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Thread: funny way to say "mind your own business"

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    funny way to say "mind your own business"

    the French say "occupez-vous de vos oignons", translated literally means take care of your own onions!
    I wonder how that came into use? Did nosey people give unwanted advice as to when their neighbour should pull the onions in their garden? And then it grew from there..
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    I can't believe it - I found an explanation here - http://french.about.com/od/expressio...es-oignons.htm

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    I am guessing to mean, your advice stinks? I will now read dunsters post.

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    Mind yun bizness? My uncle you to address people "you uns". He would also say " Mind yun's bizness"!

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    My dad always said "MYOB"

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    I always liked the response of "If you'll forgive me for not answering, I'll forgive you for asking."
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    When someone I don't know very well, or don't want to know very well, asks me a personal question, I just say "Why are you asking?" It usually leaves them speechless or searching for an answer. Gets those busy bodies every time. Works for me.

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    I think we need a like button on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I can't believe it - I found an explanation here - http://french.about.com/od/expressio...es-oignons.htm
    I always marvel how members on this board can find information on anything and so fast. That was interesting!

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    One that's worked for me is "Is there a reason you need to know?" Stops them every time. May not promote a friendship but I'm amazed at people's rudeness at times.

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