Dumbass Sayings: “I Like The Cut of Your Jib!”

When someone is stylish you’re supposed to say “I like the cut of your jib.” That saying comes from old nautical slang referring one of a boat’s sails called the “jib.” Different countries cut their jibs in different ways and somehow that became a saying people used in everyday life about personal style. The problem with this saying is that most people don’t know the original meaning so when you tell someone “I like the cut of your jib” especially in a public shower they usually think you’re commenting on their circumcision. If that’s not the message you intended to send then this can result in an awkward situation. Being misunderstood is always a risk when you use 17th century pirate terms with people in the 21st century. It’s time to start retiring some of these phrases because as people forget what they mean they can only lead to horrible misunderstandings.

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