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    Been reading again, one of my favorite things to say is, "In 10 years it won't mean a thing".

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    I hurt like a dog in a steel trap.

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    Here are a few I grew up with-
    He's one fry short of a happy meal.
    When we were in front of the TV-Your daddy ain't a winder maker! (Said by Dad)
    It's colder than a witches t-t in a brass bra!
    (If dinner filled you up)-You sure ruined my appetite!
    I know where you sleep....
    Don't let your alligator mouth over ride your hummingbird butt.
    Never try to teach a pig to sing, all you do is waste your time, and annoy the pig.
    I gave you life, I can take it back!
    Stop painting me with her/his brush.
    Engage brain, before starting mouth.
    That smells so bad, it would knock a buzzard off a s--t wagon.
    I have one nerve left, and you're on it!
    It's so ugly, it would make a freight train take a dirt road.
    And, my all time favorite, "Jesus H. Christ!" Usually said by my father, when he found something else, that us kids should not have done! (sorry if it offends, and I still don't know what the H stands for.)
    Can't tell my family is from Texas and Kentucky can you? LMBO!
    :lol:

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    My Mom was the one who had lots of sayings..
    she would say: you're just as happy as if you had good sense *L*
    also when she made a mistake she'd say: sh!t & one make seven
    no offence to the dutch but she would say: what's the sense of being dumb if you aren't dutch?
    Or she'd tell us: we had constipation of the brain and diahrea of the mouth
    or if we'd forget something: what you don't have in your head you have to have in your feet..
    on a cold night: its cold enough to freeze the balls on a brass monkey

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    My grandfather was from the Maritimes and he had some priceless sayings. Here are the ones I can remember.
    "that smells bad enough to drive a dog off a gut wagon",
    "not worth a pinch of coon sh*t", (meaning racoon which probably isn't worth very much at all!)
    "it fits you like a good kick in the ass", (I think this is actually a Newfoundland expression when something fit you perfectly!)
    "she could talk the hind leg off a dog"
    "it's better to fart than bust a gut and be lame"
    "don't talk so loose"
    My mother's favourite expression was "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"

    I LOVE this post!! Please keep sending your family expressions! It is interesting to see the different ones from all over the US and Canada!

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    My Mom would tell me "You shouldn't cry over spilt milk"
    and a bunch of the ones already mentioned.

    My sister would tell me (A perfectionist) "It'll never be noticed on a galloping horse", I still haven't figured that one out.

    My other sister had one "For crying in the bucket" used when things weren't going right.

    A modern one is the definition of studipity "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

    Don't worry, be happy.

    I love reading all of the sayings, some bring back a lot of memories.

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    Our two sons say that what I told them when they were young is burned in their brains for all time.

    "Look with your eyes and not with you hands."

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    My Momma use to always say, "what goes around, comes around". When I was really young I didn't understand it, but now not a problem

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    There but for the grace of GOD go I. I love that saying, keeps things in perspective. Discourages looking down on others.

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    Oh, for the love of Pete!

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    A polite way to say GET OUT OF THE WAY when someone is blocking your view isÖ. Have YOU been drinking muddy water because I canít see through you

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    My Dad gave me this round coin and it said on it aroundtoit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Mother to arguing siblings......"Never argue with a pig. You'll just get dirty and the pig likes it."

    Jan in VA
    I like it Jan. I also like 'don't try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig'

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    Someone I attend church with says # 1 quite often
    1. The board of Education needs to be applied to the seat of understanding. I agree wholeheartly.

    2.Let sleeping dogs lie.
    3.Pretty is as pretty does.

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    My Grandmother used to say, "If you sew on Sunday you will pick out the stitches with your nose on Monday". Guess you shouldn't sew on Sunday???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    I have been reading the nickname thread. Some are so funny. It made me think of things my family used to say. One of my grandmothers favorite sayings was somebody was grinning like a wave on a slop bucket. Do you know what a slop bucket is? I do! When I was young I thought my Mom's old saying "Beauty is skin deep, but ugly holds it own" was so funny. Then I went to a reunion and guess what? She was right.
    I would say when going to work "another day, another dollar so they say".

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    You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Never really figured that one out but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it. It takes pains to be beautiful. Pretty is as pretty does. The only thing you truly have to give is your word,when you give it,stand behind it. Never be noticed on a flying white horse. Never expect any more from people,than they are capable of giving.

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    It's colder than a witch's t*t outside.

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    So many of these sayings sound so familiar to me. Some of my favorites are:

    Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. Beauty fades away but ugly holds its own.

    Ugly as sin

    Guilty as sin

    As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

    I can think of more but don't want to take up all the space.
    I have enjoyed hearing these sayings from all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quossj
    It's colder than a witch's t*t outside.
    In a brass bra

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    S#@t in one hand, wish in the other... see which one gets filled first.

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    My dad use to say "He wouldn't pay a nickel to watch an ant eat a bail of hay"

    Grandma use to say "She's pregnant again, shoot birth control is only one cent" She later explained to me that if you keep a penny between your knees she wouldn't have gotten pregnant!

    "Close the screen door, your letting the flies out"

    When I'd be crying about something "Do you want me to give you something to cry for" Well no I am already crying!

    Do as I say, not as I do

    He won't buy you a beer, his pockets go all the way up to his elbows

    They are too young to get married, they are still wet behind the ears (what they said about my husband & I)

    My uncle when a good looking girl walked by "Damn her legs to all the way up"

    snug as a bug in a rug

    happier than a pig in mud

    He can kiss it where the sun don't shine

    I know there's more but can't think of them either! Brain goes blank when you're trying to remember!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly
    Here are a few I grew up with-
    He's one fry short of a happy meal.
    When we were in front of the TV-Your daddy ain't a winder maker! (Said by Dad)
    It's colder than a witches t-t in a brass bra!
    (If dinner filled you up)-You sure ruined my appetite!
    I know where you sleep....
    Don't let your alligator mouth over ride your hummingbird butt.
    Never try to teach a pig to sing, all you do is waste your time, and annoy the pig.
    I gave you life, I can take it back!
    Stop painting me with her/his brush.
    Engage brain, before starting mouth.
    That smells so bad, it would knock a buzzard off a s--t wagon.
    I have one nerve left, and you're on it!
    It's so ugly, it would make a freight train take a dirt road.
    And, my all time favorite, "Jesus H. Christ!" Usually said by my father, when he found something else, that us kids should not have done! (sorry if it offends, and I still don't know what the H stands for.)
    Can't tell my family is from Texas and Kentucky can you? LMBO!
    :lol:
    H for holy.

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    My mom always said: one kid is one kid. Two kids are half a kid and three kids are no kid at all.

    Now doesn't that just make your butt want to chew gum?

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    Your taste is in the tongue of your shoe.

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