" me with your replies.. ;D ;D ;D.I really needed this.

'blind as a bat ' generally bat's aren't blind   
'drunk as a skunk' I don't know a skunk with an alcohol consumption problem.  :o :D
-This is a good one.-This one is funny.

Though it really shows that some of these figures of speech don't make sense hey?WOW i really like ur replies and views.
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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 11:33:41 AM »

It's funny how often I use them myself.
I started the morning off with; "Beating a dead horse"
"Dumber than a box of rocks" also comes to mind.
They can "Bite you in the Butt" before you even realize it. ;D

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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 02:06:31 PM »

I taught an old dog a trick once.
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Re: figures of speech
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 04:15:51 AM »

I taught an old dog a trick once.


Which trick was this..........quick tell me the suspense is killing me  ;D

Rhys  :P
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