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Thread: What is your favorite old "saying"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Another line I would catch myself saying due to the fact that all of our childrens names started with A's, well you know which one you are when I would say one name and actually meant one of the other ones.
    My mother didn't have the excuse of our names starting with the same letter, but she often called us by our siblings names and would go thru the list till she got to the right name. Then she would laugh and say: Just calling the roll.
    I used to forget my kids' names and I would go through all of them. I would say...Syndy, Tina, Mistydawn, Hesid, Emeth, Charlie, Gus, CRYSTAL...whatever one you are, you have to go to sleep at some point and when you do, I will remember who Im looking for. LOL

    My grandpa used to say "Son of a sea serpent" instead of saying son of a B......

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    Oh for Pities Sake.

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    If a task is once begun, never leave it 'til it's done. Be it great or be it small, do it well or not at all.
    Both my mother and Grandmother said this.

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    Mine is `no fool like an old fool` and over and over I have seen this proved right!!

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    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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    We grew up in the sticks (another old saying, I guess), but to us the slop pail was for anything that could be passed to the hogs (although there was an extra can for coffee grounds and egg shells for the chickens) and the honey bucket was the chamber pot. We heard "waste not, want not" a lot.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora
    In my grandmother's house, it was called a "slop jar" aka "chamber pot". No pigs involved.

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    Silence is GOLDEN

    Out of the frying pan into the fire

    What goes around -- Comes around

    Don't put the cart before the horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    The 1 I remember is What goes around comes around.
    Me too....and it has proved true!!

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    Lately I have been feeling what my Mema used to say, "I was born tired and had a relapse!"

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    "Dig deep the puppy is in the bottom" said when dishing up a stew or something.

    "lower than a snake's belt buckle" said when feeling blue.

    "Your eyes look like two burnt holes in an indian blanket" said when you didn't look too good.

    "funnier than a two story outhouse"

    "two heads are better than one even if one is a cabbage head"

    "thats a heck of a note said the monkey as he farted in the tuba"

    "strung around like a mad woman's s--t"



    these gems are from my grams. I could go on and on and on......

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    Not my pig, not my farm

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    It was the slop bucket that got me ... and in our home it was the "Pigs Pail"! :)
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    Sometimes where I come from the "slop bucket" sometimes meant something more like the thunder mug that was kept under the bed. With a tight lid. Which sometimes did not work that well. Which meant that if at first you didn't have to go out back, then try to wait till morning, but if not, then put that lid on TIGHT!!

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    It don't make me no never mind. ==I don't care.

    He doesn't know his A%^& from a hole in the ground.

    He can't find his A%&* with both hands.

    He who laughs last, has a real slow mind.

    My get up and go got up and went without me.

    Cleanliness may be next to Godliness, but with kids it's next to impossible.

    Bless her heart, she's got a rear end two axe handles wide.

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    "Dryer'n a Popcorn F*rt!"

    "I was looking for a job when I found this one."

    "I'll slap you into next week!"

    CD in Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    Actually, mine is one my husband brought from Germany-translated it says: If someone is born an a**hole, he can't die as a canary. . .(hope I haven't offended anyone)
    Another (the German language is full of these)is: the soup is never eaten as hot as it was cooked.
    I wonder if my dad has heard that. He is German and his folks immigrated from Germany.

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    i always say {god bless america}when i have to give someone some thing for them and im busy working and not wanting to stop what i'm doing instead of cusing thats one and i tell my grandkid,s i'll fix you up instead of saying spanking

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    My grandmother and Mother always said " If a task is once begun, never leave it till it's done. Be it great or be it small, do it well or not at all.

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    Old Sayings

    Beauty don't last but good cooking does.


    Lazy as a hound dog sitting on a tack.

    Mutton dressed up as lamb. (I'm not going to explain this one)

    A whistling girl and a crowing hen, both come to no good end.

    Don't squat down with your spurs on.

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    Just a stones throw away...when measuring distance
    $#!+ on a popsicle

    For when things were bad.
    the wrse they got the more youd add
    ie frozen

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    I have enjoyed reading this and seen many of the sayings my Mom and Dad used to use. Here are two my Mom used all the time I didn't see:

    Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

    It will all come out in the wash.
    Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe of life.

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    I'm so glad that this thread is up & again! I enjoyed it so much.
    Bev
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    I have one that helps me through bad times. You may remember "Time heals all wounds." but, "Time wounds all heels". It is one way that i can think of the people who have caused me pain will eventually get " theirs" in the end without coming out and causing problems. my counselor thought it was different and very appropriate......

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    My mom would say, "Soap is cheap and patches are honorable".

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
    Peter Marshall

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
    take our breath away". - Hilary Cooper
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    I got a kick out of hearing these says again, my Dad was from Ohio and my Mom from Kentucky. If someone startled my Dad he would say," you scared the tar out of me", or "what in tarnation are you doin? Mom was always saying, "Mercy", Don't be a selfish gut!"
    Mother yourself just as you would your own children, you will be surprised how much better you feel...Debbie Marie

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    I just remembered another one, when he ate something he liked my Dad would say, "that hit the spot"!
    Mother yourself just as you would your own children, you will be surprised how much better you feel...Debbie Marie

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