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'You say it's a sharp, stabbing pain. Hmmmm... Sharp... Stabbing pain.'
"We did everything we could."
Tags:surgery, surgeries, option, options, exhausting all options, operation, operations, surgical procedure, surgical procedures, medical procedure, medical procedures, cliche, cliches, we did all we could, expression, expressions, figurative, literal, literally, option, options, outside the box, thinking outside the box
Sculptor's Attempts At Sculpting Crumpled Paper Ball End Up In Trash
Tags:concrete, marble, marbles, block, blocks, sculpt, sculpting, sculptor, sculpted, sculpts, statue, statues, model, modelling, art, artist, artists, artistry, artistic, artistically, artistic license, artistic licence, paper, fail, failure, failed, paper ball, paper balls, crumpled, scrumpled, indicative, indicative joke, metaphor, metaphorical, literal, literally
"It's from my Swiss account."
Tags:literal, literally, cheese, cheeses, holey cheese, hole, holes, swiss, swiss cheese, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotypical, swiss cheeses, traditional, pun, puns, visual gag, visual joke, word play, play on words, word-play, pay, payment, bank, banks, banking, foreign investment, overseas, cheque, check, cheques, checks, check book, cheque book, paid
"Hey, Al! What do you know about shelf life?"
Tags:shelf life, shelf lives, double meaning, double meanings, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, stock shelves, stocking shelves, expiration, expiration date, expiration dates, expiry, expiries, dance, dances, dancing, dancing, miniature, miniatures, store, stores, shop, shops, retail store, retail stores, retailer, retailers, grocery store, grocery stores, supermarket, supermarkets
Tags:faraway, look, looks, ticket, tickets, ticketing, ticketed event, ticketed events, let down, faraway looks, downer, disappointment, disappointing, disappointed, disappoint, disappoints, anti-climatic, anti climatic, event, anti-climatic events, events, washout, washout event, washout events, hyped up, hype up, hyping up, exhibition, exhibitions, abstract art, artist, artist, philosophical, philosophy, literal, literal meaning, literally, as is, zero imagination, uncreative, unoriginal
Tags:highway, highways, road sign, road signs, signage, signs, sign, literal meaning, literal, literally, expectation, expectations, misleading, mislead, highway exit, highway exits, road trip, road trips, gas, fuel, petrol, petrol station, petrol stations, gas station, gas stations, restaurant, restaurants, roadside, roadside service, roadside services, car, cars, driving, symbol, symbols
"Dad, it's time we had that talk about the birds and the bees."
Tags:bird, birds, death, die, dies, dying, learn, learns, learning, nature of life, cycle of life, life cycle, life cycles, talk, talks, father-son chat, father son chats, chat, chats, chatting, conversation, conversations, tough conversation, tough conversations, parent, parents, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, kid, kids, child, children, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, literal, literally
A tombstone with an inscription reading: "Eugene R. Traskin - 'Literally died'"
Tags:death, dead, died, cemetery, cemeteries, grave, graves, graveyard, graveyards, tombstone, tombstones, headstone, headstones, epitaph, epitaphs, inscription, inscriptions, literally, word, words, vocabulary, misused word, misused words, grammar, english grammar, language, english language, wordplay, word play
'Jerry looked into flood insurance but says it's too darned expensive,'
"I feel a recession coming."
Tags:earthquake, earthquakes, recession, recessions, stock market, stock markets, stock, stocks, market trend, markets trends, market crash, market crashes, literal translation, literal translations, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, literally, literal, market roller coaster, market roller coasters, economy, economist, economists, financial advisor, financial advisors, stock broker, stock brokers
'As you can see, the CAT scan of your brain turned up positive.'
"The fact that you've rolled up your sleeves since our last talk has been noted, Parminger. However, there's still something I'd like to discuss with you."
Tags:roll up your sleeves, rolling up your sleeves, faux pas, fashion faux pas, fashion no-no, fashion dos, fashion don'ts, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, pep talk, pep talks, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, motivate, motivates, motivating, manager, managers, management
Pizza without borders.
"I'm hitting a wall."
"So this is what you do when I pretend to leave, then come back unexpectedly in five minutes."
Tags:suspicion, suspicious, suspect, suspected, cheat, infidelity, marriage, married, catch, catching, caught, catches, morning, mornings, marriage, married, married life, breakfast, couple, couples, cliche, cliches, cliched, reference, references, stereotype, stereotypes, unexpected, unexpected return, return, returned, trust, trusting, trustworthy, depend, dependable, reliable, reliability, rely, rely on, faith, faithful, trusts, literal, literally
"Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry. I've been coming on like gangbusters again."
Tags:come on strong, comes on strong, coming on strong, knock you off your chair, knocking you off your chair, expression, expressions, literal, literally, take literally, takes literally, taking literally, idiom, idioms, take aback, takes aback, taking aback, taken aback, fall, falls, falling, fall down, falls down, falling down, bowl over, bowls over, bowling over, bowled over, astonished, astonishing
The Smoking Gun
"Yessir, after they made him, they broke the mold!"
Tags:break the mold, breaks the mold, breaking the mold, leg, legs, freak, freaks, freak show, freak shows, geek, geeks, carnival geek, carnival geeks, dance, dances, dancing, dancer, dancers, limbs, literal, literally, expression, expressions, figurative, literal interpretation, literal interpretations
"There are far too many balls in your court, Brintner!"
Tags:literal, literally, literal joke, literal gag, balls in your court, cliche, cliches, phrase, phrases, businessmen, businessman, management, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, ceo, metaphor, metaphors, ball, balls in your court, office, offices, stress, stressed, overwork, overworked, pile up, piling up, image gag, visual gag, saying, sayings
'Taking the concept of 'Bank Holiday' a bit literally aren't we. . .?
"I think we should see other people."
'If you ask me, they're getting WAY too into the spirit of Wednesday being Hump Day.'
"Oh, can't complain."
Keats's heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains his sense.
Tags:ode to a nightingale, keats, john keats, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, poet, poets, poem, poems, watcher of the skies, watching the skies, pain, pains, numbness, numb, heart, heart problem, heart problems, heart trouble, heart troubles, drowsy, checkup, checkups, doctor's office, doctor's office, patient, patients, english teacher, english teachers, literature, english literature, english lit, lit major, lit majors