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"In the ring, kid. We want you to take a fall in the ring."
Tags:fall, falls, falling, take a fall, takes a fall, taking a fall, dive, dives, diving, fix, fixed, fixing, match fixing, boxing match, boxing matches, miscommunication, miscommunications, misinterpret, misinterprets, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, misinterpreting, boxer, boxers, fight, fights, fighting, fighter, fighters, rigged, mafia, gamble, gambles, gambling, communication, prizefighter, prizefighters, prizefighting, boxing ring, boxing rings, corruption, athlete, athletes
"When we agreed not to give each other anything, I certainly didn't mean nothing at all."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, domestic, domestics, domestic argument, domestic arguments, spousal dispute, spousal disputes, christmas, christmas time, christmas present, christmas presents, christmas gift, christmas gifts, misunderstanding, misunderstanding, miscommunication, miscommunications, christmas time
"It's co-wuld! You didn't tell me it was going to be co-wuld!"
Tags:ski, skiing, skiing holiday, skiing holidays, skier, skiers, regret, regrets, regretful, cold, the cold, cold weather, freezing, freezing weathers, unprepared, misunderstand, misunderstanding, uninformed, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, miscommunications, miscommunication, complain, complaining, complaint, complaints
"Apparently you mistook my laugh of derision for a smile of approval."
Tags:miscommunication, miscommunications, executive, executives, business executive, employee, employees, bad employee, bad employees, business executives, manager, incompetent, incompetence, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, misunderstand, misunderstanding, bosses, poor communication, bad communication, no communication, disapprove, disapproving, disapproval
"She's giving me the look that says no - but I know its yes."
"Captain, we're headed straight toward a big gaping hole of needs!"
Tags:captain, gender stereotype, man, men, women, woman, captains, space travel, space ship, space ships, spaceship, spaceships, black hole, black holes, need, needs, miscommunication, miscommunications, understanding, communication problem, communication problems, want, wants, wife, wives, husband, husbands, spouse, spouses
"Seriously? You bought me a boa? How silly of you, Henry...no one wears those anymore!"
Tags:boa, boas, boa constrictor, boa constrictors, python, pythons, feather boa, feather boas, miscommunication, miscommunications, homonym, homonyms, formal wear, snake, snakes, herpetologist, herpetologists, reptile, reptile cage, reptile cages, makeup, make-up, dress up, dresses up, dressing up, gauche, out-of-date
"O.K., maybe that was inelegantly stated."
Tags:king, kings, revolt, revolts, revolting, politician, politicians, speech, speeches, misspeak, misspeaks, misspeaking, misspoken, mob, mobs, angry mob, angry mobs, slip-up, slip-ups, slipping up, angry mob, torches and pitchforks, castle, castles, storm the castle, storming the castle, communication, miscommunication, miscommunications, miscommunicate, miscommunicatiing, communication issue, communication issues
"Yes, that is a pretty penny...but when I said that what the necklace would cost, I meant..."
Tags:literal, literally, figurative, expression, expressions, pretty penny, pretty pennies, idiom, idioms, take literally, taken literally, necklace, jewellery, jewelry, expensive, high cost, high costs, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, miscommunication, miscommunications, miscommunicate, jewelry store, jewellery store, jewelry stores, jewellery stores
"I would have thought it OBVIOUS that when I said I didn't want ANYTHING I obviously MEANT that I wanted the diamond ring I showed you!"
Tags:christmas, present, presents, christmas present, christmas presents, gift, gifts, christmas gift, christmas gifts, communicate, communicates, communication, read between the lines, reading between the lines, wife, wives, husband, husbands, send a message, sends a message, sending a message, diamond, diamonds, earring, earrings, miscommunication, miscommunications, miscommunicate, miscommunicates, signal, signals
'I said 'barium,' not 'bury him'!'
"With so much business coming from China he thought he'd get ahead of the curve and learn a bit of the language...but it turned out to be a lot trickier than he thought... He was trying to wish them a joyous Quingming festival, but actually told them to l
Tags:china, chinese, miscommunication, miscommunications, mistranslate, mistranslates, mistranslation, mistranslations, translate, translates, translator, translators, chinese language, chinese speaker, chinese speakers, international deal, international business, faux pas, quingming, quingming festival, tomb-sweeping day, holiday, holidays, chinese holiday, chinese holidays
"No, I said I want a veggie burger not a wedgie burger!"
"I misunderstood the term pugilism!"
'But you kept saying the rhythm was gonna get you.'
Unfortunately, Lyle had already sent nasty e-mails to his boss, three vice-presidents and the CEO.
"Of course I care about how you imagined I thought you perceived I wanted you to feel."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, insensitive, insensitivity, oversensitive, oversensitiveness, sensitivity, gender issues, bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, spousal dispute, spousal dispute, domestic, domestics, miscommunication, miscommunications
"That's not what I said."
"Matthew, did we agree to adopt a whale?"
Tags:couple, couples, marriages, bad relationship, bad relationships, adoption, adoptions, adopting a child, child adoption, child adoptions, whale, whales, animal adoptions, environmental issue, green issues, green issue, environmental activist, environmental activism, environmental activists, husband and wife, husbands and wives, endangered animal, endangered animals, endangered species, cetacean, cetaceans, miscommunication, miscommunications, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, misunderstood
"I came as quickly as I could."
Tags:faux pas, therapist, therapists, miscommunication, miscommunications, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, nut, nuts, peanuts, insane, insanity, sanity, sane, double meaning, double meanings, give offence, giving offence, gives offence, give offense, gives offense, giving offense, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, shrink, shrinks
"Please stop telling people I'm a hoarse doctor. I have laryngitis."
Joe, this is not my idea of 'paint night at the bar.'
"Again there is a leak at the White House. I'm in here in the house of Billy-Ray and Mable White in Goonohassy, Idaho..."
'I said shag carpeting.'