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Thread: What is your favorite old "saying"?

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    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.

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    Two of my favorites...My dad always said, "New day, new deal" because his job often made plans change at the last minute. My dh's grandma, if she didn't like something (like mayonnaise :-D ) would say she wouldn't dirty her mouth on it. I also like Judge Judy's "Beauty fades, but stupid lasts forever." :-D :-D

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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.
    OMG you brought back memories ... never have heard either of those expressions!
    It was the slop bucke that got me ... and in our home it was the "Pigs Pail"! :)


    Some Mom'isms that still haunt me, though she has been gone for 20 years now
    * Don't bite off more than you can chew!
    * Don't try to burn the candle at both ends!!
    * Eat with your mouth closed.
    * Sing at the table, cry before you go to bed.

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    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."

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    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.

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    The 1 I remember is What goes around comes around.

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    My mother always said you can't die when you want to.

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    My favorite has always been "Patience is a Virtue".
    Last year I found myself often saying "It is what it is."

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    One comes to mind "want some cheese with that whine" I you cant run with the big dogs, stay under the porch.

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    From quilting I like KISS keep it simple stupid.

    My mother drives me crazy with. "oh I forgot what I was going to say, must have been a lie"

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    So excited you started this!!! I collect these old sayings. I have about 10 pages of them so far! Love it!

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    You have to live in the cold climes to appreciate my mom's frequent saying: It's slower 'n molasses in January. Her other is "It's a snare and a delusion"

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    What goes around comes around.
    Slow obedience is no obedience.
    Stupid is as stupid does. from Forest Gump movie

    I find myself also saying, "It is what it is." Kind of on the same note, when we started our little quilting bee all of us were beginner quilters. Often when we worked on something the project would not be perfect. We would tell each other, "So be it." when it was time to find a name for our group we became the Sew Bee Its.

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    That dog won't hunt

    From the teeth out

    Like a hog on ice

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    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.

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    "If wishes were horses we'd all take a ride".....heard that that one ALL the time :) My grandmother always said when eating something good "so good it makes your tongue want to slap your brains out"!

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    My mother died when I was 1, and my dad and I went to live with his mother and his grandmother. So I have lots of old sayings that pop out of my mouth!

    These are some of my favorites.

    "He could charm the birds off the trees."

    "Let your words be tender and sweet today, because you may have to eat them tomorrow."

    "Use it up,wear it out, make it do, or do without."

    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride."

    "Pretty is as pretty does."

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    Mine about house cleaning...."It'll be there when I'm dead and gone."
    Also gym teacher in high school call us "rude, crude and unattractive."

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    One of my favorite old sayings is, "All in Good Time". I think it comes from the Bible; but it's my way of saying "Cool Your Jets!" to those folks who rush me too too much. Like baking bread, some things just have their own timing and ya cannot rush them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutt
    "If wishes were horses we'd all take a ride".....heard that that one ALL the time :) My grandmother always said when eating something good "so good it makes your tongue want to slap your brains out"!
    My Dad always said If wishes were horses, then beggers would ride. Another was "it's better than a smack in the face with a wet fish" if something was not going his way.

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    Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about!

    She's one sandwich short of a picnic.

    I come from such a confused family that I could go to a
    family reunion with just me, a sandwich and a blanket.

    She's so tough that she uses Ajax for a facial cleanser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    From quilting I like KISS keep it simple stupid.

    My mother drives me crazy with. "oh I forgot what I was going to say, must have been a lie"
    *funny****still laughing over your comment****, but it's true what you wrote about your mom...I say the same thing when I'm talking to my daughter.

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    My mother would always yell at us "If you fall off of that and break your leg, don't come crying to me"

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    Here's another...still haunts me "pretty is as pretty does"!

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    Patience is a virtue is my favorite.

    One we heard all the time "If you can't say something nice ..you can keep your mouth shut!"

    Every morning I lived at home my Dad woke us up with "Rise and shine!"

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