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Do you have any weird family sayings that don't seem to make sense or any really wise sayings.

My Mum always says, "She'll come round without any water" if I fall out with a friend.

She also comments when a person is having trouble finding someone to love, "There is a lid for every dustbin."

Wise words indeed.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2008 03:10:39 »
Those are very nice things to remember. Nice thread!
« Last Edit: 01/06/2008 03:15:41 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/06/2008 10:49:29 »
"If your grandad was alive today he'd turn in his grave"
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/06/2008 20:13:45 »
"Love creeps up your back and knocks your hat off."
 

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« Reply #4 on: 01/06/2008 20:42:44 »
"Love creeps up your back and knocks your hat off."

No it doesn't. It jumps up & kicks you in the nuts!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 01/06/2008 23:45:42 »
"you'll spoil your tea"
 

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« Reply #6 on: 02/06/2008 03:19:50 »
she is such a bad cook she could burn water.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 03/06/2008 18:00:47 »
If you ever come and see me I will prove you wrong.
*smell of garlic roast lamb wafting into computer.*
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2008 18:11:28 »
My Mum was on the phone yesterday and described her friend who is always ill as 'a creaking gate.' She comes up with some real corkers!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/07/2008 19:00:43 »
I heard a goodun on the radio the other day. It was on the news. They were interviewing people about the rising cost of petrol. One woman said "It's dreadful. You can't go anywhere near as far on a tank of petrol these days".
 

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« Reply #10 on: 08/07/2008 19:13:59 »
LOL LOL!! Hee hee hee..
 

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« Reply #11 on: 08/07/2008 20:41:28 »
From my neighbour, an old lady of 96:

"Its not surprising the seas are rising with all that rain we've had!"

Me mother on sleep:

"An hour before 12 is worth two after"

 

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« Reply #12 on: 09/07/2008 21:49:04 »
My friend's daughter had a stomach bug last week for the first time ever. She ran into my friend's bedroom shouting "Mummy, come look, I've got flat poo."
 

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« Reply #13 on: 10/07/2008 00:48:00 »
A famous rock group of the 60's and 70' name comes from an old East Texas saying about how cold a night is during winter. The colder it gets, the more dogs you need in bed to keep you warm, the colder the night. Thus, the rock group, "Three Dog Night." It is a rather cold night.

 

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« Reply #14 on: 10/07/2008 01:14:31 »
  Talking about the weather, "Its colder then a well diggers behind"
 

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« Reply #15 on: 10/07/2008 09:10:47 »
A famous rock group of the 60's and 70' name comes from an old East Texas saying about how cold a night is during winter. The colder it gets, the more dogs you need in bed to keep you warm, the colder the night. Thus, the rock group, "Three Dog Night." It is a rather cold night.



I knew that; although I didn't realise it originated from Texas.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 10/07/2008 20:24:50 »
It didn't, its and old Australian Aboriginal saying and they nicked it!

 

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« Reply #17 on: 10/07/2008 20:34:43 »
If it were of Australian Aboriginal origin, would it not have been a "three dingo night"?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 10/07/2008 20:51:20 »
I don't think so..

http://www.danspapers.com/issue31_2006/sup4.html

How the band got the name:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Dog_Night

I didn't realise though that the native Inuit people used the term.








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« Reply #19 on: 10/07/2008 21:38:24 »
My maternal grandmother, who was born about 1890, used to tell me that in the Fens, at the beginning of the hard winter weather, people would smear their bodies in goose fat and wrap themselves in brown paper. They then would put their clothes on over this - they would be changed* but the grease and brown paper stayed on for the duration. I've done a lot of reading about the fens and spoken to many people and have no reason not to believe her.

*With the exception of underwear; this was reversed half-way through - perhaps as a Christmas treat.   [:I]
 

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« Reply #20 on: 10/07/2008 22:33:06 »
They could have suffered some nasty paper cuts!  :o
 

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« Reply #21 on: 10/07/2008 22:34:46 »
Mad Man - that's interesting. Thank you for the links. Isn't it strange that 2 peoples so far apart can have the same expression.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 11/07/2008 22:55:58 »
I agree.

Its a bit like parallel ideas? Two people having almost the same ideas/designs/theories at almost the same time but separated by continents.

Science seems to be full of it.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 15/07/2008 12:06:56 »
"What is the best vegetable to serve with spaghetti bolognaise?"
 

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« Reply #24 on: 15/07/2008 12:13:31 »
"If you don't eat your carrots, then you won't be able to see in the dark"

 

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