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Thread: What is your favorite old "saying"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMARAS1234
    "Nervous as a sore-tailed cat, in a room full of Rocking chairs..

    "a mind is a terrible thing to waste"

    And my personal fav. " Press on regardless and don't look back, They may be gaining on you.
    LOL I like the last one. Reminds me of "It pays to be paranoid", and " Humpty Dumpty was pushed!"

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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".
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't teach a dog old tricks.

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    kwitchyrbelakin,a hard head totes a sore a**.

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    Iíve only read to page 5 so these could be duplicates. Have got to read the rest! :)

    From my Dad: Youíre bored? Go clean your room! Or he'd find another chore for me to do.

    From my Grandmother: If youíre ears are ringing say the names of out loud or to yourself of the people you know. When it stops the last name you said is someone who was talking or thinking about you.

    From my Grandfather: If you canít say something nice donít say anything. He always added that there is something nice that you can find to say.

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    My dad's was Happy hands are busy hands and busy hands are happy hands, so busy, busy, busy.

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    Also my fifth grade teacher often said, If you do not use your head you will use your feet. Thank you Mrs. Wills!

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    Three that come to mind when I was growing up,

    Go tell it to Sweeney!!

    It hurts to be beautiful.

    Cute as a bug's ear!

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    Ut............ just thought of a few more:


    The hotter the fire the stronger the steel.

    Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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    Here a few of my grandma's favorites- "Can't" lives in a mud-hole. If first you don't succeed, try try again. He/she would complain if hung with a gold rope! Haste makes waste. If you can't say something nice - say nothing at all. Thanks for sharing I have enjoyed them all and recognized many.

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    Don't judge them till you've walked in their shoes!
    Buck up!
    Don't bite off more than you can chew!
    You'll turn into a pumpkin at midnight!
    Stupid is as stupid does!
    You're such a PITA!(pain in the ass)
    What goes around, comes around!
    You'll get your turn!

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    If wishes were real a frog wouldn't bump his butt when he hops.

    They would climb a tree to tell a lie before they would tell the truth on the gound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC
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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".
    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't teach a dog old tricks.

    I would always tell my children when they came in dirty from outside - well you are washable you know.

    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.

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    I just remembered this one from my Grandma: Can't never did try.

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    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.

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    If wishes were fishes we would all have a pond full

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzytish
    If you don't stop crying I'll give you something to cry about
    Can you tell I grew up in the 60's my mom's saying.

    That's why I told you not to do it.

    Knee high to a grasshopper

    It's raining like a cow peeing through a screen door.
    I can't tell you how many times I heard that crying one! I thought was just a my dad thing but I guess not! Unless you are a sister I didn't know I had!

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    Knee high to a puddle duck.

    Funnier than the split hairs on a frog's back.

    YOu see the look on my face and you're still talking to me?

    That's the last straw on the camel's back

    If she jumped in the lake would you follow her? (of course)

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    Uglier than a dog walking backwards
    Dumber than a box of rocks
    Let's say we do & don't (meaning we can say we did it & we didn't)
    They don't have 2 nickles to rub together

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    My granddaughters babysitter always said--"You get what you get and you don't throw a fit"! I love it.

    It's not what you say but how you say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Knee high to a puddle duck.

    Funnier than the split hairs on a frog's back.

    YOu see the look on my face and you're still talking to me?

    That's the last straw on the camel's back

    If she jumped in the lake would you follow her? (of course)
    Knee high to a grasshopper

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    'finer than frog's hair'

    Fancier than socks on a rooster!

    Cool beans!

    He worked me like a borrowed mule!

    Time to get up, before all the good air is used up.

    What are you doing?...mildewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Spice
    Our elderly aunt from Maine would say
    "I haven't had that since Christ wore knee highs"!
    My dad "Niether a borrower nor a lender be".
    My grandmother who also lived in Maine, when she was startled would say: "My stars and garters!" and this was considered slightly scandalous!
    JP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Spice
    Our elderly aunt from Maine would say
    "I haven't had that since Christ wore knee highs"!
    My dad "Niether a borrower nor a lender be".
    My grandmother who also lived in Maine, when she was startled would say: "My stars and garters!" and this was considered slightly scandalous!
    JP

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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 have something similar above my desk... never argue with a truck driver, you'll just get agrivated & the driver loves it.

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    I absolutely know what a slop bucket is!!! I carried many of them in my childhood whenever my brother and I spent the summer at Grandma's house!! :D Grandma also had a pee pot (hope it's okay that I said that :? ). I'm sure you can guess what that was!!!! :shock: It was only used late at night if you didn't want to go out in the dark to the outhouse. I had to empty that out several times, too in my childhood!!! YUCK!!!! :thumbdown:

    Hmmm.....one saying that comes to mind is, "Like water off a duck's back."

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