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Thread: What is your favorite old "saying"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    My favorite has always been "Patience is a Virtue".
    Last year I found myself often saying "It is what it is."
    My mom made a verse of the Patience:
    Patience is a virtue; possess it if you can.
    Seldom found in women -- never in a man!

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    How many heard my grandma's frequent comment, "Oh piffle!"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljorange
    How many heard my grandma's frequent comment, "Oh piffle!"?
    I just remembered another one - Oh fiddlesticks

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    " if you are looking for sympathy , Look in the dictionary between sh-t and suicide."

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    ***happens

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    My MIL was quite a character, bless her. Here are some of her favorites:
    "Hold er Newt, she's a rare'n"
    For every pregnant woman she saw she would say, "it looks like someone poked some fun at her and she took him seriously"
    "She looks as though she has been rode hard and put up wet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC
    Quote Originally Posted by ljorange
    How many heard my grandma's frequent comment, "Oh piffle!"?
    I just remembered another one - Oh fiddlesticks
    "Piffle diffle" was one of my favorites-I still use it.

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    Have heard so many of these... Takes me back years and years.

    Mom (when her sciatica was bothering her):
    "Ooh! I got a hitch in my get-a-long"

    When her constitution was amuck
    "Get out of the way, I have the hurry-ups"
    Dad after spicy food, would say: "I've got the come on ice-creams"

    DH's mom would threaten: "Knock it off or I'm gonna pinch off your head and spit in the hole" - I was afraid of her for the longest time.

    Well, ya can't take it with ya
    Cleanliness is next to Godliness
    Better than getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick
    If he was any closer, it would have bit him
    He's three cans short of a six pack
    Buy ya books, send ya to school and all ya do is eat the books
    Time's a waistin
    Well, can't dance and it's too late to plow
    Hair of the dog (morning after a hangover drink)
    Just for sh*ts and giggles
    What's that sh*t eatin grin about?
    She's a little P*ss ant.
    She's dumber than a doorknob (or doughnut)
    Want a little cracker with that wine
    I may be used - but I aint used up

    Gotta tell ya a little story:
    Mom had six kids in the 50's. Three boys then three girls in that order. She used to put us all in the station wagon to pick up dad from work (every day). One of us would smart off and she would give you the evil eye in the rear view mirror. I don't know if other moms could do this, but she could look in the mirror, reach down, take off her flip flop, fling it over her shoulder (with just a simple flick) and hit which ever of us was the offender right square in the mouth. The woman had eyes in the back of her head. (I remember when I was small - looking for them under her ponytail).

    DH Used to say "Urban cowboys put their names on their belts, so that when they get their head out of their *ss they would remember who they were."

    Thanks for the memories.

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    MY Darling Grandmother ,, once i said a cuss word in front of her { oh s**t } she said I wouldn't hold in my hand, what you just had in your mouth. I to miss them all.

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    That is so funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by islandboundquilting
    One of my favorites is, when someone says a bad word--I can't believe you eat with that same mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC
    Quote Originally Posted by ljorange
    How many heard my grandma's frequent comment, "Oh piffle!"?
    I just remembered another one - Oh fiddlesticks
    Yes, she said that too! And that was as close as she came to cursing.

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    A new one we use now comes from my grandson. When he was two and I was in the kitchen and called into the living room to ask what he was doing he said "I'm lie downing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    My dad used to tell me this all the time- it's not really a "saying" per se, but it stuck with me:
    "If it's yours, take care of it, if it's not yours, leave it alone."
    Very good advice and I agree 100%.

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    My Mom used to tell my 5 brothers when they were frowning over being told they couldn't have or do something they wanted, "If you keep making that face it is going to freeze that way." I don't know if they believed her, but it usually worked. I don't recall her ever saying that to me, but of course I WAS a perfect child. LOL

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    I remember almost ALL of these. This is a long one that I remember my mom saying to me (wonder why).

    "There is a little bit of good in the worst of us and a little bit of bad in the best of us so it behooves none of us to talk about the rest of us."

    "Getting old isn't for sissy's"
    "The dimmest lamp in the room."
    "He's a penny short of a dime."
    "Life is good. Don't mess with it!"
    "If I die today - I die a happy man."
    "See a penny, pick it up you'll have good luck. See a penny let it lay and you'll have a bad day!"
    "Go West young man." (Get out of my face.)
    "A man gave a dollar of all he had and a woman gave a dime and it was all she had."

    This was fun :o).

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    I am loster than an Easter egg.

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    Idle hands are the Devil's workshop. (that is why we quilt!!)

    Hold her Newt, she's heading for the buckwheat!!

    Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!

    This is such a great topic!! Thanks for the memories, although it makes me sad that my Gramps and my Mum are gone....

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    An elderly neighbor used to say, "Handy as a pocket on a shirt".
    And "the needle doesn't have thread". (when someone was slow witted.)

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    You can choose your actions, but you can't choose the consequences.

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    If you are going to tell lies you better have a good memory.

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    Waste not, want not.
    Anger destroys the vessel it is carried in.
    If the shoe fits - wear it!
    Monkey see, monkey do!
    Not the brightest lamp in the room.
    What goes around comes around.
    A penny saved is a penny earned.
    Don't spit up in the air, it will hit you in the face. (Don't be so cocky!)
    Slow and easy wins the race.
    Saints preserve us.
    Don't criticize him until you walk a mile in his shoes.
    Beauty is only skin deep.
    Live, love and laugh often.
    Life is short. Don't waste it!
    He walks to his own drummer.
    You are going a mile a minute. (Slow down.)

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    do as i say...not as i do

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    Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
    Up sh*t creek without a paddle.
    Might as well spit into the wind. (your action is going to come back on you)

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    puttin on the dog , as to dress up

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    I have laughed out loud at some of these and I remember quite a few. My mom was a bit different, she said many of these. Here are a few more that I did not see.

    S??t or get off the pot. (when someone could not make a decision

    Can't never could do nothing.

    If someone had something she wanted...she would say "I wish I had that and I wish they had a feather up their butt and we both would be happy.

    She also had a poem that she would just say out of the blue

    "I'm so tired and I'm so sore
    Ain't gonna do it for a nickel no more
    15 cents is my price...for a quarter, I'll do it twice.

    SHOESHINE! Now what were you thinking?

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