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Old 01-17-2012, 03:54 PM
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My DS has a problem with the letter "s" (he'll be 3 in April) So he gets very excited when it's "nowing" out, he loves to "kick the no" and the other day told me that he had a "tar" for me (a tear? - no mommy, a tar! - a tower? - no mommy, NOT a tower!)

One I grew up with from my parents - any time we started a sentence with "So..." Someone would ALWAYS answer "No, but I knit a little"

My mother makes us laugh without meaning to and only half hates it She was all over the house one day looking for my brother's birth certificate for a trip we were about to take and was getting very frustrated. I calmly told her to relax, that I would look, and 2 minutes later came out of his room with the document. My Mom turned to my sister in delight and gave her both middle fingers. Even writing it makes me laugh (she had meant thumbs up)! - The best part is that about a year later, ticked off at my sister for teasing her, she gave her a thumbs up. Good thing she's not deaf, she'd be dyslexic if she had to speak with her hands!!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:01 AM
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I caught myself at a traffic light yesterday, fussing at the person ahead of me....."It's not going to get any greener, just GO!", and realized how often I do say that, lol. Also, "pick a lane, any lane....but ONLY one lane!" Yes, I do drive a lot. I am an old broad, lol....65, been driving since I was 15, and good heavens, but people need to learn how to drive. I have a perfect driving record, and plan to keep it that way. Did they stop putting turn signals on cars? Usually the only time we see them used down here is on cars from Ohio, and they are turned the wrong direction, lol. I guess at least they do tell us they are going to do something.

My mother used to say that you can get glad in the same clothes you got mad in.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Pheana View Post
My DS has a problem with the letter "s" (he'll be 3 in April) So he gets very excited when it's "nowing" out, he loves to "kick the no" and the other day told me that he had a "tar" for me (a tear? - no mommy, a tar! - a tower? - no mommy, NOT a tower!)

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My oldest had a problem with s and with r. We had snakes and growls in our house to help him with it. SSSSSmall trrrrrainsssss rrrrrrun on trrrrrracksssss. Took us about ssssix months, and we had him speaking clearly. You can do more at home than the "speech therapist" at school can.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:15 AM
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My mother was a teacher and was astounded by some of the words she heard on the playground. She and another teacher were talking about it and the other said, "well, they don't lick it off the grass". Mom agreed that they must hear it at home.
Mom's other saying we enjoyed was from her great aunt. She always said, "the cow forgets when she was a calf."
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by slk350 View Post
My Mom was from Canada and when I was young, her English was not very good. She would call eggs..heggs, onions were hunions and there were quite a few other "funny" words or sayings she said. She would even write them the way she said them. I have some "journals" and notes she had written and everytime I come across them and read them it's always a good laugh and cry. She passed away 10 years ago and we still get a laugh about it. My youngest will always correct me when I say eggs to heggs. My oldest son used to have this ritual when he was going to bed. As he was going upstairs to bed he would say "goodnight and I love you and I love you a lot, see you in the morning"...if we didn't say it back he would stop on the stairs until we did. LOL Also, my brother in law says, sangwich instead of sandwich.
My grandsons are 1000 miles away but when we talk on the phone before bedtime we alway say "goodnight. see you in the morning". Wish it was true. Sure do miss them.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mrspete View Post
Hello all and Jan, havent been on much of late. This question is a fun topic. SO here is one from me, quote, me dogs is barkin. end quote ( My quote marks are broken. )

Mom and her kin use to say that after a long hard day of work, such as canning or butchering. It means their feet were sore and tired.
I still say that! lol!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
When I was a little kid I'd ask my Gramma "doin' Gramma" and she'd tell me she was "making layovers to catch meddlers."
My mother's version was "layover for meddlers." I know I saw the phrase in a nineteenth century story somewhere. It said "lammers for meddlars." I've wondered where that came from all my life. When really aggravated by us kids she would yell, "Hell's far! It wasn't until I was grown that I realized it was her WV panhandle pronunciation of "Hell's fire!"
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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One from my late MIL. She'd come inside during the winter and announce "It's slick as a greaser out there." The only use of 'greaser' I had ever heard of was an insulting epithet and couldn't understand why a nice woman like her would use such a word. I eventually found out that the 'greaser' to which she was referring was a chunk of ham or bacon rind kept to rub on a griddle or frying pan.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
If only it were true....

Depends on where you put it.
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Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
Depends on where you put it.
ROFL!!!! You are sooo bad!
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