My work on the Internet has revealed some hilarious mis-heard phrases.
Just tonight, I read a paragraph by a woman who bemoaned her husband’s “carpool tunnel” injury.
Last week, a woman asked for others to share some “old wise tells.”
Someone else mentioned a “cereal killer.” A mom announced herself as a “SHAM.” (FYI: SAHM stands for stay-at-home-mom.)
A mom explained that “we were also dumb-shocked.” Another said, “I knew it would be a mute effort.”
Then there was the woman who described being “trapped between a rock and a hard plate.”
And the one who “lost my composer.” (I picture Beethoven tucked in the lost-and-found at the Police Department.)
All this makes me think that some people are “blind-sighted” when it comes to understanding lingo. (Then again, who am I to laugh? I was puzzled until adulthood by the advice to wear clean underwear in case you have an accident, because I believed “accident” was just a polite way of saying “peeing your pants” and if you peed your pants, why would it matter if they were clean?)
Maybe she was talking about me when the lady said, “She’s not the sharpest kangaroo in the shed.”