Keep Your Pecker Up
In honor of my language kick today and the 85-erection-focused-junk emails in my inbox, I would like to share with you a very useful phrase. I have a problem with cliches--I screw them up 99% of the time. I will say things like "I shot myself in the ass", "the shit hit the roof", etc. My sister-in-law made flash cards for me to study, detailing her favorite cliches. My favorite one is "keep your pecker up". It means "keep your chin up" since "pecker" referred to something completely different than today's usage. Still, it does the job--I can't help but keep my pecker up when I hear it.