Phrases That Make No Sense

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

Phrases That Make No Sense

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

7:55 AM - 3 Feb 2020



"Slept like a baby" - HA!

"Good Morning Paula. Why do people say "Sleeps like a baby"... They do anything, but!" – Vince

Vince, you are correct. I don’t know why I used that phrase at 5am – babies don’t sleep like babies. They sleep like little humans who wake regularly for milk or cuddles or a nappy change or sometimes, for no apparent reason at all.

The phrase “I couldn’t care less” bothers me but only because people aren’t using it correctly. Americans in particular say “I could care less”. If you could care less, then you care somewhat. If you couldn't care less, then the amount you care has reached zero.

 

Here are some other phrases that are mind-boggling to us:

 

  • “If you break your leg don't come running to me – most people find that saying funny but it sent me soft growing up!”

 

  • “It'll be in the last place you look for it - of course it will, I won't carry on looking for it once I've found it!”

 

  • “You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Pointless!”

 

  • “Hi Paula, our school bus driver used to shout if anyone was standing up, ‘sit down or I’ll give you a box on the forehead where you can’t lick it’… the good old days!”

 

  • “Tit for tat. Tat makes no sense”

 

  • “The exception that proves the rule. No, it doesn't. If it's an exception, then you have just disproven it!”

 

  • “Keep crying or I will give you something to cry about… could never get my head around it. There had to be a reason you cried in the first place!”

 

  • “Well Paula, my friend’s father circa 30 years ago used to say if things wasn't going his way that you'd be as well off shoving your head up a dogs arse and getting the dog shot!”

 

  • “My bad. Stupid”

 

  • “Hi Paula, not worth the full of your arse of snow!” - Ruairi

 

  • “If my aunt had balls she would be you uncle” – John, Kells

 

  • “Near miss?! It was a near hit! Because it was nearthe target, but still missed!”

 

  • “Shut your mouth and eat your dinner!”

 

  • “Weird saying.... Where were you going when I saw you coming back? Zero sense!”

 

  • “Paula, my mam used to say don’t come running to me if you break both your legs!” - Jim

 

  • “Morning Paula. My dad has a couple of great ones when he's hungry; I'd eat the crotch of a low flying duck!” - Nick from Tramore

 

 



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