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A long war followed.
"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
"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
"But it says 'no cover'."
"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
"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."
"No, you said you'd bring lemon juice!"
Tags:avocado, avocados, lemon, lemons, lemon juice, lemon juices, beach, beaches, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, tan, tanning, tans, tanned, rest and relaxation, r&r, sunburn, sunburns, bunburnt, sunblock, sunblocks, sunblocker, sunblockers, sun tan lotion, sun tan lotions, sun cream, sun creams, forgetful, forgetfulness, forget, forgets, forgotten, miscommunication, miscommunicated, miscommunicating, misunderstanding, misunderstand, confusion, confuse, confused, confusing, confuses, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterprets
"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
"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
'Then, for some reason, sales dropped right off.'
'I'm sorry, Lord, it's my ears, I thought you said Noah, build an arch!'
"He mistook jesting for heckling."
Tags:jester, jesters, court jester, court jesters, king, kings, royal, royals, royalty, heckling, heckler, hecklers, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, misunderstood, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, prison, prisons, prisoner, prisoners, mistake, mistakes, big mistake, big mistakes, satire, satirical, authoritarian, dictator, dictators, dictatorship
"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'."
"My daughter couldn't believe it when I told her I was taking part in a group chat."
"I guess we're becoming quite popular. I heard everything is going mobile."
"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