My Answers to Fibbing Friday, May 14, 2021

  1. What exactly is a “rhetorical question?” A question posed by Scarlett Ohara to her husband.
  2. What is meant by a “hair’s breadth”? A hot-cross bun served to the Easter Bunny by a waitress with a speech impediment.
  3. How long is a “New York minute”? Exactly sixty seconds on Sixty Seconds Street.
  4. What does it mean to “fly by the seat of your pants”? It means your mother has starched your Levis before ironing them, thereby rendering them stiff as a board and un-enterable.
  5. What does “by the skin of your teeth” mean? It means someone didn’t adequately prepare the venison before cooking and serving it to you.
  6. What are “the dog days of summer”? They are a Bow Wow Pow Wow.
  7. What does it mean to “go ’round Robin Hood’s barn“? It’s an instruction to an architect by someone who objects to the square corners on his barn.
  8. What does it mean when a project “gets the green light”? That the yellow light and the red lights will be coming up in rapid progression.
  9. What does it mean to “eighty-six” something? You’ve just  pinned on their number for the Boston Marathon.
  10. What or where exactly is “file thirteen”? Between file twelve and eleven. It’s just slipped down and under a bit so it is hard to see.


For Fibbing Friday Image by Joh Tyson on Unsplash, used with permission.


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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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