Thursday, September 20, 2007

Guess who?

Landon Donovan is back to scoring penalty kicks again. You know what they say about horses and monkeys.

10 comments:

Sidenetting said...

How many pks had Landon missed in a row?

Sidenetting said...

How many pks had Landon missed in a row?

Josh said...

Actually, I have absolutely no idea what they say about horses and monkeys...

Dominghosa said...

No.

mood said...

I thought it was just me.

horses to water? monkeys on backs? sea monkeys?

Jonathan Geissler said...

I think 3... or was it 2?

Anonymous said...

I have a German friend who says they have a saying that is the equivilant of "It ain't over until the fat lady sings!" and it is "I saw a horse throwing up outside the pharmacist's!" We all would look at him and go, "Huh?!?" Am I close A.C.?

A.C. said...

It was two penalty kicks in a row. And the cliches that people say:
"If you fall out of the saddle, you've got to get right back on that horse, or it will think it's beaten you."

"Monkey off your back" is the classic phrase used when someone gets rid of an unwelcome problem that has persisted longer than one would like.

Josh said...

"If you fall out of the saddle, you've got to get right back on that horse, or it will think it's beaten you."

"Monkey off your back" is the classic phrase used when someone gets rid of an unwelcome problem that has persisted longer than one would like.


Wow, that was a giant leap from "horses and monkeys"!

Had you said, "you know what they say about horses and saddles and monkeys and backs" I might have gotten it.

Might have. :-)

A.C. said...

I kind of put the long form in the explanation. I've often heard it as a mixed metaphor proverb: "You've got to get back on that horse and get that monkey off your back."

Or was it just my family that did that?