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Discussion » Questions » Language » Butter and bread. Turvy-topsy. Weekwork. Shoulders and head. Blue and black. Goose goose duck. Spend and tax. Uncle and aunt.

Butter and bread. Turvy-topsy. Weekwork. Shoulders and head. Blue and black. Goose goose duck. Spend and tax. Uncle and aunt.

Some things are just meant to be said in a certain order. What are some other combinations than those listed above that seem a little weird when reversed, even though they’re technically not incorrect?
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Posted - October 9, 2019

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  • 11507
    Chicks and hens
    White and black
    Ham and green eggs

    EDIT:

    Cheese and macaroni
    Jelly and Peanut butter
    Cheese and Ham This post was edited by SpunkySenior at October 9, 2019 2:35 PM MDT
      October 9, 2019 7:55 AM MDT
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  • 18837
    Air and Heat
    Outs and Ins
    Cat and Dog
    Eggs and Ham

    For Uncle and aunt...I say whichever is blood relative first. 
    Ie. For my Brother, I do say Uncle John and Aunt Jane and the opposite for my Sister. 

    This post was edited by my2cents at October 9, 2019 2:35 PM MDT
      October 9, 2019 9:36 AM MDT
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  • 28564
    Daisy oopsy.
    Buggy and horse.
    Dressing and turkey.
    Butter and bread.
    Alive or dead.
    Sinker, line and hook.
    Match, set and game.
    Fire, wind and earth.

      October 9, 2019 2:41 PM MDT
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  • 12431
    I have never, even once, heard anyone say butter and bread.  It's bread and butter in my world.
      October 9, 2019 11:26 PM MDT
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  • 28221
    Er, um, THAT'S THE EXACT POINT OF THE POST!

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      October 9, 2019 11:29 PM MDT
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  • 12431
    oh....
      October 9, 2019 11:44 PM MDT
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  • 7964
    Go and come
    The spoon ran away with the dish
    The deep blue sea and the devil 
    Time and space
    Hard play and hard work 
      October 10, 2019 12:26 AM MDT
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  • 9249
    Cream and strawberries.
    Cookies and milk.
    Groove and tongue.
    Chisel and hammer.
    Mineral, Vegetable or Animal.
      October 10, 2019 3:43 AM MDT
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