Monday, January 25, 2010

Say What?

Last week while we had company we all went to Little Italy in San Diego. In our car we had Travis Ashlyn and Chad (my three pride & joys) Chad mentioned that he just found out that the saying goes "Play it by Ear" and not "Play it by Year" I guess someone had asked him how long he was going to be gone and he replied that he was going to "Play it by Year"
Then we hear a "WHAT" from the back seat and it's Ashlyn saying "You mean its Play it by Ear? I never knew that!! Travis was stunned and said "Ash, that is almost my theme for life, that we are going to Play it by Ear, I say it ALL the time" Guess she has always thought it was "Year" just like Chad. After many giggles and high fives between Chad and his sis in law (who think their way makes much more sense) we were still laughing...

Two days later I told Dave that something was a "Mute Point"...He replied you mean Moot Point? Again total confusion? Whats a "Moot" ?? He had to explain that something is a Moot Point not a Mute Point? I still didn't believe him until we googled it. Who knew?
I guess everyone but me

I was in my forties when I found out that it's a " Dog Eat Dog World" I always thought and countless times said it was a " Doggy Dog World" Finally Steve asked me "What exactly are you saying? I told him and he couldn't stop laughing.So now of course when I am having a bad day he hugs me and says "I know honey it's a doggy dog world out there"

So that's more Access Hollywood or Everyone loves Raymond! We are tuning in to Jeopardy every single night and we are going to learn something darn it.But I am going to keep a stiff upper chin and not let these foibles get me down.


JoJo and Ralph said...

Oh funny. I always thought it was Balley Ball not Volleyball and that is just the beginning. So don't feel bad

a s h l y n . c a r t e r said...

hahahah. this cracks me up. love that it happend to you just a few days later! xo

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Okay, that does it...we are reading "I'm Not Hanging Noodles from your Ears" for our book club~! Full of crazy sayings from around the world. I wrote a blog on it but I would have to dig in the archives for it. A mute point? I wish more people would do that literally. My sister says she gets fustrated, which, of course, is very frustrating for me. Play it by year? Funny stuff.

I'm sure everyone things I'm bats because I call it hockeyball. Well, every sport seems to have a ball, so to aggravate my ex, I called it hockeyball.

Melanie said...

Karen, you have no idea how hard I am laughing right now. My submission: until 1 year ago I thought the phrase "for all intents and purposes" was "for all intensive purposes." Not quite as funny as "doggy dog world", but still made me feel silly.

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

That is hilarious!! I like Doggy dog world better anyway...and I am also quite fond of "Play it by Year". It makes perfect sense!

dkrikac said...

Ahhhhh Six to One, Half Dozen to the Other....xxxxxx0