It's a crying shame!

United States
July 11, 2008 6:05pm CST
Today I was talking with my spouse about something that was going on at Mylot and he muttered, "That's a crying shame!" Huh? I did a double take. Who says, "Crying shame" anymore. That's so old-timey. Well he was a farm boy so I guess I shouldn't be surprised at anything he says. Do you know someone who uses really old fashioned phrases?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Jul 08
I have heard my father say it as well as a few others but I do live in a small town also. So that is proberly why I still here it.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
I think sometimes these sayings get stuck in small Southern towns. Sometimes I pick up stuff like that off TV or movies, too. My daughter is always picking up cute catch phrases.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
Little kids are too cute!
• Canada
11 Jul 08
LOL My husband says hings like dog-gone, cotton-pickin', and dang. I don't know i hose are old-timey as much as they are just plain AMERICAN. LOL OK I've used "dang" a few times, but only when I needed a substitute for "damn" LOL ONe of the ex-wives used the phrase "usedto could" I remember hearing that from Jeff Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck" bit, but I had no idea people actually SAID that!! I had to bite my tongue o keep from laughing aloud.
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• United States
11 Jul 08
Another old Jeff Foxworthy saying that I just love is "Yonto" (supposed to sound like "you want to"). I still use it, and only because Jeff Foxworthy taught it to me, lol.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
Hey! That's another Southern favorite. I use "hey" all the time. Been told "hey" is for horses. But I never met a horse that liked "hey".
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@katsmeow1213 (28982)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I think the word "Tasty" is a very old timer word... but it seems to be used a lot. The word just bugs me, lol. So does the word scrumptious. Just weird.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
Hey! You know tasty is my favorite word. Or, was that yummy?
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I think I would have done a double take if my spouse had said that too. It's a phrase that seems to belong to previous generations. Yes, you should probably cut the farm boy some slack.
• United States
13 Jul 08
um....me.i was raised by my grandmother almost exclusively,and confused my teachers by speaking a lot of 1920's slang when i first went to school. "how do you like them apples", "bully for you" and "cat's pajama's" were some of them. and the classic,"traipsing off".
12 Jul 08
Hello beautyqueen26, Last week when I went to my nephew's get together one his friends lille girl who is only three suddenly said "My goodness" when she droped her burger of her plate, we did laughed. Tamara.
@carolscash (9503)
• United States
12 Jul 08
We say that a lot here and we use several other old sayings like that. My husband will come off with things like this most of the time. Sometimes I wonder where he has heard them at due to the fact that he is younger than me. I guess it is okay though as I like hearing things like this.
• United States
12 Jul 08
I came from trailor trash and I say its a crying shame. I also say "Cool", and "Fu" word but try not to say that one to much.
@Elixiress (3893)
12 Jul 08
I have never heard that phase used lol. I think that some of the phrases that my parents and grandparents come out with are old fashioned, but that is because they are older than me and they are not used among young people any more. It is rare that I hear anyone say something out of their generation other than myself as I get a lot of saying from my grandparents and parents that my friends have never heard of so I have to explain.
@shlooper (310)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I sometimes say some old sayings, like cotton-pickin and shucks. My friends make fun of me, but I think I picked it up when I was little from my grandparents farm. Plus, my family has a very unique dialect to begin with. We use words such as fluff, hollyhock, wonky way out of the normal context.
@gemini_rose (16194)
12 Jul 08
My Mum uses that one, and my Dad come to think of it! I cannot think of any others off the top of my head that I have heard. It always happens I come across this sort of discussion and cannot remember anything and then in a few days I will think of loads and it will be too late LOL
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jul 08
beauty queen hi I do , I have used that ecpression for years, and what the hecks wrong with it? I also came from a farm,so what, is that a crime? so we are hicks from the sticks, okay, so what? I am 81 and I will use whatever expressions I wish to if it gets mypoint across. And I am not ashamed to say I was born and raised on a farm, and I am educated and know how to speak good english so again I say,so what? I did not know that certain expressions were considered reallyold fashioned? so how about neat, etc or the horrible use of like, like the valley girls who use like this way,like I was just going to tell you like gag me with a spoon like, and on and on yuck.