Most of us use Nutty English expression to mean something entirely different than what we are actually saying.
What is said-What is meant–Why it’s nutty
I could care less – I couldn’t care less – think about it.
I miss not seeing you – I miss seeing you – unless you’re breaking up.
A non-stop flight – A flight with no intermediate stops – all flights stop
My idea fell between the cracks – fell into the cracks – between cracks is good
A hot water heater – a water heater – Who heats hot water?
a hot cup of coffee – a cup of hot coffee – enough said.
It was said by a nameless official – unnamed official – most folks have names
Put your best foot forward – WRONG – one foot is good, second foot is better.
Keep a stiff upper lip – WRONG – the lower lip is the one that quivers
The movie kept me literally glued to my seat
The move kept me figuratively glued to my seat – Get out the glue-b-gone.
Got any nutty favorites, leave me a comment.