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Thread: Why do we say these things?

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    Why do we say these things?

    I found it in the last place I looked.
    Why would we look some more after we found "it"?

    You made your bed, now lie in it.
    Why can't I get out of it, make it over, or go sleep somewhere else?

    This hurts me than it hurts you.
    Really?

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
    In my experience, some words can hurt "forever".


    Any others that come to mind?

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    Any time someone adds "just kidding" they aren't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
    Any time someone adds "just kidding" they aren't...
    That is so true!
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    you can't take a joke
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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    “No offense, but....” and then proceed to say something offensive.

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    'You young people don't know you're born'

    'I'm feeling under the weather'

    'It's raining cats and dogs'

    'The cat's got her/his tongue'

    'I wiped the floor with her/him'

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    This one bugs me:

    Can I ask you a question - which usually prefaces a request for information that is none of their business or as a ruse to making a snarky comment.

    "Can I" - I don't know; can you? Do you have the power of speech? Are you asking via text, email, or semaphore
    "May I" - This is seeking permission to ask me a question. Depending who you are, I might not give it to you!

    There are some days at the museum where we have spent the day answering either off-the-wall questions such as "why did they build this building to look so old" (It was built over 600 years ago!) or sidestepping questions about our personal lives. (I may be getting old, but I am not one of the exhibits!).

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    "A day late and a dollar short"
    I never could figure out why my Dad always would say that when any of us kids messed up.

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    Some sayings are generational. I notice that when I watch old movies and hear a phrase my Gram used to say but I haven't heard it in a long time.

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    OH HettyB, you do crack me up. and that is a good thing (in case you were wondering).

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    "Are you busy?" You know you are being set up to do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    "A day late and a dollar short"
    I never could figure out why my Dad always would say that when any of us kids messed up.
    I don't know why your Dad said that when you kids messed up - but my DH and/or I will still say it when we missed an opportunity because we "came late to the party" or didn't have quite enough money for whatever.

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    "To make a long story short" … after already making it long. DH does that all the time!

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    "I'll be honest...."
    Really? You weren't being honest before?

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    I'm still trying to figure out what "a friend in need is a friend indeed" means.
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    "I am just being honest." When you are just being hurtful and rude. The truth doesn't have to hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I found it in the last place I looked.
    Why would we look some more after we found "it"?

    You made your bed, now lie in it.
    Why can't I get out of it, make it over, or go sleep somewhere else?

    This hurts me than it hurts you.
    Really?

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
    In my experience, some words can hurt "forever".


    Any others that come to mind?
    You made your bed, now lie in it.

    What my Mom meant by that saying is: If you picked a not so good spouse, just live with him/her. Of course now days divorce usually happens. Not so much in the 1920s.
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    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    "A day late and a dollar short"
    I never could figure out why my Dad always would say that when any of us kids messed up.
    I have always known a day late and a dollar short. Used if one missed a sale or good bargain by a day hence you were a day late and a dollar short.
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    Most of these sayings were made up many years ago. You are trying to make sense of them in this day and age.

    Just like the saying " This is going to hurt me more than you." That was eons ago when parents spanked their kids for misbehaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
    Any time someone adds "just kidding" they aren't...
    yeah, had a therapist do that to me. He's not my therapist any more. He thought he could make
    a joke, but not take one in return. Alrighty then, I'm gone like a freight train running. slam!
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    Heard this one more in the Midwest when I lived there, but still occasionally around here:

    "Let's see if we can't make that work." Or "Let's see if we can't get her to tell us her recipe." How about "Let's see if we can...!" which is the whole reason for trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out what "a friend in need is a friend indeed" means.
    I always thought that to mean you know who your true friends are when you need something. I like that phrase.

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    Patience is a virtue.

    Tried and true.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    Needle in a hay stack.

    She is looking for a meal ticket.

    A penny saved is a penny earned.

    Moving as slow as molasses in January.

    Yes, I was raised by a loving Grandmother. Heard a lot of sayings back then.

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    I always loved the one from the south "bless his / her heart" ... being Canadian and knowing it was being sarcastic, I almost spit out my sweet tea when I heard it in real life last year in Savannah ... cracks me up every time!

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    I hear this one every day at work. "I hate to bother you while you're eating lunch".
    I always think, no, if you really hated it, you'd come back when I wasn't eating.

    Janelle

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