I Wonder Why

I sit around pondering silly things we say, and sometimes I’m stumped by why we think our sayings are worth repeating.

For example “They are the salt of the earth.” What the hell is that supposed to mean? If you put salt on your earth, doesn’t that render your earth worthless (unable to grow anything)? Are we saying that those people have a scorched earth policy? Everywhere they go, everything dies?

I hear people use what I guess are “cool” phrases, like when they want to tell you about someone they think highly of, they say “he’s good people.” Umm. Maybe I missed that day in junior high English, but I think you mean “he’s a good person.” Don’t you? What in the Samuel H. Hill is that even supposed to mean? You just sound like a tard or an illegal immigrant.

Or how about “Peace Out.” Yeah. Do you mean, “Peace be upon you, I’m going to leave now?” Because I think that’s what you’re trying to say, although again, it’s hard to tell since you left out almost the entire sentence. I don’t know when it became cool to be illiterate.

Perhaps you have a phrase that bothers you? Have at it.


  3 comments for “I Wonder Why

  1. April 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    “Hilary for president”. That’s mine.

  2. April 4, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    “Good people” is a Southern term and it’s meant to be a compliment. It’s a round-about way of saying you’re from a good family, or “good people”. Beats the hell out of being accused of being from a family of losers!

    “I vote Democrat” is mine. Pretty much like Andria’s actually…

    Warcrygirl OUT!

  3. April 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Are you allowed to abbreviate “retard” to “tard” when you are berating the rest of those illiterates who are not me?

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