Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O is for Out to Lunch

Much like yesterday’s term, I had a hard time with O. I’m making the deliberate choice to stay away from offensive or suggestive slang. I run a cleanish blog and I’d like to try to keep it that way.

Although I had heard this phrase growing up, it wasn’t something that I used. I’ve known quite a few people, at some time or another, who could be considered “out to lunch.”

I don’t really have a story to go with today’s post, so I’m going to leave it as is, the middle of the challenge and all. I think those of us who haven’t preplanned our posts are, you know, out to lunch! I know I am!

Out to lunch
is a prepositional phrase from the 1970s that means a person has no idea what is going on.

Example: Olivia laughed as a woman across walked into a mailbox. “She’s really out to lunch,” Olivia announced.

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14 comments:

  1. I thought "Out to lunch" was a literal term. But I have to agree, I have no idea what's even going on anymore! O is NOT an easy letter.

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    1. Let's not even talk or think about Q!!!

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  2. Opps ... I also thought out to lunch means as it is. Otherwise am the one who is out to lunch all the time in doing this A-Zing. I just have a broad idea/theme but the day to day, is left to day to day. However O is pretty OK with me ;)

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    1. I like that I have a solid theme. I think if I was winging the theme as well as the posts, I'd be in a much crazier place!

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  3. Hang in there. Lunch is over. Soon. I have enjoyed doing this A to Z thing, but when it's over I am going to take a lunch break. Margareta

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    1. It is rough in the middle, isn't it? I think we'll all deserve a good long break after this!

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  4. My mom loved the term "out to lunch" so I'm good with this choice even if you think it's subpar. Might I recommend "Ossified" meaning "a drunk person". Or beatnik slang "off the cob" meaning "you're being corny."

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    1. Actually, I did almost go with "ossified" but I found another word related to drunkenness that I liked better. And I love off the cob! I'm totally going to use that all the time when I get my homestead!

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  5. Great phrase...I confess I am often out to lunch in the evening when I have worked all day and somehow fit in a workout or run! Following you now via the challenge..follow back if you like!

    Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run

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  6. Cleanish is not my forté but I thought come visit and say hi. I usually say "the lift doesn't go all the way to the top".

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  7. The only other person I've heard use this term is my husband! So funny seeing it here! I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge :)

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  8. I've always wondered what this term meant!

    morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm out to lunch all the time... Mentally.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  10. Woo boy, I've been out to lunch the last few days! I'm trying to catch up on everything now! I'm praying I can finish a bunch of blog posts tomorrow to make next week easier.

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