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troubleinharlem's avatar

What does it mean when someone says "you have a mind like a corkscrew"?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7951 points ) January 21st, 2013

I don’t get it.

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WestRiverrat's avatar

You are one devious SOB.

troubleinharlem's avatar

@WestRiverrat : I guess I’ll take it as a compliment.

Unbroken's avatar

Twisted sharp?

That is descriptive. I like it and I would take it as a compliment.

cookieman's avatar

I’d say you’re twisted.

CWOTUS's avatar

It’s a simile that I’ve never heard before. I think you’d have to ask the originator.

It could mean “twisted”, but it could also mean “screwy”. Those don’t mean the same thing.

wundayatta's avatar

I would think its meaning, like most meanings, would depend on context. I can imagine this being said in a mean way, if they were admiring how you had deviously gotten over on someone. Or, it might also be said in an admiring way, as they admired how machiavellian you are.

It would also depend on your relationship with the person who said it. If they like you, then it is probably a good thing. If you aren’t friends, it probably is not a compliment.

troubleinharlem's avatar

@wundayatta : We’re friends, so I think that he’s trying to say that I’m “cheeky”.

Brian1946's avatar

Perhaps your friend means that your mind is a tool that provides access to fine wine. ;-)

Bellatrix's avatar

Perhaps he means your thought processes twist and turn. When he thinks he has a sense of what you are talking about, you change direction. Only you would know which of the suggestions here fits you best.

zensky's avatar

Since you say you are friends – I’d take it as tongue-in-cheek to mean just that – screwy like a corkscrew, however, he may have just made it up… which would be even cooler. (I am not googling it, I am not googling it. Damn – I have to urbandictionary it to be sure.)

Shippy's avatar

You can open wine bottles with your mind?

zensky's avatar

Here it says it’s like thinking as a Communist would. Makes a lot of sense.

glacial's avatar

@zensky Haha. We should all comment on his page. Really delve into that metaphor.

gailcalled's avatar

English is not his native language?

ucme's avatar

Absorbs easily, but tends to twist things around & it’ll end with a pop!

Pachy's avatar

I’m screwy?

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