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Don’t say Prison

Don’t say Prison
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Eg: They oughta throw you in the hoosegow, because that outfit is a crime against fashion.

Don’t say Fuss

Don’t say Fuss
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Eg: There was a great kerfuffle about who should get the diner’s last piece of pie, until we learned it was minced meat.

Find out which romantic words have no English equivalent.

Don’t say Sissy

Don’t say Sissy
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Eg: “Don’t be a namby-pamby, boy. Pick up that chainsaw and cut your father’s hair.”

Don’t say Dishonesty

Don’t say Dishonesty
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Eg: “I’m not voting for anyone,” the millennial oozed. “Politics these days are nothing but skullduggery.”

Don’t call someone Profane

Don’t call someone Profane
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Eg: “I enjoy Lil’ Wayne’s music,” Grandma admitted, “but does he have to be such a slangwhanger?”

Don’t call someone a Pessimist

Don’t call someone a Pessimist
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Eg: I hate going to the beach with Al Gore; on every sunny day he’s such a smellfungus!

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Don’t say Counterclockwise

Don’t say Counterclockwise
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Eg: It is a vicious myth that toilet water rotates clockwise in Australia and widdershins in America.

Read on for some common sayings that sound way funnier in other languages.

Don’t call it an Exit

Don’t call it an Exit
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Eg: After eating too much buttered popcorn at the circus, Dad promptly sprinted to the vomitory.

Find out which are the most misused word in the English language.

Don’t say Queasiness

Don’t say Queasiness

Eg: No matter how much I practice beforehand, public speaking on roller coasters always gives me collywobbles!

Don’t say Exhausted

Don’t say Exhausted
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Eg: After a long day of hunting, Elmer Fudd was absolutely wabbit.

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