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Thread: Sayings that need to be amended - - -

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    Sayings that need to be amended - - -

    I've heard some of these sayings over and over - and thought they made no sense or should be amended -

    Examples:

    "You made your bed, now lie in it!"

    Okay - so it's uncomfortabe - why do I need to stay in it?

    I can get (the ****) our of it and
    a) remake it,
    b) buy a new bed, or
    c) go sleep on the couch
    d) if things are really bad, there is the floor or under a bridge


    "Get off the pity pot"

    Okay - I think it's okay to sit on the pity pot - for a while - just be careful to not fall in it!


    "If life hands you lemons, make lemonade"

    That's limiting - one can also make lemon bars, lemon pie - there are even some folks that ENJOY sucking a lemon. Of course, the lemons still need to be usable - - -


    Anyone else think along these lines?

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    I've has similar thoughts.

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    Making your bed and lying in it --- will only mess it up. Lay in it before you make it. Lots of sayings don't always make sense. Maybe the sayings have been changed since they originally were said.
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    An alternative to the bed is "you sh** in your nest, now live in it" - and I think it is meant that you screwed something up yourself and now you need to deal with it yourself. And the person who coined the lemonate phrase obviously had not met Tequila.
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    LOL I think you said it all !
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    You can't have your cake and eat it too.

    Could never figure this out as a child.

    Maybe it should be, "Here, have some cake to eat."

    I want to eat some and then have some for later.

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    I thought the saying was "You can't eat your cake and have it too."

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    Time's fun when you're having flies!
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    You can't take it with you.

    sure you can. you might have to buy a few extra burial plots, but you can make sure you stuff ends up where you do.

    i can't see the point, though.

    having taken it along, you still wouldn't be able to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinka View Post
    Time's fun when you're having flies!
    LOL, time is NOT fun when you have flies!!! I've always said, "Time flies when you're having fun" and it does fly when I'm creating at my sewing machine! At least when I'm sewing, not unsewing.
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