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SallyBR1's picture

we had our lab pizza party yesterday - Alex and one of his friends from MIddle school days were there... a few graduate and undergrad, their partners. A nice, young, lively crowd

Several of them play golf. We were talking about how one day you can play your best, only to be fully humiliated by the course next time

I decided to tell them how bad my round had been that morning, so I used an expression that my beloved coined for me months ago: "as Phil says, I got so mad that I was ready to bite the head off of a chicken"

good enough. Except that what came out of my mouth was

"I was so mad I was ready to choke a chicken"

(sigh)

I did not even think twice about it... but of course, the looks around the kitchen island told me something was not right

Finally, Alex lost it, he and his friend laughing uncontrollably - and said "Sally, you cannot go around saying you will choke a chicken!"

In my defense, I thought that the expression involved a goose, not a chicken, but maybe I'm thinking about a Brazilian saying. OH, well. Enough said.

From now on, I will leave all birds alone.

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #1 of 41)

Perhaps it's just me, but I think choking a chicken beats biting its head off any day.



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Heather's picture

(post #50026, reply #2 of 41)

I agree!

Biscuit's picture

(post #50026, reply #3 of 41)

(ROFL)  Okay, I love you, so remember, not laughing AT you...


I am so glad I wasn't there because I would have wet my pants laughing!!!!


*****


Similar thing - it drives me crazy when I hear people and commercials (aaahhhhggg!) refer to a HumVee as a "hummer".  OMG, I can't STAND it!  Even on the box of kids-size HumVees, it will say "hummer".  It drives me NUTS.  When I was a teen and in my twenties, a "hummer" had nothing to do with a car!  And you won't hear anyone that I know of in the military calling it that!


Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #11 of 41)

Funny, but you will hear a lot of generals referring to them as hummers, and a lot of active duty soldiers call them that.  Perhaps times have changed.


And now I shall confess my shame at not seeing what "choke the chicken" might really mean...oh my, back to the corner where I shall share some bubbly and chocolates with Sally.




Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!
Heather's picture

(post #50026, reply #12 of 41)

Well I knew what it meant and I still think that is better than biting its head off. LOL

OK, move over and I'll join you.

MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #13 of 41)

I feel that Sally and I will just sit here and gnaw on foot for a while.  Heck, I grew up in Texas, and I'm sure I heard that expression before, but it honestly didn't mean anything to me other than grabbing a fowl around the neck.  Geesh...will I ever grow up?  Of course, my girls used to die laughing whenever my mother used her favorite expresion for goofing up.  She would say she "pulled a boner."  I would just shake my head.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #14 of 41)

RIght there next to you, MadMom.

I won t even ask about your Grandma expression, although I think I can figure that one out reasonably easy.

:-)

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
TracyK's picture

(post #50026, reply #15 of 41)

But that's what the commercial version is called, officially!


Cracks me right on up, to hear these swaggering macho a$$hole types boasting about their hummers. If they only knew! ROFL


CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #16 of 41)

Everytime I see some highly coifed soccer mom driving one, I think of the bumper sticker:  God Invented Asphalt So Yuppies Could Go Four-wheeling.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #17 of 41)

Ok, I give up. Dictionary.com does not help. It says it is a person who humms.

well, apart from humming, is the person doing something else?

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
Marcia's picture

(post #50026, reply #18 of 41)

DH is working out and as soon as he finishes I have to ask him about this. I hope he knows, but I must lead a sheltered life.

Don't feel bad -- you are not alone.

Biscuit's picture

(post #50026, reply #20 of 41)

How about I e-mail  you?  Not only would the censors kill me for it, but our lovely Sysop might be forced to ban me.


And Madmom - I can tell you seriously that those wacky Army-types might call them "hummers" but no self-respecting CB, Marine or Navy-type would EVER call it that!  They'd get teased beyond belief!


Edited to say:  I e-mail both Marcia and Sally (g).



Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain


Edited 4/27/2008 6:16 pm ET by Biscuit

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #21 of 41)

thank you very much. I was betting on something else, part of the male physique

amazing what I learn here. Great site. Excellent source of info.

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
Marcia's picture

(post #50026, reply #30 of 41)

There are some things you're too young to know, Sally. <g>

TracyK's picture

(post #50026, reply #31 of 41)

You might find this site helpful: http://www.urbandictionary.com/


:-)


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #32 of 41)

NOW we are talking...

Thank you very much! Bookmarked for eternity...

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #23 of 41)

Did a quick google, and not only did I learn about hummers, but also about Admiral Perry.  Ohmy, the things I'm learning in my old age!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Biscuit's picture

(post #50026, reply #24 of 41)

(LOL)  I thought you KNEW what the slang meant! (g)

Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Jean's picture

(post #50026, reply #25 of 41)

DGS always used Hummer to indicate the vehicle. It will be interesting to see if that has changed since he joined the Marines.  Does a Grandma dare ask a question like that? LOL





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MadMom's picture

(post #50026, reply #26 of 41)

Hey, I didn't even know what "choke the chicken" meant.  Gimme a break, LOL!  Those of us who were born shortly after the dinosaurs disappeared have got a lot to learn!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Biscuit's picture

(post #50026, reply #34 of 41)

I just e-mailed both you and Jean - you have officially been educated into late-70's and 80's sex slang.

Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- Mark Twain

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Jean's picture

(post #50026, reply #35 of 41)

I knew that, I just wondered if my DGS did. LOL





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Carole4's picture

(post #50026, reply #28 of 41)

Uh, don't ask...<G>

It's a slang word for something that a lot of people do.

Oops, I see someone has already helped you.

BTW, just watched an old Bourdain travel show to Brazil and the food looked and sounded delicious. One of our best friends married a Brazilian woman and he still talks about the food, the beaches and the drinks when he was there in the Peace Corps.


Edited 4/27/2008 7:55 pm ET by Carole4

Jean's picture

(post #50026, reply #4 of 41)

ROFL.  Did the guys explain what they mean when they refer to choking the chicken?





Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Plover's picture

(post #50026, reply #5 of 41)

Or all the other equivalents I am too genteel to mention.


Edited 4/27/2008 12:36 pm by Plover

SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #7 of 41)

Phil was kind enough to push me aside and enlighten me on the subject - I think I had heard it before, but of course, it was lost somewhere in my memory.

I spent some time in the net this morning learning other phrases that state the same. Some are hilarious, but definitely NOT pizza-party material, thank you very much.

I can only hope I won t start spilling some tonight. We are invited for dinner at the ex-Chairman's house. I will be very careful and avoid getting creative with English.

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).


Edited 4/27/2008 1:17 pm by SallyBR1

kathymcmo's picture

(post #50026, reply #9 of 41)

Oh but wouldn't it be fun to slip "Bob's your uncle" or "heckypeck" into the conversation?

SallyBR1's picture

(post #50026, reply #10 of 41)

the former CHairman is British -

I might be able to slip a heckypeck in..... :-)

I always enjoy dinner parties with him - he's got great sense of humor. Quite often I learn new English expressions with him. I've mentioned this before, but I find that him and our very own Ashley have a lot in common.

Research is to see what everybody has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(through MadMom, March 2008).
kathymcmo's picture

(post #50026, reply #19 of 41)

My new boss is British too and he just cracks me up with his phrases. Once we were talking about a few of our ads that ran together, without any thought how they'd look side by side (terrible). He called it a dog's breakfast.

Heather's picture

(post #50026, reply #27 of 41)

My Dad used to say "Looks like a dog's breakfast" all the time--sometimes he was describing my room. LOL