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#72435 - 06/14/02 01:46 AM Re: two shillings sixpence  
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as corny as Kansas in August
as high as the sky in July

(not referring to you dodyskin)


#72436 - 06/14/02 02:04 AM Re: two shillings sixpence  
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as slow as molasses in January


#72437 - 06/14/02 02:59 AM Re: As...as  
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As dumb as a box of rocks.

Which are dumber, ignious, sedementary, or metamorphic?

Geoff, curious as a cat


#72438 - 06/14/02 03:21 AM Re: As...as  
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Which are dumber, ignious, sedementary, or metamorphic?

I would guess ignorantious are dumber....unless maybe metamoronphic are.....


#72439 - 06/14/02 03:21 AM Re: As...as  
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Which are dumber, ignious, sedementary, or metamorphic?

Igneous is the closest sounding to ignoramus, so that must be the one
my last post for the day, so goodnight, Geoff




#72440 - 06/14/02 10:59 AM Re: As...as  
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these may have already been posted

as bright as a button
as dull as dishwater
as dead as a doornail (Dickens)
as mad as toast
as cunning as a very cunning fox that has just become professor of cunning at cunning university (off 'Blackadder' the telly programme)
as cheap as chips
as sound as a pound
as safe as houses
as pretty as a picture


#72441 - 06/14/02 12:44 PM Re: As...as  
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Well, MG and WC, I assumed Igneous to be the most hot-headed, sedementary the laziest, metamorphic the most amenable to change. Still dunno about dumbth, though.

Yesterday was 97 Farenheit (36.5 C) here, so I'm hot as a fox in a forest fire.


#72442 - 06/14/02 02:14 PM Re: As happy as...  
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Yo alexis,

as happy as a sandboy is one of my favourites - a very common English/British phrase (apparently led to some confusion in the US when used in Bridget Jones's Diary**). I recently discovered the origin of the phrase. Thought I'd already posted the link on AWAD but can't find it now, so here it is again:
http://www.briggs13.fsnet.co.uk/book/s.htm

Capital Kiwi referred to another of my favourites, in a thread containing lots of happiness :
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=68894

Oh, and yet another favourite (is this used anywhere other than England?):
as camp as a row of tents

And here's a good one for rumination:
as thick as thieves
I checked and "thick" has no less than 6 meanings. This phrase uses one of the least common, I think.

Fisk

** Though not as much as "I'm dying for a fag"


#72443 - 06/14/02 04:10 PM Re: As...as  
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From dodyskin:

as mad as tost

???

Where did that come from?

Robert


#72444 - 06/14/02 08:04 PM Re: As...as  
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as mad as toast

a mancunian saying, god knows where or how it originated, variations include "as mad as cheese" and "as mad as eggs".


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