Saturday, November 11, 2006

More is Less, Apparently

And then, I suddenly realized that people only use the expression "more than you bargained for" to indicate some unexpectedly bad result of their efforts, even though the phrase would seem to imply a good deal. Literally, if you got more than you bargrained for, that should be good — like buying a wicker basket and finding out a passed-out acrobat monkey inside and then the monkey does tricks and you clap. However, in the spirit of how the expression is actually used, the monkey should rightfully bite you and give you rabies.

I'll never understand English.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Oh, hello. Are you learning English as well? It is quite hard!
    ~ emil

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  2. For some reason, I laughed for a day and a half re: the passed-out acrobat monkey. That would be pretty fucking awesome.

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