homespun sayings

@Modestah (11195)
United States
March 18, 2007 9:25pm CST
What cute sayings did your Mother or Granny used to say? such as: Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper Quit your lollygagging Well, would ya look at what the cat dragged in Hold yer horses! I'm fit to be tied! As for Dad he always said something like "quit your waleing or I'll give you something to CRY about"
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
19 Mar 07
oh ya like close the door were you born in a barn? when i was your age we walked to school uphill both ways with no shoes. just cause theres snow on the mountain dosnt mean the fire is out in the furnace. dont you get hurt on that bike or i will tan your hide ( like i aint already hurt?) lol
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Mar 07
LOL! those are great. I heard the born in a barn one a lot too, guess I was not so great at closing doors. I love the uphill both ways, lol!
@kurtbiewald (2629)
• United States
19 Mar 07
my granny said "don't point naked fingers at people who are dressed" and "don't look a horse in the mouth if he has a gift for you" English was her second language ;) My grandfather had some funny ones about his nurse "That woman could talk a hind leg off a mule"
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
19 Mar 07
my Grandma used to say "don't get your knickers in a bunch" "your face is going to freeze like that" "I know I'm somebody because God don't make no junk" "mind your tongue" "wipe that look off your face or I'll do it for you" and my personal favorite "children should be seen and not heard" she said this jokingly when we were acting up.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
19 Mar 07
knickers in a bunch, hehehe. Your face (or foot, or eyes) is going to freeze like that, is a classic! do you find that you use these phrases from time to time with your own children now?
• United States
20 Mar 07
actually I do... I tell them there face will freeze..or I brought them into this world and I can take them out...lol wipe that look off your face...I actually use alot of them when I start to think about it. Tonight I said to my eldest.. Really Sherlock ?? I would have never guessed. My youngest asked what Sherlock was and my eldest said it was an Irish word...lol I almost fell over laughing.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Mar 07
We always say no kidding D_ick Tracy, that is so funny about Sherlock being an Irish word. hahahaha. my middle child was telling the youngest, Mom and Brother and I are all yankees, because we were born in NY. Then she looks at daddy and says, are you a yankee too? yes, of course I am. (He was born in CT.) then she looked at the youngest and grimaced, yep, we are all yankees but you. You are a Geek. Talk about southern stereotypes! The little one was born in the Ozarks and middle child thought that one is either a yankee or a geek. After I clarified that is not what a Geek is, nor a southerner - and the littlest was still a little concerned about not being the same as her siblings, I said "Cheer up, you are ALL Brats!" (before anyone gets upset, they are all military dependents aka brats)
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
19 Mar 07
I heard those too. One of my favorites came from my grandmother on those days she couldn't get around to well. She used to say that she had "a hitch in her get-along. Another one I liked was "great jumping jehossaphats (phon)...meaning WOW! Sometimes when I asked my mother a question she didn't have an answer to she was say.....why don't pigs fly? "You can make a silk purse out of a pig's ear. How about.....till the cows come home. Every time I burped my stepdad would say....if you were down there you'd wanna come up too. There are a lot more but I am having a "senior moment" right now but might come back later. Good topic.
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
19 Mar 07
oops....should be you CAN'T make a silk purse-
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I heard the Jumping Jehoshaphat a lot too! my father always would answer a question in the affirmative (when he thought the answer was obvious) with Does a Bear Chit in the woods?
• India
20 Mar 07
i follow one great saying my mom said and still rings in my ears everyday. she always said 'son the happiest man on the earth is one who is debt free, never borrow money, if you dont have money drink a glass of water and sleep as no one would ask what you ate. but if you borrow money and people stand in front of your door early morning, thats the worst part of life. so try to make hay while the sun shines'
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Mar 07
very sage advice from you dear mother!
@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
19 Mar 07
My mom would always say when she was driving and was going to turn out into a big highway, "hold on to your britches" I now say that to my kids.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
20 Mar 07
hold on to your britches!!! we were always told, hold on to yer hats we're in for a bumpy ride!
@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
19 Mar 07
My favorite and I use it on my kids and grandkids is when someone is pouting "you'd better smile or a little bird is going to poop on your lip".