Unnumbered phrases with comments


Be true to yourself.

When the other choice is to be false to yourself, then, yes, of course, be true.

It is what it is.

Which is?

Overheard at a Little League baseball game: “It only takes one.”

Yes, that can apply in many situations. A life partner comes to mind.

Golf gallery: “Get in the hole!”

Further evidence golf has great fans who enjoy a good spectator sport.

Do your best.

Since we are human beings and not robots, our “best” will always vary on any given day or performance.

On any given Sunday an underdog team can upset the favorite in the NFL.

It is what it is.

Be prepared in order to do your best.

See, Do your best.

Think positively.

I’m positive nothing good will come of this.

She’s a negative Nancy.

What did Nancy ever do to deserve that?

Moving forward.

Moving forward we will not be moving backwards.

Take your time.

Except when you’re running late.

We’re just taking it one game at a time.

Especially when it’s impossible to take it several games at a time.

He does more with less than anyone I know.

I know whoever says this is trying to pay someone a compliment but it rings hollow.

It rings hollow.

Things ring better when they’re not hollow.

This drug may lower your system’s ability to fight infections.

When the side effects exceed the benefits, stand clear.

I’m not a procrastinator, I just wait ‘til the last minute to do stuff, sometimes.

‘Nuff said.

You’re going to feel a little pinch here.

Often overheard in dentist chairs and crowded restaurants.

Keep your eye on the ball.

That one’s actually spot on.

Spot on.

Shirt stain?

Don’t forget to write.

Hasn’t actually been heard since before the Internet.

I have my aerobics class at 8.

Hasn’t actually been heard since the 80’s.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Until it doesn’t.

I’m going to observe TV this evening.

Technically correct, but not common phrasing.

Happy Friday!

I’ve always kind of liked this one.

Have a great weekend!

That’s always great to hear.

It’s the last day of July.

That’s correct.

Take the money and run.

Be sure the activity you’re engaging in is legal.

He’s got executive poise.

When it’s a job application prerequisite, I guess you can say he has that one covered.

He’s a realist.

He’s probably not an optimist.

He’s an optimist.

He’s probably not a realist.

If your relatives are part of a vegetable garden, you really can pick your family.

I’m just saying’; no one’s ever actually said that.

Your guess is as good as mine.


If you could bottle that you’d make a million dollars.


There are too many writers these days.


That dress is so you it’s not even funny.

If you said it looked funny what happens to you next won’t be.

I can’t wait until Monday.

I actually do say that from time to time.


2 replies »

  1. Here are a few from baseball analysts that drive me crazy! With my comments:
    “Don’t try to do too much” — Why not?! Isn’t that the way to win?
    “Play within yourself” — Thought the game was on a baseball field!
    “Hit the ball the other way” — Which is the OTHER way?


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