Fibbing Friday — Old Sayings

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn to host and here are his questions.

1. What exactly is a “rhetorical question?”

It’s a question that cannot be answered.

2. What is meant by a “hair’s breadth”?

It’s what you smell when you go up to someone and bury your nose in their hair and take a deep breath.

3. How long is a “New York minute”?

About ten seconds. As opposed to a “Texas minute,” which is about half an hour.

4. What does it mean to “fly by the seat of your pants”?

It’s what happens when there is severe turbulence on a flight and you get so scared that you shit your pants.

5. What does “by the skin of your teeth” mean?

It’s what the dentist has to scrape off your teeth if you haven’t had a teeth cleaning on over five years.

6. What are “the dog days of summer”?

It’s when the temperature is so hot that even your dog doesn’t want to go outside to take care of business.

7. What does it mean to “go ’round Robin Hood’s barn”?

It’s an old custom that the people of Nottingham celebrate every May 1st when they all dance around Robin Hood’s barn right before burning the Sheriff of Nottingham in effigy.

8. What does it mean when a project “gets the green light”?

It means that it’s safe to move forward through the intersection with your project in the back of your truck.

9. What does it mean to “eighty-six” something?

It’s when the specific something has been relegated to “file thirteen.”

10. What or where exactly is “file thirteen”?

It’s where the something that his been “eighty-sixed” are stored.

8 thoughts on “Fibbing Friday — Old Sayings

  1. Marleen May 14, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Those are some entertaining answers.

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    • Fandango May 14, 2021 / 11:00 pm

      Thanks, Marleen.


  2. aguycalledbloke May 14, 2021 / 2:21 pm

    Hahah nicely done on 9 and 10, and l learned something, l thought the 86 was the maturer version of the 69 🙂

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  3. Sadje May 14, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    Haha! Like the last two the best.

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