saab
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jan, 2012 03:48 pm
Good Night.
Don´t get out of bed on the wrong side to-morrow
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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jan, 2012 04:30 pm
I didn't know!!
From the African Bantu language: nguba is the word for peanut.. I guess.

Cash On The Barrelhead
roger
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jan, 2012 05:59 pm
@panzade,
They probably used upended barrels for primitive store counters. Maybe?

I used to think Lock, Stock, and Barrel also had something to do with early stores. It doesn't
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 01:57 am
Lock, stock and barrel has to do with weapons.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 02:57 am
@saab,
Right. The old muzzle loaders had the lock(works) that dropped the hammer, a barrel, and the stock.

What it really means now is "The Whole Enchilada".
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 03:05 am
What about
get out of bed on the wrong side
roger
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 03:07 am
@saab,
Dunno. I was never sure there was a right side.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 03:19 am
This is one of my favourite series on CKUA, a local radio station. It's called Expressions, it a series of radio (audio) vignettes, lasting a 1.15 minutes, that tell the story behind many of these common expressions. The link is at the bottom...
( I should warn you to start each clip at 14 seconds, so you can miss the ad.)

Host: Don Hill
Here's a list of the Vignette Archives

• Go Over Like a Lead Balloon
• Hem and Haw
• Down in the Dumps
• Hmm
• Old Codger
• Have A Lot Of Gaul
• Hooped
• Old Hack
• Fluke
• Does Not Matter One Iota
• Knock On Wood
• Of Sound Mind And Body
• Take The Cake
• Cold Shoulder
• Lame Duck
• Harbinger Of Doom
• One More For The Road
• Monkey On Your Back
• Knock Your Socks Off
• Give Me A Break
• Don't Be Silly
• Coming Down The Pike
• Top Banana
• Sleep Tight
• Put A Sock In It
• Go Whole Hog
• Gives the Willies
• Whet Your Whistle
• Pop The Question
• Off The Record
• Get Your Goat
• Humble Pie
• Bread Always Falls Buttered Side Down
• Ear to the Ground
• Make No Bones About It
• Pass the Buck
• You're Fired
• Never Had It So Good
• Gone Berserk
• A Dark and Stormy Night
• A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
• Pig in a Poke
• The Jig is Up
• Mondegreens
• Murphy's Law
• Brass Tacks
• Hanky Panky
• Gee Whiz
• Things Crop Up
• Follow the Money
• Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
• Do a Number
• OK
• Your Name is Mud
• Make No Small Plans
• Dead Ringer
• Raining Cats and Dogs
• Cheers
• Whole Nine Yards
• Eat Dirt
• Tie the Knot
• Under the Weather



http://www.ckua.com/08/31/10/Expressions/landing.html?blockID=301363&feedID=7311
saab
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 03:23 am
@roger,
The right side is the right side. It is an ancient superstition that evil spirits rested on the left side. If you got out of bed to the left you would be grumpy all day long.
In 'Denmark we get the wrong leg out of bed...... with the same result - grumpy all day long.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 03:37 am
@Ceili,

FIRST THE GAME WAS UP
Without BEATING AROUND THE BUSH
I would say the game CLAPPED OUT with A BITTER END
As I can´t open the link I am AT THE END OF MY TETHER
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 05:57 am
@saab,
well as we have someone who didnt care that this was a game and not a recitation. I declare this thread over with. Im outa here
Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jan, 2012 05:28 pm
@farmerman,
Shoot, sorry. I didn't mean to screw up the game. As there are literally thousands of expressions to explore. Won't do it again...
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