Are they idioms? Figures of speech? Where did they come from? And yes, one can Google. But I prefer to speculate:
- Were people just lazy in the old days? Too somnolent to get their stuff done? So they hired people with no sense to run their errands for them? Fools? And if you send a fool to run your errands, you will soon learn it is not a good idea, because instead of bread and milk, any fool will tell you that Coke and Doritos are better.
- Come on. I have never seen a bum rush anywhere. They have no deadlines, thus no sense of urgency. So how this expression got so popular, I will never know.
- Have you ever, in your entire life, seen a person with a stick, hitting the ground around a shrub? And if so, does this person never get to the point when telling a story? Are the two things related? How? This is a rhetorical question.
- I have purchased a few horses in my day. And yes, we looked at their teeth. But if somebody gave me a horse, I would still look at his teeth. Good grief, it’s just common sense, people.
- I know it is what it is. It is always what it is. Why even say that?
- Our mustard is spreadable. Everybody’s mustard is spreadable, for God’s sake!
- Both ends of the stick are probably about the same. And if you get the wrong end, just turn the stick around. It’s not rocket science.
- Rocket science.
- Wash the baby. Dry the baby. Drain the bathwater. Geez, it’s not rocket science.
- I might touch it with a stick. Even the wrong end of a stick. It could be shorter than a ten-foot stick. I would say that if it is dead, I would touch it with a six foot stick. If it smells bad, maybe an eight foot stick. A stick is fine. A pole is just over thinking it.
- I had no idea that thieves stick together. As a matter of fact, I would think one thief would stay as far away from another one as possible. Because that thief might RAT on you.
- So if he rats on you, what is that? Does he throw a dead rodent in your direction?
I have to go now. I have a splitting headache.