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    The saying "slower than molasses in January".
    Johnny came through the door rubbing his hands together and taking his boots and coat off and said " Its colder than molasses".
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    Saying "I could care less" when what is actually meant is "I couldn't care less". It's warped, I'd say.
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    01 Feb '16 03:39
    The saying "lets make like a sheep herder and get the flock out of here"
    After work Johnny said to his buddies " lets make like a sheep herder and head out".
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    01 Feb '16 14:42
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    The saying "lets make like a sheep herder and get the flock out of here"
    After work Johnny said to his buddies " lets make like a sheep herder and head out".
    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again" One would expect that you tried your hardest in the first place, no?
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    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again" One would expect that you tried your hardest in the first place, no?
    No.
    If the philosophy of the person saying this is that you can do everything if you just try hard enough, the only reason for failure is not having tried hard enough.

    That philosophy is quite common in the US I think 😉
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    29 Mar '16 13:05
    Originally posted by joe beyser
    The saying "slower than molasses in January".
    Johnny came through the door rubbing his hands together and taking his boots and coat off and said " Its colder than molasses".
    Are moles asses cold ?
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    "Lowest common denominator" is a very common misunderstanding in colloquial (non- mathematical) usage, for example in "television programming appeals to the l.c.d". What people mean is "highest common factor", which is lamentably low, but the low in "lowest common denominator" is what sticks in people's minds. Pedantic, I know; I could have been the prototype for Sheldon Cooper.
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    29 Mar '16 15:38
    Originally posted by moonbus
    "Lowest common denominator" is a very common misunderstanding in colloquial (non- mathematical) usage, for example in "television programming appeals to the l.c.d". What people mean is "highest common factor", which is lamentably low, but the low in "lowest common denominator" is what sticks in people's minds. Pedantic, I know; I could have been the prototype for Sheldon Cooper.
    Did your mother have you tested?
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    Yup. I am not crazy.
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    29 Mar '16 18:35
    Originally posted by moonbus
    "Lowest common denominator" is a very common misunderstanding in colloquial (non- mathematical) usage, for example in "television programming appeals to the l.c.d". What people mean is "highest common factor", which is lamentably low, but the low in "lowest common denominator" is what sticks in people's minds. Pedantic, I know; I could have been the prototype for Sheldon Cooper.
    Please can you clarify, what is the lowest common denominator in my fridge. My wife says it is the cheese and i say the potato salad.

    Answer quickly, before she cheats and eats the cheese.
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Please can you clarify, what is the lowest common denominator in my fridge. My wife says it is the cheese and i say the potato salad.

    Answer quickly, before she cheats and eats the cheese.
    I can't speak for your fridge, but the lowest common denominator in ours is my wife's home-made strawberry jam. No matter how many jars of it we make, the current jar in the fridge is nearly always nearly empty.
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    30 Mar '16 13:40
    Originally posted by moonbus
    I can't speak for your fridge, but the lowest common denominator in ours is my wife's home-made strawberry jam. No matter how many jars of it we make, the current jar in the fridge is nearly always nearly empty.
    Sir, jam has no business being in the fridge.

    (Keep at room temperature, but eat within six months).
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