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pie hole

noun;
It’s a noun that is sometimes used to in order to refer to one’s mouth. The phrase pie hole and the way that it is often said gives the impression that it isn’t said to be taken in a way that is mean or serious. Instead, it is designed to be used for a comedic effect. I don’t see how it could be used in any other way. I know that if someone told someone else to shut their pie hole, I wouldn’t be able to take them seriously. The saying pie hole just sounds ridiculous in the first place. It seems that if someone really didn’t like what someone was saying, they would probably choose a different way to express this than by using the term pie hole.
 
While I was playing a card game with my family, my brother N.H. was getting upset with my other brother because he had mentioned the fact that N.H. was losing. N.H. got a little upset and told my other brother to shut his pie hole.
Etymology : It seems as though the phrase pie hole got its new meaning mouth by use of a metaphor. As ridiculous as this probably sounds, when someone is talking and opens their mouth wide, it does form a big hole, and somewhere along the line someone, somewhere, somehow must have made a connection that pies have holes on top of their crusts and decided that one’s mouth had a striking resemblance to this.
Source : my brother
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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