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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2016, 03:25:13 AM »
Some more I have heard.

Don't bother him, he is ill as a old setting hen.

Don't bother him, he is ill as a hornet.

That mule is tough as a pine knot.

That tractor is purring like a kitten.

That car will run like a scalded dog.

That dog barks at it's own shadow.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2016, 07:22:04 AM »


                        In God we trust, all others pay cash
                        you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink
                         If you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot & hang on
Here are a few I don't like:
                          At the end of the day
                          The bottom line
                          If I can do it you can to
                           finding closure
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2016, 09:49:09 AM »
Ya'll are gonna run out of those old sayings soon, there's only so many.


 ;D  I could post quite a few that would cause Donald to ban me.  These are some that I say often.

It's time to turn the page.

Snooze and lose.

He got into it with all 4 feet.  This describes a person that acts like a hog at the trough.
 
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2016, 10:41:55 AM »
     Don't worry about the mule , keep loading the wagon.

     Never plant corn till the leaves on a blackjack are the size of a squirrels ear.

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2016, 12:53:48 PM »
Worked me like a rented mule.   Referring to helping someone else with some labor
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2016, 10:26:48 PM »
If you can think of some fish pun.
Let "minnow".

Do you know  some fish pun?
Or do you need time to "mullet" over?

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How do you plead?
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2016, 05:48:21 AM »
My mother in law says "it's coming up a cloud" meaning it's fixin' to rain, that one always makes me laugh.
Ballin' the jack, meaning going fast
Haulin' the mail, another meaning for going fast
Full as a tick
If the good Lord's willing and the Creeks don't rise
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2016, 09:25:59 AM »
These tell something about us: We are older and live in the country or grew up in the country. You rarely hear many of these anymore. Understanding these type of sayings in younger individuals seems to be fading. In part because we  don't teach people to do "critical thinking or analytical thinking" like we use to. This type of thinking  is not used or required like it use to be. Everyone has a smart phone to think for them. This part of history/way of life that derived them seems to be fading away.  I ask someone to interpret sayings like these and they often say, "I never heard it before and therefore can't give an interpretation." At best when pushed they can only give a literal interpretation. The world is changing and types of thinking and how we are teaching individuals to think is as well. After saying that here are a few more contributions.

You can't argue with a sick mind.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
We only know the worth of water when the well is dry.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
And the one most often heard:
When the cat is away the mice will play.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2016, 07:22:38 PM »
I hope what I wrote earlier did not toss ice water on this topic. I really enjoy hearing all the witticisms we all grew up hearing. We had an interesting discussion about these while preparing Thanksgiving Dinner. Here is another one shared by a friend:

Everyone knows what to do with a kicking mule except for the one who owns him.
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2016, 09:21:17 PM »
                 shoot low boys he's ridding a Shetland---Bob Wills would throw that in pretty often
           
                  He'd steal the nickels off a dead man's eyes---Jewel's dad describing no good cousin

                   squeaking wheel gets the grease

                    the smoking gun

                  don't over tighten the nuts & bolts son you may need to take them off someday---my Dad when he heard me grunting under the combine

                       that's how the cookie crumbles
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2016, 01:46:04 AM »
I hope what I wrote earlier did not toss ice water on this topic. I really enjoy hearing all the witticisms we all grew up hearing. We had an interesting discussion about these while preparing Thanksgiving Dinner. Here is another one shared by a friend:

Everyone knows what to do with a kicking mule except for the one who owns him.
Dan


Mr Daniel , what you wrote did not toss ice water on this topic.

I like to read these.
It takes me back to many years ago.

Some more I recall:
He is tough as leather.
That man is stubborn as a mule.
That man is hard headed.
He is as slim as a bean pole.
He is as green as a gourd.
He don't know gee from haw.(right from left).
He needs to wash his mouth out with soap.( had been using profanity).


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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2016, 04:56:50 AM »
My Old Man used to say to me back in the 50's, if someone acted stupidly," He is as sharp as a pound of wet leather".  And if people  promised anything would be completed or delivered,, that was not honored, They were "Gunna Nuts.(principally Politicians).Any one using a sucker punch or cheating was a  doing a Dingo act.
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2016, 05:11:27 AM »
 Sorry I just remembered that ,At a bad joke , the saying was "That's about as funny as a Fart in a Space suit,
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2016, 05:49:09 AM »
"It's water over the dam"
 It's water over the bridge
 or my Dad's version "It is yesterdays football"
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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2016, 07:09:01 AM »


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                                         granny gear or compound
                                   
                                   



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« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2016, 07:21:47 AM »
here is one that Jewel would use on me-- it was the way she often described a horse but when she touched my arm & leaned over & told me I was looking wild eyed I knew what she meant

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Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2016, 08:49:29 AM »
pig in a poke
lower than whale s--t.
meaner than a junkyard dog
Where's the green?  means where's the $
I'm strapped - I'm broke -

Dan, our English teachers taught us that the proper name for many of these sayings is idoms.  Others are vernacular and slang.   They're colorful and to the point and I love 'em.  Political correctness and the nationwide media contribute to their decline.  New technology causes new ones such as "snail mail".  I'd prefer to embrace the new while also keeping the old. 
 
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« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2016, 04:56:41 PM »
I've also been poked in the side during a meeting & told
     
                   "You're chomping at the bit"

 I also knew what she meant by that
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« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2016, 07:06:44 PM »
I'm surprised non of you Cajuns has posted "craw fishing" meaning to back out of something
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« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2016, 08:28:42 PM »
  Some of these may have been posted already  but here goes; ;) Flat as a fritter. skinny as a rail,   so poor they don't have a  pot to *** in.   the last one is not so funny but a statement of serious need.