Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Bottom that" should be an actual expression people use

Yesterday someone from Minnesota left of a comment on the LucidSportsFan facebook page when I posted that it didn't seem possible the Celtics could lose 20% of their team (Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, and now Leandro Barbosa) to season ending injuries in a span of 16 days.  He said something like "You should try being a Timberwolves fan."  My reply was along the lines of "Wow, can you top that?"  But when I thought about it, the question I really was asking was can you "bottom that."

Imagine you're in a bar or at work or wherever telling your friends or coworkers or whoever how much worse you have it than them, or how terrible something was that happened to you.  Then there's always the "one-upper" in the group who says "Oh yeah, I can top that..."  But in this situation "bottom that" would be the more accurate expression.  I'm going to start using it.  We'll see if the rest of the world does too.

Finding an appropriate picture for this entry was no easy task.  When I googled "I have it worse that you" this photo came up.  Bottom that.


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