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User Topic: Sayings...
wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 10:25 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The other day at work, my work pal is looking out the window. I ask, "What are you searching for girl?!" (I mean, she was about stalking!)

She tells me, "I want to see if the devil is beating his wife".

This takes a sec to register and then I ask, "WTF are you talking about?!"

She tells me, "Ever since I was a little girl, I've been told that the devil is beating his wife when it rains while it's sunny". So like when the sun is out and it rains, my Yankee self calls it a sunshower and her her Southern self looks to see if the devil is publicly beating his wife.

Now outside of that saying, which I will totally use from here on out, I had some questions. Is the devil actually married? To one woman? And really - beating his wife just seems like something he'd do whether it's a sunshower or not. What if it's a light rain (not the hard rain we had that day) is he just pushing her around?

Well work GF was getting miffed at my inquiries and said, "I don't know, WBN, I've just heard that all my life!"

Just thought it was kinda cute.

So what sayings do y'all have like that?



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BaxtersBFF
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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The one that threw me was "fine as frog's hair." Never got it.


WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

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wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah, I'm confused too.

Frogs do not have hair and if they did, it wouldn't be 'fine' either as in 'that's some fine ass hair' OR 'that's some thin (fine) hair'.

I'll google.

I always say and 'do' "knock on wood". DS was like, "WHAT does that mean?!" Of course it's purely superstitious, but I tried to explain and both kids ask, "What if there's no wood to knock on? Does it mean you want it to happen or not want it to? Can we knock on each other's heads, that's like wood...."

Like work pal, I just kinda shushed them. LOL! Mom of the Year!!



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HFSSC
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Default  Posted: 10:39 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The one that threw me was "fine as frog's hair." Never got it.

Not fine as in really nice, fine as in very sparse. So sparse, in fact, that it's not there. Does that help?


Me, 47
Him, 40 (JMSSC)
married 17 years. In R. We are making it. The past does not define who we are today.

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wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Fine as frog's hair, per cyberspace, means: "Since frogs do not have hair, something that is "finer than frog hair" means something that is as thin/fine/excellent as possible".



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BaxtersBFF
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Default  Posted: 10:45 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

?!?


WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've always wondered why "fat chance" and "slim chance" pretty much mean the same thing.

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 11:01 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You would have to start this thread after I've had a couple of beers! I'm sure I'll remember more of them tomorrow, but here are a few I heard a lot of:

Go piss up a rope (Um...I think you'll get it in your eye that way...)

The sun always shines in Brooklyn (usually said during a torrential downpour on the Belt Parkway)

And the old saw:

A penny for your thoughts (No thanks; I'll keep them for that pittance.)


I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

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wannabenormal
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Default  Posted: 11:12 PM, June 19th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm sorta all over here...with what you did or didn't hear.

My mother when she wanted the REAL truth, would ask us: "You tell it to God?!" You knew when that came out...you better stop the bullshit! She'd lower that one eyelid, all inquisitory-like and you knew she meant business. She'd accept some half-assed tale most of the time, but if she busted a "Tell it God?" out; it was the real deal! You thought - this is going down in His book...what are you gonna do? Lie still?! It's in THE book, at like the pearly gates and stuff book! You have the choice to answer now to mom...or later to Him!

Piss up a rope is like saying 'go pound sand'. No one cares, take a walk, be gone.

I suppose a rope is supposed to absorb, so you wouldn't technically piss in an eye.

"Ahh...go shit in a hat and wear it" is another classic!

[This message edited by wannabenormal at 11:14 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)]



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Unagie
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Default  Posted: 12:15 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've used the devil is beating his wife before.


Also: more then one way to skin a cat. As a little girl I wondered who wanted to skin a cat!!

And my mom told me to remember no one was going to buy the cow if you give the milk away for free. I heard that when I was young, long before I would even think of giving the milk away.


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No longer together

"There are times when our reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind." Patrick Rothfuss


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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 12:54 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I also wonder how quickly sayings that I grew up with and understood will become antiquated, like, "Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."

What does a quarter have to do with a call, and why not just text anyway, right?

Maybe at some point in history, all of the phrases listed on this thread made total sense.


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 4:52 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Maybe at some point in history, all of the phrases listed on this thread made total sense.

You mean like:
Call Guinness, I'm going to break a record. (Said whenever somebody played a musical abomination, like pretty much anything disco or country.)


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 5:35 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I also wonder how quickly sayings that I grew up with and understood will become antiquated, like, "Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."
Or, a dime. When I was growing up a payphone cost a dime .


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 7:13 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Or dialing a phone number.
I remember dials.


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm from Newfoundland and "the devil is beating his wife" is common terminology for episodes of rain and sunshine together. I think it's an old British saying.


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks


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Williesmom
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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Another oldie but goodie:

Dry as a popcorn fart.


You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My mom says "Shit in one hand and wish in the other, see which one fills up first"

I was always like "WHO would willingly POOP in their own hand?????"


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 8:39 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The saying "Near Miss" is an oxymoron...

If it was a "near miss" wouldn't that mean that it was an on-target hit? If ya "nearly miss" something, then you must have hit it - otherwise it would be a MISS, right?

Just sayin'...


Love isn't what you say, it's what you do.

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aesir
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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Nearly missing is different from a near miss.

A near miss is almost a hit.

I was always like "WHO would willingly POOP in their own hand?????"
At the risk of channeling George Carlin, how else would one "take a shit".


Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

Do not back up. Severe tire damage.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 9:26 AM, June 20th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater".

I spent an inordinate amount of time as a child wondering who would do such a thing

[This message edited by metamorphisis at 9:26 AM, June 20th (Thursday)]



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