Stupid Sayings

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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    It often seems people have that attitude but I do not recall anyone saying it. Have you heard people say it? Other than joking.

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  3. river

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    implying that they do .
     
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  5. river

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    Most do

    but not all
     
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  7. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Everybody, everywhere always say things inappropriately

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  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    mano a mano


    It is not this saying itself that is stupid. It is that so many think it means man to man.

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  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Can't you take a joke? or You can't take a joke.


    Usually said by people who cannot take a joke & referring to something which is no joking matter.

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    A watched pot never boils.

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  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." "Out of sight, out of mind."

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  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    They're both true. Of different objects of dis/affection.
     
  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Are you all right?


    Most often said when the person is obviously not all right.

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  14. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Money talks

    The old joke is for most people it says -Goodbye

    The more modern when I went to the ATM the voice said - No one home

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  15. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Are you there?
    Is that you?
     
  16. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Why is it when the Captain says weigh anchor, nobody ever calls back the weight?
     
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  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    It's me.

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  19. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Be certain to make a good 1st impression.


    This is sometimes a good thing to attempt but it is often just not practical. And usually, much more than half of what determines a person's impression of someone is their preconceptions, prejudices, limited perception & whether they are paying attention.
    Encountering someone many times & judging them by any 1 time is often (nearly always?) ignorant & stupid & simply not fair.

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  20. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    You liked a post that said something nice about you.


    If it had been about someone else, I would have liked it. There is certainly no reason to refrain from liking it simply because it is about me.

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  22. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I thought it was "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression."
    Equally unfair, however true. Thing is, unless you have an awful lot of inside information and notice, (like an appointment for a job interview) you mostly don't know when, where and under what circumstances you're going to have a first contact with whom.
    If you're honest and decent all the time with everyone, every first impression you make will be an accurate one.
     
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    anchors aweigh
     

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