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Head over heels?

Asked by XCNuse (1187points) May 12th, 2008 from iPhone

is it just me or has anyone stopped to think that this well abused cliche is… Backwards?

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whatthefluther's avatar

It is indeed backwards. I recall reading somewhere that its origin was heels over head but that it got changed along the way. I’ll try to find more info at a phrase finders website.

peedub's avatar

So true! I’m gonna have to rearrange the lyrics in this great song…“Something happens and I’m heels over head ♪♪♫♫♫♪♪♫...”

wildflower's avatar

Not forgetting this classic
...and I so need to start using “arse over tea-kettle” more..

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