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answered Terminology for items made by recycling craft
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comment Origin of “the wrong end of the stick”
Shitty deal. :D
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comment Meaning of “have head in the wrong place”
As do you, I have heard it used that way as well, now that you mention it.
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comment Origin of “the wrong end of the stick”
In that case, shit still happens, it's just stuck which makes it even more shitty. (Is this against the rules? :D)
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comment Origin of “the wrong end of the stick”
True enough. But if you must touch a stick with shit on it (and hey, shit happens, so it's not an impossibility), I would say the non-shitty end would be the right end and vice versa.
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comment Origin of “the wrong end of the stick”
Wait, if you grabbed a stick by the shitty end, you wouldn't think you'd grabbed the wrong end? I would.
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comment Meaning of “have head in the wrong place”
I agree except on the 'head in the clouds' part. To me it seems this is more about being lost in thought (which may be perfectly sound and reasonable thoughts), and thus being unaware of what going on around you.
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answered What's up with the word “egregious”?
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comment Meaning of “have head in the wrong place”
"Head in the sand" is more about intentionally ignoring something because it's uncomfortable to acknowledge; the equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and shouting LALALALA when someone is saying something you don't want to hear. Whereas "Head in the clouds" refers to someone who daydreams or gets caught up in their thoughts to the point of becoming unaware of their surroundings. "Head in the game" seems more closely related to the phrase in the OP...if your head is in the game, you are thinking about the task at hand.
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comment Meaning of “have head in the wrong place”
You may be right, my opinion is that the phrase could be taken either way without further context. Regardless, the question was about the term "head in wrong place" which has nothing to do with whether the relationship advice is being directed at the older or younger person.
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answered Usage of the word “insert”
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answered What is the meaning of “often mistaken, never in doubt”?
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answered Meaning of “have head in the wrong place”
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comment Should “the” ever be dropped from the beginning of a name/title?
'The' is not being dropped, it is being used in the proper part of the sentence. Where are your references to actual grammatical rules, such as those I included in my answer?
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