Old family one liners

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  1. kutaho

    kutaho New Member

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    Something you heard from an elder when you were young ( more then once)
    Something like my grandfather commenting on my shooting ability, or any body else. "what do you call that, in my day I could shoot the backside out of a fly at 350 yrds". Or when my Great granddad would get all urinated off and yell out "Great Saint Elmo's fire".
     
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  2. Crpdeth

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    My Dad: "Boy, do you think I'm talking just to hear my head rattle?!?!"


    Then there was the time I responded, "I dunno, does your head rattle when you talk?"

    *whop!* :D


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  3. Carne Frio

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    I remember hearing "Don't bring home anything we can't use" a lot when I was a teenager.
     
  4. My Dad's favorite, when referring to anything he considered totally worthless, was "useless as tits on a boar hog." Come to think about it, he used that phrase most often when talking about Democratic politicians. :D
     
  5. kutaho

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    Ya, that was one. although dad would say" worthless as tits on a boar hog"
     
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    "That's thicker than a Mule's Lip"

    "That really frosts my pumpkin!"
     
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  7. armedandsafe

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    Ya know, that was probably the one I heard the most, too. :D

    I also heard "Go to your room, NOW!" quite often.
     
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    A cleaned up version of one of my favorites. Don't ever have sex with anyone you would not want to sit across the breakfast table from after wards.
     
  9. PPK 32

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    Dad just before a good hide tanning--"This is gonna hurt me, more than it will you" Son thinking but not saying out loud--"oh no it won't":D
     
  10. One of granddad's favorites was "don't take any wooden nickels." That phrase has quite a history, I might add.

    One my dad favorite admonishments, after I got home from Vietnam in 1970, was always, "Be good. If you can't be good, at least be careful. If you can't be careful, don't name it after me." ;)
     
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    ...hungry enough to eat the hindquarters off a road killed skunk.

    ...uglier than the backside of a warthog with hemorrhoids.

    …prettier than new mudflaps on a pickup truck.

    ...cuter than a bug’s ear.

    ...drunker than 87 hoot owls.

    ...hornier than a two-peckered billy goat.

    ...deader than last week's fish.
     
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  12. Islandboy

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    "All have the right to speak, not all have a right to be heard"
    "Make your own bed you lie in it".
    "Remember who you belong to"
    "beware the company you keep".
    Waste not, want not,

    Isn't it amazing how you cannot avoid or hide from how you were raised?
    After a few years, who would want to?

    Ther are literally thousands of little sayings that someone else would have to record, cause I'm too busy repeating them!!

    The best part is, so will my son!!
     
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  14. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    My folks would admonish us - -

    "Don't take any wooden nutmegs !!"

    [Origin: crooked Yankee Peddlers would try to switch off wooden ones for a real nutmeg in colonial times.]


    "Worthless as tits on a boar hog" was a favorite, too.
     
  15. Marlin, did they ever use, "There is only one thing harder than looking for a dewdrop in the dew, and that is fishing for a clam in the clam chowder?" ;)
     
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