Elephanton October 27, 2014 at 5:00 am
Our animal-based idioms are tired and need replacement. “The elephant in the room,” is okay but old, “to be a fly on that wall” is a little weird because most rooms don’t have flies, and I still haven’t wrapped my head around “screwed the pooch” since I can’t think of any other definition besides, “man you really goofed by having sex with the dog!” To welcome in the new age of our ever-evolving language, I’m going to propose the following idioms based on common, well-known animals:
“Brought the T-Rex back.”
Whenever your friend brings up an old, touchy topic with disastrous consequences.
“We must be an alpine ibex.”
Tread carefully, because things could go downhill fast!
“To have the teeth of a white-toothed shrew.”
Say this when someone is acting like they have dozens of jagged, tiny teeth used to eat insects.
“Look, a giraffe!”
This phrase can be used to call attention to a giraffe.
Glad I could help! Now enjoy these new phrase but be sure not to “launch the turtle into orbit.”
I really liked this one
I really want to use “brought the T-rex back” someday…
The mustache was a dead giveaway.
I had a calculus professor use launching a turtle into orbit as an example for multivariable projectile motion the other day… you guys should talk.
I think that’s a Gamera reference.
‘Screwed the Pooch’ is a backronym from ‘System Termination, Preventable’
I got tired of the old “beating a dead horse” so I now use “kicking a dead whale down the beach” to describe utterly useless actions…
The hover text is probably the funniest part of this one
My day is ruined because I don’t understand the hover text. THANKS A LOT!