Those clothes are too “matchy-matchy”
Haha so someone close to me was looking at some clothes and said “those clothes are too matchy-matchy.” She meant they were a little too metrosexual.
I just so love language and little expressions that sort of resonate and so capture exactly what needs to be said.
Anyway, these are the shorts that earned that phrase:
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definition: Spending to Save. With many discount cards at supermarkets, credit card discounts, and bulk warehouse stores like Sams Club, you can only reap the benefits, namely saving, by spending.
example:I spaved all day at the mall and walked away with an entire fall waredrobe for 50% off retail
grammar : what vs. which
“What” is broader than “which”. “Which” … usually means “Which one”. “What” more often means “What kind of”.Here are some examples:
“Which newspapers do you read?” “I read the Houston Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal.” (But not the New York Times, The Guardian, etc.)
“What newspapers do you read?” “Newspapers about business and the stock market.” (= what kind of newspapers)
“Which girl would you like to date?” “The one in the red dress.” (But not one of the other girls in the room.)
“What girl would you like to date?” “One who is intelligent and sweet and pretty.”
Word : fauxpology
Definition : When a person makes it sound like they are apologizing when, in fact, they are just shifting the blame or using twisted logic to argue their way out of responsibility for their actions.
Phrase: Poorformance Anxiety
Meaning: Anxiety concerning the act of defecation
How many of these words and phrases might you confuse?
All of the below were excellent confusion candidates for me prior to reading this list…
all together / altogether: All together now — “We will refrain from using that two-word phrase to end sentences like this one altogether.”
forgo / forego: To forgo is to go without; to forego is to go before (and is generally used only in the forms foregoing and foregone, which are themselves rare).
gibe / jibe / jive: To gibe (soft g, as in gym) is to taunt or insult (thoughjibe is an alternate spelling), to jibe with is to coincide or fit, to jive is to deceive.
leach / leech: To leach is to dissolve by percolation; to leech is to remove blood with a leech or to exhaust; as a noun, it means a parasitic worm or the human figurative equivalent, or the edge of a sail (also spelledleach).
may / might: May refers to factual or possible; might is appropriate for the hypothetical or counterfactual.
nauseous / nauseated: To be nauseous is to cause sickness. To be nauseated is to feel sick.
people / persons: People has assumed primacy; persons is reserved mostly as a synonym for bodies (“those belongings carried on their persons”).
persuade / convince: To persuade someone is to motivate them to do something; to convince someone is to lead them to understand or believe.
repetitive / repetitious: Both terms have acquired a negative connotation, but the former retains a more neutral meaning.
sensual / sensuous: Sensual has an erotic connotation; sensuous refers more neutrally to what is pleasurable to the senses.
stationary / stationery: To be stationary is to stand still; stationery refers to letter-writing materials.
tortuous / torturous: A tortuous experience is a winding one; a torturous one is painful.
More genius from urban dictionary…
Phrase : Brain Boner
Definition : Something that strikes a chord in someone’s thinking, creating a spur of “enlightenment” and stimulation in knowledge, especially in subjects like philosophy & logic.
John: Hey, have you seen that recent philosophical discussion between XXX and YYY on YouTube?
Peter: Yeah, it was so good it gave me a brain boner.