Chewing the shit

This one was overheard in a conversation. The speaker was referring to small talk between two individuals. This is a classic congruent conflation of “chewing the fat” and “shooting the shit”, both meaning to talk in a leisurely, friendly manner. The picture this paints is not a good one, and I hope I didn’t ruin anyone’s weekend. A shout out to Dan Geier who uttered this one and immediately recognized it as a malaphor.

Did you like this mashup? There are tons more in my two books on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors” and “Things are Not Rosy-Dory”, both available on Amazon for really cheap! They make excellent additions to any bathroom library.

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