Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for September 27, 2021

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    Tyge Premium Member 4 months ago

    Janis has the bone in her teeth… about the renovation.

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    pschearer Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Bone in her teeth”? In my long and well-read life I’ve never heard that. On the other hand, I’ve spent most of my life staying away from boats.

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    Spoonbone  4 months ago

    Whenever my wife asks me to pick one of two things, for instance two different choices for dinner, I always just name one at random. I know that which ever one I pick, she will say she was thinking of having the other one. Then I say, that would be fine. This is our ritual.

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    syzygy47  4 months ago

    Arrgh! Belay the salty sea argot bosun Arlo amidst ye wimminfolk!

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    Never heard the phrase, but I don’t see the association with what Janis is doing.

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    Meg, Apropos of Nothing  4 months ago

    I guess Arlo feels she’s charging hard, wind at her back, at the renovation.

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    Its just me  4 months ago

    First time I’ve heard it defined.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Kumquat or Loquat?

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    SpacedInvader Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’ve used the phrase a couple of times then gave it up. Usual reply was “huh?”.

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    mr , b  4 months ago

    oooohh Arlo playing with fire . pulling the whiskers of death , taking chances .

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    duggersd Premium Member 4 months ago

    I’m with the never heard it before group. But then, I live in landlocked SD.

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    Bif  4 months ago

    Arlo was just daydreaming. Must not enjoy redecorating nearly as much as Janis.

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    Clotty Peristalt  4 months ago

    A likely story.

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    royq27  4 months ago

    Been there, still there…

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    OHSOFUN  4 months ago

    Is Janis’ question a Casablanca reference? Very subtle, Jimmy. :)

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    Barnabus Blackoak  4 months ago

    I’v never heard of that expression.

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    flushed  4 months ago

    Among people who have sail boats it is a common expression of speed above average speed. Expressions such as: “cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey” and “There be the devil to pay” are among common expressions with a nautical beginning.

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    MuddyUSA   4 months ago

    Wow, Arlo is weird?

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    Schrodinger's Dog  4 months ago

    been there ….

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 4 months ago

    A great many of our daily expressions are based in our nautical past.

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom  4 months ago

    I’ve heard of a horse having the bit in his teeth, which means a runaway horse, but not the bone thing.

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    curtlyon19  4 months ago

    filing this in my “mack’s useless facts almanac”

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    Iseau  4 months ago

    Given her determination I think Arlo should start hiding the accounts and hide in the basement.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  4 months ago

    An expression I had never heard, doubt I shall ever use.

    But at least, I now have the option!!

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    gpantzer  4 months ago

    I discovered a few years ago that MANY words (like “scuttlebutt”) and sayings like “cut of his jib” (Google it) are very old naval terms.

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    Night-Gaunt49  4 months ago

    Never saw or heard of that expression before.

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    ottowald  4 months ago

    When Patrick O’brian wrote Master and commander the publisher said it was a great yarn and would be marketed as a teens adventure book. O’brian rewrote one part and added the “F” word so it couldn’t be marketed as such. Afterwards 20 of the 21 have it in them someplace. 21 I don’t think has it as he died before it was finished.

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    TCA1799 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Bone in her teeth, bone in her mouth. You say tomato and I say tomahto.

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    aussie399 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Never heard of that

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