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Going to get a “haircut” today Actually getting all of them cut Cutting just one would hardly be noticed Now I'm being a silly nut There's many other sayings similar to this English is overloaded I find Wanna hear some others I've discovered Well stay tuned it'll blow your mind “Keep your nose to the grindstone” Now THAT'S gotta smart I'd say See what I mean, don't follow this advice You'll feel pain from here to Sunday How about this one, “eye candy” It certainly has me bamboozled “Less is more” is another that's confusing Looking for others for your perusal Here's another, “left in the lurch” Pretty sure they meant left in the “church” “Dead as a doornail” as dead as you can be Gonna do a little more research To “peter out” means to dwindle away Has a certain sexual connotation Put it back in, it's a public place You'll be arrested for excessive potation “I rest my case”, now here's another one Wasn't even carrying a case Okay gonna “put this thing to bed” Yikes! Can't wipe this grin from my face! © Jack Ellison 2013
POTATION • the action of drinking something, esp. Alcohol: I intend to abstain from potation. • (often potations) a drinking bout: the dreadful potations of his youth.

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:14:00 PM
    Oh are hilarious! :) Yes, all of these weird expressions in English..Oxymoron.....There..there is your next inspiration for a poem! ;) Take this to an all new level...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/25/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The challenge is on... a poem about oxymorons! OR I could leave off the "oxy" Part! LOL Love ya sweet lady! Cuddles xoxox
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Dragon's a morning people. He says he likes the eye candy comment. He watched Joey's girlfriend, and she put a little eye candy on her eyes. He's been using his allowance to buy goodies every since. I woke up with lots of eye candy on the other day... Glitter no less! I'm a sound sleeper... and he likes to experiment... I told him I'd get him little glittery rhinestones, if he'd let me sleep and not use super glue, next time! I got 10 more minutes sleep and he used Gorilla glue... That's Dragon!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/25/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can honestly say my dear Miss Carol, your comments are unmatched for originality! Wow that's stating the obvious! LOL Huggsies, Jake xoxox
    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 8/25/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But the penguins all look cure... all a glitter... LOL
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 7:55:00 AM
    Only leaving it up to you, Jack. Awesome! Witty as always, lol :).

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/25/2013 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are always so so kind my dear Toquyen... thanks a bunch! Hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 7:13:00 AM
    A saying is a short expression coming out from long experience! In it the wisdom of many centuries come down to us in a nut shell! Jack I declare you a national treasure! Thank you again.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/25/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOW! A national treasure!... glad to have you back, my friend! LOL You comments are good for the soul! Cheers!!!
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your explanations in poetic form..It is amazing what one finds out when they look up the origin of some of these sayings..Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/25/2013 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes and some are quite amusing! Fun to discover how they all came about! Have a wonderful Sunday dear Sara... big hugs xox