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Share your local phrases / sayings / colloquialisms. Things that your grandparents used to say

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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I have no idea where it originated, but I remember a saying my grandma used when I was a child, and I never forgot it...

" I see said the blind man to his daughter who was deaf "




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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Grandma used to say...

"Wow, they're "poopin" in high Cotton now"

of course not poopin, that's the PG version..

but I think it means to gain something valuable, or to live in high style..
Get a brand new car?...you're poopin in high cotton..


She also used to call us youngin's "#epokes"
i still don't know what that means. perhaps bags of crap?
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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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kind of strips your gears=confused
Got to crap in the creek to keep from settin the woods on fire=foods to spicy



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Uncle Bob used to says: "Dont' worry about that, thats' just two d*cks on a duck.' (that means some thing is no big whoop)



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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as purdy as a blue speckeld pup in a red wagon=cute
I told that to a girl in a bar one night and she thought I was calling her a dog



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by hillbilly4rent
as purdy as a blue speckeld pup in a red wagon=cute
I told that to a girl in a bar one night and she thought I was calling her a dog


Good one
STAR



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by davespanners
I just remembered another one of my grandmothers, if she was really hungry or thirsty she would say "my stomach feels like my throat's been cut"
Gruesome

Then there was "it's cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass Monkey" which actually is not as rude as it sounds
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My gran used to say both of these ... but it was my grandad who had the best terminology bless him ... when someone was looking miserable for no good reason he would say 'they had a face like a bulldog licking p!$$ off a thistle'.

Woody



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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like a cow peeing on a flat rock= raining hard
Or
Fallin a flood= rainin hard
One of my favorites is
Naked= you had no clothes on
Neked= you had no clothes on and you were doing somethin
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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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My Nana (Grandma) used to always say this to my mom and us grandchildren.

"Oh! What a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!"

I learned today that it is actually from the Scottish poet Sir Walter Scott whom actually practiced my branch of Philosophy, to my surprise.
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posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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The world is bigger than my little belly
thats what we say when we pass gas



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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A favorite with my kin has often been:

"It's like a cow p*ssing on a flat rock out there" when talking about a really bad rain storm.



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