11 May 2011

A rare expression

Readers of this drivel fest may (or [erhaps not_ note that I massively overuse a number of expressions. "Well there you have it" springs to mind immediately.

Although not used quite as much on this blog another favourite expression is "an awful lot of very little" which I use (predictably) to describe an event or the like blown out of proportion.

I was curious to see if the expression is in common use. but a google search using the advanced search facility came up with just twelve examples. Three of these appear on the Poor Mouth. It is therefore a very uncommon expression

So there you have it (Gah). Make of this post what you will (double gah!). Anyway.... (triple gah!)

The post itself is not an awful lot of very little but not much of bugger all!


Claude said...

Thanks the gods for your last sentence.

I have it up to the gills with the longish, deepish, soulish, philosophicalish, religionish entries which often are much to do about nothingish.

One line...and There you have it. is all I need to clarify my thinkish.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I like also "here, here, good dog", usually uttered before the dog bites you...

CherryPie said...

I like the expression. I think it should be added to the urban dictionary.

I have always used the term 'gribbly bits' in relation to certain food which is quite descriptive. A friend of mine added it into the dictionary ;-)

jams o donnell said...

Why thank you Claude you honour me!

I know those words but I get attacked by psycho cats Snoopy!

That is a sterling idea Cherie. I love Gribbly bits. Great expression!

Liz Hinds said...

I also overuse certain phrases but mine are less inventive!

jams o donnell said...

I think we all do Liz!