Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Hate Saying Sayings I Hate

I hate the phrase "by the skin of my teeth".

As in, "I almost didn't get to McDonald's by the time they stopped serving Egg McMuffins, but I just made it by the skin of my teeth".

Whenever I hear it, I think about how it would feel to have a thin layer of skin over my teeth. Can you imagine accidentally scraping the skin of your teeth with a fork?

And, just like the rest of your skin, would your toothskin get saggy and wrinkly as you aged?


1 comment:

Noel said...

Ugh. Some phrases just give you odd mental images. Like people are referred to as "snotty" i.e. "The girl there was very snotty, she didn't say thank you or anything."
I can only imagine a person drenched in mucus. Ugh.