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What idioms did we learn?
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:46:41 AM »
Rifftrax movies have introduced us to some not-well-known, no-longer-well-known, or perhaps new expressions. Here are the two that I remember off the top of my head:

"Gosh all fishhooks!" - apparently a non-blasphemous version of "God Almighty!" (Voodoo Man)
"Bigger than a hog's dick on Sunday" - uhh...no idea other than it means something is very large. (Firehead)

Does anyone remember any other weird phrases?


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 03:39:32 AM »
"Gosh all fishhooks!" - apparently a non-blasphemous version of "God Almighty!" (Voodoo Man)

According to Wikipedia, a "non-blasphemous version of a curse or swear" is called a "minced oath". See here.
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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 04:14:45 AM »
"Gosh all fishhooks!" - apparently a non-blasphemous version of "God Almighty!" (Voodoo Man)

According to Wikipedia, a "non-blasphemous version of a curse or swear is called a "minced oath". See here.

I prefer my oaths to be sliced.


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 01:41:06 AM »
I love the phrase minced oath and will now use as often as possible in my writing. "He delivered one devastating minced oath after another, choppily."



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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 04:24:15 PM »
ROTOR has a couple:

"Make more noise than two skeletons making love in a coffin" - Someone is going to complain loudly
"You've got both eyes coming out of the same hole" - You're tired (?)


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 12:45:20 PM »
It wasn't from a Rifftrax, but I learned the term "mud butting" from Hor-Riff-ic Productions riffs. When a character doesn't wipe after pooping in the bathroom. Now I notice it in a lot of movies, nobody wipes themselves after using the toilet. I know that for a movie it would take extra screentime, but EWWWWW!



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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 03:07:21 PM »
It wasn't from a Rifftrax, but I learned the term "mud butting" from Hor-Riff-ic Productions riffs. When a character doesn't wipe after pooping in the bathroom. Now I notice it in a lot of movies, nobody wipes themselves after using the toilet. I know that for a movie it would take extra screentime, but EWWWWW!
I learned it from the Chappelle's Show skit with the Ribs Sleep-Aid.
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/bsg719/chappelle-s-show-ribs-sleep-aid


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2019, 06:16:49 AM »
Another one from Firehead:

"Clean as a wolf's/wolves' tooth" - very clean, apparently


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2019, 08:39:12 PM »
ROTOR has a couple:

"Make more noise than two skeletons making love in a coffin" - Someone is going to complain loudly
"You've got both eyes coming out of the same hole" - You're tired (?)

"He'll walk through a 'bus-load of nuns to get to a jay walker.'"

Is he not saying 'bus-load of nuns' or am I just not hearing this correctly?


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Re: What idioms did we learn?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2019, 05:22:18 AM »
"You joust with milkmaids behind the barn" (The Sword and the Dragon) - you're a wimp(?)