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Odd sayings in your family.

I was talking politics the other day and I said a phrase which started the other person laughing. It made me realise that every family/generation/region uses certain sayings.
For example: Blacker than the Ace of Spades. (Moods, stingy)
Don't/Doesn't have a pot to piss in. (Poor or talking out the arse.)
Talking out the arse. (No clue what they are really saying)
Talking through their hat (Big talk, no substance)
Two fisted drinker (aggressive and stupid)
So what sayings do you use?


Asked by elizabooks at 4:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (14)
  • My Mom is into poetry, so she liked this poem called The Charge of the Light Brigade. In it is a saying, 'Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die.'
    So my Mom picked up on another version to tell us kids...
    "Yours is not to question why, yours is but to do or die."

    Answer by idaspida at 5:04 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • My grandpa used to say "Fair is for funnel cake and a pony ride." LOL!

    Answer by misses_nick at 4:58 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • My dad always told us our brains weren't in our heads to keep our ears from touching.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:05 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • My dad used to tell us "Don't fiddle-fart around" if we were goofing around and not doing our chores or getting dressed.

    Answer by makelineerror at 10:18 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • That dog won't bark, meaning your idea won't get a good response.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:33 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Oh, and here's another one that my aunt was always fond of saying whenever one of us was whining about having to do something we didn't like (because it was SO HORRIBLE AND EVERYONE WAS SO MEAN...WAHHH!):

    "You'll survive. And if you don't, we'll send flowers."

    Answer by makelineerror at 1:45 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • She was 38 (she was hot/mad or like the 38 pistol). We also use the example that you just posted.

    Answer by nicjon at 4:52 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Mine are in Spanish, and when translated they loose a lot...

    Answer by older at 4:52 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • It basically meant to trust in what my parents had to say and to listen.

    Answer by idaspida at 5:06 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • My grandma used that "blacker than an ace of spades" as a deragatory use towards black people
    She also used "blacker than Toby's hinder"
    She really was quite a racist. Sigh....I'm glad I didn't get that way!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:19 PM on Jan. 9, 2011