Make Your Own Idioms

ed=ing

The formula for idiotic idioms

You’ve probably heard the phrase “bored people are boring” – most likely when you were a kid whining to your parents about having nothing to do. But did you know that words that end in “ed” can often be substituted with the same word ending in “ing” to create clever, pedantic idioms pertaining to the effect of one’s emotional state on the rest of the world?

Here are a just a few:

  • Interested people are interesting
  • Tired people are tiring
  • Depressed people are depressing
  • Loved people are loving
  • Excited people are exciting
  • Annoyed people are annoying

Try them on your friends!
Got some more? Leave them in the comments.

2016-11-07T22:24:40+00:00 02.11.14|interesting, resources|10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. mignonnie March 11, 2014 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I think that loved is that I may, where others may think that I love others when they stay away from me for they care more for others who are as they should, where should not is what is God supposed to be, but maying what is, as children be, for they are what they like without self-effacement, that is that I may.

  2. Baz March 13, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

    bored people are boring
    moved people are moving
    adored people are adoring
    rested people are resting
    wanted people are wanting
    amazed people are amazing
    revolted people are revolting

  3. Aimee March 13, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Satisfied people are satisfying

  4. ropata March 13, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    discomubobulated, discombobulating
    zombified, zombifying
    over-caffeinated, over-caffeinating

  5. Roxxxxanne March 15, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    beleaguered people are beleaguering
    boxed people are boxing
    helped people are helping
    lasted people are lasting
    demeaned people are demeaning
    shined people are shining
    lumped people are lumping
    loathed people are loathing

  6. The Grinning Sinner April 15, 2014 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Inhibited people are inhibiting

  7. Krushn Dayshmookh April 25, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Killed people are killing
    Kicked people are kicking
    Licked people are licking
    Mixed people are mixing
    😛 😉

  8. NZ July 27, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Internet service provider are internet service providings.

  9. RadarRecon August 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Conceited people are conceiting ???

  10. Varad Joshi January 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Sexy people are ummm having sex 😀

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