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Weekend Wordplay--Firearms expressions in everyday useage?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Boats, Jul 11, 2003.

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  1. Boats

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    How many expressions in the English language can we identify that are in common useage today? Since I start, I get some of the easier ones though I'll keep trying:

    Bulletproof
    Flash in the pan
    Straight shooter
    Half-cocked
    Gunning for
    Keep your powder dry


    Take it away. . . .

    (Edited to add italics--no I'm not machinegunning new terms in here!)
     
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  2. pax

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    I dunno, that's kind of a long shot.

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    Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific,
    Fain would I fathom thy nature specific,
    Loftily poised in ether capacious,
    Strongly resembling a gem carbonaceous.
     
  3. Weimadog

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    Usually used when preparing for some action, buy not necessesarily involving firearms:

    Lock and load.

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  4. CB900F

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    Mis-fire. If it's a date that went bad, maybe it's miss-fire.

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  5. Boats

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    If guns are banned this powder keg will go off.
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    I'd take a shot in the dark . . .
    but I'd just be stooting off my mouth.
     
  7. Boats

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    Shooting from the hip, Tamara came up with some pretty wry observations in a debate at The Firing Line concerning whether the 1911 had stifled autopistol innovation. She scored a direct hit on several of the more bombastic posters, targeting both sides of the shoot-out.

    This game makes me want to go bust some caps!
     
  8. Mike Irwin

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    Lock, stock, and barrel

    Lucky shot
     
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    Memory is not what it was so I'll bite the bullet ............ tho I could rifle thru my journals (sorry!).:p

    This is a game of Russian Roulette
     
  10. Freedspeak

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    Weekend Wordplay

    Well most of this anti stuff would be just a "flash in the pan " if the media wasn't so "milatent (sp),and dancing in blood "! They want to take us out "Lock, stock and barrel , and leave us nothing!

    This is a time to keep the powder dry , praise the lord (whichever one you believe in) and pass the ammunition.
     
  11. Boats

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    I dunno Freedspeak, it looks like you shot your wad early by resorting to several terms already in play.

    Aim higher or hold your fire.:neener:;)
     
  12. ReadyontheRight

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    Snapshot
    Half-cocked
    Riding Shotgun
     
  13. Boats

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    ReadyontheRight--

    You looked loaded for bear but half-cocked was in the lead post.:D
     
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    I'll take a shot at this, but if I miss the target don't blast me.:D
     
  15. Freedspeak

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    Mis-fires

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    I don't believe I "shot my wad" with that post,it "it was a ranging shot"!

    True I may have gone off "half-cocked ", but put it down to "Kentucky windage" , I had missed the reference and was adjusting the shot! :D [
     
  16. lazarus

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    How about, "The Whole Nine Yards?"
     
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    I'm looking at my biceps right now. They call me Barrett Skunk because of my big guns :uhoh:
     
  18. Boats

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    Man, even I am starting to shoot blanks! Don't worry, I'm sure I'll draw a bead and bag a few more.:D

    There have been some loose cannons here firing broadsides without checking their aim.:D
     
  19. Freedspeak

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    You mean you never put a "shot across the bow " to warn them?

    Come on an old Navy man like you should have a few more! ;)

    (ex-navy self(short timer))!:D
     
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    HEY!!! Quit the sniping and the potshots or I'll fill you full of lead!:D
     
  21. Freedspeak

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    Now your getting into it, just quit "shooting from the hip " and get a good "picture".

    As my father used to say to the scouts" Ready on the left, ready on the right, beware of windage and elevation,,,, commence fire!"

    I just hate when folks take " pot shots ".:)
     
  22. Boats

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    Not too quick on the draw there Freedspeak, shoot from the hip was already used. Now you've gone and shot yourself in the foot not once, but twice.:D
     
  23. Abenaki

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    I had this girl in my sights, till I found out that she would recoil with fear
    at the mention of bugs....never did come to grips with it.

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    Abenaki--

    Too bad about that girl, now you'll have to play with your own ramrod.:evil:

    (Mods--if this one is over the line, please delete it rather than lock the thread. Thanks.)
     
  25. Freedspeak

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    Well, I guess as a smith I just have "too many irons in the fire " to keep track.:) I may have "shot myself in the foot " but at least I'm "on target " with the line of the thread!:D

    Now let's focus on "keeping our powder dry " and not "sniping " at each other.

    Be back with more terms later in the AM.:D
     
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