Misuse of Metaphors

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    I used to know a bass player who would scramble familiar old sayings:

    "Don't talk with your mouth open."
    "Don't eat with your mouth full."
     
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    In a vicious bicycle.

    [I have today, I just realised, used the term 'vicious cycle' when I know it's supposed to be vicious circle. :(]

    I used to work with a very large chap called Steve who had been a lumberjack in Canada, amongst other things. Anyway, he had a number of well rehearsed jokes some of which I have stolen ( and some of which seem to have actually originated with the comedian Tommy Cooper).
    Amongst them is ' this place would be a lot more popular if there weren't so many people here' and ' I'm waiting for it to stop raining so I can go and water the garden.'
    The one we both had in our armoury was ' he won't sell many ice creams going that fast' ( in response to the sound of the siren of any passing emergency vehicle).
     
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    not a metaphor, but...
    a friend of mine will say "he did a complete 380" to see if the listener has a reaction, i.e. to test if they're still paying attention to what he's saying.
     
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    A former colleague of mine came out with;

    "It's a chicken and horse and cart situation"

    during a meeting. A couple of of raised eyebrow glances later, hysteria broke out. He was renowned for creating his own version of hybrid mixed-metaphors and this was one of his finest.
     
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    I do similar when trying to get a person to write something down..................'no, it's F as in wheelbarrow'
     
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