Tag Archives: idioms

Vout

Welcome, neighbors. Since the police can’t seem to get off their duff-a-rooneys to do something about this burglar-ino, I think it’s time to start our own neighborhood watch … a-rooney! — Flanders, “Homer The Vigilante” Today’s post may well prove controversial … Continue reading

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Sweet Fanny Adams

Actually, Luann, I don’t really know anything about you … — Marge Forget it! She’s gone! Presto, change-o! Ka-boom! Sweet Fanny Adams! Bye-bye! — Luann Van Houten, “A Milhouse Divided” Sweet Fanny Adams? To decipher this one, we turn first … Continue reading

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Excelsior!

Hark to the tale of Nelson, and the boy he loved so dear/They remained the best of friends for years and years and years. — Martin, “Lemon Of Troy” Young Martin’s rarely-spoken catchphrase “Excelsior!” also happens to be New York … Continue reading

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Ahoy-hoy

Ahoy-hoy? No, you have the wrong number. This is 5246. I suspect you need more practice working your telephone machine…not at all…ahoy. — Mr. Burns, “Homer The Smithers” Burnsie’s greeting draws from the earliest history of the call-o-matic; the contraption’s … Continue reading

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