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Zen's avatar

Do you have a favourite idiom or expression?

Asked by Zen (7738points) July 5th, 2009

When do you use it and why? What were the circumstances?

I’ll accept fables, parables, expressions and catchphrases.

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MrItty's avatar

“Dayo” is my catch-all expression, meaning hello, what’s up, that’s cool, etc. Probably from Harry Belefonte’s Banana Boat Song.

Fly's avatar

I use the word “bummer” whenever it’s called for. As to why I use it, I have absolutely no idea… I don’t think I picked it up from anyone or anything, I just kinda say it when something is a “bummer.”

I also say “what a rip” or “that’s a rip” or something along those lines whenever something’s a ripoff, but since that’s just an abridged version of a word/phrase already in existence, I again have no clue where I got it from.
Who knows why I do half the things I do?

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

You may have seen it, it is the mantra I use quite often. Life is about choices, your results may vary which I am sure some people are pretty tired of seeing typed here on fluther.

lloydbird's avatar

It is better to light a candle than to sit and curse the darkness.

I also like – Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Tink's avatar

As you guys know I like to use Dude alot :)

southernsoul's avatar

“When Mama’s happy, everybody’s happy!”

sawcawmahtaw's avatar

I don’t have one, kupo.

Pol_is_aware's avatar

“oh snap!” and “oh no you didn’t!” strictly in text.

mattbrowne's avatar

Let’s not put all eggs into one basket. One context would be the future of energy.

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