Yes this is the theme of this week. Cast aside any embarrassment and confess. What sayings have we misheard and misused?
2. While pondering over what to write for this Friday Five I received an email from a coworker complaining about some petty office matter or other. Someone's actions were out of line. Massively so. They were "beyond the pail". That's right - they were way, way past that bucket! Gareth
3. When I was very young I overheard my older brother singing to himself as he was hanging out the washing: "the sun has got his cat on and he's out to radish, the sun has got his cat on, hip hip hip hooray"
Questioning him on these new and strange lyrics led to the knowledge that a 'cat' was a type of Russian hat, and 'radish' was an old English verb meaning 'to play and have fun'. I don't really want to say how old I was before I realised (or rather, was told) that this is total BS, but it was older than I'd like... Squeamish Louise
4. I work in an office fond of terms such as 'going forward' and 'this has been anonymised' yet my brain cannot isolate a cute phrase someone has misunderstood. So I will have to go with the time someone gave the definition of 'disparage' as 'to annoy' and informed us we'd misspelled deprecating, we were missing an i. Here is a new cliche for you - OFFICE LIFE IS HARD YOU GUYZZZ. Squeamish Kate