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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
"Mate with you? I was just going to use you as a Q-tip."
Tags:clean your ears, cleaning your ears, q-tip, q-tips, monster, monster, monster movie, monster movies, monster film, monster films, giant, giants, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstood, mate, mates, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, get the wrong idea, gets the wrong idea, getting the wrong idea
"Till now I always thought of the gravy train as a good thing."
"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
"He didn't do anything, Gregory. This is a zoo"
Tags:zoo, zoos, children's questions, chlidren, child, parents, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers, monkey, monkeys, jail, jails, jailed, prison, imprisoned, zoology, zoologist, zoologists, animals, misunderstanding, misunderstood, misconstrue, misinterpret, captive, captivity, prisoner, prisoners
"How's the burger?"
Tags:beach, beachfront, jetty, harbor, harbor side, harbour side, harbour, foodie, foodies, food stall, stall, stand, food stand, food hut, crab, crabs, crab meat, food lover, food lovers, burger, burgers, unrealistic, provide, providing, customer, customers, customer service, food industry, service industry, customer is always right, customer's always right, wrong, not for sale, misinterpret, misinterpreted, stupid, stupidity, snack, snacks
"So leaving it with a broker didn't do any good at all?"
Tags:broker, brokers, money, moneys, money manager, money managers, savings, savings account, savings accounts, stock, stocks, stock broker, stock brokers, private accountant, private accountants, treasure, buried treasure, pirate, pirates, piracy, portfolio, portfolios, interest, interest rate, interest rates, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, misinterpret, misinterprets, misinterpreting, interest, accrued interest
"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
"I am not Crazy Horse! Crazy Horse is a man. I'm Fred."
Tags:crazy horse, military leader, military leaders, lakota, chief, chiefs, mistaken identity, mistaken identities, western, westerns, indian, indians, native american, native americans, first nations, mislead, misleads, misleading, identity, name, names, namesake, namesakes, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, misinterpret, misinterpreting, misinterpretation, misinterpretations
"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misinterpretation, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, unreasonable, expectation, expectations, let down, let downs, let-downs, let-down, ambiguous, ambiguity
Tags:bonsai tree, bonsai trees, miniature trees, miniature tree, indoor plant, indoor plants, house plant, house plants, compete, competition, the green man, green man, failure, fail, failed, third place, lose, lost, gardeners, gardener, rank, ranking, podium, podiums, winners podium, winners podium, stupid, stupidity, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, misunderstood, misinterpret
"We're saved! We're saved!"
Tags:ufo, ufos, flying saucer, flying saucers, crash, crashes, crashing, shark, sharks, shark attack, shark attacks, savior, saviors, saviour, saviours, predator, predators, drown, drowns, drowning, swim, swims, swimming, swimmer, swimmers, ominous, danger, dangers, dangerous, misread, misreads, misreading, misinterpret, misinterprets, misinterpreting, misinterpretation, misinterpretations
"That's the deal, pal-I've drawn my line in the sand."
Tags:interrogate, interrogation, interrogates, interrogating, mob, mobs, mobster, mobsters, mob boss, mob bosses, mafia, mafia boss, mafioso, organised, organized, organised crime, organized crime, criminal, criminals, question, questioning, cliche, cliches, counterbalance, balance, line in the sand, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpreted, conference, conferences, statement, statements, agree, agrees, agreement, catchphrase, catchphrase, bush, george bush, bush administration, exec, execs, strong words
Tags:profiteer, profiteering, opportunist, opportunists, opportunistic, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, targeted advertising, targeted ads, targeted adverts, algorithm, algorithms, the algorithm, online marketing, online shopping, watch, watches, salesman, salesmen, salesperson, sales man, sales men, sales person, contraband, street vendor, street vendors, gesture, gestures, mistake, mistaken, misinterpret, misinterpreted, misunderstand, misunderstood
"I once mistakenly thought I was dating someone for a whole month because I couldn't tell his texts were sarcastic."
Tags:sarcastic, sarcasm, sarcasticness, text, texts, text message, text messages, misread, misreads, misreading, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, tone, tones, date, dates, dating, single, single life, single lives, misinterpret, misinterpreting, misinterpretation, hard to read, difficult to read, prickly, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, modern life, online dating, online date, online dates, internet dating, internet dating site, internet dating sites, ambiguous, ambiguity
"Damnit, Harwood, I'm not doing an impression of anyone, I'm firing you."
"Boy, I can hardly wait to take my shoes off...my dogs are really tired."
Tags:idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, expression, expressions, dog, dogs, dogs are tired, feet are tired, literal, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, confusing, confusion, child's understanding, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misinterprets, misinterpretation, misinterpretations
8th Annual Chainsaw Carving Competition
"When Daddy says we're dead broke, he doesn't mean we're poor."
Tags:rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, poverty gap, wealth divide, class divide, expression, expressions, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, literal thinking, literal thinker, literal thinkers, literal interpretation, little interpretations, poor, poverty, privilege, privileges, privileged
'I'm sorry, Lord, it's my ears, I thought you said Noah, build an arch!'
"Are you mad at me or just chewing tobacco?"
Tags:chewing tobacco, tobacco, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, chew, chews, chewing, dip, dips, dipping, chaw, spits, spitting, misinterpret, misinterprets, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, rbf, hard to read, angry, anger, angers, emotion, emotions, emotional, placid, reassure, reassures, reassurance
"That isn't what the doctor meant by 'push fluids'."
"I guess we're becoming quite popular. I heard everything is going mobile."
"That's not the type of ark I was talking about."
Tags:ark of the covenant, noah's ark, noahs ark, bible story, bible stories, misunderstood, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misintreprets, noah, prophet, prophets, genesis, book of genesis, bible story, bible stories, old testament, commandment, commandments, interpreting god's will, interpret, interpretation, interpretations
"I always forget how much louder they sound in the country."
Tags:bird, birds, birdsong, bird song, morning chorus, the morning chorus, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, country holiday, country holidays, country vacation, country vacations, mistake, mistakes, mistaken, misinterpret, misinterpretation, giant bird, giant birds, relax, relaxation, back to nature, the countryside, countryside