Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

Written by Brenda Harrison on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. Posted in Columns

These phrases are for all you “lexophiles.” (A lexophile is a word lover who appreciates the nuances surrounding different words.) They are from the Little Known Facts website:

  • A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.
  • He broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.
  • When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.
  • A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
  • A calendar’s days are numbered.
  • When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
  • The batteries were given out free of charge.
  • A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
  • A will is a dead giveaway.
  • With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
  • A boiled egg is hard to beat.
  • When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.
  • Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  • Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
  • When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
  • The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  • When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.
  • Acupuncture is a jab well done.
  • That’s the point of it.
  • A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
  • In a democracy it’s your vote that counts; in feudalism, it’s your Count that votes.
  • Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end.
  • A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart.
  • You are stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
  • A plateau is a high form of flattery.

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