This morning, I was thinking about phrasing and the little, often quirky and/or regional expressions we use in our everyday speech and writing. I’m sure I have ways of saying things that come off a bit strangely to all of you. I know that there are expressions I use that not many others do, or at least some number of people haven’t heard of. On multiple occasions in my life, people have asked what the heck did I mean when I said “what’s that got to do with the price of tea in China?”
The thought was prompted by one of our regular commentors, ZenPop, saying that Saint Etienne can “pound sand” if they don’t like Arsenal’s position on the William Saliba loan extension. That’s another one I like, and sometimes use myself. I know that Tony Kornheiser, former Washington Post sports columnist and current host of Pardon the Interruption on ESPN, uses it frequently. I suspect the usage of that expression is an age thing (and no, I’m not saying you’re old ZenPop, I use it too).
What are some of the phrases and expressions that you regularly use?
And of course, as Archer says: PHRASING!