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How to Talk in the 21st Century – Idioms Saturday, March 3, 2007

Posted by athleticsupporter in athleticsupporter, the balls, video games.

Probably more than anybody else, we here at DeadOn believe in the power of pop culture. When I recently came across a couple of phrases I had never heard over at Idioms – How to talk in the 21st Century, I thought I should share them with the DeadOn readers due to their strong ties to video games that we all know and love.

I’m going to bang the bricks

The idiom used for I’m going to go withdraw money from the ATM. I don’t know why, but I’ve never liked telling people I had to get cash out of the bank. I like references to Super Mario Brothers much better.

The blocks didn’t fall right

The idiom, referencing Tetris, is used for when something in life just doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. If your like me, just hearing the word “Tetris” makes you start playing a game of it in your head.

Do you have any idioms such as this that are pop-culture related? or just plain awesome? Tell us more in the comments…



1. NDEddieMac - Saturday, March 3, 2007

I’ve always liked getting NBA Jam’ed, for if something in life is beating you by grossly cheating to where you dont stand a chance

2. iluvlamp - Saturday, March 3, 2007

Around our neighborhood we always used to say, “My stitches are tight”. Meaning I was broke. I guess it refers to pockets or stitched wallets? LOL

3. Suss-- - Monday, March 5, 2007

I’m gonna write down the password = I’m gonna go to sleep
I’m gonna go find the closest fairy pond = I’m gonna go eat
I’m gonna play SMB2 as the Princess = I’m gay

4. Suss-- - Monday, March 5, 2007

In retrospect, Idiom No. 2 could also imply Definition No. 3. Wait, no, it does.

5. Idioms » Blog Archive » “The blocks didn’t fall right” — Something did not work out as it should have - Wednesday, March 7, 2007

[…] “Stones” have been changed to “blocks” in the title. After seeing it quoted with “blocks” i started to believe that it must be right. ← “That lady was […]

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