I’m pretty cranky today. Between the hours of 1-5am, my youngest son decided the entire house needed to play a game of “NOBODY SLEEPS TONIGHT, B!T%#ES”. Needless to say, he won.
Unfortunately, my coworker suffered the wrath of my crankiness this morning. While talking to her, she stated that someone had “thrown her for a loop”. Now, I’ll be honest. Cranky or not, that phrase just DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. So I asked her- how does one get thrown for a loop? HOW, I SAY!?
I don’t want to be so arrogant as to say that “thrown for a loop” would NEVER make sense, so I thought about it. This is an instance that I came up with where “thrown for a loop” would actually be the correct verbiage.
Then I started thinking of other phrases that didn’t make sense… like “not for nothing”. Could there ever be a situation where something was, indeed, not for nothing?
And what about a personal fave of mine, “it is what it is”? Hmmm….
How about an oldy but goody, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”?
I think we have a winner!
I have no image for the next one, because there is NEVER an instance where this would make sense.
“I slept like a baby.”
BABIES DON’T SLEEP. EVER.