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Thread: What is your favorite old "saying"?

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    Spit in the air it will fall in your eye ! In other words watch out what you say !

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    deader than a door nail
    kicked the bucket
    bought the farm
    (for the dead, or the passed)

    the dirty end of the stick
    handwriting is on the wall
    truth is said in jest

    $#!t wrapped up in paper( usually said in Polish)


    My mom always talked in euphinisms, never saying exactly what she ment, so you had to figure out what you did wrong.

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    this is for every boss, big shot and all those people in life that think they are all that ..............they all put their pants on the same way i do

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    this is for every boss, big shot and all those people in life that think they are all that ..............they all put their pants on the same way i do

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    I love this thread! Heard most of the ones listed but I will give you a few more..
    "Dumber than a post". "You play You pay" (said when someone partied to hard the night before)
    "1/2 a brick short of a load". "Half a bubble off". "You see my eyes?" (grandma said when she was mad)
    Last but not least...."You're makin my jaw teeth hurt" (said when someone is irritating you, kind of like"biting my tongue".

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    I have so enjoyed reading these sayings! Some I have heard, but many I have not.........

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    [QUOTE=lillybeck;3027751]..."Clean your plate because there are hungry kids overseas"[QUOTE]

    My mother said something similar...."Clean your plate because there are starving children in China!" I never understood it, but it worked.
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    There is no snooze button on a hungry cat!

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    I also like...."Life is not like a bowl of cherries. Life IS like a bowl of jalapenos. What you do today might burn your *ss tomorrow!"
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    There is no snooze button on a hungry cat!

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    My mother use to say: love is blind and marriage is an eye opener.
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    I will add a few other I have heard to these ...

    I feel like a one legged man at a sack race

    Slicker than an owl’s butt

    “For the Love”

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

    A Day late and dollar short

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

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    I like 'what goes around, comes around'. And 'treat others the way you want them to treat you'.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    My favourite came from my mother who told me......

    Never run after a bus or a man, there is always another behind!!!!!!

    hugs

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    My mom always said...that makes my butt want a dip of snuff...I Swannee!! Get me a wrench to put on my hair..
    and get a stewer (pot) out of the cabinet to cook in...it's a fir (far) piece to walk down there...just a good country woman she was..

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    That kid's so ugly they had to tie porkchops around his neck to get the dogs to play with him...grandpa liked that one..

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    Mom would send me to get canned goods(beans, peaches,meat, ect) from the basement. I'd come back saying I couldn't find it. She would send me back saying "Look with your eyes open!" If she had to come get it "It's right in front of your face. Or "So close it could bite."

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    "Just wait until your father gets home!"

    Another great Judge Judy: "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining".

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    The only place that housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary.

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    Burning daylight.....[John Wayne]

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    My mom would say "We are shi**ting in tall cotton" (when something good happened) When my granny would write a letter or when we would call and ask how she was - she always said "Fat and Sassy" - I still use that one.

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    My Mom had a saying about poor people which she was most of her life. Her saying went like this. "Soap is cheap and patches are honorable"

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
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    "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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    Some of the ones I heard often growing up are: Money doesn't grow on trees, strike the iron while it's hot, a stitch in time saves nine, Nobody gets to pick out their face.
    Last edited by nygal; 10-21-2013 at 01:19 PM.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    My kids always thought money grew on trees...until I showed them the dead tree in the backyard!

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    The only place that housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary.

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    I remember ne from when I lived in Texas....Bless her heart. You cold make anything sound nice if you added "Bless her heart" at the end. For example...She is the homeliest person I have ever met...Bless her heart.

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    [QUOTE=ShowMama;6352669][QUOTE=lillybeck;3027751]..."Clean your plate because there are hungry kids overseas"

    My mother said something similar...."Clean your plate because there are starving children in China!" I never understood it, but it worked.
    I generously offered to send my plate to China when we had liver and onions for supper once. I had to sit there and eat every bit of it. I didn't offer again....I hope the kids didn't starve because I sure wished I could have starved that night. Yuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    "The bigger the hair, the closer to God!"
    "Diarhea of the mouth and constipation of the mind"
    "You're full of prunes!"
    What's for dinner? "pig poop and dandilions!"
    "Geez Louise!"
    "He's so ugly, he has to sneak up on water to get a drink!"
    That last one is priceless. love it!
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    My mothers favorite saying when she asked you to do something and you said you were too tired.
    "You'll have to do more when you are less able"

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