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Another one to go "grrr" about!

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phoenix Fri 18-Sep-20 20:57:24

Evening all, usual good wishes.

Many of us have been annoyed by the misuse of "the proof is in the pudding" but twice today on the radio I've heard of someone being on " tender hooks"

It's tenter hooks!

And no, I don't have the faintest idea why!

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 21:02:45

Tenterhooks or tenter hooks are hooked nails in a device called a tenter.
Tenters were wooden frames which were used as far back as the 14th century in the process of making woollen cloth. The phrase "on tenterhooks" has become a metaphor for being anxious.

Missfoodlove Fri 18-Sep-20 21:08:46

My local paper published a response to an article from a reader hoping that the perpetrator of the crime got his “ come up pants”

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 21:10:05

Missfoodlove

My local paper published a response to an article from a reader hoping that the perpetrator of the crime got his “ come up pants”

gringringrin

FarNorth Fri 18-Sep-20 21:10:47

gringrin

Lisagran Fri 18-Sep-20 21:22:52

Trump is currently saying that Covid will disappear because of “herd mentality”............

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 21:30:54

I’m thinking Gadarene swine??

Chewbacca Fri 18-Sep-20 21:36:43

come up pants

That made me snort with laughter! grin

MissAdventure Fri 18-Sep-20 21:38:27

grin

phoenix Fri 18-Sep-20 21:44:28

Wondering if "come up pants" was the result of sort of audio to print glitch?

Probably not very clear, but a previous boss of mine had an audio to "print* thing (Dragon Dictate?) which would change "compromise" to "coppermine"

Lucca Fri 18-Sep-20 22:17:11

Missfoodlove

My local paper published a response to an article from a reader hoping that the perpetrator of the crime got his “ come up pants”

Love that

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 22:34:22

😁😁😁

phoenix Fri 18-Sep-20 22:52:41

Mawb2 thank you for that, all makes sense now!

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 23:02:21

Tenterhooks:
It's often used in the sense of a person keeping someone else in a state of anxiety about a decision, ie on tenterhooks.

Tenterhooks stretched the cloth.

grandtanteJE65 Sat 19-Sep-20 11:14:39

Still laughing about the Gardarine swine, Maw, thank you.

Gwenisgreat1 Sat 19-Sep-20 11:18:11

You should try reading the subtitles on TV - can be far more entertaining than the actual programme!!

PinkCakes Sat 19-Sep-20 15:52:22

A friend of mine said she was on tenderhooks yesterday, about her husband having an operation.

Today she's said he's home but having a lay down.

MawB2 Sat 19-Sep-20 15:58:57

grandtanteJE65

Still laughing about the Gardarine swine, Maw, thank you.

Did you mean Gaberdine Swine? 🤣🤣

Spangler Sat 19-Sep-20 16:08:15

In WW!, when Tommy Atkins, who had never been to France, first heard the French expression: "Ça ne fait rien," he thought that he had heard: "San Fairy Ann," and so it stuck, bastardised forever.

Spangler Sat 19-Sep-20 16:20:04

Children will often get expressions wrong and often to great effect. Their lack of knowledge just makes the innocent remark all the more funnier.

My sister's daughter came out with: "It's a doggy-dog world." Well that's what she thought that she had heard, what else would she assume that "A dog-eat-dog world," would mean?

Lucca Sat 19-Sep-20 17:02:22

Remember when Gove was sounding off about corbyn ? Subtitles came up as “ we should never have Batman as Prime Minister”. Should have been “that man”

Although I’d definitely like Batman as PM. Or even Robin.

SuzannahM Sat 19-Sep-20 17:08:55

Gwenisgreat I have the subtitles on too - mainly because the music gets too loud but if I turn it down I can't hear the mumbling actors.
OH used to complain about them covering the film until I started to laugh at some of them, now he reads them too.

Jo1960 Sun 20-Sep-20 09:18:32

MawB2

I’m thinking Gadarene swine??

Very true! 😅

Badgranma Sun 20-Sep-20 09:24:36

Unfortunately Lucca we are stuck with the joker.

Shortlegs Sun 20-Sep-20 09:25:36

I was under the impression that if you are using social media it was compulsory to have a poor grasp of English grammar, spelling etc. The get out clause always seems to be "damned predictive text".