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Naminé
April 17th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Does anyone else but Naminé ever wonder how some english phrases never make any sense to their literal meaning? Naminé suppose that maybe there are other a strange people like herself who likes reading over these kinds of useless stuff...

Be a fellow English geek and discuss/share other phases~




At the eleventh hour


Meaning
To raise a problem, issue, or solution right before an important deadline.

Origin
On a 12-hour clock (rather than the 24-hour clock used by scientists, the military, et al) the hours of 12 noon and 12 midnight seem to hold special significance. De-marking the transition from morning to afternoon and the end of the day, they are often used as deadlines (high noon, the stroke of midnight).

To come at "the eleventh hour" implies that it comes in the last hour before the deadline. The choice of "the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" as the time to end W.W.I was quite apt.

Johnny Boy~
April 17th, 2006, 03:52 PM
I'm fistin' to


::Origin::
Texans back in the 1800's were americans in mexico, as immigrants. they were rebellious before the war, and did not want to sound like a mexican. this came as the cowboy talk

A saying of about to accomplish a task, most likely through procrasination.

|::hint::|
in texas, the east is not full of cowboys, just the west. We have modern teck. and are not going around saying things like "rootin tootin".

mewtwo warrior
April 25th, 2006, 03:45 PM
I'm fistin' to


::Origin::
Texans back in the 1800's were americans in mexico, as immigrants. they were rebellious before the war, and did not want to sound like a mexican. this came as the cowboy talk

A saying of about to accomplish a task, most likely through procrasination.

|::hint::|
in texas, the east is not full of cowboys, just the west. We have modern teck. and are not going around saying things like "rootin tootin".
yeah,we invented the microchip in texas!only west texas has tumble weeds and cactus,the rest is regular land.

yaminokaitou
April 28th, 2006, 02:05 PM
How's it hanging?
What's up?
What's going on?
How's it going?
How're you doing?

Basically different ways to ask how a person is

Garouga! Bare Your Fangs!
April 29th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Shut up.
(That's not directed at anyone, it's the phrase.)

It means be quiet, or stop talking. Strange choice of words, though.

WHALESDUDE
April 29th, 2006, 09:05 AM
Well its kinda like cause your jaw only move down and back up, your head dosent so I think its impliing like... shut (shut your mouth) Up (Your jaw up)

But who am I to know...