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the story of an invisible girl
Conversation in the Meeting
Belgian: "We should stop talking about this now, we are just... how do you say... beating up a dead horse."
American: "Actually I like that version better."

later, Belgian: "Still we are just beating up the dead horse. How does it really mean?"
American: "Pissing off a dead horse, torturing a dead horse...."
Me: "It's beating a dead horse. The expression is beating a dead horse."

later: "If we are not too careful with these estimates, Pietr will start beating you up with a dead horse."

later: "Now we are just talking the dead horse again."

later: "Watch out for the dead horse... why do I suddenly have visions of The Godfather here....?"

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ellison From: ellison Date: February 25th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Omg, this totally cracked me up!!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 25th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was looking for this cartoon yesterday for someone in France, but I think applies here too.
delosd From: delosd Date: February 26th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
"...Pietr will start beating you up with a dead horse."

Best laugh I've had all day!

At my office, we do a little occasional competition called The Mangled Metaphor of the Day. My favorite so far is "If we do that, we can stone two birds with one hit."
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: February 26th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
And remember, always torpedo mixed metaphors no matter how well they sing.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 27th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)

In Gent

So have you had a chance to have any adventures outside of the office?

Maybe with Belgian Beer?
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