Now you have one, so do it!

TUIT

A wooden disk printed: TUIT

9 Comments

  1. Ryan Potter said,

    20 November 2010 at 4:54

    I found a wooden round tuit but it has Minden Neb on the other side

  2. qw88nb88 said,

    18 July 2008 at 13:28

    Andrea,

    As you can see, even some hearing people trip over this pun! Idioms are difficult for many people.
    me

  3. 18 July 2008 at 11:05

    I think the first time I was introduced to one of these things was when I was in elementary school, except it was in paper form (instead of wooden), and it had some text on the back explaining that now “you have a round tuit” so now you can do all the things you said you’d do when you “get a round tuit.”

    My Mom had to explain both the sound-based pun (because I’m deaf) and also the contextual situation in which people often say “around to it” (because I was young enough I guess I hadn’t yet really been exposed to the idiomatic phrase “around to it”; being deaf probably didn’t help because that’s the kind of phrase you hear more often in casual conversation rather than in formal writing, so I had fewer opportunities for casual exposure to that type of language.)

  4. lori said,

    17 July 2008 at 20:11

    hahahaha :) I had no idea what it was until I read David’s comment. If I ever get one, I will have about a bazillion things to do!

  5. Anna said,

    17 July 2008 at 3:33

    I’ve had this button explained to me so many times, but I *still* have to sit and figure it out. For some reason my brain comes up with a long i, so it comes out sounding “to eat” instead of “to it”… I was so born to the wrong language.

  6. Maddy said,

    17 July 2008 at 2:37

    How bizarre [and timely] I found two wooden discs by the recycling cart after the rubbish men had been this morning. Now I know what to do with them! Anyone want my spare?
    Cheers

  7. andrea said,

    17 July 2008 at 1:45

    “have got”? nah …

    “Now you got one, so do it!”

    All better now?
    andrea

  8. 17 July 2008 at 1:29

    a round tuit

    (around to it) :P

  9. ebohlman said,

    16 July 2008 at 23:46

    Shouldn’t that be “now you’ve got one…”? The phrasing of idioms is important…


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