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Farmerwilly2 06/29/08 04:29 PM

Now we're cookin with gas.

I feel more like I do now than I did before I got here.

Useless as teats on a boar hog.

It'll fair up soon.

A favorite of mine: It don't take me long to look at a horseshoe.

Lastly, an old one attributed to Abe Lincoln: that plow won't scour (meaning it was an idea that just wasn't gonna fly)

airotciv 06/29/08 04:53 PM

My dad, would always say to us kids wanting something, "Spit in one hand and wish in the other and lets see which hand gets full first."

SLD Farm 06/29/08 05:13 PM

"Hell is the view beyond the carrott"

We all have something we are working for. If that was taken away and only the work remained...

Shannon L. Darby
SLD Farm
Beallsville, OH

aftermidnite 06/29/08 05:15 PM

with an ill fella sharing this house (renal failure )

daily irritations seem to rise often ..

when I have reached my limit with these daily irritations (work own limitations ) ..

My pat saying is ..

" I have one nerve left and you're swingin like Tarzan"

I am given a little space to think and dwell and resolve ...

DC_Hound 06/29/08 05:28 PM

Good Gracious Miss Agnes!

(He, You, She) better . . . or it'll be Katy Bar the Door!

(Both compliments of my late grandmother from Southern Virginia)

ajharris 06/29/08 05:44 PM

The pathway to Hell is paved with good intentions.

Oldcountryboy 06/29/08 06:53 PM

You drive to work or take your lunch?

stranger 06/29/08 07:09 PM

it's not great, but it's better than a nail in your foot..
do it, the lord hates a coward.
tell someone that really gives a s----

james dilley 06/29/08 08:08 PM

Your about as useless as A Geldling for Stud! heres another one Well if your bored (Board) get A Plank! Life Ain't Fair now is it!

menollyrj 06/29/08 08:11 PM

One I heard recently & immediately adopted... "Fair's a place you go to eat popcorn & ride rides." It is my response to any whining about "fair," whether the whining be from my own children or my students.


gina kay 06/29/08 08:39 PM

"I don't give a flying flip" (I don't really care), "What does that have to do with the price of tea in China" (does that have anything to do with what we're talking about), My dad's favorites: "what in tarnation?" (similar to "what in the world") and "shoot fire save matches" (same as just saying "shoot").

Farmerwilly2 06/29/08 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by aftermidnite (Post 3168263)
"... I have one nerve left and you're swingin like Tarzan"...

My wifes version is "I have one nerve left and you're strumming it hard".

My reply is: Well isn't that sweet music. (I then beat a hasty exit)

Cloverbud 06/30/08 12:47 AM


Originally Posted by mommys2gr8kids (Post 3167315)
Six of one, half dozen of the other, meaning...doesn't matter either way.

I just *hate* this one!!It always meant my brother wasn't getting a spanking I thought he deserved!:bash:

KimM 06/30/08 12:54 AM

Not my favorite but I thought it was funny, my grandfather used to say, "Don't worry about nothin' 'cause nothin's gonna be alright." :eek:

pinemead 06/30/08 06:19 AM

That boy would argue with a fence post.

chukashtamoa 06/30/08 06:51 AM

Your a puddin stick.

bloogrssgrl 06/30/08 08:48 AM

My favorite saying ...

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

It's a very old one - it came from Plato.

jlxian 06/30/08 10:49 AM

From my grandmother, and no doubt from her grandmother ---

"It will never been seen on a galloping horse" meaning that that small imperfection in your appearance today is nothing to sweat over.

Loriann1971 06/30/08 11:24 AM

My mother was a font of old sayings...she had multiple versions of the one I hated to hear when I was a kid..

"That's the way the cookie crumbles."
"That's the way the ball bounces."

Then there were multiple ways to colorfully describe me, her energetic child...

"You're like a bull in a china parlor."
"You're hopping around like a fart in a whirlwind."
"You're jumpier than a fart in a skillet."

I was also often talked about with the following phrases...
"Someone's eyes were bigger than their stomach."
"Looks like someone bit off more than she could chew."
"Little pitchers have big ears."

Then there were the sayings that described the weather...
"It's colder than a witch's boobie" (she of course said a word that starts with a T) and if it was really, super cold it was colder than that same witch's appendage in a brass bra.

Sometimes it was just "colder than a well diggers bottom." (insert the word that starts with A for bottom)

In the summer it was "hotter than a June bride in a feather bed." and it "rained cats and dogs."

When something wasn't fresh smelling, mom had quite a way to describe it...
"Smells like a W house at low tide."
"Smells like a French W." (this was reserved for women who wore too much perfume)
"Stinks to high heaven."

Mom wasn't much of a baker, so many of her cookies or cakes were self described as:

"Harder than a brick bat" (no idea what a brick bat is) or "Hard as nails."
"Drier than a popcorn fart" or "Dry as a bone."

She had many sayings including...

"Deader than a doornail."
"I have a bone to pick with you."
"Your room looks like a cyclone hit."
"Stop chomping at the bit."
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."
"Knock the tar out of you."
"Up S creek without a paddle."
"That's for the birds."
"Looks like you got the wrong end of the stick."

The number one saying I hated when I was a kid, but I do admit to using now that I have kids was:

"There are three kinds of fair in this world. County Fair, State Fair and World's Fair."

DownHome 06/30/08 11:25 AM

"Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see"

Grandma and mom always said it. makes sense.


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