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I've uttered those words in all sincerity, while pouring Kaluha into my coffee and hitting a joint.
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"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc." We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.

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A saying from a friend of mine:

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"With friends like that, who needs enemas?"

" . . .but you know what really filets my fish?..." said during a rant that I yelled at the whole room when my boss did / said some outrageous thing to me (over the phone). I was really worked up and then I saw one guy trying hard to stifle his laughter. It immediately diffused my tantrum.

I like the words "mendacity" and "chicanery"
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"Ladran, luego cabalgamos": "they bark, therefore we ride on". One of a zillion sayings found in either El Quijote or Conde Lucanor (in this case, El Quijote), and still getting mileage 5 centuries later. It means "they don't want us here? Their loss." Also used to mean "good riddance to bad garbage" (another favorite of mine).



When someone complains to me that "the computer isn't doing what I tell it to do!" I tell them "oh no, it's much worse: the computer is doing what you TELL it to do, not what you WANT it to do! Very rude, computers!"
The phrase, or anything similar, is not in the Quixote, that's a bit of a literary legend.
My mother says something similar though, "Si ladran es porque son perros" (If they bark is because they are dogs). Now that I mention that my family, on my mother's side practically runs on sayings.

The one I always keep in mind (not one of theirs though) is the paraphrase from Solzhenitzyn's quote in The Gulag Archipelago "The line between Good and Evil cut's through the heart of every human being"; and, perhaps, every dog too.
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A saying from a friend of mine:

Someone else's success is not my failure.
And someone else's failure is not my success.
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A saying from a friend of mine:

Someone else's success is not my failure.
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And someone else's failure is not my success.
The enemy of my friend's cousin's enemy is my friend.
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It's not just a silly line to me. I like looking at things from a different perspective from most folks. This helps inspire me to do so. I also love absurd humor.

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Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.- Groucho

It's not just a silly line to me. I like looking at things from a different perspective from most folks. This helps inspire me to do so. I also love absurd humor.

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I love Groucho! I used to watch You Bet Your Life marathon sessions with my Granny in Ca. You got one of my favorites, so I'll go with...



One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got there, I'll never know.

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Attributed to Hannibal, as he contemplated taking his army (and elephants) over the Alps:

"We will find a way, or make one"

The French equivalent of speak of the devil is "When you speak of the wolf, you see his tail" I just like the image of catching a glimpse of a wolf's tail.
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Another I love - the concept of the Mendoza line (not in baseball, but in life generally) is wonderfully useful - I genuinely feel that the language was enriched when the term was created.

It's somewhere between little known and unknown in the UK. I still use it, even if I know that I'll have to explain what it means. I'm not showing off - I'm spreading the word!

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Flotsam and jetsam
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How about a fun thread.


I love military jargon:

SNAFU

FUBAR

TARFU (Things are really effed up!), or the Brit's version (Totally and royally fouled up!)


Totally unrelated...

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Flotsam and jetsam
Did you know these were legal terms?

I always thought Flotsam fell in (to the sea) and Jetsam was thrown in, but that seems to be a bit of an oversimplification.

The other two that go with them are Lagan (thrown in and sunk) and Derelict (sunk and abandoned).

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How about a fun thread.

I love military jargon:

SNAFU

FUBAR
I think if I ever get a pair of pet cats again, they will be named Snafu and Fubar. They will wear little camouflage jackets on special occasions. Snaffy and Fooey for short.
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Did you know these were legal terms?

I always thought Flotsam fell in (to the sea) and Jetsam was thrown in, but that seems to be a bit of an oversimplification.

The other two that go with them are Lagan (thrown in and sunk) and Derelict (sunk and abandoned).

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Yes, I know these terms. Many of my friends are pirates, oops, I mean sailors.

And from jetsam...jettison, jettisoned, etc.
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I've uttered those words in all sincerity, while pouring Kaluha into my coffee and hitting a joint.

Is that what they call the breakfast of champions?
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Is that what they call the breakfast of champions?
I'd like to think so. Definitely breakfast of vacation.
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From the dear departed Ray O. Smith, after expressing an opinion:

I don't know nuthin' 'bout nuthin'

Me, after someone experiences computer troubles:

Computers, they make our lives easier!

My good friend E, a wise philosopher, expressing a sentiment that I apply often when choosing not to post a reply on the SDMB:

When a dog barks, do you answer it?
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I think if I ever get a pair of pet cats again, they will be named Snafu and Fubar. They will wear little camouflage jackets on special occasions. Snaffy and Fooey for short.
I hope they won't go AWOL.
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Military: KMAG-YOYO!

Kiss my ass guys, You're on your own!

Funny!

A couple more...


JANFU - Joint Army-Navy Eff Up

TAMFR - This Ain't My First Rodeo
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Most of my career has been in government contracts; "Eschew obfuscation" was my e-mail tagline for years.

When someone at work is getting defensive, thinking I'm about to step on their toes: "Not my circus, not my monkeys" followed by a sotto voce "my monkeys fly."

To myself, when I really don't think I can take another day: "I'll get through this; I never think I'm going to, and I always do."

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I don't think anyone's mentioned this so far. It's my waying of expressing Hanlon's Razor.

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Hoist by one's own petard.
We have shortened that to either "You've been hoist!" or just "HOIST!"

We've also shortened "If it was a snake it would have bit you" to "SNAKE!"

I think I use wonky almost every day. I also like discombobulated and FUBAR. The other military term I think to myself or text to my SO but would not say put loud is Charlie Foxtrot.
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Hunter S Thompson's original quotation has been modified in many places, but the spirit remains the same.


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
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Bumper Stickers


Actually seen on cars (70s-80s):


Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here.

Jesus is coming back, and boy is he pissed.



And my favorite, for sale at the county fair in the 90s...


Horn broke. Watch for finger.
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My personal fave bumper sticker (on my vehicle):
STUPID PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BREED

I loved the way some people would read it (with their lips moving) and then look perplexed. They were who the statement was directed at, but it flew right over their heads.
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"...with their lips moving..." haha

Reminds me of this one.



Stupid is as stupid does. - Forrest, Forrest Gump
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